Canada Oilsands

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.

How Did Climate Advocates Get The Fort Mac Conversation So Wrong?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 05.12.2016 | Canada Impact
DeSmog Canada

Connecting extreme weather events with climate change isn't exactly a new thing; from Hurricane Sandy to the California droughts, it's a conversation that goes hand in hand with every natural disaster, and it's usually handled in a reasonable fashion. So how did the climate conversation around the still-raging Fort McMurray wildfire that destroyed thousands of homes become so befuddling-ly messed up?

The Fort McMurray Fire Hit The Oilsands Hard. Here's The Math.

CP | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Business

Add it up. You know, if you want to...

Half Of Oilsands May Be Offline At This Point

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2016 | Canada Business

CALGARY -- The wildfire ripping through the Fort McMurray, Alta., area continued to set back Alberta's crude industry Friday as concerns arose that th...

Oil 'Stress Test' Has Bad News For Alberta's Producers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2016 | Canada Business

Oilsands development doesn't make sense under $120 a barrel, report says.

Things Couldn't Seem Worse For Oil And Gas. Then This Happens.

CP | Lauren Krugel | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business

"We're talking tens of thousands of people unemployed with no end in sight."

Canada Will Take Longer To Recover From Oil Shock Than BoC Said

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Business

Strap in! It's going to be a long ride.

Oilsands To Determine Whether Canada Meets Its GHG Goals: Minister

CP | Bruce Cheadle | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Business

"A lot of that will depend actually this year on the market."

Pipelines Or Indigenous Rights? Premier Notley Can't Have Both

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
DeSmog Canada

The Alberta government clearly has a reason for wanting to facilitate the export of more oil and gas via the proposed TransCanada Energy East and Kinder Morgan Trans-Mountain pipelines. But the NDP committed in its election platform to implementing the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to "work with Alberta Indigenous Peoples to build a relationship of trust and ensure respectful consultation."

Does National Unity Have To Be A Casualty Of Canada's Energy Debate?

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

In a recent panel discussion, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna assured Albertans that the Liberal government would not risk damaging "national unity" by acting quickly on climate change. For some, her comment begs the question: when exactly will the Liberals be ready to start acting on their emissions reductions targets?

Dear Premier Notley: Alberta Workers Need Jobs Not Pipelines

Mike Hudema | Posted 04.11.2016 | Canada Business
Mike Hudema

Raising the minimum wage, diversifying Alberta's economy and supporting working people have my full support, but I'm sorry Premier Notley, I just can't get behind you on pipelines. New pipelines aren't good for the environment, they aren't good for the climate, and I'm sorry, but they aren't good for working people or good governance, either.

Metis Accuse Oilsands Giant Of Economic Retaliation

CBC | Posted 03.31.2016 | Canada Business

"There's nothing to trap. The company, they destroyed our land."

Oilsands, Northern Mine Workers Could Soon Commute Like This

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Business

Airships will reduce the resource industry's carbon footprint, Straightline says.

Warning Sign: Banks Place Canadian Oil Companies On Watch List

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Business

CIBC, RBC, Scotia each added nine oil firms to their watch lists. The companies' names are secret.

Export Development Canada Devotes $750 Million To Help Oil Biz

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Business

EDC will hand out loans or loan guarantees to oil firms with an export plan.

Saudi Minister Suggests Canada, Others Will Have To 'Get Out' Of Oil

AP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Business

Amid oil price crunch, Saudi minister preaches survival of the fittest.

84% Of Oilsands Construction Jobs To Disappear: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.18.2016 | Canada Business

Automation won't help hiring either.

Oilsands Giant Suncor Posts $2-Billion Loss

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Business

Suncor expects oil to stay below $40 this year.

Trudeau Should 'Champion' Energy Sector, Brad Wall Says

CP | Jennifer Graham, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Politics

"We have a referee. It's the National Energy Board and it's the regulatory bodies and they should do their job, to be sure,"

Paris Changed Everything, So Why Are We Still Talking Pipelines?

David Suzuki | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada
David Suzuki

With the December Paris climate agreement, leaders and experts from around the world showed they overwhelmingly accept that human-caused climate change is real and the need to curb emissions. In light of this, I don't get the current brouhaha over Kinder Morgan, Keystone XL, Northern Gateway or the Energy East pipelines.

How Notley And Wynne Can Change Canada's Energy Future

Mike Hudema | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Mike Hudema

Rather then talking about increasing the damage for short-term gain, Premier Wynne and Notley should be talking about how they can create jobs by collaborating on solutions. Solutions that keep carbon in the ground, create jobs, and that could benefit everyone from coast to coast to coast for generations to come. Let's make the discussion about creating good green jobs, healthy communities, and clean, renewable solutions that allow everyone to participate and benefit. It's time for Canada to build its clean energy dream not expand its tarsands nightmare.

No Joke: Minus-50 Cents For A Barrel Of Oil

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Business

And Iran is about to make things worse.

Bloomberg: Oilsands Bitumen Now Selling For $8.35

Bloomberg | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business

Think oil in the $20s is bad? In Canada they’d be happy to sell it for $10. Canadian oil sands producers are feeling pain as bitumen -- the thick...

Why The Oilsands Have No Choice But To Keep Producing

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada Business

Hitting the off switch could damage an oilsands reservoir.

Canada Now Selling World's Cheapest Oil: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Business

Goldman Sachs says $20 oil may be necessary.