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INFOGRAPHIC: How big are Canada’s oil sands?

Visual Capitalist | September 2, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: How big are Canada’s oil sands?

Visual Capitalist has put together this infographic, which shows just how big the oil sands are.

Northern B.C. politicians blast Trudeau for fracking ban comments

Business in Vancouver | September 2, 2014
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At a stop in New Brunswick last week, Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau said more scientific study is required before Canada expands natural gas exploration and drilling.

IMAGE GALLERY: Trucks in trouble

Michael Allan McCrae | August 31, 2014
truck rock mining mayhem mining

The loads are heavy.

INFOGRAPHIC: The case for transporting oil over water

Resource Works | August 31, 2014
oil tanker infographic

"We can't ignore the benefits."

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New technology could end the debate over pipeline safety

Oilprice.com | August 28, 2014
New technology could end the debate over pipeline safety

Monitoring, detecting pipeline corrosion still a 'crude' affair.

INFOGRAPHIC: Middle East, capital of concentrated wealth

Visual Capitalist | August 28, 2014
infographic middle east capital of concentrated wealth feat

Persian treasury at Persepolis held 7.2M lbs of gold.

Why short-term slowdowns are great

Oreninc | August 27, 2014
Why short-term slowdowns are great

Better footing in the long term.

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The Kardashians and climate change: interview with Judith Curry

Oilprice.com | August 25, 2014

Climate change continues to drive energy policy, despite the fact that there is no way to reconcile eradicating energy poverty in much of the world with reducing carbon dioxide emissions.

World events to spark fall commodities rally: Jeb Handwerger

MINING.com Editor | August 24, 2014
World events rally

Talks about current events that could spark a commodities rally.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Canada’s Fort McMurray to learn about the oil sands

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 22, 2014
Leonardo DiCaprio in Canada’s Fort McMurray to learn about the oil sands

The actor is doing research for an upcoming documentary on the subject.

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Ukraine's next crisis? Economic disaster

Oilprice.com | August 19, 2014
Ukraines next crisis economic disaster

Conflict forcing coal mines to cut output, close.

US firm claims Australia's biggest oil find in 30 years

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 18, 2014
Apache claims Australia's biggest oil find in 30 years

Apache Corp. says the discovery may herald a new oil “province” for Australia.

Why don't your stocks go up? You're asking the wrong questions

Asking the wrong questions

Quality is much more important than quantity.

America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises: Peter Epstein

The Energy Report | August 15, 2014
America's first oil sands producer and other natural resources surprises

Who stands to capture the graphite market?

Critics demand stronger action to tackle increased oil sands pollution

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 15, 2014
Critics demand stronger action to tackle increased oil sands pollution

Levels of sulphur dioxide and nitrous dioxide — two chemicals that contribute to acid rain and smog — hit three on a scale where four is the maximum.

End of the line for Colombia's 'growth locomotive'

MINING.com Editor | August 14, 2014
Colombian 'growth locomotive' finished

Central banker says mining and energy boom has passed.

Keystone pollution may be four times estimates: study

Jeffrey Richmond | August 13, 2014
keystone xl may produce 4 times more greenhouse gases than estimated study feat

More oil from pipeline means more greenhouse gases.

Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Canadian miners performance beats global indexes in Q2

Index gained 9% from April to June, outperforming the S&P/TSX Composite index, which gained 6%, and the London Metal Exchange index, which gained 7% in the same period.

Athabasca near closing $1.32 billion sale of Dover oil sands to PetroChina

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 12, 2014
Athabasca near closing $1.32 billion sale of Dover oil sands to PetroChina

But CEO Sveinung Svarte won’t publicly say when that date will arrive.

Canada needs to refine its oil sands ambitions

Globe and Mail | August 12, 2014
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Despite European hostility toward “dirty” oil from Canada, refiners there may look more to Alberta for supply as price differentials and sanctions on Russia whet their appetite.

Where is Casey's Marin Katusa stashing his money when Europe heats up?

The Energy Report | August 12, 2014
Where is Casey's Marin Katusa stashing his money when Europe heats up

Shares four junior names he thinks could profit, and one truly contrarian name for those expecting the worst.

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Who needs Russia? Ukraine will destroy itself with new gas tax

Oilprice.com | August 12, 2014
Ukraine will destroy itself with new gas tax

Tax promises to cripple new energy sector investment.

Kinder Morgan merges assets in $70-billion deal

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 11, 2014
Kinder Morgan merges assets in $70-billion deal

The merger is the largest in the energy sector in the last 15 years.

Mining tycoon, Calgary Flames co-owner, also Imperial Metals’ largest shareholder

Cecilia Jamasmie | August 8, 2014
Mining tycoon, Calgary Flames co-owner, also Imperial Metals’ largest shareholder

N. Murray Edwards has a 36% stake in Imperial Metals, owner of Mount Polley mine.

Will mining disappear in the next decade?

Will mining disappear in the next decade

Trend of mine production moving to emerging economies will continue.

Looking for the next big thing? Jason Sawatzky has a suggestion

The Energy Report | August 7, 2014
Jason Sawatzky has a suggestion

For him, the word is "oilfield services."

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