Alberta oil sands

Oilfield pumpjacks, belonging to Whitecap Resources, near Calgary on Sept. 9, 2020. (Larry MacDougal/CP)

A low-carbon world is coming Alberta

Ahead of COP26, Alberta oil and gas needs to get real about its future

Why Albertans should stop voting Conservative

Max Fawcett: If Albertans want the rest of Canada to take their issues more seriously, they’ll have to do something even more radical than pushing for separation—stop voting Conservative

Actually, foreign funding flows to both sides of Alberta’s oil sands battle

Stephen Maher: Fear-mongering about U.S.-backed environmental groups is a symptom of strain on the oil industry. Next will come demands for government support.

Government’s tight grasp on Alberta oil: A short(ish) history

Rachel Notley’s production caps raise a question: Was there ever a ‘free market’ for Canadian oil?

Does spilled pipeline bitumen sink or float?

A scientist seeks to answer this pressing environmental question amid a national pipeline debate

What’s driving the rebound in oil prices?

And more importantly, how long will higher oil prices last?

Five things we learned from Notley’s meeting with oil sands execs

What it will take to restart the oil sands, and what is next for the thousands of workers employed in the sector.


The Fort McMurray wildfire has hit the oil sands hard

Oil sands producers are slashing production due to the fire, and Canada’s economy is feeling the pain

How badly will the fires in Fort McMurray hit the economy?

While the short-term impact on Fort McMurray and Alberta will be deep and painful, the fires may also force a rethink of some oil sands operations

No, it’s not ‘crazy’ to regulate emissions in the oil sands

The hit to oil sands development from the most commonly discussed greenhouse gas policies would be surprisingly small

Canadian oil won’t get tarred with dirty label

Your top financial and economic news for Oct. 7

Ottawa’s tin ear on energy policy

Why Canada is rushing to lead the charge on phasing out potentially dangerous crude-carrying rail cars