Oilsands & Heavy Oil


​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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​CSV Midstream to build 50,000 bbl/d partial upgrader with Fractal Systems

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:23 AM MST

Fractal Systems announced Tuesday that it is partnering with CSV Midstream to build a commercial hub facility where producers can…

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​Keystone XL schedule calls for border crossing construction to start in April

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:12 AM MST

CALGARY — TC Energy Corp. says it plans to begin construction in April to connect the Keystone XL pipeline from…

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Goodbye but see you soon! Message from JWN editor Deborah Jaremko

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:10 AM MST

Dear JWN readers, After almost 16 and-a-half years, today is my last day as a reporter and editor with JWN.…

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Indigenous men ordered to stay 500 metres from Burnaby Trans Mountain sites

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 7:10 AM MST

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has ordered two Indigenous men to stay at least 500 metres away from Trans Mountain’s…

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​Canadian oil price at risk of a ‘blowout’ as differential widens

Monday, January 13, 2020, 10:09 AM MST

Canadian heavy crude’s discount to U.S. benchmark oil hit the widest since Alberta introduced a plan to limit the province’s…

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