Oilsands & Heavy Oil


​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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​First Nations worried by suspension of oilsands environmental monitoring

Friday, May 8, 2020, 6:23 AM MDT

The leader of a First Nation surrounded by oilsands development is frustrated by the Alberta Energy Regulator’s decision to suspend…

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​Suncor CEO predicts slow recovery for sector from pandemic demand crunch

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6:14 AM MDT

Consumer demand for fuel is growing slightly after a sudden decline due to measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic…

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​Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oilsands over COVID concerns

Thursday, May 7, 2020, 6:12 AM MDT

The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of environmental monitoring requirements for oilsands companies over public-health concerns raised…

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​Imperial Oil reports deaths of birds that landed on Alberta tailings ponds

Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:25 AM MDT

Imperial Oil Limited is reporting the deaths of 50 birds that landed on tailings areas near its Kearl oilsands project…

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​Imperial Oil reports $188M loss as COVID-19 hits workers, slows work schedule

Monday, May 4, 2020, 6:24 AM MDT

Imperial Oil Limited is slowing or deferring maintenance work throughout its operations as it tries to ensure employee safety in…

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