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The old saying, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way,” is proving true in spades for North American oil producers, including those in the bitumen belt. The rapid growth of crude by rail has become the most visible evidence of this, but another opportunity is snapping at its heels: re-exporting Canadian oil through American ports.
It’s never been a breeze to be a junior oilsands producer. These small, often not-very-well-financed companies with little to no cash flow work to advance some of the world’s most costly and complicated energy projects.
Like sleeves, a back, cuffs and a collar, a joint-venture research and development laboratory for industrial safety apparel is being stitched together by government, industry and educational institutions.
Safe Travels - Tales from the trip
Connecting data to danger
Debbie Hammond’s work continues at the heart of the Coalition for a Safer 63 & 881
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It’s finally open—after nearly three years of construction, in June the new Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) terminal opened to passengers.
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July 31, 2014
Private company Osum Oil Sands Corp. has completed its previously announced purchase of Orion oilsands project from Royal Dutch Shell plc for C$325 million.
July 31, 2014
Cenovus Energy Inc. says it is concentrating on finding new customers in North America and around the world and working to ensure it has the ability to move its oil to these customers.
Month in review (free access)
Suncor and partners approve new COSIA water treatment test facility Suncor Energy Inc. and five industry partners have announced an estimated $165-million funding commitment to sanction the construction of a dedicated Water Technology Development Centre (WTDC). The WTDC, to be located at Suncor’s Firebag facility, will be used to test water treatment and further develop recycling technologies. The goal of the WTDC is to shorten the time frame needed to develop and commercialize new technologies, as well as significantly enhance existing technologies.
Editor’s Blog
A set of agreements between Canadas Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and General Electric that could see up to $18 million invested in development and deployment of new technologies for water treatment and greenhouse gas reduction is concrete evidence that the oilsands sector is committed to doing better. Thats according to Steve Williams, president and [...]
Oilsands Prices
Close Last Trade Day Implied
Net Energy Syncrude Closing Price* ($1.25) USD/BBL $96.59
Net Energy WCS Closing Price* ($21.75) USD/BBL $76.09
Flint Hills Segregated Condensate $112.19 CAD/BBL
NYMEX WTI June 2013 $97.84 USD/BBL
North Sea Brent Blend $107.41 USD/BBL
Canadian Par Average (40 API) $91.06 CAD/BBL
AECO/NGX Spot Price $9.35 CAD/GJ

* Expressed as a basis to WTI