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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.

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
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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.

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
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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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