Falling greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s oil sands

Data from the Government of Canada’s National Inventory Report shows greenhouse gas emissions intensity has fallen significantly in Canada’s oil sands.

According to data from the Government of Canada’s 2019 National Inventory Report, Canada’s oil sands per barrel greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 32 per cent since 1990. The inventory is Canada’s official report submitted to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on greenhouse gas emissions.

The report highlights significant progress made through innovations like carbon capture and storage, and efforts to reduce flaring and venting. The full report can be download here.