5 Global Energy Firms That Are Backing Away From The Oilsands

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.06.2017 | Canada Business

Blame low oil prices and ... the carbon tax?

Trump Appoints Oilsands-Loving Texans To Cabinet

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Business

Rick Perry and Rex Tillerson have been ardent supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline.

How Quebec's Bill 106 Serves The Denial Of Reality

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

In this bill, there is a little goodie for the ecologists on the subject of energy transition, but the rest of the provisions are so favourable to the industry that one might believe that an industry lobbyist wrote it. Agnotology is to actively promote ignorance in order to promote one's product.

Climate Change Denial Has Taken On A New, More Insidious Form

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.24.2016 | Canada
Gerard Montpetit

For several decades, the urgency to fight climate change has been systematically paralyzed by the climate deniers. In order to deliberately create confusion in public opinion and block all concerted political action which might attempt to remedy the situation, the fossil fuel magnates have spent millions on pressure groups or bogus foundations.

Should Oil Companies Pay For Climate Change?

CBC | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Business

Environmentalists say a groundbreaking investigation in New York involving energy giant ExxonMobil could have implications for Canadian oil producers....

ExxonMobil's NAFTA Win Over Canada Called 'Corporate Bullying'

CBC | Posted 03.07.2015 | Canada Business

An international trade tribunal has ordered Ottawa to pay ExxonMobil and another oil company $17.3 million, following a complaint that the companies w...

Exxon Proposes $25-Billion LNG Plant In B.C.

CP | Dirk Meissner, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.14.2015 | Canada British Columbia

VICTORIA - Texas-based energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp., has submitted plans to develop what could be a $25-billion liquefied natural gas project near P...

GE's CEO Can Rescue the Oil Sands

Diane Francis | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

General Electric Co. chairman and chief executive officer Jeff Immelt is just what Canada needs to develop its oil sands -- an American leader with stature in Washington, Wall Street, the oil patch and Silicon Valley.

Big Oil Just Can't Take a (Tar Sands) Joke

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Business
Steve Horn

Two political satirists, in the spotlight for their ongoing spoofery of the Alberta tar sands project, had the Indiegogo fundraising promotional video for their upcoming "vacation" to the Alberta tar sands ordered removed from YouTube after Alberta's tourism bureau alleged a copyright violation. Is Big Oil to blame?

Oil Sands: 4,000 Environmental Infractions, 40 Punishments

Kevin Grandia | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Business
Kevin Grandia

A new report out today finds that environmental infractions by companies in the Alberta oil sands are addressed with an enforcement action far less often than similar infractions reported to the United State's Environmental Protection Agency. Of the more than 4,000 infractions reported in the oil sands, less than 1 per cent (.09 to be exact) were addressed.

Another Energy Firm Taken Over By Foreign Investors

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Celtic Exploration Ltd. (TSX:CLT) said Wednesday it has Ottawa's approval to be taken over by Houston-based energy heavyweight ExxonMobil Co...

Newfoundland Premier Vs. ExxonMobil

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada Business

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Premier Kathy Dunderdale concluded a meeting Friday with oil giant ExxonMobil with no deal to resolve a dispute over construction o...

Oil Sands Opposition Comes From Unexpected Places

Diane Francis | Posted 11.28.2011 | Canada
Diane Francis

Getting involved in opposition against the oil sands is simply a dirty trick against a competitor. But it's also more. The oil sands can supply the world with lots more oil, thus keeping prices lower than otherwise.

Montana Judge Blocks Oilsands Equipment From State's Scenic Routes

The Guardian | Posted 09.19.2011 | Canada Business

A judge has stopped the transport of giant oilfield equipment across scenic roads in Montana, in a victory for campaigners against Alberta's tar sands...