Oilsands & Heavy Oil


​Court gives Alberta government 10 days to make decision on oilsands project

Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 6:57 AM MST

A judge has given the Alberta government 10 days to make a decision on an oilsands project that has raised…

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Emission cutting targets a trend with benefits for oilsands firms, observers say

Monday, February 17, 2020, 10:34 AM MST

In one of his last interactions with reporters before retiring as CEO of Calgary-based Imperial Oil Limited, veteran oilman Rich…

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​Trudeau’s in a bind over an oilsands mine that might never get built

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 2:39 PM MST

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s desire to be seen as a climate-change crusader is again butting up against the reality…

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Canadians divided over Teck mine: Angus Reid survey

Wednesday, February 12, 2020, 12:30 PM MST

Canadians are split over Teck Resources Limited's Frontier project, according to a new study by the Angus Reid Institute released…

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​Suncor defers Montreal refinery project to focus on low cost oilsands expansions

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3 PM MST

Suncor Energy Inc.’s on-again, off-again plan to add a coker unit to its Montreal refinery to allow it to process…

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​Alberta, Fort McKay to meet in three months on fate of Moose Lake protected area

Sunday, February 2, 2020, 6:55 PM MST

The Alberta government and the Fort McKay First Nation have agreed to meet again in three months to decide the…

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Frontier oilsands mine might not be built even if permit issued, CEO concedes

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 2:50 PM MST

The CEO of Teck Resources Ltd. says it's “anyone’s guess" as to whether the federal government will allow his company…

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​Alberta's climate plan part of cabinet decision on new oilsands mine: Wilkinson

Tuesday, January 28, 2020, 3:18 PM MST

Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says cabinet’s decision on a massive new oilsands mine in Alberta will take into consideration what…

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Sides in Regina refinery labour dispute lay down conditions for talks to resume

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 2:59 PM MST

The owner of a Saskatchewan oil refinery where workers are locked out in a contract dispute says there has been…

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B.C. and Alberta indigenous leaders demonstrate against major oilsands project

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 6:36 AM MST

Indigenous leaders from British Columbia and Alberta who oppose Teck’s Frontier mine say its impact will be felt by First…

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Studies question assumptions on industrial damage to Wood Buffalo park

Monday, January 20, 2020, 7 AM MST

New research suggests Canada's largest national park is not drying out from upstream hydro dams or being contaminated by the…

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New future for Alberta bitumen in advanced materials

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 6:47 AM MST

Alberta Innovates is launching a major new clean technology initiative called the Carbon Fibre Grand Challenge, a $15-million international competition…

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