Reuters  May 25  Comment 
A wildfire raging in northeastern Alberta has shut down around 233,000 barrels per day (bpd) of production at three oil sands projects and is expected to remain out of control for "some while yet," a provincial government spokesman said on Monday.
Financial Times  May 18  Comment 
Fossil fuel campaigners hail step by university’s £2bn endowment fund
Forbes  May 12  Comment 
A recent article in the WSJ tells a story of Kerry Margetts, a Royal Dutch Shell executive who manages procurement for the company?s North American oil sands operations.  Mr. Margetts uses the term ?squirrel piles? to describe the hidden stashes...
Forbes  May 7  Comment 
The fortunes of Canadian tar sands oil changed overnight this week. After almost 50 years in power, the Progressive Conservative Party in Alberta was completely replaced by the New Democratic Party which has quite a different view of tar sands oil...
New York Times  May 6  Comment 
Critics say the formations in the province, where the New Democratic Party unexpectedly prevailed, enjoyed a light regulatory touch under Conservative governments.
Reuters  May 1  Comment 
The center-right government of Alberta is trailing badly in polls ahead of Tuesday's election, setting the stage for a possible left-wing victory in the province, home to Canada's oil sands and the largest source of U.S. crude imports.
Wall Street Journal  May 1  Comment 
Canadian Oil Sands reported a net loss in the first quarter and further cut its 2015 capital spending plan to cope with a sharp drop in crude oil prices.
Wall Street Journal  Apr 30  Comment 
Canadian Oil Sands reported a net loss in the first quarter and further cut its 2015 capital spending plan to cope with a sharp drop in crude oil prices.
Reuters  Apr 30  Comment 
The Church of England said on Thursday it has decided to blacklist coal and tar sands investments over climate change concerns, the Financial Times reported.


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Tar sands, or oil sands, are exactly what they sound like - sand saturated with oil.

Canadian tar sands production is estimated to increase from 1.32 mb/d to 3.23 mb/d. Tar sands have a tremendous global warming footprint, however, and environmentalists are pushing legislation through Congress to limit the amount of oil sands products that government agencies can purchase.[1]


  1. SeekingAlpha: "Oil Sands: Will the 'Greens' Cause Us to Miss Out?"
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