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Oil sands jobs may be gone for good

With oil holding steady above US$50 a barrel since December after having bottomed out to about $26 in early 2016, energy analysts say the growth of automation and other labour-saving efficiencies could hold back many jobs from returning with the economic recovery.

Canadian Natural Resources fined $10,000 following 2007 accident that killed two

Two workers were killed and five were injured when cables holding up a roof support structure snapped at an Alberta oil sands project in 2007.

Carbon tax won't affect oil sands development if crude rises above $60 — report

That's the estimated minimum price oil sands companies need to go ahead with their projects, and if it's reached then the extra cost of a carbon tax likely won't sway a decision.

It’s not just oil – Canada’s potash industry is going through its own bust

A wave of overbuilding and production increases in recent years — spurred by a spike in crop prices and a perceived demand that didn't quite materialize — have left the market flooded with supply.

Japan Canada Oil Sands to keep Hangingstone project offline until further notice

The project, one of Canada’s oldest, will remain closed until benchmark oil prices rise above US$50 per barrel.

Husky Energy's progress from downturn clouded by spill into Saskatchewan river

Canada’s No. 3 integrated oil company, reported a smaller-than-expected quarterly loss as the focus on fewer, more efficient resource plays helped reduce production costs.

Canadian miners need stronger oversight abroad: Liberal MP McKay

The politician is calling for stricter oversight of mining companies abroad after a New York Times front-page story over the weekend shone a spotlight on a Canadian mining company accused of serious crimes in Guatemala.

Canadian Oil Sands overhauls leadership and board ahead of Suncor takeover

The company has named Sandy Martin as its new chief executive officer.

TransCanada Energy East pipeline project to create 120 jobs in Quebec

The firm has signed a deal with a power equipment manufacturer that will create up to 120 jobs in Quebec.

Centerra Gold worker arrested in Kyrgyzstan after 'horse penis' remark

The incident is Centerra Gold's second brush with Kyrgyzstan authorities in recent months.

Kinder Morgans Trans Mountain pipeline wins court battle against Burnaby

Burnaby's bylaw battle against the Trans Mountain pipeline has been shut down by a B.C. Supreme Court judge who has declared that the National Energy Board rules take precedence over the city's.

Canadian rare earth elements miners band together for survival in pricing downturn

Experts say government support for research and development of Canada's rare earth elements has encouraged new co-operation in the usually dog-eat-dog world of junior mining companies.

Public fears put uranium mining on same path as shale gas in Quebec

Fears about radioactive contamination may close the door to uranium mining in Canada's Quebec just as public angst shelved shale gas extraction in the province in 2011.

U.S. court hearings start this week into lawsuit against Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper pipeline

A U.S. court begins hearing arguments this week in a lawsuit that claims increased volumes of oilsands crude have been allowed to flow from Canada into the United States without adequate public input or environmental review.

End of the oilsands by 2050? G7 puts Canada on the spot with target for low emissions

Canada’s energy sector will have to transform itself to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the long term, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday.

Newfie nuns call on Potash Corp. to review Western Sahara operations

A group of Newfoundland nuns are calling on Potash Corp. to conduct an independent review of its operations in Western Sahara.

TransCanada Corp won’t be building Quebec Energy East terminal because of whales

TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) confirmed Thursday that it no longer plans to build a terminal at Cacouna, Que., as part of its Energy East pipeline project, but says it’s looking for potential alternatives in the province.

Oil sands improving on environment, but new technology takes time

It’s a seemingly small thing, the matter of a dozen or so degrees difference in the water temperature during one part of the lengthy and complex process of squeezing oil from Alberta bitumen.

B.C. upholds certificates for two controversial mines

The B.C. government is extending environmental assessment certificates for two controversial mine projects in the province.

Canada's Strateco sues Quebec for $190M over blocking uranium project

The Quebec mining company is seeking such compensation for the investments it made in a uranium project before the province blocked it last year from moving to the next stage.

Obama’s ’Colbert’ show appearance no laughing matter for Canada’s oil patch

In the Monday night episode of “The Colbert Report,” the joke was on Canada’s oil industry. That’s because the featured guest appeared to take a dig at the industry’s long-awaited, long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline project.

B.C. gold-copper mine has potential for more environmental damage than Mount Polley breach: Report

The results of a third-party review into the design of a northwestern B.C. gold and copper mine says it has the potential to cause significantly more environmental damage than the recent collapse of the Mount Polley tailings pond.

Oilsands critics say Alberta energy regulator is denying them right to speak

Critics say Albertans are in danger of being shut out of discussions on how the province's natural resources are developed.

Oil sands to exceed Alberta's new pollution limits

Less than two weeks after Alberta enacted legally enforceable pollution limits for its oilsands region, industry figures already suggest they will soon be breached by emissions of two major gases causing acid rain.

Xstrata Coal, JX Nippon plan $35 million study of B.C. coal project

A partnership formed by JX Nippon Oil & Energy and Xstrata Coal will invest $35 million on a preliminary study of the Suska coal project in eastern British Columbia.