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Could NAFTA force the Keystone XL pipeline on the United States?

If the U.S. government fails to approve the Keystone XL pipeline soon or rejects it outright, the Canadians may challenge the delay or rejection under the provisions of NAFTA. This move opens up a politically attractive option not previously available to the Obama administration.

Alberta Regulator Quietly Halts Steam Bitumen Mining Near Fort Mac

The Alberta energy regulator has suspended the fastest-growing source of bitumen production around Fort McMurray due to concerns about fracturing the region’s cap rock.

Did These Nebraska Landowners Just Block the KXL Pipeline?

Nebraska landowners opposing the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline scored a major victory in court today—one that could significantly delay the $5 billion project by at least temporarily blocking its construction through the Cornhusker state.

Meet The Family The Tar Sands Industry Wants To Keep Quiet

There is an abandoned house in Alberta, Canada, where Alain Labrecque used to live.

Keystone XL Pipeline: A Potential Mirage for Oil-sands Investors [report]

Approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline would have only a marginal positive impact on the economics of the Canadian oil-sands industry, but could nevertheless trigger a rush of high-risk investment into additional projects that would rely heavily on rising oil prices, according to new …

Next Oil Sands Threat: Cracking Caprock

A recent blow-out at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.'s Primrose facility in northern Alberta sheds light on a serious but little discussed topic in the oil sands industry: caprock integrity.

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