Category Archives: Oil sands

Latest News About Oil Sands

Oil barrel from Canada

Within hours of being inaugurated as the US President, Joe Biden signed an executive order canceling the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have carried 830,000 barrels a day of Alberta’s oil to the US Gulf Coast for refining. The executive order was expected, but the speed of its arrival suggests even worse news for Canada’s oil […]

Fort McMurray’s Fire: How Did it Begin?

Fort McMurray’s Wildfire: How Did it Begin?

In spring 2016, the Fort McMurray fire forced the evacuation of almost 90,000 residents in Alberta, Canada and consumed about 590,000 hectares. It temporarily shut down 40 per cent of Canada’s total oil sands output, though it did not damage production facilities. Burning questions, such as how the fire started and why it was so […]