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Firefighters from US, South Africa to arrive in Alberta

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EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Officials say about 1,000 additional fire crews from across Canada, the United States and South Africa will be joining the fight this week against a massive wildfire near Fort McMurray. Alberta wildlife official Chad Morrison said Tuesday the blaze continues to move northeast away from communities and oil sands facilities in northern Alberta. He says cooler ...

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Canada’s Alberta to introduce economy-wide carbon tax in 2017

CALGARY – The Canadian province of Alberta, home to the country’s controversial oil sands, said on Sunday it will implement an economy-wide tax on carbon emissions in 2017, addressing long-standing criticism it is not doing enough to combat climate change. The provincial government estimated the plan, including a pledge to phase out pollution from coal-fired electricity generation by 2030 and ...

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Canada’s Alberta making credible shift to reduce emissions – federal minister

CALGARY – Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta is making a credible shift toward a low carbon economy, Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said on Wednesday, as her government prepares for the upcoming Paris climate talks. McKenna, who was on her first domestic trip in Canada since her appointment by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 4, ...

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Enbridge cuts 5 percent of workforce in Canada and U.S.

CALGARY, Alberta – Canada’s largest pipeline company Enbridge Inc cut 5 percent of its workforce on Monday, a company spokesman said, as low crude prices continued to drag on the North American oil and gas industry. Enbridge spokesman Graham White said the reductions were made across Canada and the United States and represented about 500 employees at all levels and ...

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Hurting Canadian oil producers signal further cuts to come

CALGARY, Alberta – Canadian energy companies, especially those at higher cost oil sands producers, are signaling they will cut capital spending for a second straight year in 2016 as they adjust to a painful new reality of oil near $40 a barrel. Energy executives, coming off a bleak third-quarter earnings season and due to roll out capital budgets in coming ...

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Shell reports loss of $7.4 billion after Arctic exit

LONDON — Royal Dutch Shell reported a third quarter loss of $7.4 billion Thursday as it re-organized and cancelled projects, including drilling in Alaska, to cope with the plunge in oil prices. The net loss compares with a profit of $4.5 billion in the same period last year. Shell reported $7.9 billion in charges, including $2.6 billion for Alaska and ...

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Shell halts construction on new Alberta oil sands project

CALGARY, Alberta – Royal Dutch Shell Plc will not continue construction of its 80,000 barrel per day Carmon Creek thermal oil sands project in northern Alberta because of the lack of infrastructure to move Canadian crude to market, the company said on Tuesday. Shell said the decision to halt the project was also the result of “current uncertainties” and chief ...

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TransCanada to cut more management jobs

CALGARY, Alberta – Pipeline company TransCanada Corp has announced new job cuts, eliminating about 20 percent of its directors as slumping oil prices continue to take their toll on its customers, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The company, which is proposing the Keystone XL and Energy East pipeline projects, said the latest cuts affect about 30 directors. This follows an ...

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Canada’s Alberta reaches out to industry for economic advice

CALGARY, Alberta – Alberta’s left-leaning New Democratic Party (NDP) government said on Wednesday it was reaching out to prominent energy and other industry executives for advice to revamp the western Canadian province’s struggling economy. Alberta, home to Canada’s oil sands and the largest source of U.S. crude imports, has been hammered by tumbling global oil prices over the past 12 ...

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Judge to hear challenge to Alberta Clipper oil pipeline

MINNEAPOLIS — A federal judge hears oral arguments in Minneapolis on Thursday in a challenge by tribal and environmental groups to expanding the capacity of the Alberta Clipper oil pipeline. The groups take issue with the State Department’s approval last year of a temporary plan by Enbridge Energy for increasing the capacity of the line so it can carry more ...

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