Shell signs two deals to sell oil sands assets for US$7.25B
Reducing its interest in Athabasca project and selling its interest in Peace River Complex.
Alberta First Nation revives oil sands pipeline lawsuit
Blames inaction on outstanding issues by the NDP government.
Athabasca, Syncrude bring back project staff as wildfire risk recedes
Analysts estimate nearly half of the oil sands’ 2.5 million bpd capacity was offline at times over the past three weeks.
Aboriginal groups shut out of oil sands review
Alberta says their concerns aren’t related to the content of the Lower Athabasca plan.
Athabasca, PetroChina agree on path to closing Dover oil sands sale
2009 joint-venture deal included an exit strategy for the Canadian company.
Oil sands environmental health risks underestimated: study
University of Toronto researchers say the oil sands needs to improve its accounting of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) emissions.
Deal spells out how oil sands will be monitored
Brings scientific credibility to assessments of billions of dollars in industry activity.
Enbridge spends $150M on Suncor tankage expansion
To handle growing volumes from Firebag 4 and 5
$150M expansion planned for STP-McKay Thermal Project
Southern Pacific Resource Corp. is expanding its steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) project in Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands region.
MEG begins reg process for Surmont oil sands development
MEG Energy is gearing up the regulatory process to build and operate a 120,000 barrel per day operation in Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands region.
Expanded Scotford upgrader on stream
Shell Canada says it has successfully started up production from the company’s Scotford upgrader refinery expansion project near Edmonton.
$6.86M to field-test electro-thermal oil sands tech
E-T Energy is getting $6.86 million in funding and will be working with Total E&P Canada Ltd. to field-test a less environmentally intrusive method of extracting hard to access bitumen from the Athabasca oil sands.
Total E&P, Suncor combine Athabasca interests
Energy companies Total E&P Canada Ltd. and Suncor Energy Inc. have formed a strategic oil sands alliance involving assets both companies have in Alberta’s Athabasca region.
Enbridge spending $200M on Athabasca expansion
Enbridge Inc. is spending $200 million to further expand a regional pipeline system serving the oil sands, as producers pour more and more investment into new projects.