The Athabasca Oil Sands are at once a source of oil, of economic growth, and of environmental concern. This series of images shows the growth of surface mines around the Athabasca River from 1984 to the present.
More on the Athabasca Oil Sand Industry in Canada. Here is the investment from the Athabasca Oil Sands in Canada. The two largest cities in Alberta, Edmonton and Calgary are very popular to the oil industry. Many headquarters and laboratories are there. Also, this was already said but a large part of Canadian Industry was the oil. Unfortunately, the price fell short in late 2014. Now it has the third largest oil patch in the world. This is why the oil industries are very important in Canada.
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