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One milllion gallons of oil drilling byproducts leak into ground and bay near North Dakota Indian reservation

MANDAREE, N.D. — A pipeline has leaked 1 million gallons of oil drilling saltwater into the ground at a North Dakota Indian reservation, and some of the byproduct ended up in a bay that feeds the lake that provides the reservation’s drinking water, company and tribal officials said. 550 more words


Ain’t no sunshine for oil sands prospectors

Investor appetite in the high-yield market reached a limit after Sunshine Oilsands Ltd. of Canada pulled a proposed $325 million bond due to lack of demand from U.S. 685 more words


Alberta's pension fund joins VC business to kick start energy tech sector

CALGARY — Alberta’s pension fund manager is getting into the venture capital business in a bid to help reduce costs and mitigate environmental damage in the province’s booming energy sector. 985 more words


Ecology Ottawa organizes info session against Energy East pipeline

Ben Powless spent the last number of years working with indigenous communities in western Canada in opposition to Northern Gateway.

Powless, who is Mohawk, never dreamed he’d be fighting against a pipeline in his traditional territory or in his hometown in Ottawa. 598 more words

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Graphic: Iraq, an oil giant in turmoil

Concerns that violence in Iraq could disrupt supplies have stoked volatility and driven international benchmark Brent above $114 a barrel. OPEC is ready to pump extra oil in the event of any supply disruptions caused by Iraq and its biggest producer, Saudi Arabia, can ramp up to capacity if needed, oil officials said on Tuesday. 41 more words


'It's like putting a puzzle together': Success of trying to hurry up Mother Nature remains a mystery for oil sands players

When great minds think alike, far greater things can happen. That’s the thinking behind COSIA (Canadian Oil Sands Innovation Alliance) – a consortium initiated by senior leaders among 13 energy operators that account for more than 90% of Alberta’s oil sands production. 1,406 more words


Suncor Energy recycles toxic oil-sands runoff in industry first — but will other firms follow?

Canada’s largest oil sands company is cleaning up its act by pulling dangerous waste away from the environment and back into its operations.

The oil sector’s challenge of finding skilled labour is well known, but a wave of ambitious new projects across the resources spectrum is leading to a tighter and more urgent squeeze. 946 more words