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Canada court overturns approval of Enbridge oil pipeline

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the previous government’s controversial approval of a pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia. In a ruling released Thursday, the court said the former Conservative government did not adequately consult aboriginal communities regarding their traditional territory or accommodate their concerns. “It would have ...

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NY to require further review of crude oil facility at port

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state regulators said Thursday they’ll require further environmental review before deciding whether to allow a fuel transport company to install facilities at the Port of Albany that critics say would make the port a hub for heavy Canadian tar sands crude oil. The Department of Environmental Conservation informed Global Partners of Waltham, Massachusetts, that it ...

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Canadian oil trains shift to carry less-volatile crude

CALGARY, Alberta – A growing share of Canadian oil-by-rail traffic is made up of tough-to-ignite undiluted heavy crude and raw bitumen, say industry executives, as companies scramble to cut expenditures with the price of crude down more than 40 percent since June. By eliminating the cost of diluting with ultra-light condensate, heavy oil offers rail shippers an opportunity to claw ...

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U.S. Oil Sands Inc. prepares to strip mine Utah’s Uinta Basin

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ In eastern Utah’s Uinta Basin, an estimated 12-30 billion barrels of oil are laying just under the surface. The reserves have not yet been commercially developed, but the Canadian company U.S. Oil Sands has been cleared to begin strip mining bitumen on its 231-acre site in PR Spring. Utah’s hydrocarbon reserves differ greatly than those ...

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Alberta oil sands output to nearly double by 2023 – regulator

By Nia Williams Alberta, Canada (Reuters) – Crude production from Alberta’s oil sands is forecast to nearly double to 4.1 million barrels per day by 2023, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) said on Thursday. In its annual supply and demand outlook the AER, which regulates the Canadian province’s oil and gas industry, said raw bitumen production will rise 95 percent ...

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