Reuters  Apr 17  Comment 
Athasbasca Oil Corp said on Thursday it has exercised an option to sell its 40 percent stake in the planned Dover oil sands project to its partner PetroChina Co...
DailyFinance  Apr 17  Comment 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/17/14 -- Canadian Oil Sands Limited ("COS") (TSX:COS) will hold its Annual General Meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) in the Ballroom of the Metropolitan Conference...
OilVoice  Apr 16  Comment 
US Oil Sands Inc. TSXV USO announced the appointment of Mr. Mark H. Brown P.Eng. to its Board of Directors effective immediately. Mr. Brown has over 30 years of experience in the energy and reso
OilVoice  Apr 15  Comment 
Kentz Corporation Limited LSE KENZ announce that it has secured a further scope of work on the telecommunications contract for the Fort Hills Oil Sands Project in Canada. Kentz Canada Ltd is the m  Apr 14  Comment 
As Enbridge Inc. reels from Kitimat, B.C. residents’ rejection of the Northern Gateway pipeline, a First Nations-backed consortium is seeking to build an alternative pipeline linking Alberta’s oil sands to the British Columbia coast  Apr 14  Comment 
Residents of the British Columbia town of Kitimat voted against the Northern Gateway pipeline project in a blow to Enbridge Inc's efforts to expedite the flow of crude from Canada's landlocked oil sands to high-paying markets in Asia.
SeekingAlpha  Apr 8  Comment 
By Michael Fitzsimmons: RBN Energy continues its excellent energy market reporting with today's "Daily Energy Post": Da Duvernay - The Golden Canadian Diluent Play? Author Sandy Fielden explains how Canadian oil sands producers have been importing...  Apr 4  Comment 
After binging on Canadian oil and gas assets at top prices, state-owned enterprises (SOEs) from Korea, China and Abu Dhabi are focused on making them profitable rather than looking at more acquisitions, executives said Friday  Apr 2  Comment 
Imperial Oil CEO says company has been coping with manufacturing and installation-related defects on some of the more than 8,000 valves that regulate aspects of Kearl oil sands mine, such as fluid flow and hydraulics
Reuters  Mar 27  Comment 
Canada's largest oil producer, Suncor Energy Inc, said on Thursday it will appeal a legal decision preventing the company from carrying out random drug and alcohol tests on workers at its northern Alberta oil sands sites.     


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