Calgary Herald

Big trucks, dead ducks put Alberta's oilsands under environmental scrutiny

Two things helped make Alberta’s oilsands a top North American environmental concern — ducks and trucks.

Athabasca meets year-end production targets at Hangingstone oilsands project

Athabasca said in a news release that bitumen production averaged 3,200 barrels per day in September and has recently jumped to 4,000 bpd.

BlackPearl Resources aim to beat oilsands curse

Junior oil sands companies have been falling like dominoes lately, but that doesn’t mean the species is doomed, says the CEO of BlackPearl Resources Ltd., insisting his junior oilsands company will survive and thrive despite current low oil prices and unfavourable capital markets.

BlackGold oil sands project on hold, Harvest cuts 105 jobs

Korean-owned Harvest Operations Corp. has cut 105 jobs and will delay start-up of its 10,000-barrel-per-day BlackGold thermal oilsands project until benchmark New York oil prices improve to above $60 US per barrel.

Shell cuts up to 300 jobs at oilsands mine facility

Shell Canada told employees last week it will cut up to 10 per cent of 3,000 jobs at the Athabasca Oil Sands Project mining operations it manages north of Fort McMurray in an effort to improve efficiency.

There are a trillion reasons why Alberta won’t slow oil sands development

Calgary Herald columnist, Stephen Ewart, talks about the forecast for relentless oil sands production growth over the next three decades.

Canada’s need for more pipeline capacity a ‘real concern,’ says natural resources minister

Canada risks stranding its resource bounty unless it adds new pipeline capacity to the West Coast, eastern provinces and the U.S., says Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver, who believes the issue will be one of the biggest items on his plate in 2013.

Canadian Oil Sands sees continued volatility in light oil pricing

Growing North American light oil production is expected to cause crude from the Syncrude oilsands mine to fetch a discounted price, says Canadian Oil Sands Ltd., the largest partner in the massive development.

Proposed Nexen takeover: a line in the (oil)sands?

Battle lines are being drawn in the oilsands - and on Parliament Hill - over the $15-billion proposed takeover of Calgary-based energy producer Nexen by a Chinese state-owned oil giant.

Rick George hands over reins of oilsands pioneer Suncor

If Rick George was company builder at oilsands pioneer Suncor Energy Inc., Steve Williams has been the operator and is now executor of a growth plan put into place long before the official handing over of Suncor's reins Tuesday.

Cenovus extends search for oilsands deal indefinitely

http://www.calgaryherald.com/business/Cenovus+extends+search+oilsands+deal+indefinitely/6519432/story.html

Canadian oilsands output skids in March

Production at Canada’s biggest oilsands projects, run by Suncor Energy Inc and Syncrude Canada Ltd, tumbled in March after unscheduled outages of major processing equipment, prompting investors to push the developers’ shares down.