oil sands

Alberta to close Energy War Room

Alberta to close Energy War Room

Jun 12, 2024 | 5:32am
The province is shutting down Canadian Energy Centre Ltd. (CEC), also known as the “Energy War Room.” The multi-billion-dollar agency was established by the UCP government under former Premier Jason Kenney to advocate for the Canadian, particularly the Alberta, energy sector. Since its inception in 2019, the Energy War Room has faced significant criticism and […]
Keyano receives major boost to Haul Truck program

Keyano receives major boost to Haul Truck program

Jun 11, 2024 | 6:25pm
Keyano College is receiving major upgrades to its Haul Truck Operator program. Prairies Economic Development Canada is investing $766,000 towards two state-of-the-art haul truck simulators. The federal agency is also funding software upgrades to the four existing simulators at the Suncor Energy industrial campus. “The addition of these advanced simulators will significantly expand and upgrade […]
Alberta says federal environment law remains unconstitutional

Alberta says federal environment law remains unconstitutional

May 14, 2024 | 5:41am
The Alberta government says that despite recent changes, Ottawa’s Impact Assessment Act remains unconstitutional. The federal government recently amended the act following its dismissal by the Supreme Court on constitutional grounds. Premier Smith, Justice Minister Mickey Amery, and Environment Minister Rebecca Shulz issued a joint statement yesterday asserting that the revised laws still infringe upon […]
Fort McKay First nation and Suncor explore partnerships

Fort McKay First nation and Suncor explore partnerships

Mar 8, 2024 | 5:37am
Fort McKay First Nation and Suncor Energy are partnering to explore potential oil sands projects on the First Nation. On March 7th, the energy giant and the First Nation inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to collaborate on a potential oil sands project located within the reserve lands of the Fort McKay First Nation. The […]
MEG Energy announces new CEO
MEG Energy

MEG Energy announces new CEO

Mar 6, 2024 | 5:18am
Calgary’s MEG Energy is starting a new chapter in the company’s history. Derek Evans will be stepping down as President and CEO of the oil sands major as well as relinquishing his position on the company’s Board of Directors. Current Chief Operating Officer, Darlene Gates will be taking over his position effective May 1st. “Derek […]
Watch for massive load heading up Highway 63

Watch for massive load heading up Highway 63

Mar 5, 2024 | 7:19pm
A super-heavy, super-sized load is heading up Highway 63 starting in the early morning of March 6. The 444,000-kilogram monster is 8.7 meters wide, 10.2 meters tall, and 69.5 meters long. It requires a trailer with 192 wheels to carry it up the highway to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. The heavy wide load will make […]
Oil investment to increase by $700 million

Oil investment to increase by $700 million

Feb 28, 2024 | 5:11am
Canada’s energy sector is boosting upstream capital investments this year. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) forecasts the sector to invest $40.6 billion (CAD) this year, up approximately $700 million over 2023 levels. According to Lisa Baiton, President and CEO of CAPP, there is cautious optimism with current Canadian oil production at record levels […]
Community of Conklin forges new business partnerships

Community of Conklin forges new business partnerships

Feb 15, 2024 | 5:40am
Conklin Métis Community is announcing seven new business partnerships to spur its economic growth. The hamlet located approximately 150 kilometers south of Fort McMurray has grappled with housing shortages and limited economic opportunities despite its proximity to the oil sands. The Conklin Resource Development Advisory Committee unveiled seven new business partnerships which it believes will […]
Trans Mountain Pipeline faces another delay

Trans Mountain Pipeline faces another delay

Jan 30, 2024 | 6:00am
Another day, another delay for the tormented Trans Mountain Pipeline, The federally owned Trans Mountain Corporation (TMC) building the long overdue expansion says it has hit another snag. As TMC inches its way along the Fraser Valley, it has encountered an issue while drilling through Mountain 3 along the route. The project, which will provide […]