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Systemic indicators

Systemic indicators reference data from:

  • the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
  • Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD)
  • Government of Alberta
  • Statistics Canada
  • Suncor's Sustainability and Annual Reports
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Environmental performance

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (2011)

Regional

  • 5.21% of Alberta's greenhouse gas emissions
  • 23.57% of Alberta's oil sands greenhouse gas emissions

National

  • 2.62% of Canada's GHG emissions
  • 18.29% of Canada's upstream oil and gas industry GHG emissions

Sulphur dioxide (SO2) (2011)

Regional

  • 20.47% of the oil sands industry (mining, upgrading, in situ) SO2 emissions1

National

  • 18.36% Canada's upstream oil and gas industry SO2 emissions1

1SO2 and NOX emissions in the oil sands regional study area includes all existing and currently approved industrial emission sources at full operation.

Nitrogen oxide (NOx) (2011)

Regional

  • 28.21% of the oil sands industry (mining, upgrading, in situ) NOx emissions

National

  • 14.40% Canada's upstream oil and gas industry's NOx emissions

Area disturbed by oil sands development (2011)

Regional

  • 0.06% of Alberta's boreal forest

National

  • 0.01% of Canada's boreal forest

Total freshwater withdrawal (2011)

National

  • 17.91% of Canada's upstream oil and gas industry freshwater withdrawal

Fresh surface water use (2011)

Regional

  • Licensed water withdrawal averages 0.30% of the Athabasca River water flow on an annual basis
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Economic performance

Crude oil production (2011)

Regional

  • 20.75% of Alberta's production

National

  • 15.75% of Canada's production

Natural gas production (2011)

Regional

  • 0.07% of Alberta's production

National

  • 0.06% of Canada's production

Installed wind power capacity (2012)

Regional

  • 16.61% of Alberta's total installed wind capacity (Magrath, Chin Chute and Wintering Hills)
  • 5.57% of Saskatchewan's total installed wind capacity (Sunbridge)
  • 4.87% of Ontario's total installed wind capacity (Ripley and Kent Breeze)

National

  • 4.72% Canada's total installed wind capacity2

2Suncor is currently involved in six operating wind farm projects: Kent Breeze, operator; Wintering Hills, operator: SunBridge, in partnership with Enbridge; Magrath and Chin Chute, both in partnership with Enbridge Income Fund and Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc.; and Ripley in partnership with Acciona Wind Energy Canada Inc.

Capital investment (2011)

Regional

  • 16.66% of Alberta's oil and gas industry investment

National

  • 10.94% of Canada's oil and gas industry investment

Royalty, bonus and lease payments (2011)

National

  • 21.41% of Canada’s upstream oil and gas industry royalty payments to the federal government