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Wildfire Intensifies Near Two Alberta Oil-Sands Sites
Friday, May 29, 2015 An out-of-control wildfire, burning near two major oil sands projects in the key crude-producing region of northern Alberta, grew in size on Friday.

Alberta Wildfires Burn For 6th Day, 10% Of Oil Sands Crude Offline
Thursday, May 28, 2015 Firefighters battled wildfires in northern Alberta, Canada's biggest crude-producing region, for a sixth day, with two blazes near oil sands facilities still out of control.

Canada Wildfires Rage On, Intensify Near Oil Sands Sites
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 A wildfire raging in northeastern Alberta near two major oil sands projects nearly doubled in size to 17,000 hectares Wednesday.

Canada Stocks Fluctuate as Gain in Banks Offsets Oil's Decline
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Canadian stocks show little change after slumping the most in almost three weeks, while the Bank of Canada keeps its key interest rate unchanged for a third meeting.

Four Cenovus Energy Executives to Retire in 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Cenovus Energy announces that four of its executives are scheduled to retire this year.


Hundreds More Oil Sands Staff Evacuated On Alberta Fire Threat
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 MEG Energy says it was suspending operations at its 80,000 barrel per day Christina Lake oil sands project and evacuated non-essential staff as wildfires rage through northeastern Alberta.

Alberta Oil Faces Tough 2015, May Rebound Next Year
Friday, May 22, 2015 Low oil prices and new leadership combine to create uncertainty in Alberta's oil and gas sector.

Oil Sands Land Becomes Alberta's Hot Real Estate as Oil Rebounds
Friday, May 15, 2015 An indication that crude's recent rally has further to run can be found in the northern forests of Alberta, where companies are paying the most in eight years to lease land for oil sands development.

Canada Oil, Gas Survey Reveals Optimism Regarding Hiring Plans for 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015 A survey of CEOs from top oil and gas companies in Canada reveals an optimistic outlook for hiring plans in 2015.

Trican Well Service Cuts 2,000 North American Jobs
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Calgary-based Trican Well Service cuts North American workforce by 2,000.

TransCanada Says Leak on Alberta Natural Gas Pipeline Shut In
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 TransCanada says a natural gas leak on a section of a TransCanada Corp pipeline near Medicine Hat, Alberta, has been safety shut in.

TGS to Conduct New 2D Surveys Offshore Eastern Canada
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 TGS announces plans to conduct two new 2D surveys offshore Eastern Canada.

Canadian Natural Says Will Work With New Alberta Government
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Canadian Natural Resources says it swung to a loss in the first quarter due to sharply lower oil prices even as production rose by nearly a third.

Husky Energy Profit Plunges 71% Due To Weak Oil Prices
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Husky Energy reports a 71% drop in quarterly profit, hurt by weak oil and gas prices.

Alberta's Possible Pivot To The Left Alarms Canadian Oil Sector
Monday, May 04, 2015 Canada's oil-rich province of Alberta is on the cusp of electing a left-wing government that can make life harder for the energy industry with its plans to raise taxes.

TransCanada Profit Lifted By US Pipeline Operations
Friday, May 01, 2015 TransCanada reports a 10% rise in comparable earnings, helped by the positive impact of a stronger US dollar on its US pipeline operations and profits at its power businesses.