Over the next three weeks, the University of Regina is presenting a three-part lecture series examining three key steps in the production of oil in Saskatchewan.

Most of the province’s oil is produced through enhanced recovery techniques that are not only expensive, they also pose risks to the environment. Then there’s the issue of transporting the oil to refineries and then on to market. Finally, there’s the refining process that’s necessary to convert the oil into marketable products.

The series kicks off on Wednesday, Nov. 18 with Emily Eaton discussing the impact of drilling and production activity on landowners and communities in rural Saskatchewan

On Wednesday, Nov. 25 Simon Enoch will look at the rapid growth in rail transport for oil and discuss the need for greater regulatory oversight. Then on Wednesday Dec. 2 Sean Tucker will look at the refining process and threats to personal safety and the environment with particular reference to the Co-op Refinery in Regina.

All three lectures will be held at ED514, University of Regina, from 1-2:30 p.m. Find out more details on the U of R website.