The Oil Sands Weekly

Sturgeon Refinery starts up steam boilers • 100 million year old fossil unearthed at Aurora • Rebuilding efforts in Fort Mac going faster than planned • Premiers beg Trudeau to avoid "duplication or delays" of environmental reviews • Canada very late to the LNG party • Petrochemical sector on fire in Texas (in a good way) • OPEC out expected to hit another 2017 high in July

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More production cuts at Syncrude • Asset sales continue at Pengrowth • Husky pilots a new approach to carbon capture • BC wildfires encroach on major pipelines • Global energy investments sink for third consecutive year • Oil majors pile on US$100 billion in new debt • 2017/18 oil price forecasts sink lower, lower and lower

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MEG's drive to be leaner and greener • Another US oil major heads for the exit • Alberta crude production dips again in April • AER lays charges against Nexen • Canadian rig counts unexpectedly dip • Trudeau gets lost somewhere over the Rockies

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Spending big dollars on a small upgrader • Alberta navigates a challenging year • Moving towards a single energy regulator • Enbridge's long list of options in Michigan • CPP managers shopping for US energy assets • Trump pivots from "Energy Independence" to "Energy Dominance"

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Cenovus stock sinks lower as CEO departs • Enbridge ready to dig up Line 3 • Iran bumps Canada to become world's #4 oil producer • Unwinding the OPEC trade • Oil prices slide into bear market territory • Big Oil joins calls for a national carbon tax in the US

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CAPP makes the case for more pipelines • Syncrude's return to normal delayed (again) • Advice from the Advisory committee • When robot inspectors come for your job • Summer driving season MIA south of the border • IEA releases "sobering" oil market forecast

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Enbridge takes a shot at "competing pipelines" • Shipping Canadian crude out of the US Gulf Coast • Keeping an open mind on Chinese investment in the oil sands • Disorder and chaos during Fort Mac wildfires • Boosting tanker traffic at the Port of Vancouver (in Washington State)

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A bigger and better CNRL • Repairs completed at Mildred Lake • AER gives Suncor a second chance • BC's opposition parties united on TMEP • Why Trudeau wants you to buy an EV • DAPL up and running above capacity • US on the path to 10 million bpd by year-end • Energy stocks sink lower ... and lower • Trump sticks it to the G7

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Kinder Morgan gives TMEP green light • Shells ponders sale of its 9% stake in CNRL • New methane and VOC targets coming soon • Imperial & Exxon's credit rating gets downgraded • America's largest pipeline running dry • US plans sale of 270 million SPR barrels • Oil traders buy on the rumours, sell on the facts

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Dismantling (and relocating) the NEB • Suncor's "nodosaur" goes on display • DAPL protestors move to Canada • Orphan well clean-up gets turbo boost • Sturgeon County petrochemical plant takes a step forward • tackling Canada's fossil fuel "subsidies" • backstopping carbon pricing

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Suncor unveils expansion plans • Kinder Morgan plans Canada's largest-ever IPO • Feds looking for leverage to reject Energy East • BC tanker ban takes a step forward • China and US sign energy trade pact • Shell seeking changes to Brent calc • EIA and Vitol warn of coming oil glut • OPEC begs US to dial-back crude production

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Syncrude resumes crude shipments • ConocoPhillips destaffs 300 Alberta employees • Cenovus stock hits all-time low • Marathon takes US$5B write-down on Albian Sands • AB crude sales to US hit record 3M bpd • BC election weighs heavily in AB • Kinder Morgan vows to "Buy Canadian" • BP eyes another US$5B in divestitures • Oil prices suffer meltdown

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Suncor CEO open to more oil sands acquisitions • Problems at Kearl drag Imperial's production lower • AER loses another round against creditors • Kinder Morgan IPO's Canadian subsidiary • Higher oil prices boost Q1 earnings • Trump shifts bullseye to Canada and looks to dramatically expand offshore drilling

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Syncrude recovery delayed to late June • Chevron finds buyer for BC refinery • BP's oil sands assets up for sale • Alberta tweaks temporary foreign workers program • Mobil gas coming to Canada • Cenovus stock sinks lower • WTI dip below $50

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Another oil major looks to exit the oil sands • Cenovus investors exhibit symptoms of buyer's remorse • AER takes the long term view • Premier Notley talks trade in China • "Buy America" proving unpopular • Confusion among G7 energy ministers • Global oil stockpiles finally retreat • EIA and Scotiabank lower expectations for WTI prices

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Syncrude outage narrows Cdn crude discounts • Cenovus delays head office relocation • Frontier Oil Sands Mine open for public consultation • Expert Panel recommends extreme makeover of environmental reviews • US crude production rebounds to 9.2M bbl/day • WCS surges 30% in 3 weeks

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Cenovus takes a big risk and moves into the big leagues • Cdn oil differentials narrow on Syncrude outage • Unhappy in Alberta? Consider Saskatchewan • Burnaby mayor loses another round against Trans Mountain Expansion • Unleashing an energy revolution (south of the border)

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Keystone XL clears another hurdle • Federal Liberals throw Alberta a bone • Enbridge and Spectra put 1,000 employees on notice • AER forces uncooperative producer into receivership • TransCanada drops hint on Pacific NorthWest LNG • Another Canadian refinery goes up for sale • Shell and Chevron continue to divest global assets

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AER sends Suncor rejection letter • Naphtha leak sets off explosion at Mildred Lake • Syncrude outage tightens Cdn oil discounts • Alberta's "path to balance" hinges on higher bitumen production • TransCanada building more capacity in Cushing • What happens when you send an email to Exxon CEO • EPCM world gets "leaner and more competitive" • Australia's looming gas shortage

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Shell and Marathon exit the oil sands • TMEP price tag increases • Dakota Access ready for first oil • Exxon mulls takeover of BP • Taking CO₂ off list of pollutants • IEA warns of oil supply shortage and price shock • OPEC engages in wishful thinking • WTI drops below $50 for the first time in 2017

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