Major Canadian oil sands companies have come together in an unprecedented move to collaborate and advance technologies to accelerate the pace of environmental performance improvement. 989 more words
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Alan Fair, director of COSIA’s EPA, discusses tailings ponds, challenges and efforts to reduce the tailings pond footprint.
Q: What are tailings ponds?
A: Tailings ponds provide the opportunity to recycle 85% to 90%-plus of the water used in the extraction process that liberates bitumen from oil sands ore. 409 more words
Improved technology has made both the oilsands and conventional sources of crude from Western Canada cost-competitive with fast-growing U.S. sources of oil, including North Dakota’s high-profile Bakken play, says Scotiabank commodity guru Patricia Mohr. 631 more words
There has been a lot of hype over the dramatic surge in tight oil production in the United States, but two new studies show Canada’s oil sands are still the best place to be based on costs. 744 more words
Recognizing that technology, issues and public perception of the industry have changed since the organization was established some 15 years ago, the Oil Sands Developers Group is now the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA). 343 more words
By Alexander Panetta
WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Stephen Harper will make a cameo appearance on an international stage Tuesday night — though it’s hardly one he would have chosen. 773 more words
The Workmen’s Compensation Board’s insurance premiums give the government’s assessment of safety in the oilpatch and comparisons with other occupations.
In 1925, for example, the city of Calgary paid 50¢ per $100 of pay to insure its employees with the board, while construction and general building companies paid $1.25. 290 more words