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Canada climate push spells uncertainty for oil sands

PARIS – Canada’s newly elected government is committed to being a strong ally in global efforts to curb climate change, but it is unclear yet what that will mean for its vast oil patch, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said on Wednesday. “We are committed to moving to a low-carbon economy and we need to look at what ...

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Shell Canada carbon capture likely last to get Alberta subsidies

CALGARY, Alberta – Royal Dutch Shell’s launch on Friday of Canada’s first oil sands project to capture and bury carbon emissions – assisted by generous public subsidies – will likely be the last to get such funding, the Alberta government said this week. The left-leaning New Democratic government of the energy-rich Western Canadian province, home to the country’s controversial oil ...

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$10 billion oil sands crude refinery planned for Canada’s Pacific coast

BY NIA WILLIAMS,CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – A Vancouver-based company said on Tuesday it was planning to build a C$10 billion oil refinery on the north-west coast of British Columbia that could eventually process up to 1 million barrels per day of oil sands bitumen. Pacific Energy Future Corp, which was set up in January, is looking at three potential building ...

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Canada revamps pipeline safety rules ahead of new projects


By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, May 14 (Reuters) – Canada unveiled new rules on Wednesday to enhance pipeline safety and spill response, ahead of the development of new projects proposed to carry crude from Alberta’s oil sands to coastal ports for export. The new legislation will give Canada’s energy regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB), more power to enforce compliance on safety ...

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Obama says climate concerns need to ‘affect all of our decisions’


TOLUCA, Mexico Wed Feb 19, 2014 9:23pm EST TOLUCA, Mexico Feb 19 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said on Wednesday his government needed to follow its established process to decide whether to allow the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada to go ahead, stressing that concerns about climate change needed to be at the forefront of government decisions. “I ...

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