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.
Opponents target US West Coast crude by rail
Among the concerns is the prospect of more ‘dirty’ Alberta bitumen coming to the area.
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Unpublished report says potential toxic effects and environmental threats from bitumen pipelines are relatively unknown.
Bitumen spill effects unknown, unpublished federal report reveals
Document was obtained by Greenpeace under freedom-of-information legislation.
BC makes natural gas pipelines oil and bitumen free
Government says regulation should address First Nations concerns about environmental issues associated to oil pipelines.
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.
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.
NEB approves Enbridge’s Line 9 reversal plan
The approval subject to conditions, including Enbridge undertaking activities involving pipeline integrity, emergency response.
Energy East pipeline would increase GHG emissions: study
Pembina Institute wants regulators to consider climate impacts during hearings.
Canadian Oil Sands to spend more than $1.1B on Syncrude projects
Mildred Lake and Centrifuge Tailings Management take bulk of the spending.
Oil sands boom brings economic risks: Pembina report
Governments need to mitigate risks and regional disparities associated with rapid oilsands expansion, institute says.
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.
Throne speech: It’s time to ‘seize the moment’ on pipelines
Getting Alberta bitumen to market is the matter that must be seized.
Black wants federal loan guarantees for proposed Kitimat refinery
They would enable his company Kitimat Clean Ltd. to secure loans at a lower cost.
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.