The Sturgeon refinery and the high cost of value-added

Unexpected costs are eating away at potential returns for the Sturgeon Refinery. So why is it still being built? More →

Doubling down

Oil prices are still slipping. But does the behavior of these two companies suggest a bottom is imminent? More →

About those birds

More than a hundred waterfowl have died after landing on some tailings ponds in northern Alberta. Cue the entirely disproportionate outrage More →

Big Brother Is watching Canadian oil sands producers

Government is monitoring oil and gas projects by satellite. Operators should look up More →

Photo: Private aviation serving the oil sands continues to soar

It costs an annual $42,000 to fly one laborer into Alberta‚Äôs remote northeastern boreal forests More →

Media-shy Canadian Natural Resources speaks up after bitumen seepage near Cold Lake

Tour of affected areas breaks CNRL's typically media-shy approach More →

Production companies like MEG Energy could be rewarded for investing in oil storage

Very few oil sands production companies choose to own their own storage, creating a physical hedge against oil price fluctuations, and the fluctuating demand for terminal space. Why not? More →