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Editor's note
Editor's note
“I didn’t come to Fort McMurray [Alberta] for the money. I thought I could have a positive impact on reducing the environmental footprint of our [oilsands] operations.”
One of the most significant players in the oilsands industry is also among Canada’s largest natural gas producers—and enhancing efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is an investment for both plays.
A new surface water quality monitoring program for the Lower Athabasca River in the heart of Alberta’s largest oilsands region released in March by federal Environment Minister Peter Kent will be incorporated into the work of a revamped provincial monitoring program, says the province’s environment minister.
Generations of lynxes, moose, deer, foxes and bears have come to take Imperial Oil Limited’s in situ oilsands installation at Cold Lake, Alta., for granted.
Christine Daly never expected to be working for Suncor Energy, Inc., or any oilsands company, for that matter. The 31-year-old, who holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science and master’s degree in biological sciences from the University of Windsor, was raised in Tecumseh, Ont. Her expectation was to conduct research on the Great Lakes for most of her life, but a summer working for Suncor changed her path, leading her to embrace an opportunity to effect change from inside industry.
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The British Columbia government has rolled out legislation that it says will ensure the province has the “world’s cleanest” LNG facilities.
The City of Medicine Hat is suing the federal government for $42 million in response to the Emergency Order for the Protection of the Greater Sage-Grouse, and its impact on the city’s Manyberries oilfield interests.
The Ledcor Group of Companies says it will take ownership of more than 200 compressed natural gas vehicles, creating one of the largest fleets of CNG vehicles in Canada.
White Swan Environmental Ltd. announces that it has closed the acquisition of a multi-well bitumen battery in the May River area in the Fort McMurray district.
Alberta Premier Jim Prentice says the revised Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) implementing measures put forward by the European Commission this week are a positive step forward for the province and oilsands producers as they look to broaden access to overseas markets.
Alberta’s auditor general says that not only did the governments of Alberta and Canada jointly release their first annual report on oilsands monitoring long after the information was current, the report lacked clarity and key information and contained inaccuracies.
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