Direct GHG emissions intensity
With a 14 percent increase in oil sands production in 2013, we were still able to keep our GHG emissions intensity (the amount of GHG emissions we emit per barrel of production) at relatively steady levels. This is a result of our energy efficiency initiatives, the quality of our reservoirs, and our drive to maintain industry-leading steam to oil ratio (SOR) performance.
Based on data from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers Responsible Canadian Energy 2013 Progress Report, our company-wide direct GHG emissions intensity is about 38 percent below the industry average for oil sands and western Canada oil and gas production. Our oil sands direct GHG emissions intensity is 43 percent lower than the industry average.