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Don’t discriminate against Canada’s crude

The oil sands are critical to world supply and new technology can make them greener. The EU must not discriminate against them

Just over 87 million barrels – that’s how much oil the world uses every day in one form or another. That’s about 13.8 billion litres of oil, or just under two litres per person, if everybody in the world had access to it. The International Energy Agency predicts worldwide oil consumption will reach 100m barrels a day by 2035. And even at that level, more than one billion people still will not have electricity or clean fuel for cooking. It is a startling reminder of the world’s widespread energy poverty and a clear signal worldwide demand for oil is not going down any time soon. Oil is not the world’s only source of energy, of course. There are other fossil fuels, such as coal and natural g

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