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Nova Scotia to use fracking waste at cement plant

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 29, 2014
Nova Scotia to use fracking waste at cement plant

Five million litres of wastewater will be disposed at the Brookfield-based plant following a successful pilot project earlier this spring.

Why Matt Badiali says Hillary Clinton could be remembered as one of the best Presidents ever

The Mining Report | October 29, 2014
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Cheap oil prices and the economic prosperity they bring can make politicians and investors look smarter than they are.

Do Falling Oil Prices Change the Math on Keystone?

National Journal | October 28, 2014

Proponents of the project have long argued that even if Keystone XL, a proposed cross-border pipeline to link Canada's oil sands with Gulf Coast refineries, is not built, oil-sands crude will get to market via rail transport or other means

Canada's oil sands group commits to environmental impact reduction

Wall Street Journal Online | October 28, 2014
Oil sands advocate, tired of smears against Alberta, takes on celebrity activists in PR war

The head of a group of Canadian oil sands producers, including some of the world’s biggest energy companies, said Monday that the consortium has committed to reducing the use of fresh water at some operations.

Cenovus oil sands production increases 23 percent

cenovus | October 26, 2014
Alberta regulator approves Cenovus oil sands project

Company generates nearly $1 billion in cash flow.

Kinder Morgan wins battle over pipeline expansion in Canada

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 24, 2014
Canada’s Kinder Morgan wins battle over pipeline expansion

The National Energy Board said Kinder Morgan can conduct survey work at Burnaby Mountain, despite opposition from the city.

Husky’s cost for oil sands project jumps by $400 million

Globe and Mail | October 24, 2014

Husky Energy Inc. says the price tag for a multibillion-dollar oil sands project jumped by $400-million, another sign that energy companies are struggling to contain costs in northern Alberta.

Low oil prices hurting U.S. shale operations

Oilprice.com | October 22, 2014
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Slumping oil prices are putting pressure on U.S. drillers.

Water expert detects little heavy metals in oil sands moss

Edmonton Journal | October 22, 2014

Water expert Bill Shotyk was doing research in Germany when he read a newspaper article about pollution in the Athabasca River that included heavy metals, lead and mercury.

In Alberta, anxiety grows over declining oil prices

Globe and Mail | October 16, 2014

Alberta’s oil patch and government are watching nervously as the slump in world oil markets threatens the province’s economic boom.

Oil sands producer settles lawsuit by buying four farms

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 8, 2014
Oil sands producer settles lawsuit by buying four farms

Calgary-based Baytex Energy reached settlement with a group of families who claim were forced from their farms over odours.

Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 7, 2014
Crude from oil sands not dirty: European Union

The EU new plan changes how refiners label the carbon intensity of their fuel.

Miners to rely heavily on automation, digitization and green processes

Cecilia Jamasmie | October 2, 2014
Miners to rely heavily on automation digitization and green processes-report

New dimensions are being created within the industry, which help optimize production.

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The world's 10 biggest energy gluttons

Oilprice.com | October 2, 2014

Oilprice.com set out to discover which countries use the most energy and why.

Why Canadian pipeline companies are moving billions in assets to U.S. subsidiaries

Financial Post | October 2, 2014
New technology could end the debate over pipeline safety

The move allows Canadian firms to pay less in tax and raise more capital for their major projects.

Canada’s Nova Scotia introduces ruling to ban fracking

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 30, 2014
Canada’s Nova Scotia introduces ruling to ban fracking

The proposed law, however, would allow fracking for testing and research purposes.

Future innovation in the oil and gas sector will be driven by collaboration and innovation, finds a major new study

Lloyd's Register Energy | September 30, 2014

Global research from Lloyd’s Register Energy confirms the priorities up to 2025

Canada's oil sands image set for overhaul with new Premier

Bloomberg | September 30, 2014
Critics demand stronger action to tackle increased oil sands pollution

Canada’s reputation as climate bad-boy was invented in Manhattan in 2008.

Canada's oil sands to remain unhurt by falling crude prices

Cecilia Jamasmie | September 23, 2014
Canada's oil sands to remain unhurt by falling crude prices

Producers’ limited export pipeline capacity coupled with the end of the U.S. summer driving season has tend to lead to oil surpluses, sending prices down. .. Not this year.

First oil sands bitumen tanker arrives in Quebec port

CBC Ottawa | September 23, 2014
oil tanker enbridge northern gateway

Minerva Gloria's arrival deepens community concern for possible oil spill on the St. Lawrence River.

Oil sands advocate, tired of smears against Alberta, takes on celebrity activists in PR war

National Post | September 23, 2014
Oil sands advocate, tired of smears against Alberta, takes on celebrity activists in PR war

Realtor Cody Battershill has heard the stories of Calgarians travelling abroad being met with disgust when they tell people where they’re from. He’s watched a parade of celebrities — Neil Young, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Redford — come to Alberta to denounce Alberta.

Rockefeller fund to divest oil sands, coal investments

Globe and Mail | September 23, 2014
Rockefeller fund to divest oil sands, coal investments

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund, one of oilman John D. Rockefeller’s financial legacies, intends to immediately sell its oil sands and coal investments, arguing that the industries are two of the world’s most intense source of carbon emissions and that clashes with the charitable foundation’s desire to curb climate change.

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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: 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.

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.

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