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Public muzzled in Trans Mountain debate, critics say

Business in Vancouver | April 24, 2014
Public muzzled in Trans Mountain debate, critics say

Unlike it happened for the Northern Gateway project, there will be no public hearing schedule for the Trans Mountain pipeline.

Canada says whales no longer in danger as oil pipeline verdict looms

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 23, 2014
Canada says whales no longer in danger as oil pipeline verdict looms

Despite objections from several groups, the Harper government declared over the weekend the humpback a "species of special concern" under the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

Only US oil sands player's low cost extraction patent approved

Frik Els | April 22, 2014
Only US oil sands player's low cost extraction patent approved

Calgary-based US Oil Sands Inc. targeting first oil from bitumen extraction using bio-solvent in Utah's Uinta basin next year.

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Why energy is catching the market’s eye

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Value stocks rarely outpace the market as much as growth stocks do.

Suncor Energy employee dies from severe injuries in oil sands

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 21, 2014
Suncor Energy employee dies from severe injuries in oil sands

Suncor said it is working with the RCMP and Alberta Occupational Health and Safety to complete a full investigation into the incident.

PICS OF THE DAY: Tipped dump trucks roundup

Michael Allan McCrae | April 19, 2014
dump truck

Unintentional wheelie stands.

Keystone XL decision delayed again

Frik Els | April 18, 2014
TransCanada`s Keystone XL won`t increase emissions significantly

Pipeline project crucial to oil sands development pushed out another year.

Lack of social licence

Prince George Free Press | April 18, 2014
bc lack of social licence feat

The federal government has the authority to approve Northern Gateway without the support of a majority of residents. The question for the Prime Minister and his cabinet is should they ignore the will of the people, particularly when they've made their wishes known in a formal vote?

Ex-US president Jimmy Carter comes out against Keystone XL

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 16, 2014
Ex-US president Jimmy Carter comes out against Keystone XL

He is first US former president to urge the current administration reject TransCanada's pipeline.

Let's talk about: women in the mining industry

While still a male-dominated sector, there have been positive steps to integrate women into the mining industry.

Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 14, 2014
Canada’s First Nations may build alternative to Northern Gateway pipeline

Eagle Spirit Energy Holdings and Aquilini Group say they have signed non-disclosure agreements with a substantial number of First Nations in northern British Columbia to earn a “social licence” for the project.

Brazil Batista engaged in insider trading: report

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Brazil Batista engaged in insider trading: report

The country's securities regulator, known as CVM, has found Batista waited 10 months to disclose that four oil fields were not commercially viable.

Iran said to be exporting more oil than allowed

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 11, 2014
Iran said to be exporting more oil than allowed

February’s levels were the highest since the West slapped sanctions on Tehran in June last year, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Russia invaded Crimea and these US Energy companies made a killing

The Energy Report | April 10, 2014
Ukraine

Don't put all your investments in one stock, warns S&A Resource Report Editor Matt Badiali.

PICTURE OF THE DAY: Muskeg claims excavator

Michael Allan McCrae | April 6, 2014
differ mining mayhem

In deep.

More balance in reports: reader

MINING.com Editor | April 4, 2014

Less National Enquirer tabloid stuff .

Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 3, 2014
Canada must open mining to First Nations to remain competitive— study

Canada should allow more private ownership of mineral rights, particularly from First Nations, says the Fraser Institute latest report.

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White House targets methane emissions

Oilprice.com | April 1, 2014

For oil and gas drillers, the prospect of regulations on emissions from flaring and fugitive methane has been watched closely by both the industry and environmental groups for several years now.

Oil sands air emissions linked to serious health problems

Cecilia Jamasmie | April 1, 2014
Oil sands air emissions linked to serious health problems

Independent report finds conclusive link between the industry's activities and human health.

US city mulls blocking Canada’s oil sands crude from reaching its port

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 28, 2014
US city mulls blocking Canada’s oil sands crude from reaching its port

South Portland, in Maine, could be the first US city to pass a law preventing Canada’s crude from Alberta’s oil sand from getting to its port.

Suncor can't randomly drug test employees, panel rules

Ana Komnenic | March 26, 2014
Suncor can't randomly drug test employees, panel rules

Panel rules the program would be an unreasonable invasion of privacy.

Canada’s oil sands hit hardest by investment barriers to Chinese firms

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 26, 2014
Canada’s oil sands the be hit the hardest by investment barriers to Chinese firms

Chinese capital could fund 40% of the necessary investment in the country's oil sands over the next 20 years.

Why major profits could be ahead for investors in natural gas

Daily Gains Letter | March 25, 2014

One of the most important investing lessons I have learned over time is to be careful when the price of an asset goes up significantly in a very short period of time—it usually doesn’t end well.

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Russia looks east as relations with Europe deteriorate

Oilprice.com | March 24, 2014

The more or less severing of relations between Russia and Europe will accelerate a Russian pivot towards China.

Strong commodities + weak dollar = Canadian energy investing Bonanza: Chad Ellison

The Energy Report | March 22, 2014

Chad Ellison of Dundee Capital Markets is gearing up for a red-hot Canadian energy sector.

Alberta regulator approves Cenovus oil sands project

Ana Komnenic | March 21, 2014
Alberta regulator approves Cenovus oil sands project

Share price gains nearly 2%.

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