Oil Sands Mining News

Do Canada's oil sands deserve ‘World's Dirtiest Commodity' label?

Development and mining of a vital resource - Canada's huge Alberta oil sands - has given rise to both environmental and climate change accusations. Is this justified?

TAILINGS RETREATMENT: Oil sands projects receives federal funding

ALBERTA — Titanium Corporation of Edmonton will receive up to $4.9 million in federal funds fromSustainable Development Technology Canada(SDTC) for its "Creating Value from Waste" project. ….more at Canadian Mining Journal

Project News paints a diverse metals and minerals picture

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (July 17): This issue we cover a wide variety of minerals and metals ranging from the usual batch of iron ore, cobalt, gold, silver, uranium, zinc and nickel projects to oil sands, fluorspar, potash, tin and chromium projects. We also have reports from two diamond projects (one in [...]

Major Long Term Effort Needed To Reduce Oilsands Emissions To Level Of Conventional Oil, Study Says

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Alberta's 20-year plan for oilsands development is short on specifics

Canadian Business (February 12, 2009) - Alberta has released a 20-year plan intended to give its oilsands developments a cleaner environmental image around the globe, but the strategy is light on specifics. The government report calls for action to reduce emissions, curb fresh water use and cut tailings produced by oilsands projects. But the 50-page document offers no details on how measures to achieve these goals would be enforced.

Rimex to build new wheel-rim maintenance facility for oil sands

ALBERTA – Rimex Supply of Surrey, B.C., says its new wheel-rim maintenance facility in Edmonton will be opening in September 2008. The company will provide inspection, maintenance and repairs for operators in the oil sands […]

Rimex to build new wheel-rim maintenance facility for oil sands

ALBERTA – Rimex Supply of Surrey, B.C., says its new wheel-rim maintenance facility in Edmonton will be opening in September 2008. The company will provide inspection, maintenance and repairs for operators in the oil sands […]

OIL SANDS ACQUISITION – AMEC pays $45M for in-situ specialist

CALGARY - AMEC is going to acquire BOWER DAMBERGER ROLSETH ENGINEERING (BDR), a specialist in the in-situ oil sands... [Full Story]

Far-flung employees still part of the "family"

EDMONTON – For some industries the need for a sudden and massive influx of skilled workers in a remote area is the norm, not the exception. For 30 years the PTI GROUP has specialized in […]