Forbes  10 hrs ago  Comment 
Friday's State Department decision to issue a cross-border permit to Trans-Canada to complete the northern leg of the Keystone XL Pipeline system does not mean the world is coming to an end. It does mean that oil sands crude will be moved to...
Wall Street Journal  Mar 20  Comment 
Canada’s oil sands are being shunned in favor of shale by investors but present bargains for companies and investors with patience.  Mar 11  Comment 
But campaigners remain unconvinced by firm’s shift towards cleaner energy When Shell sold most of its Canadian tar sands operations last week, the Anglo-Dutch oil company took a modest step towards making good on its promise to be part of the...  Mar 10  Comment 
Carbon-heavy assets offloaded for $8.5bn as company ties 10% of directors’ bonuses to how well it manages emissions Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to sell most of its carbon-heavy Canadian oil sands assets for $8.5bn (£7bn) as the chief...
Benzinga  Mar 9  Comment 
On Thursday, the Vetr crowd upgraded their rating for Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO) from 4 stars (Buy), issued eight days ago, to 5 stars (Strong Buy). At the time of the upgrade, crowd sentiment for Marathon was unanimously bullish,...  Mar 9  Comment 
THE HAGUE (dpa-AFX) - Royal Dutch Shell plc. (RDS-B, RDSB.L, RDSA.L, RDS-A) announced the signing of two agreements by Shell Canada Energy, Shell Canada Limited and Shell Canada Resources that will see Shell sell all of its in-situ and undeveloped...


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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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