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Suncor restoring more oilsands operations, additional 3,500 workers to return

Suncor says it expects to restore more of its oilsands production by the end of this week.

The Calgary-based company says start-up activities have begun at its oilsands base plant north of Fort McMurray. 77 more words


Going home: Fort McMurray evacuees prepare for a journey like no other

Going home.

Fort McMurray’s displaced people have been waiting what seems like an eternity to use those words.

For nearly a month they have lived the life of evacuees, forced to sleep on strange beds and depend on the charity of others. 3,867 more words

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Canadian crude discount shrinks only slightly after fire halts oilsands production

Canadian crude prices barely strengthened after this month’s wildfires cut more than 40 per cent of oilsands production as local inventories helped make up for lost output. 288 more words


Study traces organic aerosol air pollution to oilsands production

A new study in the journal Nature finds that Alberta’s oilsands are one of the largest sources of organic aerosol air pollution in North America. 551 more words

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Oilsands emissions cap and new regulations for energy industry still unclear

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the NDP government still has “a bit of runway” as it works out details of its plan to cap greenhouse gas emissions from the oilsands. 425 more words


The Press Gallery #134: The Smoke Gets in Your Eyes edition

This week’s episode of The Press Gallery focuses on the impact the Fort McMurray wildfire is having on Alberta’s oilsands industry — a linchpin of the provincial economy. 167 more words


Alberta oilsands future appears strong, economists say

The future of the oilsands looks bright despite the economic and environmental challenges they’ve faced over the last 18 months, a University of Alberta energy expert said Wednesday. 476 more words