Canada Oilsands

2 New Studies Suggest Big Trouble For Oilsands Ahead

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada Business

The oil industry isn't facing the coming reality of a low-carbon world, study argues.

Tech Leaders: Canada Should Accept ‘Those Displaced' By Trump Ban

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Business

Trump's closed-door policies could accidentally boost Canada's economy.

Trump's 'America First' Speech Has Oilsands On Edge

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2017 | Canada Business

It's a "wakeup call" for Canada, says industry group's president.

There's Still Time For Jane Fonda To Change Her Views On Alberta Oil

Cody Battershill | Posted 01.12.2017 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

One thing stands out when reading about Jane Fonda, who visited the Fort McMurray region this week. She seems, sometimes at least, to learn from her mistakes. Let's face it; in the world of superficial Hollywood activism populated by the likes of Leo DiCaprio and Daryl Hannah, self-awareness seems to shut down as soon as the director yells "cut."

Catch-22: If Oil Prices Boom, U.S. Won't Need Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Business

Canada’s oil industry is apparently ensnared in a Catch-22. If oil prices stay low, the oilsands will continue to put in a weak performance. But ...

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.

Clean Technology Is The Key To Meeting Climate Change Goals

Joe Kuhach | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Business
Joe Kuhach

Unfortunately, time is not on our side, and significantly reducing carbon emissions requires immediate action. I believe the time for cautious, incremental change has passed and that we must take bold steps to achieve our climate goals. Nowhere is bold action needed more than in the Canadian energy industry.

Alberta Carbon Tax Will Have Little Effect On Oilsands: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Business

Oil prices and market access are bigger factors.

Prime Minister Trudeau Must Become A Climate Leader

Mike Hudema | Posted 11.21.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

The globe needs Prime Minister Trudeau to join that wall of resistance and be the climate leader we all so desperately need to see right now. Trudeau has the ability to show the world that not all climate leadership in North America is dead and while losses may take place south of the border, gains will be made north of it.

The Oilsands Suddenly Have A $1.2-Trillion Reason To Fear Texas

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Business

Biggest-ever shale oil discovery threatens Canadian oilsands' market share.

DiCaprio's Climate Change Doc Wants Alberta To Feel Very, Very Bad

Cody Battershill | Posted 11.15.2016 | Canada Alberta
Cody Battershill

If nothing else, Before the Flood allows viewers a glimpse at Leo DiCaprio's apparently tortured thought process. The results aren't pretty, but they tell you a lot. In nearly two hours of preaching all manner of rehashed conspiracies, his documentary ultimately provides few facts.

OPEC-Hating Trump Could Be Good News For Canada's Oilsands

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Business

CALGARY — Donald Trump's hostility toward trade with OPEC oil producers and interest in the U.S. energy security could boost demand for Canadian oil...

Sorry, Alberta. Oil Could Drop To $40 Per Barrel Again.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.01.2016 | Canada Business

Alberta had been expected to lead economic growth next year.

Calgary's Job Crisis Far Worse Than Other Oil Cities: BMO

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.12.2016 | Canada Alberta

A lesson in the hazards of putting all your eggs in one economic basket.

Aboriginals Against Pipelines Are Misinformed: Alberta Chief

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.03.2016 | Canada Alberta

A treaty opposing oilsands and pipelines was signed by more than 50 aboriginal groups.

Feds, Northern Gateway Won't Appeal Court Decision On Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The proposed pipeline project would link Alberta's oilsands to British Columbia's north coast.

It's Time to End Canada's Pipeline Circus

Kevin O'Leary | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin O'Leary

I have come to the conclusion that this decision is too important to leave in the hands of short-sighted federal, provincial and municipal politicians. Nor do I want to leave it to the oil industry or other lobbyist or environmental groups to decide. I want the ultimate decision to be made by the people of Canada, all the people, every single one.

Ontario's Auto-Industry Crisis Was Worse Than Alberta Oil Crash: Feds

CP | Andy Blatchford and Jordan Press, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2016 | Canada Business

Failure of automakers would have had a "ripple effect."

Canada's Economic Outlook Downgraded

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.21.2016 | Canada Business

Business investment is missing in action.

Canada Won't Need New Pipelines For A Decade, Finance Dept. Says

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.12.2016 | Canada Business

Take your time, energy companies.

Take A Back Seat, Oilsands: U.S. Is The New Saudi Arabia

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.07.2016 | Canada Business

The world has 70 years' worth of oil left, study says.

The Age Of Accountability Begins For Climate Change Deniers

Ecojustice | Posted 06.29.2016 | Canada Business
Ecojustice

Recently we learned that the Competition Bureau is going to investigate several climate change denier groups that have publicly misrepresented climate science on billboards and the web. This is great news for those who want an honest conversation about climate change.

Oilsands Set To Hike Production. Dat Price Slump Tho..

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Business

And lots of it depends on pipelines being built.

Oilsands Workers Now Have To Work Fridays Again Like The Rest Of Us

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Business

Paid time off is being reduced or eliminated "almost across the board.''

Fort Mac Fire Wipes Out $1 Billion In Oil Production

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Business

Fire will shave 1 per cent off of Alberta's GDP, but then boost it later.