Alberta Oil and Gas Industry Water Use: Less than You’d Think
Have you ever wondered how much of our groundwater is being allocated and used to recover oil, gas, and oil sands resources in Alberta?
Oil and gas “companies are using far less water than what is allocated to them. For example, in 2017, the energy industry only used about 25 per cent (260 million cubic metres) of what was allocated to them (about 1 billion cubic metres). That’s less than 0.18 per cent of all the nonsaline water available in Alberta.”