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Feds respond to NAFTA challenge that it's weak on tailings pond leaks

EDMONTON – The Canadian government says it lacked the scientific evidence to determine if oilsands tailings ponds were leaking into waterways and hurting fish.

But the government says it continues to work on methods to determine if chemicals associated with bitumen in groundwater are natural, or the result of industry. 483 more words


Varcoe: As oil prices surge, where is the new spending?

Oil prices surged above US$57 a barrel this week and have now risen $10 since September arrived.

Strong global demand, falling inventory levels and geopolitical instability in Saudi Arabia have… 815 more words


Alberta Energy Regulator OKs Suncor's plan for managing tailings ponds

Alberta’s energy regulator has approved an oilsands giant’s plan to manage its vast tailings ponds.

The regulator released its decision on Suncor Energy’s Millennium mine today. 106 more words


Contract worker killed at Suncor site near Fort McMurray

One person was killed in a workplace incident that happened Friday morning at the Suncor Millennium mine, about 25 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.

“We regret to confirm that there has been a fatality involving a contractor at our oilsand base plant site,” said Sneh Seetal, a spokesperson with Suncor Energy. 291 more words


Canadian energy producers' strategies are adapting to new era of oil supply certainty

A shift in global oil markets sentiment is under way, replacing decades of scarcity fears with confidence in surpluses, capping oil prices and forcing changes in the way the industry works, observers say. 743 more words


Court rules in favour of Suncor on random drug testing; union to keep fighting

Energy giant Suncor Energy has won another victory in a years-long legal battle over random drug and alcohol testing at its northeastern Alberta oilsands sites. 111 more words


Former Suncor Energy CEO Rick George dies

Rick George, former CEO of Suncor Energy and a pioneer of Canada’s oilsands industry, has died at the age of 67.

The company says he died Tuesday after a battle with acute myeloid leukemia. 86 more words