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Opinion: Partial bitumen upgrading could boost Alberta's economy

G. Kent Fellows, Robert Mansell and Jen Winter

Politicians often speak of the need to “add value” to our oilsands bitumen. They advocate upgrading it here to create jobs in Alberta. 631 more words


Financial impact of Fort McMurray wildfire reaches almost $10 billion

An assessment of the total financial effect of last spring’s Fort McMurray wildfire is pegging the direct and indirect costs of the blaze at almost $10 billion. 523 more words

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'It's blindsided everybody': New U.S. border tax could shut out Canadian oil

Canadian oil and gas producers happy to see the end of the Obama era are quickly coming to the realization that the imminent Trump presidency could be even more challenging if he moves forward with the adoption of a border adjustment tax. 792 more words


Energy minister decries pipeline vandalism

Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd is highly unimpressed with vandals who ripped up a section of oilfield pipeline north of Hythe, Alta.

“It’s not acceptable,” McCuaig-Boyd told Postmedia Tuesday. 419 more words


'We need to phase them out:' Trudeau draws fire over oilsands remark during Ontario town hall

Alberta politicians are blasting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he talked of phasing out the oilsands on Friday.

Asked at a town hall event in Ontario about the federal government’s recent approval of expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, Trudeau reiterated his remarks that he is attempting to balance economic and environmental concerns. 309 more words


Five things you should know before you start your work day on Jan. 12

Good morning, editor Nicole MacAdam (@nicole_mac1) here. Magna plans to build cars for new industry players. Global energy spending set to rise, but maybe not in the oilsands. 703 more words


MEG Energy announces $400 million project to boost oilsands production

Oilsands producer MEG Energy Corp. says it will spend $400 million over the next two years on a brownfield expansion plan to add 20,000 barrels per day of bitumen production from its northern Alberta works. 142 more words