Exponential Shell expansion in oil sands approved

Shell Canada has been approved by the ERCB to proceed with its Carmon Creek Project.

In January 2010, Shell submitted a regulatory application for the project to increase its thermal production to 80,000 barrels per day in two phases of 40,000 barrels per day. Currently, the existing Peace River thermal production facility, which has been in operation since 1986, can produce up to 12,500 barrels per day.

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