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Climate Change research project to focus on abandoned, orphaned mines

February 15, 2019

Ottawa today announced $184,000 in support of a climate change project, which will lay the groundwork to rehabilitate Canada’s abandoned and orphaned mines. This project, led by the Mining Innovation Rehabilitation and Applied Research Corporation, will develop a comprehensive approach for evaluating rehabilitation plans for

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Oil sands takes heart with Warren Buffett Suncor investment

February 15, 2019

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc said it had taken a fresh stake in Suncor Energy Inc for the second time in about six years, sending the U.S.-listed shares of the energy major up four per cent in after-market trading. Suncor,

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Enbridge not surprised by Michigan governor’s appeal

February 15, 2019

Canadian pipeline operator Enbridge Inc was not surprised by renewed opposition from Minnesota’s state government to its $9 billion Line 3 but still expects the oil pipeline replacement to enter service by year-end, its chief executive said told Reuters. The

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UBC researchers develop hand-held biosensor to detect cryptosporidium contamination

February 15, 2019

A handheld “tricorder” that can test for biological contamination in real-time has been the dream of science fiction fans for decades; and University of British Columbia Okanagan engineers say the technology is closer to science fact than ever before. Using

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TransCanada Corp smiling as quarterly profits beat estimates

February 15, 2019

Keystone pipeline operator TransCanada Corp beat analysts’ estimates for quarterly profit, as it moved more oil and gas amid a rise in crude production. Canadian pipelines are running at full capacity due to a production surge in Alberta, forcing the

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Election Dialogues an early primer for the upcoming Global Petroleum Show

February 15, 2019

As this year’s 51st edition of the Global Petroleum Show draws closer, the first stop is the Global Petroleum Show 2019 Election Dialogues on February 26. The launch of the Election Dialogues will be a lead-up to the provincial and federal

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Artificial Intelligence watches oil wells when the humans go home

February 15, 2019

From a computer in his downtown office, Jeremy Bernard calls up live video of an oil well site in rural Alberta, clicking to bring up a cluster of small buildings, then a gravel road that leads across snowy pasture. The picture is sharp and

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Calgary men facing charges of stealing copper wire from oil well sites

February 13, 2019

Two Calgary men face multiple charges after thefts of copper wire and tools at several rural oil well sites. Police say about $300,000 in damage was caused by thieves who cut the wire out of buildings. The Calgary Police Service told Canadian Press it

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Alberta cuts backfire as crude too expensive to ship by rail

February 12, 2019

Alberta’s effort to alleviate a crude glut through mandatory production curtailments may be backfiring, as Canadian heavy crude has become too expensive to ship by rail. Two months after the provincial government announced the cuts, crude-by-rail shipments are declining even

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Keystone pipeline still shut down since last week’s leak

February 11, 2019

TransCanada Corp said a part of its Keystone crude pipeline from Steele City, Neb., to Patoka, Ill., remained shut after a leak was discovered in the St. Louis, Mo., area last week. The cause and source of the spill have