Motley Fool  Jun 18  Comment 
Oil sands was once a promising source of energy, but Canada seems more interested in new forms of energy rather than old ones.
Financial Times  Jun 17  Comment 
University keeps investments in oil and gas industries for now
Motley Fool  Jun 15  Comment 
Production is expected to return to normal following forest fire slowdown.  Jun 8  Comment 
OTTAWA (dpa-AFX) - The recent wildfires near Fort McMurray in Alberta have reduced Canada's oil sands production and it may take weeks for production to return to previous levels, the U.S. Energy Information Administration or EIA said...
OilVoice  Jun 8  Comment 
Source U.S. Energy Information Administration North American Cooperation on Energy Information NACEI U.S. Forest Service Alberta Environment and Parks PIRA Energy While evacuees from the ongo
Clusterstock  Jun 8  Comment 
By Eric M. Johnson and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips has 10 percent of wells activated at its 60,000 barrels per day Surmont oil sands project, which had been shut down as a precaution due to a massive wildfire in...
OilVoice  Jun 6  Comment 
Imperial today announced the safe return to normal operations at the Kearl oil sands site. The company will continue to closely monitor developments with the fires in the Regional Municipality of Wood
Benzinga  Jun 3  Comment 
Barclay's Paul Cheng reported on the current state of oil-rich Fort McMurray after the wildfire started on May 1. "Re-entry for residents in Fort McMurray has begun with around 10% of residents returning on June 1 and as much as 20%-25% of...


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