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Developing Alberta's Oil Sands: From Karl Clark to Kyoto

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Paul Chastko
978-1-55238-326-1 (Institutional PDF)
$44.95 CAD / $46.95 USD
338 pages
7 tables, 2 maps, abbreviations list, bibliography, notes, index
May 2007


About the Book: 

Alberta's oil sands represent a vast and untapped oil reserve that could reasonably supply all of Canada's energy needs for the next 475 years. With an estimated 300 billion barrels of recoverable oil at stake, the quest to develop this natural resource has been undertaken by many powerful actors, both nationally and internationally. Using research that integrates the economic, political, scientific, and business factors that have been influential in discovering and developing the sands, this book provides a comprehensive history of the oil sands project and a window on the nature of the complex relationships between industry, government, and transnational players. This book is the first comprehensive volume to examine the origins and development of the oil sands industry over the last century.

About the Author(s): 

Paul Chastko is a research fellow in the Centre for Military and Strategic Studies at the University of Calgary.

Winner, 2004 Book of the Year from the Petroleum History Society of Canada