The Wilson Center's Canada Institute held a briefing for White House correspondents in advance of President Obama's first foreign visit to Canada on February 19. Public Policy Scholar Jodi White, Canada Institute Director David Biette and Canada Institute Advisory Board member Paul Frazer fielded questions on the topics to be discussed in Ottawa as well as the state of this important bi-lateral relationship.
Americans are generally surprised to learn that more of the energy that the United States imports comes from Canada than from any other country. Really, you say? The United States imports 2.7 million barrels of crude oil and refined products from Canada every day, representing 24 percent of total petroleum imports—about twice what is imported from Saudi Arabia.
This Oil Sands Dialogue paper sets out in Part I to report on the conversations that took place during the "2010 Oil Sands Dialogues" and in Part II to outline the broad consensus response of the oil sands producers to what was heard in the Dialogues process.The Oil Sands Dialogues are an integral part of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers' desire to engage Canadians and Americans in a discussion about the development of Canada's energy assets.