Move targeting oil sands stalls in EU

By OGJ editors

A European Union technical committee handed Alberta producers a “small victory” by declining to declare fuels made from bitumen to be greater emitters of greenhouse gases than those from other types of crude oil.

The committee didn’t muster a majority in support of changes to the EU’s fuel quality directive that would raise costs of fuels originating in Alberta’s oil sands. But there was no majority in favor of killing the proposal, either.

“Today’s vote is a small victory for Alberta,” said Alberta Premier Alison Redford in a statement. “But the process in Europe means that a discriminatory fuel quality directive could resurface.”

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...