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Despite the collapse of crude oil pricing in recent months, the oilsands growth machine continues to churn—at least, that is, for projects that are already in flight. And the market appears keen on the long-term future of oilsands expansion, albeit with a caveat: the delays could turn into cancellations the longer low prices persist.
CENOVUS ENERGY Due to the low crude price environment, Cenovus plans to spread capital investment in its oilsands projects over a longer period of time. The company will complete expansion phases currently underway at the Foster Creek SAGD project, but it is pushing out first production by one or two quarters. Phase G is now expected to start up in the first half of 2016, with Phase H to follow in the first half of 2017.
Crude-by-rail has emerged as a critical piece of the energy transportation landscape in North America, enabling meaningful growth in market access despite pipeline projects being stalled in the regulatory process. But the benefits of the opportunity don’t have to end with producers and rail operators: an Alberta government official sees a possible opportunity for market diversification for oilsands manufacturers, too.
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The chamber of commerce, which represents businesses in the town of about 6,800 as well as surrounding hamlets and rural areas, broke with its traditional approach in mid-January when it presented three of its major awards—recognizing local movers and shakers—to oil companies.
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February 24, 2015
The Alberta government’s outlook on non-renewable resource revenue for the 2014/2015 fiscal year has fallen by $503 million from the budget projection, due mainly to a drop of $644 million in the bitumen royalty forecast.
February 23, 2015
Most, if not all, crude oil that would be transported via the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to the United States Gulf Coast would not be exported, and the vast majority of refined product (about 70 per cent) derived from it would be consumed in the United States, according to a new report by IHS.
Editor’s Blog
It has been more than two years since the companies representing almost 90 percent of Canadas oilsands production launched their joint effort to accelerate environmental performance improvement, and on the surface it may not seem like much has been achieved. But it has. And more importantly, it will. It has been hard to know what [...]
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