We are committed to water conservation and have historically demonstrated continuous improvements. In fact, we have reduced the water intensity of our processes by about 60% from levels in the early 1980s. Today, we require about two cubic metres of fresh water to produce a cubic metre of crude oil.
We have been in operation for over three decades. Throughout those years, many considerable gains were made in water conservation. Now, work is underway to define a water strategy going forward. This will examine how we can continue to make improvements in our processes over the short-term while engaging our research department towards developing new technologies that will further minimize our import of fresh water in the future.