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Fort Hills partners settle funding dispute, Total reduces stake in project

The partners in the Fort Hills oilsands project have settled a funding dispute that will see French oil company Total reduce its stake in the development. 120 more words

Economy

Edmonton MP connects dots from expanded pipeline revenue to green projects

Companies like Suncor and Husky are sharing in a $22-million funding announcement made Friday in south Edmonton to green up the energy they produce. Seven projects from six companies were given a share of the funding from Natural Resources Canada, and announced by Edmonton-Centre MP… 366 more words

Environment

Alberta court grants Unifor injunction blocking Suncor random drug test plan

A union that represents thousands of oilsands workers at Suncor Energy sites in Alberta has won a court injunction against random drug testing.

Unifor Local 707-A had argued that such random testing would violate the worker’s rights and privacy. 133 more words

News

Suncor begins process to add 700 megawatts of oilsands cogeneration

Suncor Energy (TSX:SU) says it has started the regulatory process on replacing aging boilers at its oilsands Base Plant with two cogeneration units to lower costs and carbon output. 155 more words

Money

Judge to decide next week on union's application for injunction to stop Suncor random drug testing

A judge hearing an application from a union for an injunction to stop Suncor from starting random drug tests at oilsands facilities in northeastern Alberta is to make his ruling next Thursday. 181 more words

Canada

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

News

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

Energy