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News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Production
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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation General Technology
September 6, 2017  

Oil sands crude pellets touted as cure for risky bitumen transport

Self-sealing balls of bitumen can then be moved in coal rail cars or transport trucks.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
January 18, 2017  

New technologies to boost profits, reduce costs, limit oil sands emissions

Newly constructed well projects likely to be profitable at benchmark oil prices of about US$50 per barrel.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Transportation General
August 24, 2015  

Opponents target US West Coast crude by rail

Among the concerns is the prospect of more ‘dirty’ Alberta bitumen coming to the area.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas General Sustainability
February 3, 2015  

Feds hiding legitimate concerns over oil sands pipelines, critics say

Unpublished report says potential toxic effects and environmental threats from bitumen pipelines are relatively unknown.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Sustainability
February 2, 2015  

Bitumen spill effects unknown, unpublished federal report reveals

Document was obtained by Greenpeace under freedom-of-information legislation.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
January 7, 2015  

BC makes natural gas pipelines oil and bitumen free

Government says regulation should address First Nations concerns about environmental issues associated to oil pipelines.

News Energy Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations
August 7, 2014  

Siemens to supply gas turbines at Shell’s Carmon Creek project

The heavy oil project is expected to produce about 80,000 barrels of bitumen per day using steam recovery methods.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Sustainability
April 29, 2014  

Decision on Montreal coker coming by early next year, Suncor says

The coker project would cut crude costs at the refinery, which has long relied on pricey overseas imports.

News Automotive Oil & Gas Business Operations Operations
March 7, 2014  

NEB approves Enbridge’s Line 9 reversal plan

The approval subject to conditions, including Enbridge undertaking activities involving pipeline integrity, emergency response.

News Business Operations Operations Sustainability
February 6, 2014  

Energy East pipeline would increase GHG emissions: study

Pembina Institute wants regulators to consider climate impacts during hearings.

News Energy Sustainability
December 10, 2013  

Canadian Oil Sands to spend more than $1.1B on Syncrude projects

Mildred Lake and Centrifuge Tailings Management take bulk of the spending.

News Energy Manufacturing Business Operations Facilities Maintenance Operations Sustainability Technology
November 13, 2013  

Oil sands boom brings economic risks: Pembina report

Governments need to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion, institute says.

News Energy Oil & Gas Business Operations Operations Sustainability
October 18, 2013  

Alberta, China sign framework deal to collaborate on energy, resource issues

Deal on sustainable energy development gives Alberta direct access to decision-makers and strategists in China.

News Oil & Gas Business Operations Operations Sustainability
October 18, 2013  

Throne speech: It’s time to ‘seize the moment’ on pipelines

Getting Alberta bitumen to market is the matter that must be seized.

News Oil & Gas Business Operations Operations Sustainability
October 17, 2013  

Black wants federal loan guarantees for proposed Kitimat refinery

They would enable his company Kitimat Clean Ltd. to secure loans at a lower cost.

News Energy Business Operations Operations Sustainability
October 16, 2013  

Pipeline debates best fought at local level: Kinder Morgan

Pipeline builder is filing an application to nearly triple the size of its Trans Mountain line.

News Energy Business Operations Operations Sustainability
October 2, 2013  

US oil sands opponents focus on BC pipeline proposals

New oil proposals would turn Pacific Northwest into a giant shipping lane.