Oilsands & Heavy Oil


​Oilsands’ first capital spending gain in 5 years put into doubt

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 6:21 AM MDT

The first capital spending boost in Canada’s oilsands in half a decade is in doubt after the global oil-price plunge…

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​Oilsands mine production bump prompts Shell upgrader expansion: Canadian Natural

Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:37 AM MST

A boost in output from oilsands mines formerly operated by Shell Canada has sparked a $70-million expansion at a Shell…

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​Suncor files application for base oilsands mine extension with federal agency

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 6:05 AM MST

The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is inviting public and Indigenous comment on a Suncor Energy Inc. project to open…

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Carbon fibre from bitumen offers emissions benefits, multibillion-dollar value-add opportunity

Monday, March 2, 2020, 1:36 PM MST

The oilsands could be sitting on a multibillion-dollar non-combustion supply opportunity — one that could lower emissions while creating a…

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​Few approved oilsands projects stand to be built in near term: analysts

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 6:42 PM MST

There are dozens of approved oilsands projects that could be built in the wake of the shelving of the Frontier…

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​Husky Energy CEO blames regulatory process for end of Frontier oilsands mine

Thursday, February 27, 2020, 11:38 AM MST

The shelving of the proposed $20.6-billion Frontier oilsands mine this week stems mostly from the length of time it took…

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​Judge stays order forcing Alberta to make decision on oilsands project

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:07 PM MST

A judge has issued a stay of a court order that required the Alberta government to make an immediate decision…

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​Alberta government asks court to stay judge's order regarding oilsands decision

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 2:41 PM MST

A judge has been asked to stay a court order that requires the Alberta government to make an immediate decision…

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​‘Nail in the coffin’: Era of big oilsands mines may be over

Monday, February 24, 2020, 2:58 PM MST

Canada’s oil sands industry may have already built its last big mine. The cancellation of Teck Resources Limited’s Frontier project…

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​Teck CEO says Frontier withdrawal result of tensions over climate, reconciliation

Monday, February 24, 2020, 2:40 PM MST

Tensions over Indigenous rights, climate change and resource development that have escalated recently with the rail blockades helped push Teck…

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​Teck pulls oilsands mine project, citing discourse over climate change

Monday, February 24, 2020, 5:53 AM MST

Teck Resources Ltd. is pulling its application for a controversial new oilsands mine in Alberta, freeing Canadian Prime Minister Justin…

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​Alberta and two First Nations make deal for proposed oilsands mine

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 4:46 PM MST

The Alberta government has struck deals with two northern Alberta First Nations over a proposed open-pit oilsands mine that's awaiting…

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