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Alberta calls for production cuts to combat oil price gap

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a production cut of 8.7 percent to take effect on oil producers in the province January 1, 2019. – Government of Alberta, via Flickr; used under Creative Commons license

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a temporary slowdown in oil production in the province to try and combat low prices for Albertan oil driven by a lack of shipping capacity to U.S. refiners. That gap is costing the country more than $80 million daily, according to the Alberta government, which blames the troubles largely on the federal government's inability to move pipeline construction forward.

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Oil Sands Advisory Group provides first round of advice to Alberta government

Oil Sands Advisory Group provides first round of advice to Alberta government

The government of Alberta has received the first round of consensus advice from its Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG). The group is composed of leaders from the oil sands industry, environmental groups, and affected communities. Its first task was to advise the province on growing oil sands production in compliance with its legislated 100 megatonne cap on annual emissions.

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Alberta names committee members for Energy Diversification Advisory group

Alberta names committee members for Energy Diversification Advisory group

An expert committee assigned to help diversify Alberta’s energy sector will explore opportunities to create jobs and stimulate investment by adding value to the province’s energy resources.

“We can’t live in the past. We need to build an economy of the future. That’s why I’m excited to have a diverse and talented group on board to provide their insights and expertise on how we can make better use of our wealth of energy resources," said Alberta Minister of Energy Margaret McCuaig-Boyd. "No other place in the world has the incredible range of energy resources that Alberta has, and we need to take a good look at how we can better use it all to create more jobs and investment for Albertans.”

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Trio of oil sands proposals get initial green light from Alberta

Trio of oil sands proposals get initial green light from Alberta

The Alberta Government has approved proposals for three potential new oil sands projects, representing about $4 billion of potential investment into Alberta’s economy and about 95,000 barrels per day of production. These developments are:

  • The Blackpearl Resources Inc. Blackrod oil sands steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) development
  • The Surmont Energy Ltd. Wildwood oil sands SAGD development
  • The Husky Saleski oil sands development

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Alberta announces Oil Sands Advisory Group membership

Alberta announces Oil Sands Advisory Group membership

The province of Alberta is establishing an Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) composed of members from industry, environmental organizations, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to advise government on the oil-sands aspects of its Climate Leadership Plan and ensure that its initiatives are effective and widely supported.

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Petrochemicals Diversification Program attracts significant interest from global investors

Petrochemicals Diversification Program attracts significant interest from global investors

Alberta’s new Petrochemicals Diversification Program received 16 applications locally and from across the globe, representing more than $20 billion in potential new investment interest in Alberta’s petrochemicals industry. These applications are now under consideration with a third-party monitor, with final decisions to be made within 60 days from today. The highly competitive application process will ensure good value for Albertans, while also supporting the Alberta Jobs Plan to diversify our energy industry and create new job opportunities for Albertans.

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