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August 17, 2020  

Suncor shares slip after fire interrupts Fort McMurray oil sands output

Two upgraders at the project are working at minimum rates to process strip-mined bitumen inventory.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 9, 2020  

Oil and gas spending estimates adjusted lower as uncertainties persist

$23.3 billion to be invested in Canada this year, down from about $37 billion in a January forecast.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 14, 2020  

Canadian oilpatch cutbacks to continue despite OPEC deal

Doesn’t match the reduction in demand caused by measures taken to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Feature Energy General Sustainability Technology
December 16, 2019  

Shipping bitumen: A semi-solid and greener alternative to liquified

Alberta innovators take some of the risk out of bitumen transport.

News Energy Manufacturing General
September 25, 2019  

New tech moves oil sands bitumen in container to West Coast

BitCrude process uses an electrically powered diluent recovery unit to produce a product that’s non-flammable.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 10, 2019  

Experts say no government can bring back Alberta bitumen boom

Research suggests while renewables are still small, they play a big role in meeting new demand.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
January 23, 2019  

Alberta to partially backstop new $2B dollar bitumen upgrader

Would convert 77,000 barrels of diluted bitumen daily into medium synthetic crude and an ultra low sulphur diesel.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
September 12, 2018  

Impact of diluted bitumen on young sockeye salmon deadly: study

Almost 50% of the salmon exposed to the highest amount died during the first two months after they were moved to clean water.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
July 26, 2018  

Suncor cuts oil sands production guidance to reflect Syncrude outage

Revised output expected to be 422,500 barrels per day, down from 440,000 bpd.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
June 25, 2018  

Syncrude outage expected to ease pipeline congestion, boost heavy oil prices

Production of upgraded bitumen could remain offline at its works north of Fort McMurray through July.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Technology
May 7, 2018  

Metals miner has developed oil sands partial upgrading technology

Sherritt’s process creates a lighter barrel of oil that will flow in a pipeline without being diluted.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
March 21, 2018  

Oil sands technology alliance aims for cuts in industry’s need for steam

It’s responsible for about 56 million tonnes per year of the total of 71 million tonnes of GHGs emitted.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Facilities Maintenance General Machinery and Equipment Maintenance
March 14, 2018  

Suncor says Syncrude maintenance turnaround planned for April to start early

Will help deal with an issue that is constraining capacity on a line that feeds bitumen from the mine to the upgrader.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
February 26, 2018  

Alberta to invest $1B in eight years on bitumen upgrading projects

Loan guarantees and grants to attract from two to five partial oil upgrading facilities and $5 billion of private investment.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations Production Technology
February 20, 2018  

Oil sands tech touted for boosted pipeline capacity years from deployment

As much as 30% more bitumen could be stuffed into existing pipelines if it is partially refined.