Oil Sands

Surprising to many, Canada is the No. 1 oil exporter to the United States. Increasingly, these supplies come from Canada’s oil sands in northern Alberta. That province’s estimated oil sands deposits are in excess of 1.7 trillion barrels of crude bitumen. More than $91 billion has been invested in the oil sands in recent years and over $170 billion in oil sands-related projects. Venezuela and California are also heavy oil producers.

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Special Report: Midyear Forecast: US energy demand gears up for expansion

Jul 5, 2010 Demand for oil and gas in the US will climb this year, boosted by tepid economic growth.

TransCanada touts benefits of proposed Keystone crude line

Jun 29, 2010

The sponsor of the proposed Keystone crude oil pipeline from Canada emphasized its safety and reliability prior to the US Department of State’s final public hearing on the project before the comment period ends on July 2.

Enbridge to pursue Waupisoo oil sands pipeline expansion

Jun 28, 2010

Enbridge Inc. announced June 28 entering into shipper commitments totaling 229,000 b/d of capacity on the Waupisoo Pipeline, part of its Regional Oil Sands System.

Connacher starts up Algar SAGD plant

Jun 28, 2010 Connacher Oil & Gas Ltd. reported the start up of its 10,000 b/d Algar steam-assisted gravity drainage plant at its Great Divide oil sands complex in northeastern Alberta.

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Jun 28, 2010

Offshore spill not a reason to oppose an onshore pipeline

Jun 25, 2010

Follow the logic: A blowout in deep water causes a massive oil spill that soils beaches, disables wildlife, and disrupts fishing and tourism; therefore, a pipeline that would carry oil produced onshore over land shouldn’t be built. Isn’t something missing here?

Canadian oil sands to lead US imports

Jun 14, 2010 Canadian oil sands are poised to become this year the main source of crude imports by the US, according to new research from IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, Inc.'s (IHS CERA) Canadian Oil Sands Dialogue.

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Jun 14, 2010

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Jun 14, 2010

Canada's share grows as US oil suppliers change

Jun 14, 2010 In 2009, when domestic production satisfied only 40% of its demand for oil, the US relied on imports from 40 countries.

There's the rub

Jun 7, 2010 It is possible that the Deepwater Horizon debacle will have the same kind of damper effect on offshore oil output that Three Mile Island and Chornobyl did on nuclear energy.

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Jun 7, 2010

Program steers oil sands start-up toward long term

Jun 7, 2010 While every long-term asset play begins life as a start-up, not every start-up succeeds in becoming a sustainable long-term asset.

ESAI review: $70-90/bbl oil seen as sustainable range for next 2 years

May 17, 2010 In its latest Stockwatch Quarterly Review, Energy Security Analysis Inc. (ESAI), Boston, forecasts that over the next 2 years, the fundamentally sustainable price range for crude is $70-90/bbl.

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May 10, 2010
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