Oilsands Alberta

Oilsands Suffering Because Of This, Says Study

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2014 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Rules imposed on foreign state-owned investment in the oilsands are having some unintended consequences in the oilpatch, says a new study by...

Health Risks Of Oilsands Likely Worse Than We Thought

CP | John Cotter, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - A new study suggests the environmental health risks of oilsands operations in Alberta's Athabasca region have probably been underestimated....

Industry Gets Government Cash To Capture Carbon

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - The federal government, an oil giant and a biofuels company are teaming up to build a $19-million plant in northern Alberta that will use ca...

Charges In Second Biggest Spill In Alberta History

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - The Canadian arm of a U.S.-based pipeline company is facing environmental charges related to a massive leak that spilled millions of litres...

Why 40/40 is Foolish/Foolish

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Alberta
Kenneth P. Green

Carbon taxes are once again dominating the discussion over energy policy in Alberta, where Environment Minister Diana McQueen has proposed a sharp hike to Alberta's carbon levy.

Oliver Cautiously Optimistic Keystone Will Happen

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Despite a dramatic improvement in the price Alberta producers get for their crude oil in recent months, Natural Resources Minister Joe Olive...

Oilsands Water Leak Proves Toxic

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2013 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Water released from a pipeline spill at an oilsands facility in northern Alberta was toxic to fish, a provincial investigation has conclude...

Will 40/40 Take the Heat off Edmonton?

Merran Smith | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada Alberta
Merran Smith

The climate and energy challenge is frequently portrayed as a world of absolutes. We are either doomed, or salvation is just around the corner. We have either missed the narrow window to forestall disaster, or are told it is premature to act in the face of persistent uncertainties.

Oilsands Take Another Hit

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) announced Wednesday it was not going ahead with its troubled Voyageur oilsands upgrader projectSuncor chief executive...

What Was In The Water That Leaked From Oilsands Plant?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.27.2013 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - Oilsands giant Suncor says there was no bitumen in waste water that leaked from a burst pipe earlier this week.An email from th...

Making the Environmental and Economic Point For Keystone XL

Greg Stringham | Posted 03.22.2013 | Canada Alberta
Greg Stringham

As Canadian crude oil producers and the largest supplier of crude oil to the United States, we believe the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline between the two countries would strengthen our mutually advantageous relationship - the largest bi-lateral energy trading relationship in the world.

Oilsands Must Cut Environmental Risks: Ethical Investors

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Business

An international group of ethical funds with investments in Alberta's oilsands is concerned the industry's environmental performance could be creating...

Canada To EU: Quit Hating

CBC | Posted 05.14.2012 | Canada Politics

There is plenty of oil sands oil for all buyers and it's not dirtier than any other type of oil, Canada's Natural Resources Minister told...

Tories Target Anti-Oil Sands Charities

CBC | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Politics

Conservatives in the Senate want to change the tax laws regarding environmental groups in Canada who protest energy projects. ...

McGuinty Speaks Out Against Oil Sands

CP | Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Alberta Premier Alison Redford says Ontario counterpart Dalton McGuinty is being simplistic for suggesting a booming oilsands is bad news fo...

Minister Slams Europe Over Oil Sands Ban Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

CALGARY - Federal Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver is calling a European effort to bar oil imports from Alberta's oilsands nothing more than gran...

Friends And Foes Of The Oilsands Named

CBC | Posted 03.27.2012 | Canada Politics

The federal government considers the media, the biodiesel industry and environmental and aboriginal groups "adversaries" in its attempt t...

Western Premiers To Push Ottawa For National Energy Plan

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2012 | Canada Politics

EDMONTON - Canada's three western-most premiers are heading to Ottawa to pitch new ways to harness the country's energy resources.No date has been set...

Canada Blasts EU In Oilsands Trade Spat

CBC | Posted 12.24.2011 | Canada Politics

Canada's natural resources minister is criticizing the European Union over its plan to discriminate against Canadian oil derived from Alb...