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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

Mining is an industry which has always been male-dominated, regardless of geographical location. There have been positive steps which have helped to integrate women into the industry, but females continue to be under-represented and Mining is still largely a man’s domain.

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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New technology meets an ancient foe in Alberta

Oilprice.com | March 20, 2014

New technologies have revolutionized the oil industry but they also seem to have created a bizarre vulnerability.

Ottawa reshuffle: Canada gets new Minister of Natural Resources

Ana Komnenic | March 19, 2014
Ottawa reshuffle: Canada gets new Minister of Natural Resources

Former minister becomes Finance Minister.

Enbridge seeks 40% natural gas rate hike in Canada’s Ontario

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 14, 2014
Enbridge seeks 40% natural gas rate hike in Canada’s Ontario

Because harsher than usual Canadian winter forced firm to buy more natural gas, at a much higher cost than expected.

Athabasca Oil founder resigns after Dover project approval

Cecilia Jamasmie | March 14, 2014
Athabasca Oil founder resigns after Dover project approval

William Gallacher, who founded Athabasca in 2006, is being replaced by Thomas Buchanan.

Ukraine: Vultures of political capital descend

Oilprice.com | March 9, 2014
Ukraine

There are two countries that could use this situation to the benefit if they play their cards wisely: Belarus and Canada.

Canadian grain vs. Canadian oil

Ana Komnenic | March 9, 2014
Canadian grain vs. Canadian oil

Some farmers accuse railways of loading more oil while allowing their crops to pile up.

Prentice to lead renewed Northern Gateway consultation efforts

Business in Vancouver | March 6, 2014

A former federal minister of Indian and Northern Affairs will lead renewed efforts to consult with and establish partnerships with First Nations and Aboriginal communities in British Columbia and Alberta for Enbridge Inc.'s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, the company said today.

Enbridge’s controversial pipeline gets OK

Frik Els | March 6, 2014
Enbridge’s controversial pipeline gets OK

First piece of Canada's pipeline puzzle falls into place after energy giant's Line 9 to carry oil sands crude from west to east is approved.

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