Suncor files application for base oil sands mine extension
Energy company is preparing for when the current base mine is depleted in about 2035.
Teck Resources takes $20.6B Frontier oilsands mine project to joint hearing
Project is moving forward as international oil companies are cutting their oilsands mine investments.
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.
CEAA starts assessments of Innergex’s proposed run of river projects in Alberta
Company proposes two 135-megawatt hydroelectric projects upstream from Fort McMurray, Alta.
Luxury sells as vacancy rates rise in Alberta’s oil sands workcamp sector
Many oil sands lodges have been “temporarily” closed because they don’t have enough guests to cover the bills.
Fort McMurray homeowners to be compensated for hiked drywall duties
Construction firms complained the tariffs were hampering efforts to recover from last year’s wildfire.
Fort McMurray wildfire cost almost $10B
Research by economics professor at MacEwan University looks at direct and indirect costs.
Fort McMurray wildfire recovery to spur $5.3B in spending
Ramp-up in reconstruction is expected to create about 9,000 jobs next year.
Federal drywall tariff in Western Canada raises costs
Federal drywall tariff in Western Canada raises costs.
Fort McMurray fire adds $500M to Alberta’s projected deficit
Province revises projected deficit to $11 billion.
Post Alberta wildfire boil-water advisory has been lifted
Water safe for all users of Fort McMurray treatment plant
Nearly $300M raised for Fort McMurray after fire: Red Cross
Includes $84.4 million in direct cash payments for residents.
Alberta wildfire boosts Q2 energy company results
Blended oil sands bitumen rose 58% to an average of $42.52 per barrel from $26.93.
Oil sands companies won’t make insurance claims from Fort McMurray fires
An estimated 30 million barrel of production worth up to $1.6 billion was lost due to the fire in May.
Fort McMurray fire is Canada’s costliest disaster on record
Insurance Bureau of Canada estimates damage from the May fires to top $3.58 billion.
Suncor’s Fort Mac operations to be online by end of June
Plans to have Edmonton refinery back in operation by June 10.
Alta. wildfire expected to have relatively modest macro economic impact
Finance Minister Bill Morneau says economic fallout will be largely contained to the current quarter of the fiscal year.
Fort McMurray residents could be allowed back into city by June 1
Government warns it’s likely only basic services will be available, hospital partially open.
Nearly $1B of oil sands production lost due to Fort McMurray fire
Conference Board of Canada report estimates lost production is equal to 0.33% of Alberta’s projected GDP.
Fort McMurray worker evacuation expands to 8,000
Move prompted by the threat of a quickly spreading wildfire.
Nuclear specialists go to Ft. Mac to check radiological devices
Equipment in about 20 locations used every day in manufacturing and construction.
Co-ordination needed as focus turns to rebuilding Ft. McMurray
Construction firm says getting oil sands operations running is a key first step.
Strip club offers free lap dances to Ft. McMurray evacuees
Strippers donating tips, money from private dancers to relief efforts.
Banks shave 2016 growth outlooks in wake of Alberta wildfire
Updated real GDP projections also reflect recent disappointing economic data.
Shell reopens first oil sands mine shut due to wildfire
Production resumes at Albian Sands mining operations after a seven-day closure.
25,000 buildings saved in Fort McMurray, 2,400 lost
Firefighters’ efforts credited for saving almost 90% of the city.
Workforce key to oil sands restart in wake of Alberta wildfire
Oil sands executives meeting with Notley to discuss getting industry back on track.
Fort McMurray wildfire: key developments
Last of 25,000 residents who fled to oil patch work camps have been successfully moved out of harms way.
Notley heads to fire damaged Fort McMurray
Plans underway to return evacuees to their homes.
Crews scramble as Ft. McMurray fire explodes in size
Growth slowing, spreading to forested areas away from the city.
Fort McMurray situation volatile for first responders, evacuees
Evacuation ordered fro Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation.
Alberta declares state of emergency as fires threaten Fort McMurray
Wildfires torch 1,600 houses and buildings as 80,000 residents flee, some north to oil camps.