Oilsands & Heavy Oil


​Alberta's top court overturns oilsands project approval over Aboriginal concerns

Monday, April 27, 2020, 6 AM MDT

Albertas highest court has overturned regulatory approvals for a $440-million oilsands project that would have encroached on land a First…

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Energy Excellence Awards: Companies earn high marks for efforts to shrink the land footprint in the oilsands

Monday, April 27, 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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Energy Excellence Awards: Environmental finalists bridging the gaps to address air emissions across the industrial spectrum

Friday, April 24, 2020, 6:39 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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Energy Excellence Awards: Oilsands operational excellence frontrunners value collaboration as much as innovation

Thursday, April 23, 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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​ConocoPhillips to cut oil production in Alberta, cites weak prices, COVID-19

Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:30 AM MDT

ConocoPhillips says it plans to cut production at its Surmont oilsands operation in northern Alberta due to low oil prices…

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​B.C and Saskatchewan issue COVID-19 warnings following cases at oilsands site

Monday, April 20, 2020, 6:15 AM MDT

Health officials in British Columbia and Saskatchewan are advising people to self-isolate if they're returning from an area of Alberta…

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​Just how big is the biggest-ever slump in world oil demand?

Friday, April 17, 2020, 7:03 AM MDT

How low can you go? That seems to be the question bothering the world’s big-three oil forecasting agencies as they…

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​Athabasca Oil to shut down Hangingstone SAGD oilsands project and cut staff

Monday, April 6, 2020, 6:57 AM MDT

Athabasca Oil Corp. is suspending operations at its Hangingstone SAGD oilsands operation due to the drop in oil prices and…

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​Massive new mine could be oilsands’ first big price war victim

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:41 AM MDT

The last major oilsands mine to start operating in northern Alberta could be Canada’s first big casualty of the Saudi-Russian…

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​Cenovus Energy suspends dividend, cuts capital spending plan, salaries

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6 AM MDT

Cenovus Energy Inc. is temporarily suspending its dividend and cutting its capital spending plan by an additional $150 million on…

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​Oil price crash expected to hit thermal oilsands production in Western Canada

Monday, March 30, 2020, 6:52 AM MDT

Record low prices for oilsands crude could result in up to 20 per cent of Canada's thermal bitumen production being…

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​Fort McMurray mayor says ‘time to act decisively’ on keeping COVID-19 away

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:26 AM MDT

The mayor of Fort McMurray says the northeastern Alberta city and surrounding communities are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 because tens…

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