Alberta Mining News

Production at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oil sands to fully resume in June

Pipeline shipments would restart at approximately 50% of capacity in early May.

US emissions dropped 1.7% last year

The fall was driven by a flood of shale natural gas supply and renewable power increasingly displacing coal, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said.

Canadians asked to weigh in on Teck’s proposed oil sands mine

The Frontier project is located 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray, in Alberta, around 40 kilometres from the Fort McKay First Nation's reserve.

Production at Syncrude’s Mildred Lake oil sands to fully resume in April

Suncor Energy, the largest partner in Syncrude, said it expects to meet its 2017 production targets despite a fire that shut down the Mildred Lake upgrader almost two weeks ago.

Donald Trump approves Keystone XL pipeline

He said the project would employ 28,000 people, with TransCanada predicting only 13,000 temporary construction jobs and the US State Department saying only 50 of them will be permanent positions.

Suncor’s plan for tailings clean-up rejected by Alberta’s regulator

Suncor Energy’s plan to clean up tailings in some of its oil sands operations using water capping, also known as an end-pit lake, have hit a snag as the Alberta Energy Regulator rejected the proposal saying the firm’s plan lacked evidence the strategies would work.

Shell sells Canadian oil sands businesses in deals worth $8.5 billion

Once the deals close, there will be only three major companies — CNRL, Suncor and ExxonMobil majority-owned Imperial Oil Ltd. — dominating Canada's oil sands industry.

Oil sands jobs may be gone for good

With oil holding steady above US$50 a barrel since December after having bottomed out to about $26 in early 2016, energy analysts say the growth of automation and other labour-saving efficiencies could hold back many jobs from returning with the economic recovery.

Enbridge buys stake in one of Europe’s largest wind parks for $1.7bn

The Hohe See wind park, to be located in the North Sea, has a planned capacity of about 500 megawatts.

Teck swings to profit in Q4 but misses expectations

The firm, North America's No.1 producer of coking coal, benefitted from the price rally — steelmaking coal climbed 155.5% to $207 in the quarter.

Teck, Suncor up cost of Fort Hills oil sands project

Cost per barrel, however, will remain at about $84,000 per flowing barrel of bitumen.

US, Canadian engineers back Keystone XL application, urge swift approval

Operating Engineers in the U.S. and Canada stand ready to build this essential piece of North American energy infrastructure.

TransCanada submits new application for Keystone XL permit

The company has spent at least $2.5 billion on the project, whose total cost if built would be at least $10 billion due to delays and permitting costs.

Trump greenlights Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines

The US President has signed two separate orders that advance the construction of TransCanada’s Keystone XL and Energy Transfer Partners LP’s Dakota Access oil pipelines.

Canadian oil sands producers could fetch up to $15 more per barrel with this technology

The adoption of a“partial upgrading” technology could bring in hundreds of millions of dollars into Alberta's economy, a new study claims.

Canadian Natural Resources fined $10,000 following 2007 accident that killed two

Two workers were killed and five were injured when cables holding up a roof support structure snapped at an Alberta oil sands project in 2007.

Rare gem mine expands in Alberta 

KORITE recently broke ground on an expansion that will add 2 million carats of ammolite in 2017.

Cenovus resuming Christina Lake oil sands expansion, boosts capex

Construction of the 50,000-barrel-a-day expansion will begin in the first half of 2017, the company said.

Rodent bait from oil sands poisoning animals commonly trapped in Alberta

Companies respond by banning rodent poison.

Alberta inks $1.36bn deal with three firms to shut down coal plants

Payments will be done over the next 14 years to compensate the firm for shutting down their plants earlier than originally planned.

Carbon tax won't affect oil sands development if crude rises above $60 — report

That's the estimated minimum price oil sands companies need to go ahead with their projects, and if it's reached then the extra cost of a carbon tax likely won't sway a decision.

Canada to fully phase out coal power by 2030

Gov’t will work with the four provinces that still burn coal to reach the goal of making sure 90% of Canada's electricity comes from sustainable sources by 2010.

Suncor Energy sees higher output, lower spending in 2017

Canada’s largest oil and gas company expects production to rise by more than 13% next year and spending to fall by more than $1 billion.

Japex postpones oil sands expansion project to mid-2017

Move will push up costs by Cdn$250 million ($187M).

Canada’s Alberta wants to cap oil sands emissions

If passed and enacted, the ruling will forbid oil sands producers from collectively emitting more than 100 megatonnes of greenhouse gases a year.