Canada Oilsands

$80 Oil! No, Wait -- $200 Oil!

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Business

With oil prices down 60 per cent since last summer, some industry insiders are trying to talk up the market by predicting wild price spikes to come, b...

Kinder Morgan Pipeline Ruling Weakens Faith In NEB

Carol Linnitt | Posted 01.22.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Carol Linnitt

"Basically for the last year or so we've watched more and more information be denied to us intervenors in the National Energy Board process."

Is The U.S. Really Going To Need 'Less And Less' Canadian Oil?

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - "It is a matter of urgent national interest that we move our oil to tidewater because our only customer, the U.S., has found vast amounts of ...

Canada Works To Block NAFTA Review Of Oilsands Tailings Ponds

CBC | Posted 01.12.2015 | Canada Business

Canada is trying to stop NAFTA's environmental watchdog from taking a closer look at the environmental effects of the huge tailings ponds produce...

More Science Stacks Up Against Canada's Oil Industry

CBC | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Business

Most of the Earth's fossil fuels will have to be left in the ground if the world is to avoid catastrophic global warming, according to a new stu...

Oilsands Unusable If Global Climate Deals Take Hold: Report

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Business

British researchers have concluded that most of Canada's oilsands will have to be left in the ground if the world gets serious about climate change.Th...

The Oilsands Paradox

CBC | Posted 12.27.2014 | 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 ...

Oilpatch Firms Slash 2015 Budgets

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Three Canadian oil and gas firms say they'll be reining in spending next year in the face of free-falling oil prices.Shares in Penn West Pet...

Canada Keeps Skirting the Oilsands Issue at the COP20 Climate Talks

Carol Linnitt | Posted 12.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Carol Linnitt

Canada's negotiators are working hard to sidestep the issue of the country's growing greenhouse gas emissions from the oil and gas sector while simultaneously keeping quiet about the oilsands as nations come up with their "intended nationally determined contributions" in the global climate agreement.

Why Clean Energy Canada's Claims Are Confusing and Inconsistent

Cody Battershill | Posted 12.17.2014 | 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?

Surprising Fact About The Oilsands And Nearby Rivers

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2014 | 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...

Pipeline Projects Over-Promise and Under-Deliver on Jobs

Capt. Trevor Greene | Posted 01.31.2015 | Canada Business
Capt. Trevor Greene

So let's do the math here: three pipelines stretching 4,197 kilometres, generating tens of billions of dollars in profit, the vast bulk of which will leave Canada, for 228 permanent jobs at Enbridge, 50 at Kinder Morgan and 35 at Keystone XL. That's 14 jobs per kilometre. A word to the wise -- don't leave your day job.

Why Oilsands are 'Canada's Elephant in the Atmosphere'

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.28.2015 | Canada
DeSmog Canada

Once the carbon bubble, like the tech or housing bubble, pops it would bring dramatic re-evaluation of oil companies, resulting in massive layoffs and major industry restructuring. In Canada, the oilsands represents two per cent of the country's GDP and 90 per cent of the economic benefit goes to Alberta.

Why We Might Just Win This Fight Against the Tar Sands

Mike Hudema | Posted 01.27.2015 | Canada
Mike Hudema

The battle to stop the tar sands is far from over but this week shows that when we work together and support each other, when we are bold and courageous we can climb and move mountains. We are growing in numbers every day, and together we can and already are changing the world.

How Vivian Krause Became The Poster Child For Canada's Anti-Environment Crusade

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

To Krause, it seemed suspicious that foundations from across the border were giving money to Canadian groups working on Canadian conservation and energy issues. It must be, Krause surmised, that these big foundations are spending their dollars to manipulate Canadian energy and environment politics to further American interests.

Why Environmentalists ♥ The Plummeting Price Of Oil

CP | Jonathan Fahey, The Associated Press | Posted 11.14.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK — Deepwater drilling rigs are sitting idle. Fracking plans are being scaled back. Enormous new projects to squeeze oil out of the oilsands ...

Up Next For Canadian Oil In The U.S.: More Lawsuits

CP | Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.11.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - There are new threats of lawsuits against Canadian oil pipeline projects in the United States.The legal threats suggest the election of a...

NAFTA Environmental Watchdog 'Dying A Slow Death'

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Business

Attempts by NAFTA's environmental watchdog to look into the Harper government's record on salmon farming and the oilsands are at an impasse after dead...

Greenpeace Scales Oil Derrick to Send Solar Message

Mike Hudema | Posted 01.04.2015 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

Alberta has the best solar and wind potential in all of Canada more than enough to power the entire province yet utilizes less than 1per cent of it. Alberta also has a highly skilled, trained workforce. Alberta has the welders, it has the electricians, it has the engineers, the machinists, it has all the people power it needs to make the solar powered leap.

Anti-Oilsands Campaign Has Cost Industry $19.5 Billion: Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Business

The global campaign against Canada’s oilsands has cost the industry some $19.5 billion so far, according to a report from two climate groups. The...

We'll Never Know How Much Kinder Morgan Spent In B.C. Municipal Race

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

While voters will someday know how much non-profits including Dogwood Initiative spent during the election, as it stands it will forever remain a mystery how much oil giants such as Kinder Morgan have pumped into advertising during this year's municipal campaign.

Sliding Oil Prices Will Cost Ottawa Billions, ‘Re-Order' Economy

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada Business

The steep drop in oil prices in recent months will cost Canada’s federal government as much as $3 billion in lost revenue, according to an analysis ...

Tarsands Blinding Alberta to Its True Renewable Potential

Mike Hudema | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Alberta
Mike Hudema

The Alberta government is so fixated on extracting the destructive tar sands that it's missing out on Alberta's real potential. Rather that causing rising greenhouse gas emissions, countless treaty rights violations, incredible disturbances to land, air and water, the government could be a leader in clean energy solutions.

One-Quarter Of New Canadian Oil Projects In Danger: IEA

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Business

About a quarter of new oil projects in Canada could be under threat if oil prices fall below $80 U.S. per barrel, the International Energy Agency warn...

Canadian Oil Companies Could Be On Hook For Billions In Climate Damages

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.09.2014 | Canada Business

Advances in climate change science could be creating a huge legal liability for major Canadian energy companies, especially from foreign judgments bei...