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Syncrude ramps up output after operational problems

December 13, 2019

Syncrude’s oil sands facility has ramped up production after a disruption last week due to operational problems, three market sources told Reuters on Thursday. Syncrude – owned by Suncor – can produce up to 360,000 barrels per day, upgrading thick

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Ottawa to weigh Frontier project, carbon neutral plan prior to approval

December 13, 2019

The government will take into account its plan to make Canada carbon neutral by 2050 when it considers whether to approve Teck Resources Ltd’s plan for a giant oil sands mine, the new environment minister said on Thursday. Teck wants

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Slumping oil sector blamed for empty Calgary office buildings

December 12, 2019

A major player in Calgary’s depressed office real estate industry is putting dozens of Alberta office buildings under court protection from creditors while it tries to sell them. Riaz Mamdani, CEO of Strategic Group, told Canadian Press the move is being

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Quebecers still want oil, and prefer western oil: poll

December 11, 2019

Contrary to what is often heard in the media and from certain lobby groups, Quebecers are still open to developing their oil resources, and prefer oil from Western Canada to foreign oil, according to a Leger poll conducted on behalf of the

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Chevron looks to sell stake in Kitimat LNG project

December 11, 2019

Chevron Corp. says it is looking to sell its 50 per cent stake in the Kitimat LNG Project in British Columbia. The move comes as the company looks to cut spending on some investments and take a charge of at least

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Train derailment fires still burning, but under control

December 11, 2019

Fires are still burning at the site where a Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed early Monday while hauling oil, but they are under control, CP and public safety officials said on Tuesday. The Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency (SPSA) said in

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Can the son undo his father’s legacy of western mistrust and anger?

December 11, 2019

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has an unusual challenge as he seeks to charm angry westerners who fear he will destroy the region’s oil and gas industry – the legacy of his father, who was reviled in much of the west

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Norwegian, Canadian oil violates children’s rights: Greta

December 10, 2019

Greta Thunberg and 15 other youth climate activists urged Norway and Canada to wind down their oil and gas production, which they said violates children’s rights around the world. In letters to the prime ministers of both countries, the campaigners

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Co-op Refinery flying in workers to avoid picket line

December 10, 2019

Management at Regina’s Co-op Refinery say they are flying replacement staff in by helicopter during an ongoing labour dispute. About 700 unionized workers were locked out last week after serving strike notice. Federated Co-operatives Limited told Canadian Press in a statement that employees who have the

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USask expert joins global call for action on groundwater resources

December 9, 2019

A group of international scientists and practitioners – including University of Saskatchewan (USask) researcher Jay Famiglietti – say we are not doing enough to protect and manage global groundwater resources, which will have long-term effects on the planet’s drinking water,