Category Archives: Oil sands

Fort McMurray Oil Sands and the Women Reversing Its Damage (Video)

Fort McMurray oil sands products makes it to a gas station

Find out about the Fort McMurray oil sands and the women reversing its damage in this video In 1991, a pipeline running from Alberta, Canada, and through the US state of Minnesota, ruptured and spilt at least 1.7 million gallons of oil in Grand Rapids city. It was the largest ever inland oil spill in […]

Alberta’s Tar Sands: All You Need to Know

Alberta tar sands

In this video, you will find out everything you need to know about Alberta’s tar sands After US President Joe Biden took office in January 2021, he directly took aim at the Alberta tar sands industry. This wasn’t limited to the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would have transported Canadian oil into the […]

Pipeline Petroleum

Pipeline Petroleum

What is pipeline petroleum? Petroleum, also known as crude oil, is a common fossil fuel. Petroleum pipelines transport oil or natural gas liquids. It is the cheapest and most efficient method of moving the product from production wells, to refineries, to distribution centres. Nevertheless, numerous incidents have shown the detrimental effects petroleum pipelines can have […]

Latest News About Oil Sands

Oil barrel from Canada

Discover the latest news about oil sands, updated weekly on Action Aid Recycling Update: June 18th, 2021 As the battle over Keystone XL pipeline dies, another one looms Last week, Canada’s TC Energy Corporation finally threw in the towel and accepted the inevitable. The USD $9 billion Keystone XL pipeline, first proposed in 2008 to […]

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 […]

Canada’s Economy: News, Trends and Forecast

Canada’s Economy: News, Trends and Forecast

Canada economy news 2021  The Canadian economy contracted by 5.4 per cent in 2020 – worse than its neighbour, the United States, which saw a 3.7 per cent reduction. Its economic growth forecast for 2021 is 3.5 per cent, and the government has significant influence over which industries will benefit most from their recovery plan. […]