New York Times  May 25  Comment 
The pollution coming from the process is rivaled by only the largest metropolitan areas, like Los Angeles, in North America.
Insurance Journal  May 25  Comment 
All of the Canadian oil-sands facilities that workers fled last week as a wildfire spread are being allowed to prepare for restart as cool, humid weather has helped contain the inferno. Alberta lifted mandatory evacuation orders for the last of …
OilVoice  May 24  Comment 
Its been about three weeks since a wildfire broke out in the heart of Albertas oil sands production area in the Athabasca region in Fort McMurray and it is still raging. Some 1950 fire fighters  May 23  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Crude oil futures turned lower Monday as the dollar strengthened on talk of a rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Signs of a lingering supply glut also weighed on prices. Also, key oil sands producers in Alberta are set to...
OilVoice  May 20  Comment 
Imperial today confirmed it has restarted limited operations at its Kearl oil sands site. Recognizing the uncertainty of the fire situation in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo full restorati
OilVoice  May 20  Comment 
On May 17 2016 Connacher Oil and Gas Limited commenced proceedings and obtained court protection under the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act CCAA pursuant to an initial order granted by the C
New York Times  May 19  Comment 
Firefighters made progress against a wildfire in the Fort McMurray region of northern Alberta as a shift in winds pushed it away from communities and oil sands facilities.


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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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