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TESTS SHOW VOLVO AT 20 PERCENT LOWER COST PER TON

The Volvo EC350E and EC380E were put up against two industry leaders to see how each would perform in terms of productivity and fuel efficiency. The four comparable machines were equipped with fuel meters and put through the same test, loading trucks at maximum power. The results were used to calculate estimated time and cost to move 551,156 U.S. tons (500,000 metric tons) of material. Calculations are based on 50-minute work hours, 8 hours per day.

The Result: Volvo delivered a 20% lower cost per ton and moved 15% more material per hour. 

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Hangingstone officially opens with ribbon cutting ceremony

Premier Rachel Notley cuts the ribbon to mark the official opening of the Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. (JACOS) Hangingstone project near Fort McMurray.

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, representatives from Japan and local officials have marked the opening of the Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. (JACOS) Hangingstone project near Fort McMurray.

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Improving control room management reduces stress and improves operations for pipelines

The control room is the brain of pipeline operations; it serves as the command center for decisions both inside and out in the field. The brain thinks clearly and strategically when it is used to its full potential; when overwhelmed with information, it causes stress and lack of direction. The same is true for pipeline control rooms and operators. 

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Internet of Things requires solutions for connectivity concerns to succeed

Energy companies will struggle to derive the maximum value from the Internet of Things (IoT) without access to radically improved, reliable, high-speed connectivity. This is according to independent research commissioned by Inmarsat, which found that while the overwhelming majority of energy companies are in the process of deploying or developing IoT solutions, low rates of connectivity are preventing them from realizing the full benefits that IoT can deliver. 

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Cenovus on Dow Jones Sustainability index for eighth year

Cenovus Energy Inc. has been recognized once again for its corporate responsibility performance. The company has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for the eighth consecutive year. Cenovus is one of only two Canadian oil and gas producers to make the index this year. Areas where the company scored well include stakeholder engagement, environmental reporting, water management, social reporting, risk and crisis management, biodiversity, corporate citizenship and philanthropy, climate strategy and corporate governance.

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Eaton and Geotab partner to boost uptime support

Power management company Eaton has added a host of features to its IntelliConnect suite of connected solutions to help fleet customers reduce truck-down situations and better prepare for preventative maintenance. IntelliConnect gives fleets advanced notice that a vehicle may be having an issue, and the new features are now available on the Geotab Marketplace as an integrated solution to help fleets better manage their assets.

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Carbon pricing not enough to meet Canada's emissions goals: study

Carbon pricing will help Canada reduce emissions but the reductions will fall short of the government's goal of a 30 percent reduction from 2005 levels by 2030, according to a joint report by The Conference Board of Canada and The Canadian Academy of Engineering. Trillions of dollars in investment spending on clean energy infrastructure and significant changes to the way Canadians consume energy will be needed to achieve deep emission reductions.

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