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Globe & Mail (Canada): Shell files plans to ramp up output


December 22, 2007

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has filed official regulatory applications to Alberta’s energy overseer for several expansions of its oil sands operations, which currently produce about 155,000 barrels of bitumen a day. A $13-billion project to produce an additional 100,000 barrels a day is under way. The new applications – for which general plans were first announced in January, 2007 – request approval for a further 300,000 barrels a day at two different mines. That figure, along with existing approvals, could push the company’s total production potential past 700,000 barrels a day. and its sister websites,,,,, and are all owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia article.

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