The Alberta tar sands hold much of Canada’s oil wealth: the region contains an estimated 1.7 trillion barrels of bitumen oil. The size of this reserve makes it the third largest oil deposit in the world after Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. Yet despite this, the cost of extraction now outweighs the profit made per barrel. The extraction and refining processes related to tar sands cost companies mining tar sands in Canada approximately $27 per barrel. However, despite the extraction costs of oil from tar sands, in today's current market, with the purchase price of oil at $80 per barrel, the production of petroleum from tar sands is In their 11th annual review of oil sands supply costs, the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) pegs breakeven costs at $43.31/bbl for SAGD projects (steam-assisted gravity drainage) and $70.08/bbl for a stand-alone mine. The figures exclude blending and transportation costs but include capital expenditures. In early 2016, when U.S. oil prices fell below US$30 per barrel, bitumen was still worth about US$8 per barrel, he said. The negative pricing is expected to be short-lived, however.
Mar 10, 2020 A world oil price in the range of $55 to $60 per barrel is less than the cost biofuel production, US and Canadian shale and tight oil production, Jun 11, 2019 Total oil production expected to rise by another 1 million barrels per day by of production growth for Canadian oil sands projects than in years past, The cost to construct a new oil sands project is now between 25 and 33 Jan 15, 2020 “By basing its decision on an oil price in excess of $95 per barrel, the Canadian regulators showed 'reckless disregard' in Teck oil sands Aug 3, 2018 Canadian heavy oil is the weakest in almost five years, leading Canada's to benchmark West Texas Intermediate widened $1.30 to $30.80 a barrel Thursday, Enbridge Inc. apportioned 47 per cent of space on its heavy oil lines in to drill for bitumen, few oilsands producers can cost-effectively curtail Oct 12, 2014 Here, the Canadian oil sand producers tend to earn less money per barrel than the mayors and large independent oil companies. Suncor and Oct 30, 2018 Price Discount on Lower-Quality Tar Sands/Oil Sands Crude the cost of a barrel of Western Canadian Select (WCS) crude oil and the North Oct 25, 2018 Canada is looking to boost oil sands output by 2020, in spite of the capital cost estimates are in the range of $30,000 per flowing barrel of
In early 2016, when U.S. oil prices fell below US$30 per barrel, bitumen was still worth about US$8 per barrel, he said. The negative pricing is expected to be short-lived, however. Suncor cut its oil-sands cash operating cost 41 percent to C$27.80 per barrel, helped by increased production. Cenovus said it can now cover all of the costs of operating its existing oil-sands operations with West Texas Intermediate crude in a mid-$30 range. Total production from oil sands areas reached a significant milestone of a 3 million-barrel-perday (MMBPD) level in 2018, surpassing 2017 production by 210 thousand barrels per day (MBPD). At around $79 per barrel, the absolute price in Canada is getting nearer the break-even cost for major new developments. Lorraine Mitchelmore, the president of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Canadian
At around $79 per barrel, the absolute price in Canada is getting nearer the break-even cost for major new developments. Lorraine Mitchelmore, the president of Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s Canadian The difference between New York-traded West Texas Intermediate and Edmonton Light oil prices widened to US$7.32 per barrel in January, an 86 per cent increase over the average of US$3.93 per barrel in the fourth quarter of last year, The Alberta tar sands are one of the biggest oil reserves in the world. Yet extracting the fossil fuel costs more than the profits it's fetching. The Alberta tar sands. Get access to our complete database of historical oil and gas prices, energy statistics and oil sands production data. 1,000 barrel contracts • data by ICE & CFTC. BRENT. WTI OIL PRICE - LHS Canadian railcar loadings touch a record high in December. Feb 28, 2020. Feb 28, 2020. New Report Finds Oil Sands Production Costs Below U.S. Tight Oil Canadian oil production was found to have an average full cycle breakeven cost of between $63 and $65 per barrel as compared to In August 2019, the average monthly price of the Canadian oil benchmark Western Canadian Select (WCS) was 42.36 U.S. dollars per barrel. WCS is a heavy sour blend of crude oil, produced exclusively in Western Canada. Currently the cost of production is in the $40/bbl range. Capital costs add another $10-$20/bbl, but the expected operating cost for the life of the mine is projected to decline to between $25 and $35 per barrel of SCO. Considering that the going rate for SCO over the past couple of years has been $90-$100/bbl,
Aug 1, 2019 Cash cost per barrel (CCB) is the cost of operating the facility, including commodity costs – usually natural gas and chemicals – and other Mar 9, 2020 Western Canada Select, the benchmark grade produced by Canada's oil sands, was down about 19 per cent to US$22.71 a barrel on Monday, Aug 6, 2019 Canadian Natural's oilsands mining and upgrading costs averaged $24.17 per barrel in the second quarter of 2019, the result of a prolonged Oct 25, 2018 At current prices, Canadian tar sands oil producers are losing money exporting oil to the U.S., hitting well over three million barrels per day. Yet despite this, the cost of extraction now outweighs the profit made per barrel. Alberta tar sands. View of the Alberta tar sands © Kris Krüg/Flickr. Pipelines