Pathways Alliance

About us

Pathways Alliance is made up of Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, ConocoPhillips Canada, Imperial, MEG Energy and Suncor Energy representing about 95% of Canada’s oil sands production.

The oil sands industry is a key economic driver for Alberta and Canada contributing billions to the economy annually. Our country has long benefitted from a strong energy sector that supports Canada’s high standard of living by creating thousands of jobs and generating significant revenue to governments that helps fund essential services, including health care, education and roads.

To ensure our industry is able to continue providing these benefits for decades to come, we’re also focused on advancing environmental innovation and pursuing emissions efficiencies from our oil sands operations.

As part of this work, Pathways Alliance has proposed a carbon capture and storage network and pipeline that when operational will have the capacity to transport captured CO2 from multiple oil sands facilities to a hub in the Cold Lake area of Alberta for permanent underground storage. The line could be made available to other oil producers and industries in the region interested in CO2 emissions sequestration. We’re working with governments to ensure the appropriate fiscal support and regulatory approvals that will be necessary to make this project a reality.

In 2022, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) became part of Pathways Alliance. Formed in 2012, COSIA is focused on collaborative action and innovation in oil sands environmental technology in four key environmental priority areas: tailings, water, land and greenhouse gases.

Our innovation hub

Pathways Alliance members identify areas where we can accelerate environmental performance, and we help innovators advance promising solutions in those areas.

Canada’s Competition Act amendments

Recent changes to the Competition Act have created significant uncertainty for Canadian companies that want to communicate publicly about the work they are doing to improve their environmental performance.

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