Some time ago I referenced The Oxford Institute for Energy Research. It is an excellent reference for significant research on global energy issues. Right now they have a major paper on the Canadian Oil Sands entitled ‘ The Future of Canadian Oil Sands – amidst regulation, egress, cost, and price uncertainty, ‘ written by a Canadian , Peter Findley.
Anyone wanting to understand this resource and the future of it should read this paper. It is fairly long and a little technical, but manageable for the average interested reader , I think.
You will notice two other great papers on the main page : one on UK and EU energy and climate issues, and a second on OPEC and Russia.
Website: www. oxfordenergy.org
Enjoy the read.