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Significant Developments in Canadian Energy – For the Month of March 2017

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Oil Sands / Unconventional - March 29, 2017 – Cenovus Energy Inc. (“Cenovus”) agreed to acquire ConocoPhillips’s 50% interest in the FCCL Partnership, which is the companies’ jointly owned oilsands venture operated by...more

Significant Developments in Canadian Energy – For the Month of February 2017

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February 13, 2017 – Alberta celebrated the 70th anniversary of the discovery of oil at Leduc #1, which is considered by many to be the start of the modern oil and gas industry in the province. The Government of Alberta marked...more

Alberta’s Bill 20: Climate Leadership Implementation Act

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The Alberta Government introduced Bill 20, the Climate Leadership Implementation Act, on May 24, 2016. The Bill proposes a carbon levy on fuel consumption and marks the Government’s first step towards executing Alberta’s...more

Stanford declines to divest fossil fuels

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Should university endowments be invested in fossil fuel companies? Or should they divest such holdings? Universities across the U.S. are considering these questions....more

Saskatchewan Court Holds That Duty to Consult Not Triggered for Crown-Issued Oil Sands Exploration Permits

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The Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench held in Buffalo River Dene Nation v The Minister of Energy and Resources and Scott Land & Lease Ltd, 2014 SKQB 69, that a decision of the Minister of Energy and Resources to post for...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A Backgrounder

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In this issue: - Preface - Current Issues in the Oil Sands - Introduction - Advantages of Investing in the Oil Sands - Challenges - Location and Extraction - Emerging...more

A Tale of Two Pipelines: This Week in the News

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…for two pipeline projects in the West. TransCanada was successful in the Tenth Circuit on Thursday in its continuing efforts to defend against a preliminary...more

Oil and Gas Companies Listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange

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There is increasing interest by oil and gas companies to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (“HKEx”). Sunshine Oilsands Ltd, based in Calgary, obtained a primary listing on the Main Board of the HKEx in March 2012. It...more

Oh Canada! Significant Developments In Canadian Energy - January 2013

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In This Issue: - Oil Sands News  - East Coast News  - West Coast News  - Canadian Arctic News  - Alternative Energy  - On the Horizon  - Abbreviations  - Excerpt from Oil Sands...more

"Responsible Energy Development Act – A Sea Change In Energy Project Regulation? Stay Tuned", Focus On Energy, January 2013

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On October 24, 2012, the Alberta Minister of Energy introduced Bill 2 – the Responsible Energy Development Act (“Responsible Energy Act”) in the Alberta Legislature. On November 21, 2012, Bill 2 passed third reading and was...more

1603 Grants, Fracking Rules, and the Keystone XL Pipeline – ML Strategies’ Weekly Energy and Environmental Update

Last week on Capitol Hill, the House Energy and Commerce Committee majority staff released a report charging that the 1603 Grants in Lieu of Tax Credits program appears to have “unduly benefitted” foreign companies. The...more

Oh Canada! Significant Developments in Canadian Energy - January 2013

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In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Contact Us - Excerpt from On The Horizon:...more

Oh Canada! Significant Developments in Canadian Energy - November 2012

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In This Issue: - Oil Sands News - East Coast News - West Coast News - Canadian Arctic News - Alternative Energy News - On the Horizon - Abbreviations - Contact Us - Excerpt from Oil Sands News:...more

Canadian Oil Sands: A Backgrounder: Players and Projects

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Major Existing Producing Projects - Syncrude - Syncrude Canada Ltd. is the world’s largest producer of synthetic crude oil from oil sands and the largest single source producer in Canada. It supplies about 15...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A Backgrounder: Environmental Concerns

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Climate Change - The production of petroleum from oil sands uses significant amounts of energy, almost all derived from the combustion of fossil fuels and resulting in CO2 emissions. As a result, oil sands operations...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A Backgrounder: Structuring your Transaction or Project

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Valuation - Land sale spending in Alberta surged in 2010 due to a combination of new plays, enhanced oil sands technologies and a rebound in oil prices. From April 2010 to March 2011, 365,969 hectares of Crown oil...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A backgrounder: Derivative Plays

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Given the magnitude of projected economic activity, oil sands producers will not be the only beneficiaries of the unprecedented development now underway. Aside from the necessary infrastructure developments, a plethora of...more

The Canadian Oil Sands: A backgrounder: Market Opportunities

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The growth in extraction and production has been matched by significant investment opportunities in upgrading facilities and transportation infra-structure. Transportation - Over 80 percent of bitumen produced in...more

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