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INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 8, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Geosynthetics — an $18 billion market

First international conference about geosynthetics in mining begins Monday.

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Canada’s shale boom: more to come in Montney

Oilprice.com | September 18, 2014

In the world of a constantly changing oil and gas environment, the Montney shale basin is the sleeping giant that holds the key to accelerating Canada’s shale oil and gas boom, but the real treasure within this giant is a tight liquids-rich zone (approximately 15-20 miles wide) that has big and small players alike narrowing their focus for the potential of a giant payout.

Where oil prices are headed

Daily Gains Letter | September 16, 2014

It always seems prices at the pumps rise much faster when oil prices increase, but they move much slower when oil prices decline. I guess that’s big oil for you.

INFOGRAPHIC: A forecast of when the world's resources will run out

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 7, 2014
INFOGRAPHIC: Here is when the world's resources will run out

Here is one interpretation of how much is left on Earth.

Canadian government ‘not pleased’ with Nova Scotia’s plans to ban fracking

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 5, 2014
Canadian government ‘not pleased’ with Nova Scotia’s plans to ban fracking

The Atlantic province will introduce legislation to prohibit high-volume hydraulic fracturing for onshore shale gas this fall.

Battle over Keystone XL lands before Nebraska Supreme Court

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 5, 2014
Battle over Keystone XL lands before Nebraska Supreme Court

The court’s ruling could force President Obama’s hand in making a final decision whether to green light the stalled project.

Oil field services surprise: Brandon Dobell on the upstart that could compete with the big three

The Energy Report | September 4, 2014

Consolidation is coming to the oil and gas industry, says Brandon Dobell of William Blair & Co.

Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start in 2018

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 4, 2014
Northern Gateway pipeline unlikely to start in 2018

The firm no longer expects to complete its $7.3 billion (and climbing) project in four years.

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
Trudeau

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.

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