The province first committed $1 billion to fund infrastructure into the chromite-rich area in 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The project, one of Canada’s oldest, will remain closed until benchmark oil prices rise above US$50 per barrel.
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.
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.
The company has named Sandy Martin as its new chief executive officer.
The firm has signed a deal with a power equipment manufacturer that will create up to 120 jobs in Quebec.
The incident is Centerra Gold's second brush with Kyrgyzstan authorities in recent months.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Canada’s energy sector will have to transform itself to lower greenhouse gas emissions in the long term, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday.
A group of Newfoundland nuns are calling on Potash Corp. to conduct an independent review of its operations in Western Sahara.
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.
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.
The B.C. government is extending environmental assessment certificates for two controversial mine projects in the province.
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.
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.
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.
Critics say Albertans are in danger of being shut out of discussions on how the province's natural resources are developed.
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.