Alberta Oilsands.

More Oilsands Job Losses Incoming

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors has revised its January jobs forecast and now predicts nine per cent more job losses.

100 Canadian, U.S. Scientists Call For Halt To Oilsands Projects

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Business

A group of 100 leading Canadian and U.S. scientists has issued an urgent call for a moratorium on new oilsands development and listed 10 reasons why n...

Tim Hortons, What Were You Thinking?!

Cody Battershill | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

The Ontario-based coffee retailer made popular by unpretentious, family-loving, hard-working resource employees from Prince Rupert, B.C. to Fort McMurray, Alta. to St. John's, NL just told its core customers to take a hike.

Canada's Crude Oil Production Lowest In Years: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2015 | Canada Business

A report by Barclays says Canada's crude oil production last month is estimated to be the lowest it has been in almost two years

A Look At Canada's Oil Sector Before And After The Collapse

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Alberta

In June 2014, the U.S. benchmark crude price averaged US$105.79 a barrel. By January of this year, it had shrivelled to just US$47.22.

BMO: Oil Collapse To Hit Alberta, Newfoundland Hard

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Business

Cheap oil will have a noticeable impact on the province's economy, BMO's economist warns. And it might push Alberta in a recession, too.

Shell Canada Delays Oilsands Project By Years

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Shell Canada says its Carmon Creek oilsands project will start up a couple of years later than planned as the company looks to drive down co...

Climate Karma Hits Home In B.C.

Eoin Madden | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Eoin Madden

April brought a fresh new proclamation for B.C.: get out and see the glaciers before they are forever confined to history.

'Albertans Are In The Deepest Debt'

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.31.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Racette family is on a cash-only diet for the next four years.Dale Racette, a truck driver, and his wife, a school bus driver, are tryin...

How Much Has The Oilsands' Environmental Record Improved?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Alberta

Progress is happening. But most acknowledge it's a slow and incremental process.

Obama's Remarks About Keystone XL Need Some Corrections

Cody Battershill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

First, Keystone XL does NOT "bypass the United States," as the President claimed it did in the earlier statement. A consultants report from IHS Energy found in February that "Canadian crude making its way to the USGC (the US Gulf Coast) will likely be refined there, and most of the refined products are likely to be consumed in the United States."

Albertans Make A Lot More Than The Average Canadian

CBC | Posted 03.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

Springtime is typically oilpatch bonus season. As the grass turns green, car dealerships and upscale stores tend to get busier. This year is differ...

Anti-Oilsands Activists In The U.S. Are Getting Visits From The FBI

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.09.2015 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Unexpected visitors have been dropping in on anti-oil activists in the United States — knocking on doors, calling, texting, contacting ...

Oilsands Crude Ditches Its 'Dirty Oil' Label In EU

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Oilsands crude can now be sent to Europe without a "dirty oil" label, but that doesn't necessarily mean a parade of bitumen-filled tankers w...

A Few Facts for Those Mocking Alberta's Oilfield Workers

Tressa Moore | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Alberta
Tressa Moore

This is hopefully the lowest point of the recession, but what if it's not? When are we going to show some compassion for our brothers and sisters? We are all just working for the man, aren't we? We aren't seeking your sympathy, we don't want any remorse. Just have some damn respect while we pinch our pennies until things pick up again.

Oil Patch Investment Set For Steep Drop: CAPP

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is expecting oilpatch investment to drop by a third — or $23 billion — this...

How Is it That Norway Is Rich and We Are Not?

John McKay | Posted 03.21.2015 | Canada Politics
John McKay

Alberta's economy is on the precipice of free-fall where Norwegians are able to look over the precipice and know that they are not going over it. How did this happen? The simple answer is that Norway decided to de-link its economy from oil revenues and Canada did not.

Shell Canada To Cut Alberta Albian Oilsands Jobs

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Shell Canada Ltd. says it is reducing its workforce at its Albian Sands oilsands operations near Fort McMurray, Alta.A company spokesman sa...

The Oilsands Paradox

CBC | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada Business

Reporting on a tiny community downstream from Alberta’s Athabasca oilsands was one of the hardest stories I have worked on in my life. It was not ...

Why Clean Energy Canada's Claims Are Confusing and Inconsistent

Cody Battershill | Posted 02.10.2015 | Canada
Cody Battershill

To recap: the organization first claimed there were more jobs in clean energy than in oil sands, then the organization denied it, then it released a brand-new blog post reaffirming in fact that it DID say precisely that in the first place. Are you still with me?

The Consequences of Falling Oil Prices

Salman Sakir | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Salman Sakir

Falling oil prices is expected to affect the Canadian economy. The low prices may have different effects on the Canadian economy and in various geographical locations of the country. The oil sands in Alberta require high oil prices for the extraction of oil to be feasible. A fall in oil prices may make the production of oil in Alberta economically unfeasible.

Clean Energy Jobs Overshadow Oil and Gas Jobs? Oh C'mon!

Cody Battershill | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

By any fair analysis it is false that more Canadians are employed in green energy-related jobs than oil sands-related jobs. And it's part of Smith's divisive campaign to injure the oil sands in the view of the public.

Surprising Fact About The Oilsands And Nearby Rivers

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - New research suggests that heavy metals released from the oilsands aren't finding their way into nearby rivers."If you buy bottled water in...

Study Exposes Tailings Ponds Pollution Whammy

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - New federal government research has confirmed that oilsands tailings ponds are releasing toxic and potentially cancer-causing chemicals int...

Oilsands Companies Not To Blame For Duck Deaths

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The Alberta Energy Regulator says three oilsands corporations did nothing wrong when 196 birds died after landing in wastewater tailings pon...