Alberta Oil

For Africa's Sake, Trudeau Should Keep His Hands Off Alberta Oil

Yves Engler | Posted 03.23.2017 | Canada Politics
Yves Engler

Found in a wealthy, heavy emitting country, the tar sands are a carbon bomb that needs to be defused. Extracting Canada's 173 billion barrels will drive ever-greater numbers of the planet's most vulnerable over the edge.

Good News, Alberta: An Oil Shortage May Be On Its Way

CP | David Koenig, The Associated Press | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Alberta

The current oil glut turn into a shortage if new projects aren't approved, IEA warns.

Issues That Will Shape Canadians' Health And Wealth In 2017

Jasmin Guénette | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Politics
Jasmin Guénette

As the year draws to a close, it's worth looking back at some of the public policy issues that made headlines over the past 12 months, and that have a good chance of being in the news during the next 12 as well.

Alberta Carbon Tax Will Have Little Effect On Oilsands: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Business

Oil prices and market access are bigger factors.

The Worst Of The Oil Collapse Is Over: Alberta Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Alberta


Notley Promises Plan To Phase Out Coal Is Coming Soon

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

The government has promised to end coal-fired electricity generation by 2030.

Canada's Economy Had A Better-Than-Expected Showing In July

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's economy began the third quarter on solid footing.

It's Time to End Canada's Pipeline Circus

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin O'Leary

I have come to the conclusion that this decision is too important to leave in the hands of short-sighted federal, provincial and municipal politicians. Nor do I want to leave it to the oil industry or other lobbyist or environmental groups to decide. I want the ultimate decision to be made by the people of Canada, all the people, every single one.

Ontario's Auto-Industry Crisis Was Worse Than Alberta Oil Crash: Feds

CP | Andy Blatchford and Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business

Failure of automakers would have had a "ripple effect."

Alberta Drilling Rights Might See Lowest Sales Ever This Year

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

"It's a different world now."

Alberta's Oil Industry Might Be Down, But Tech Is Hiring

CP | Dan Healing | Posted 08.04.2016 | Canada Alberta

Many oil workers, however, are finding themselves "pigeonholed."

Notley Target At Golf Tournament Meant As A Laugh: Oilmen's Group

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.19.2016 | Canada Alberta

The president of the Big Country Oilmen's Association also said he thought murdered MP Jo Cox was a man.

It's Time For Oil Shareholders To Cash In And Get Out: Experts

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada Alberta

Companies shouldn't rely on the assumption of ever-growing demand.

Trudeau 'Waffling' On Pipelines Since Election: Ambrose

CP | CJME/CKOM | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Politics

Rona Ambrose and Trudeau were both in Saskatchewan on Tuesday.

Why The Oil To Tidewater Argument For Tarsands Pipelines Is Bunk

The Council of Canadians | Posted 04.16.2017 | Canada Alberta
The Council of Canadians

The core premise of this argument is that lack of pipeline access to tidewater is forcing tarsands crude to be sold at discounted rates. With greater access and market diversity, will come higher prices for tarsands crude.

Oilpatch Slowdown Puts Squeeze On Work Camps

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Alberta

One of the more "painful'' measures has been to reduce the workforce last year.

How One Alberta Oil Firm Has Found Opportunities Abroad

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.09.2016 | Canada Alberta

"This gives us an opportunity to keep our employees working and get some cash flow coming into the tap.''

Alberta On Track For $10.4-Billion Deficit In Next Budget

CP | Dean Bennett ,The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Alberta

"It's a lot. It's a helluva lot of money."

Canadian Oil Production Could Come To A 'Standstill:' Report

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

A number of factors are prompting energy companies to reconsider expansion of production.

Nexen Oil Spill Probe Taking Longer Than Expected: Docs

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Alberta

Five million litres of emulsion spilled into muskeg at the oilsands project southeast of Fort McMurray, Alta.

Hard-Hit Alberta Slammed With 2 More Economic Challenges

CP | Dean Bennett, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Alberta

"Today has been a very tough day indeed."

Alberta Entering A 'Constrained' World: Environment Minister

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.03.2017 | Canada Alberta

Shannon Phillips is working toward a different province than the one in which she grew up.

According To Albertans, This Was The Top Story Of The Year

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Alberta

No surprises here.

This Business Is Thriving in Calgary Amid Oil Price Crash

CP | Lauren Krugel | Posted 12.23.2016 | Canada Alberta

Crude doldrums linger, squeezing the finances of the many Albertans who rely on oil and gas to make a living.

Oilpatch Struggles To Adjust To 'New Normal'

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Alberta

"If you think that things are going back to business as usual, you're in denial.''