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News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
March 3, 2020  

Suncor files application for base oil sands mine extension

Energy company is preparing for when the current base mine is depleted in about 2035.

News Oil & Gas General
September 25, 2018  

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.

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 General
January 10, 2018  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
December 20, 2017  

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.

News Construction Manufacturing General
February 27, 2017  

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.

News Manufacturing General
January 18, 2017  

Fort McMurray wildfire cost almost $10B

Research by economics professor at MacEwan University looks at direct and indirect costs.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production
November 15, 2016  

Fort McMurray wildfire recovery to spur $5.3B in spending

Ramp-up in reconstruction is expected to create about 9,000 jobs next year.

News Construction Manufacturing General
September 14, 2016  

Federal drywall tariff in Western Canada raises costs

Federal drywall tariff in Western Canada raises costs.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
August 24, 2016  

Fort McMurray fire adds $500M to Alberta’s projected deficit

Province revises projected deficit to $11 billion.

News Forestry Government Manufacturing General
August 17, 2016  

Post Alberta wildfire boil-water advisory has been lifted

Water safe for all users of Fort McMurray treatment plant

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
August 3, 2016  

Nearly $300M raised for Fort McMurray after fire: Red Cross

Includes $84.4 million in direct cash payments for residents.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
July 20, 2016  

Alberta wildfire boosts Q2 energy company results

Blended oil sands bitumen rose 58% to an average of $42.52 per barrel from $26.93.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
July 11, 2016  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General Sustainability
July 8, 2016  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
June 7, 2016  

Suncor’s Fort Mac operations to be online by end of June

Plans to have Edmonton refinery back in operation by June 10.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
May 24, 2016  

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.

News Energy Forestry Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production
May 19, 2016  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
May 17, 2016  

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.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
May 17, 2016  

Fort McMurray worker evacuation expands to 8,000

Move prompted by the threat of a quickly spreading wildfire.

News Government Manufacturing General
May 13, 2016  

Nuclear specialists go to Ft. Mac to check radiological devices

Equipment in about 20 locations used every day in manufacturing and construction.

News Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 13, 2016  

Co-ordination needed as focus turns to rebuilding Ft. McMurray

Construction firm says getting oil sands operations running is a key first step.

News Manufacturing General
May 12, 2016  

Strip club offers free lap dances to Ft. McMurray evacuees

Strippers donating tips, money from private dancers to relief efforts.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
May 12, 2016  

Banks shave 2016 growth outlooks in wake of Alberta wildfire

Updated real GDP projections also reflect recent disappointing economic data.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 11, 2016  

Shell reopens first oil sands mine shut due to wildfire

Production resumes at Albian Sands mining operations after a seven-day closure.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 10, 2016  

25,000 buildings saved in Fort McMurray, 2,400 lost

Firefighters’ efforts credited for saving almost 90% of the city.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations
May 10, 2016  

Workforce key to oil sands restart in wake of Alberta wildfire

Oil sands executives meeting with Notley to discuss getting industry back on track.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
May 9, 2016  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 9, 2016  

Notley heads to fire damaged Fort McMurray

Plans underway to return evacuees to their homes.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 6, 2016  

Crews scramble as Ft. McMurray fire explodes in size

Growth slowing, spreading to forested areas away from the city.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 5, 2016  

Fort McMurray situation volatile for first responders, evacuees

Evacuation ordered fro Anzac, Gregoire Lake Estates and Fort McMurray First Nation.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 5, 2016  

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.