Sun Oil Company and Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.: The Financing and Management of a “Pioneer” Enterprise, 1962–1974

@article{Taylor1985SunOC,
  title={Sun Oil Company and Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd.: The Financing and Management of a “Pioneer” Enterprise, 1962–1974},
  author={G. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'{\'e}tudes canadiennes},
  year={1985},
  volume={20},
  pages={102 - 121}
}
  • G. Taylor
  • Published 1985
  • Economics
  • Journal of Canadian Studies/Revue d'études canadiennes
Abstract: This paper traces the development of the Athabasca tar sands by Great Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. during the 1960s, focusing on the relationship between that company and its American parent firm, Sun Oil. As a “pioneering” venture in a remote and difficult environment, using a novel technology and requiring heavy capital investment, GCOS was largely under the direct control of Sun throughout this period, even though the basic technology had been developed by Canadians and the Alberta… Expand