SO2 emissions and intensity
In 2014, our SO2 emissions increased by 51 percent. This was primarily due to an increase in the sulphur content of associated gas being produced, along with oil, at our oil sands projects. Even though SO2 emissions have increased, we are still recovering over 70 percent of sulphur per our commitments in the facilities’ environmental approvals.
While our SO2 emissions intensity increased in 2014, it remains about 81 percent below the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Responsible Canadian Energy 2014 Progress Report industry average for western Canadian oil and natural gas production.