Financial Times  Jun 16  Comment 
FT series: Canada’s oil sands industry is choked of investment after price collapses
Reuters  Jun 11  Comment 
Cenovus Energy Inc said it had resumed normal operations at its Foster Creek oil sands site in Alberta after a forest fire led to a precautionary shutdown on May 23.
Reuters  Jun 4  Comment 
Production at two of Canada's major oil sands operations remained suspended on Thursday as wildfires continue to rage in northern Alberta.
Reuters  Jun 3  Comment 
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd said on Wednesday it is ramping up production at its 30,000 barrel per day Kirby South oil sands project in northern Alberta as the wildfire threat in the region eases.
Reuters  Jun 2  Comment 
The threat of wildfires to oil sands projects in northeastern Alberta eased on Tuesday as two companies forced to evacuate staff from the region began checking equipment abandoned for more than a week, though production has not yet resumed.


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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]


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