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Keystone XL Opponents Running Out of New Ideas


Mark Green |Energy Tomorrow Blog Ever since the Keystone XL pipeline first started clearing environmental reviews by the U.S. State Department, opponents basically have been left with arguing that State missed one thing or another in an effort to drag out the federal review. Of course, the credibility of the tactic has suffered evaporation with each successful State review, now ...

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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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Jindal: Opposing Keystone XL won’t stop oil sands


Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media The Keystone XL pipeline is a hot issue, with many politicians divided on the issue. Gov. Bobby Jindal has made no secret of the fact that he supports the project, but today a column by the governor was published in the National Review online putting more pressure on Obama to pass the bill and ...

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Canada approves Enbridge pipeline to West Coast


By Julie Gordon and Randall Palmer VANCOUVER/OTTAWA (Reuters) – The Canadian government approved the construction of Enbridge Inc’s Northern Gateway pipeline on Tuesday, setting the stage for a barrage of lawsuits and demonstrations by environmental and aboriginal groups opposed to the project. Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford announced the decision in a statement that was widely expected. He said approval ...

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Canada ‘disappointed’ Keystone XL still in limbo -Oliver

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By Jonathan Spicer NEW YORK (Reuters) – Canada is “disappointed” that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline to the United States has not yet received approval from the White House, the country’s finance minister, Joe Oliver, said on Tuesday. “We are of course anxious for this project to proceed and we are very disappointed that it hasn’t yet achieved the (U.S.) presidential ...

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Hard facts about the Canada oil sands


By: Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media The Wall Street Journal’s Chester Dawson published a list of facts about the Canadian tar sands today. It comprises details about production, exports, and how the oil is extracted. Canada’s exports have been steadily declining since the recent shale boom in the United States. However, their production rates continue to gradually climb. Canada ...

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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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