Canada’s oilsands resource has become the world’s hottest hydrocarbon play

Spurred by record high oil prices and diminishing chances for discovering giant oil fields elsewhere in the world, companies are flocking to Canada for what is now deemed one of the best low-risk opportunities to add big oil reserves volumes.While hugely capital-intensive, Canadian oilsands development entails no exploration risk and negligible political risk. Those are key incentives in an oil industry climate in which elephant-class exploration opportunities are fewer in number and often foreclosed by environmental or geopolitical concerns.Oilsands development economics, having survived periods of oil price collapses and having expanded during long stretches of low-to-moderate oil price...

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