Canadian Natural buying Devon Energy’s Canadian assets for $3.8B
Includes thermal in situ oil sands production and conventional primary heavy crude oil operations next door.
Study finds oil sands is hard on forest community
Some species were winners and some were losers, but all were affected.
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.
Alberta to increase oil sands monitoring after study finds contaminants
Study shows in-situ bitumen extraction released low levels of toxins into a small lake near Cold Lake, Alta.
MEG investing $1.2B in oil sands development
2015 capital program to be internally funded, targets 10% to 15% growth per year.
Feds backs off oilsands assessments, acknowledge GHG targets not met
The government’s list of projects that will require environmental assessments does not include in-situ oil sands mines.
Counter terrorism unit to foil energy terrorists
The federal government has set up a counter-terrorism unit in Alberta and one of its main jobs will be to help protect the energy industry from attacks by extremists.
MEG begins reg process for Surmont oil sands development
MEG Energy is gearing up the regulatory process to build and operate a 120,000 barrel per day operation in Alberta’s Athabasca oil sands region.
Imperial Oil sanctions $2B Cold Lake expansion
Imperial Oil Limited has approved a $2 billion expansion of the company’s Cold Lake operation in northeastern Alberta.
$6.86M to field-test electro-thermal oil sands tech
E-T Energy is getting $6.86 million in funding and will be working with Total E&P Canada Ltd. to field-test a less environmentally intrusive method of extracting hard to access bitumen from the Athabasca oil sands.