Alberta company diversifies oil field business amid challenging times for energy sector

An Alberta man who manages a Taber, Alta. company that normally works in the oil fields is demonstrating how versatility is helping to keep his workers employed. “For over 41 years, we have been in the oil field, construction and…

COVID-19 cases connected to Alberta oilsands camp increase

A COVID-19 outbreak at an Alberta oilsands camp appears to be spreading, with now at least 18 active cases confirmed to be connected to the Kearl Lake mining operation. Heather Yourex-West reports on how the outbreak is impacting neighbouring provinces.

9 additional COVID-19 cases confirmed at Kearl Lake oil sands facility

12 people linked to Imperial Oil’s Kearl Lake oil sands facility have now tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, an increase of three since the day before. “There is nothing more important to us than the safety and health of…

Oil and gas companies taking steps to keep employees safe from COVID-19

On Monday, Alberta’s chief medical officer Dr. Deena Hinshaw addressed concerns being brought up regarding employees being in close quarters at work camps and construction sites amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She said each area is unique, however some basic steps…

What the oil plunge means for Canada and Alberta

First, it was COVID-19. Then came the oil market crash. Global oil prices were down by around 30 per cent on Monday as the result of an oil price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia. It’s an unwelcome one-two punch…

Premier Jason Kenney defends Alberta’s ‘war room’ on 630 CHED amid opposition

Appearing on 630 CHED Mornings with Chelsea Bird and Shaye Ganam on Wednesday, Premier Jason Kenney defended the Canadian Energy Centre, saying it’s still early in the project and Albertans can expect to see more from the new endeavor after…

Teck Resources withdraws application for Frontier oil sands mine: sources

Mining firm Teck Resources has decided to withdraw its application for the Frontier mine project, Global News can confirm. The proposed $20.6 billion oil sands mining project had been subject to federal government approval. A government decision was expected before the…

Trump administration gives approval for Keystone XL pipeline on U.S. land

The Trump administration on Wednesday approved a right-of-way allowing the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline to be built across U.S. land, federal officials told The Associated Press, pushing the controversial $8 billion project closer to construction though court challenges still…

Climate change fight has new Canadian businesses sucking CO2 from the atmosphere

Somewhere in west Texas, amid one of the most productive oilfields in the continent, a Canadian company is building a plant that it hopes will eventually suck from the air a million tonnes of carbon being pumped out of the…

Elizabeth May on Alberta: ‘fossil fuels have no economic future’

November 15 2019 12:07pm Green party MP Elizabeth May commented on the province of Alberta and Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, stating that there are “toxic liabilities” in the province and that it is not exempt from climate change within the…