Oil Sands per Capita

Oil sands per capita illustrates the impact of population growth on the relative wealth available from the oil sands reserves. This has various population projections and uses a high production rate for export of 4 million barrels per day for the depletion of the oil sands.

Term Explanations

Fertility: Total number of children per woman. 2.1 is replacement level.

Immigration: Annual net immigration as a percentage of the population. Currently in Canada, immigration is running at the 0.8% to 1.0% level.

Tonnes of Oil: There are approximately 6 to 7 barrels of oil per tonne.

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