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Is Canada Losing Billions in Oil Production Revenue?

Suncor Energy Inc. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. are two of the largest oil sand producers based in Alberta. On the surface, they operate in similar manners, producing hundreds of thousands of oil barrels a day, much of which is funneled into the country’s gas stations and auto tanks. However, behind the scenes, strikingly different processing …

Criminal Investigation Underway in Quebec Oil Train Derailment

A spate of crude-oil carrying train derailments has turned the Canadian oil industry’s attention on rail transportation methods, raising enormous public and environmental safety concerns. Now, in the wake of a deadly train derailment in Quebec, police have launched an official investigation into the circumstances surrounding the recent crash and subsequent …

More than 91,000 Litres of Oil Spilled in Saskatchewan Train Derailment

As Canada continues to increase its oil production—estimating 300,000 barrels-per-day by 2015—one of its major challenges has been finding an efficient way to transport and export said oil to new markets. Several pipeline projects have been proposed by a variety of corporations, but have not seen major progress due to safety concerns and environmental …

Oil Producers Switching to Rail Transportation as Pipelines Struggle

Thanks to Canada’s renewed emphasis on maintaining itself as a global energy superpower, the country has established growing relations with Asian investors and energy companies in order to facilitate oil exportation on an international scale. However, while Canada has tried to make production progress through a new Northern Gateway pipeline (proposed …

Canada Establishes Itself as a Global Energy Superpower

President Obama recently made a policy statement focused on generating U.S.-based energy, citing the need for a cleaner power source—and denying Canada the permit it needed to build and activate the Keystone XL pipeline, intended to export a vast amount of oil-sands oil from Canada.   Here’s a quick quote from President Obama’s speech: “We’ve …