Canadian energy firms push alternatives to oil sands

Western Canada's conventional energy producers are looking to step out of the long shadow cast by the oil-sands sector to tout the economic and environmental benefits of light oil and natural gas development.  Led by Encana Corp. chief executive Doug Suttles, companies that are employing innovations in drilling and hydraulic fracturing insist they can boost investment, employment and exports while contributing to efforts in Canada and around the world to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

Led by Encana Corp. chief executive Doug Suttles, companies that are employing innovations in drilling and hydraulic fracturing insist they can boost investment, employment and exports while contributing to efforts in Canada and around the world to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases.

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