Oilsands & Heavy Oil


​'We did it right:' COVID 19 scare at oilsands work camp tests businesses' plans

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 1:34 PM MDT

A COVID-19 scare at an oilsands staff lodge north of Fort McMurray last week tested the pandemic preparedness of one…

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​In rare step, oilsands giant Suncor shuts output to weather rout

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:29 AM MDT

Record low prices for heavy Canadian crude have prompted one of the biggest operators in the oilsands to take the…

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​Sick worker at oilsands lodge north of Fort McMurray tests negative for COVID-19

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 6:05 AM MDT

The operator of a work lodge north of Fort McMurray says a guest who fell ill last week does not…

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​Suncor cuts capital spending by 26 per cent amid price rout

Tuesday, March 24, 2020, 6:41 AM MDT

Canada's largest oil and gas company said it would cut its capital program this year by 26 per cent as…

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​Fort McMurray worker camp sends guest to hospital with suspected COVID 19

Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:45 AM MDT

The operator of one of the many worker lodges in the Fort McMurray area of northern Alberta confirms that a…

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​Oilsands workers brace for ‘hellish’ outbreak in remote camps

Monday, March 23, 2020, 6:39 AM MDT

As if the market crash threatening their jobs wasn’t stressful enough, workers in Canada’s oilsands are bracing for the coronavirus…

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​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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