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Varcoe: Oilpatch remembers Bill Mooney, who helped save Syncrude

Decades before the oilsands became a magnet for global investment, the nascent sector was under siege, suffering from spiralling costs and deep skepticism.

The Syncrude project found itself in turmoil in the mid-1970s when one of its main backers, Atlantic Richfield, announced it was backing out of the megaproject as the price tag more than doubled to top $2 billion. 836 more words

Local Business

Man dies in oilfield accident near Alameda

An investigation is underway into the work-related death of a 27-year-old man in the Alameda area.

Dustin Barry Pratt died in an oilfield accident on Monday. 264 more words

Saskatchewan

Green and Jackson: Alberta’s cap on oilsands emissions could cost billions

By Kenneth P. Green and Taylor Jackson

Alberta’s energy industry has been hit hard by the decline in oil prices, but the province is still home to the world’s third largest oil reserves, and despite a temporary glut, oil will still largely power the world for the foreseeable future. 530 more words

Columnists

Peter Foster: The oil industry still shouldn't trust environmental NGOs after emissions cap deal

There was a seismic split in the Canadian oil industry last November when four companies – Suncor, Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus and Shell Canada – agreed, after negotiations with radical environmental groups and the Alberta government, to an emissions cap of 100 megatonnes on oil sands production. 907 more words

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In upcoming OPEC meeting, consensus could hinge on Iran's aging oilfields

CALGARY — When Iran’s oil production began to plummet in late 2011, just as economic sanctions on the country over its nuclear program were being tightened, Saudi Arabia was there to pick up the slack. 860 more words

Energy

Alberta's oilsands cap could mean billions worth of lost production, limited impact on emissions: report

CALGARY — As Alberta’s NDP government rushes ahead with implementation of its climate change plan, a new study provides another measure of its exorbitant cost – a proposed cap on oilsands emissions would leave oil worth hundreds of billions in the ground, while doing little to reduce global greenhouse gases. 828 more words

Energy

Graham Thompson: Energy East hearings are less thrilling than Olympics, but more vital to Canada

OK, I realize this is a tough sell.

It’s August and probably the last thing you want to do is sit in your house and watch television, unless of course you’re watching the Olympics. 675 more words

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