Canada Oilsands

Major Takeover Bid In The Oilsands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY -- Suncor Energy is making a bid to acquire Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., the largest partner in Syncrude. Calgary-based company (TSX:SU) says i...

The Majority of Albertans Want to See the Province Take Climate Action

Carol Linnitt | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta
Carol Linnitt

Alberta is by far the largest emitter of greenhouse gases in Canada and the oilsands are the country's fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. Growing emissions from the industrial sector are the reason Canada will not meet its emissions reduction target under the Copenhagen Accord, according to Environment Canada.

What Is the Environmental Impact of Celebrities Visiting the Oilsands?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

By now, it's an almost entirely predictable routine: a celebrity takes a tour of the Alberta oilsands for a day or two and quickly harnesses apocalyptic rhetoric in press conferences to detail the experience. Chagrined industry spokespeople lash out. News coverage dissipates after a few days. Rinse and repeat.

Study Suggests Oilsands May Face Water Shortages

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Alberta

Natural low-flow periods may return, thanks to climate change.

Oil Could Sink To $20: Goldman Sachs

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Business

The global oversupply of oil is worse than expected and it could take oil prices as low as $20 U.S. to clear the glut, investment bank Goldman Sachs s...

The Oilsands Glut Is About To Get A Lot Bigger

Bloomberg | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Business

The last place oil producers want to be when prices plummet to profit-demolishing lows is midstream on a billion-dollar project in one of the costlies...

Stephen Harper Forgets His Own Pledge to End Fossil Fuel Use

Carol Linnitt | Posted 08.13.2015 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

If the recent frufrah over NDP candidate Linda McQuaig's comment that "a lot of the oilsands oil may have to stay in the ground" is indicative of anything, it's that Canada's election cycle is in full spin. May all reasonableness and sensible dialogue and accountability be damned. Perhaps that's the blunt and singular reason behind the Conservative Party and Stephen Harper's outrage at McQuaig's entirely non-contentious assertion that, because of our international commitments to curtail global climate change, Canada won't exploit the entirety of its oil reserves.

TransCanada Has Pretty Much Given Up On Keystone XL

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The Canadian company involved in the controversy-plagued Keystone XL pipeline project has begun planning its response to an anticipated r...

Oilsands Giants Cut Jobs, Slash Spending Again

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Business

Two major oilsands players have announced major spending cuts as they reported disappointing earnings. Cenovus Energy Inc.said it's looking to cut ...

There's No Climate Leadership in a Tarsands Pipeline

Mike Hudema | Posted 07.17.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

Instead of talking with the country's other provincial leaders about how to speed up the transition to renewable energy, Notley met with Quebec's premier to talk about how to dig us further into the problem by green lighting the $12-billion Energy East tar sands pipeline.

Enviro Groups Call On Premiers To Halt Oilsands

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Politics

Make clean energy infrastructure a higher priority, the groups urge.

Pathway to Climate Leadership is Paved with Solar, Not Tarsands

Mike Hudema | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

Alberta can't have it both ways. You can't double down on one of the nations largest sources of carbon emissions and still be a leader on the climate. Climate leaders listen to science and reduce emissions - they don't accelerate them.

Oil Patch Puts On Brave Face As Prices Slide Again

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - With oil prices drifting closer to US$50, energy executives in downtown Calgary are trying to stay positive.Apart from the crude drop and st...

Majority Of CEOs Say Canada Too Dependent On Alberta: Survey

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 06.22.2015 | Canada Business

Nearly two-thirds of Canadian executives polled —including about 60 per cent of Albertans surveyed — said they believe the country should be less reliant on resources.

Oilsands Stand To Lose $100 Billion Without Pipelines, Study Says

CBC | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Business

Western Canadian oil producers are at risk of losing $100 billion in the next 15 years if no new pipelines are constructed in North America, according...

Neil Young Postpones Anti-Oilsands Show

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Alberta

No new date for the concert has been set.

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...

Sunny Freeman

Why The Oilsands Aren't Sweating Harper's G7 Pledge On Carbon | Sunny Freeman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business

Stephen Harper’s G7 commitment to a no-carbon economy by the end of the century isn’t about to cause mass disruption in the oilsands because the i...

Now Is the Time for Canada to Transition Away From Fossil Fuels

Mike Hudema | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

The G7 committed to eliminating the use of the fossil fuels by the end of the century. Canada and Alberta should be leading the transition, taking advantage of our tremendous solar and wind resources and supporting workers and communities in the process.

Oilsands Jobs Uncertain As Industry Pushes To Automate

Financial Post | Posted 06.08.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY – The 400-tonne heavy haulers that rumble along the roads of northern Alberta’s oilsands sites are referred to in Fort McMurray as “the ...

Buffy Sainte-Marie Boosts Idle No More, Blasts Stephen Harper

The Huffington Post Canada | Joshua Ostroff | Posted 06.03.2015 | Canada

Buffy Sainte-Marie, adorned in feathers, beads and a bad-ass black leather jacket, is smiling brightly in a sky-scraping hotel suite facing the CN Tow...

New York State vs. Oilsands

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.02.2015 | Canada Business

The state of New York has thrown a bureaucratic roadblock into plans to build an oilsands facility in the state capital, reversing a decision that wou...

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 Better, Greener Alberta is Possible: Lets Work to Make It Real

Mike Hudema | Posted 05.29.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

What I do know is that we all need to do our part to act on the growing climate crisis and since Alberta creates more carbon pollution than Ontario and Quebec combined, the province has a long way to go to do its fair share.