Oilsands & Heavy Oil


​Oilsands’ slow return keeps Canadian pipelines partly empty

Wednesday, July 22, 2020, 8:52 AM MDT

Canada’s oilsands producers are taking their time at restoring production, leaving the country’s normally congested pipelines with room to spare.Enbridge…

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​Aid for energy heavily weighted towards fossil fuels in COVID-19 response

Wednesday, July 15, 2020, 8:06 PM MDT

Federal energy and environment officials were warned in late April that Canada's clean-tech sector was in danger as COVID-19 knocked…

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​N.W.T. ignored in Alberta monitoring suspension despite agreement: leaked emails

Monday, July 13, 2020, 6:04 AM MDT

Alberta suspended environmental monitoring for oilsands companies without notifying the Northwest Territories, despite a legally binding agreement to do so.The…

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​Oilsands companies restoring production as demand growth spurs higher prices

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 4:51 PM MDT

Oilsands companies are restoring thousands of barrels of daily production to take advantage of higher oil prices as relaxed pandemic…

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​U.S. Supreme Court deals blow to Keystone oil pipeline project

Tuesday, July 7, 2020, 6:18 AM MDT

The U.S. Supreme Court handed another setback to the Keystone XL oilsands pipeline on Monday by keeping in place a…

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​Supreme Court dismisses Indigenous appeal of Trans Mountain approval

Thursday, July 2, 2020, 8:30 AM MDT

The Supreme Court of Canada will not hear a new appeal from British Columbia First Nations over the Trans Mountain…

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Letter asks Ottawa to force Alberta to reinstate oilpatch monitoring

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 6:10 AM MDT

A dozen conservation and Indigenous groups have written federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson asking him to force the Alberta government…

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​Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of environmental monitoring in oilpatch

Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 6:16 AM MDT

Three northern Alberta First Nations are asking to appeal the province's suspension of environmental monitoring in the oilpatch because it…

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GERI named Energy Excellence Awards Champion for its new steam generation technology

Friday, May 22, 2020, 6:48 AM MDT

The second annual Energy Excellence Awards (EEAs) program, presented by the Daily Oil Bulletin, uniquely recognizes energy excellence and focuses…

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​Alberta Energy Regulator suspends environment monitoring for oilpatch over COVID

Friday, May 22, 2020, 6:29 AM MDT

Recent environmental monitoring exemptions for the oilsands have been broadened to include Alberta's entire energy industry.The Alberta Energy Regulator says…

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​Oilsands virus outbreak expands to Canadian Natural’s Horizon

Friday, May 15, 2020, 7 AM MDT

The coronavirus challenge facing Alberta’s oilsands grew with a new outbreak in Canadian Natural Resources Limited’s Horizon site.Five cases of…

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Greenfire named Energy Excellence Awards Champion for its oilsands resurrection from the ashes of devastating wildfire

Friday, May 15, 2020, 6 AM MDT

The second annual Energy Excellence Awards (EEAs) program, presented by the Daily Oil Bulletin, uniquely recognizes energy excellence and focuses…

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