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Update to Alberta Energy Industry Water Use Performance Report

Today, we updated our Alberta Energy Industry Water Use Performance Report. The report shows how water is allocated to and used by the energy industry.  

Across Alberta’s energy industry, companies use less water than what is allocated to them to produce oil and gas. In 2020, the energy industry only used about 26 per cent of their allocation. Of the water used for oil, gas and bitumen extraction, 77 per cent of it was recycled water.  

The report falls under our Industry Performance Program which strives to hold companies accountable for their decisions and actions, improve their performance, and share more information with Albertans.