Tar sands deposits are located in three main areas spread across 140,200 square kilometres of north-eastern Alberta. The area is twice the size of New Brunswick, and larger than the State of Florida. H2Oil focuses on the community of Fort Chipewyan located
The following maps are displayed here courtesy of oilsandstruth.org
Mineable Tar Sands Region, 2006 (Existing Footprint)
This map shows the existing damage/footprint of development due to both in-situ and strip mines/tar pits as of 2006, in the Athabasca mineable region.
Mineable Tar Sands Region– Existing, Approved, and Proposed Projects
This map includes projects that have been proposed but not yet given approval (as of July, 2008). There currently is a 98+ percent approval rate from the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board (formerly the Alberta Energy Utilities Board) for industrial development in the province. In pink are tar sands projects not yet approved but drawn up and conceptualized for proposal, light red areas already leased and approved for development but not yet developed, and dark red areas for existing footprints under continual development.
2005 Existing Pipelines
The crude oil produced from the oil sands, the dirtiest oil in the world, could keep the global appetite for oil at bay for another 50 years.
2030 Proposed Pipelines