The Oil Sands Weekly

Fort Hills off the ground and running  • Suncor banks on automation to reduce costs • Kearl's plan to boost output by another 65,000 bbl/day • Alberta's crude production hits record high • US crude production hits 47-year high • Exxon praises President Trump (indirectly)

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Just when you thought the WCS discount couldn't get any wider • Kinder Morgan in no hurry to expand Trans Mountain • CP Rail in no hurry to boost crude-by-rail • TransCanada brushes off KXL's alternative route • Husky's SeaRose FSPO cleared for restart • NEB approves repairs to Norman Wells pipeline ... but it likely won't make a difference for Norman Wells • Rising output from US shale not to blame for global oversupply

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Edmonton adds more crude storage capacity • Lindbergh SAGD facility poised for growth in 2018 • Kinder Morgan not hopeful on help from the NEB • Keystone XL takes a small step forward • Husky Energy versus The Iceberg • Venezuelan crude production in free-fall • Norway awards record number of exploration licences

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Osum's plan to double output at Orion • US charts a path to 11 Mbbl/day of production ... and becomes a net natural gas exporter • Brent closes in on US$70 ... renewing concerns over OPEC's exit strategy

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Total holds the line on cost overruns at Fort Hills •  AB's NDP gov't puts a positive spin on higher carbon levies • CAPP warns of more job losses ahead • Trump continues push for world energy dominance • Alaskan reserves revised substantial higher • Global oil & gas spending expected to decline again this year.

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Investor's await Fort Hills' first barrel of crude • BlackGold SAGD facility comes back to life • Alberta lays charges against Nexen • Mackenzie pipeline dealt a final blow • CN's plan for safer crude-by-rail transport • Oil prices spike on bombing of Libyan pipeline

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Alberta's petrochemicals sector gets a big boost • Discounts for Cdn crude widen as export pipelines oversubscribed • WTI specs being updated in 2018 • Mismatched documents loom over Keystone XL • Trump delivers big Christmas present for US energy sector • Santa announces coal phase-out in North Pole

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Cenovus warns of more job cuts • Sturgeon produces first diesel • Cdn crude production hits record high, sending differentials soaring • Feds look to raise gas prices, again • Enbridge warns of too little, then too much, pipeline capacity • TransCanada tries to cover all bases on Keystone XL • EIA, IEA & OPEC warn of rapidly expanding US oil output

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Kinder Morgan wins Round 1 against Burnaby • Suncor's plan to boost COGEN capacity • Husky increases spending as production stalls • SK defies instructions from federal Liberals • Another LNG project gets turfed in BC • Desjardins lift ban on loans to energy sector • MIT accuses EIA of gross exaggeration • France's plan to replace bunker fuels with LNG • Venezuela ponders crude-backed Bitcoins

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TMEP hearings continue in Calgary • Camp operators consolidate despite sluggish demand • Alberta doing better than expected ... but not everyone is impressed • Hebron gets off the ground in Newfoundland • Pembina's ambitious plans for 2018 • TransCanada restarts Keystone pipeline ... and provides update on Keystone XL • Enbridge's plan to divest $3 billion in assets next year ... while still making amends in Michigan • OPEC and friends extend production caps the end of 2018, maybe

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Upgrader outages cut SCO production • Sasol puts Montney assets up for sale • BC makes first LNG shipment to China • TransCanada gets green light on Keystone XL ... but not the route it wanted • Keystone leak widens heavy oil discount ... and boosts WTI price • Statoil's latest attempt to clear their conscience • All eyes on OPEC as hopes run high for extension of production cuts

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Suncor plans to do more with less in 2018 • Cenovus finds buyer for Weyburn ... and leaves door open for more asset sales • Kinder Morgan hopes for speedy conflict resolution • Keystone in the headlines for all the wrong reasons • Norway warns against putting all your eggs in one giant energy basket • IEA sees oversupplied oil market • OPEC sees perfectly balanced oil market • Saudis promise to extend production cuts well past next spring

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Notley heads out in search of social licence • Chevron bullish on Alberta's Duvernay shale • CNRL's big plans for 2018 • SK backs AB in TMEP fight • Atlantic Sunrise the new Dakota Access • China parters up with Alaska on massive LNG project • Big oil gets on blockchain bandwagon • Real life Game of Thrones unfolds in Riyadh

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CNRL joins million barrel club • Imperial takes action at Kearl & hints at in-situ expansion • Alberta/BC NDP go to battle for/against TMEP • CAPP pleads for sanity in methane regulations • Feds tax modules built in Asia • NWT steaming over plans to ban arctic drilling • Kenney takes on Notley in 2019 • Trump takes aim at EV subsidies • US crude exports hit another record high

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Suncor takes top spot at Syncrude • MEG makes progress at Christina Lake • Reliability improves at Kearl • Surmont posts record quarter • Kinder Morgan versus the city of Burnaby • Cdn construction giant sold to Chinese gov't • NB and Manitoba add new carbon tax • 180 million down, 160 million to go

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Suncor files for approval of new SAGD project • Fort Hills Partners head to court • Thailand defers entry into the oil sands • Cenovus makes another big sale • Kinder Morgan laments permitting time for TMEP • 200,000 reasons to be concerned for Canada's energy patch • Reversing pipeline flows from the Gulf Coast to Midwest • Buyers demand refund for Venezuela's low-quality crude

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AECO gas selling for free • Husky cleared to start SK pipeline • TMEP hearings wrap-up in BC • BNP Paribas blacklists oil sands and shale enablers • Enbridge gives their side of the story in Minnesota • US lawyers hit a wall on Keystone XL and DAPL • Trump goes nuclear on Iran • Mother of all IPOs being questioned by Saudi Kingdom • OPEC makes plea to US shale "friends"

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Osum plans next phase of growth • Energy East left for dead • Petronas plans to exit Alberta, but stay in BC • US crude exports surge to record highs • Nate heads for Louisiana Gulf Coast • US carbon emissions keep falling • Saudis strengthen ties with Russia ... and raise hopes for extending OPEC cuts

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Total's plan to exit Canada, eventually • NEB shines spotlight on Duvernay Shale • South Korea eyes Canadian crude • Support for pipelines divided among demographic lines • Tackling fake fracking news on social media • Big banks & oil traders declare end to oil price slump

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Fort Hills off to a rocky start • Shipping natgas to Ontario just got a whole lot cheaper • Kinder Morgan responds to fake oil spill on West Coast • NEB raises yellow card on BC pipeline construction • LNG to blame for future growth in carbon emissions • California officially hates all oil companies • Google and Microsoft consider teaming up with Big Oil

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