Oil Sands

Feds closing in on carbon tax hike for heavy emitters in Alberta

Alberta’s environment minister says deal close, but not imminent More →

Infographic: A brief history of fracking innovation

Ground-breaking moments in hydraulic fracturing More →

Is collaboration in the oil sands possible?

COSIA turns two in March 2013, and it has shared more than 560 technologies worth a total of $900 million; the partners are working on 185 joint-industry projects worth $500 million. But it hasn’t revolutionized any one practice or process. More →

Economist Andrew Leach and Kirsten Smith pop the notion of a “bitumen bubble”

Even with new pipeline infrastructure, geographic price discounts for Albertan crude will remain More →

State Department report raises likelihood of “yes” for Keystone XL

One observer thinks the study findings aren’t so inconsequential More →

Anti-Keystone ad attempts to paint Canada as Chinese pawn

The NextGen Climate Group ad played during U.S. president Barack Obama’s State of the Union address More →

Alberta Energy Regulator defers SAGD decisions during technical review

Regulator believes there's a higher risk of seepage in shallow thermal oil sands projects More →