The Oil Sands Weekly

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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CNRL on track for a record 2017 • Exxon continues to drive costs lower at Kearl • MEG gets the ball rolling on May River • Pengrowth expands Lindbergh expansion • Alberta puts up a fight for TransMountain Expansion • America begins major roll-back of energy regulations

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TransCanada crew knocks out Enbridge pipeline • Booking, unbooking and rebooking oil sands reserves • From pipeline constraints to excess capacity • Energy patch bleeds cash for eight consecutive quarters • Alberta wins prize for most improved in 2017 • China loads up on Canadian heavy crude in the Gulf Coast • U.S. crude oil exports reach record highs

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Cenovus returns to profitability and shifts focus to expansion • Albian reports decent 2016 despite wildfires • No stone left unturned in Kinder Morgan's search for TMEP partner • ConocoPhillips looks to exit Canadian natgas operations • ETP executives call DAPL protestors "domestic terrorists" • Trump's love of coal gets put to the test • OPEC mulls deepening production cuts in H2-2017

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Cdn production hits a record 4 million bpd • All new oil sands projects unprofitable at current prices • Scope changes & wildfires raise costs at Fort Hills • NFLD oil takes the long route to China • Trudeau & Notley head to Washington • Border adjustment tax replaces social license on the agenda • OPEC compliance hits 90%

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A blow-out Q4 at Syncrude • Kearl suffering from excessive maintenance • Fort Mac adjusts to a new normal • Cheap US natural gas keeps flooding into Ontario • Trump throws Obama's methane cap out the window • DAPL protestors put to the test

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Keystone XL back on President's desk • Energy East back to square one • Canada's crude-by-rail exports spikes higher • Chevron's Canadian assets get reprieve from ambulance-chasing lawyers • Trump undoes Obama's 8 year legacy in first 3 days • BP predicts oil "abundance" and warns high cost producers to "adjust" tax regimes

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US thirst for Canadian crude soars to record highs • TD pegs oil sands breakeven at US$25 WTI • Alberta looks to Texas to help diversify economy • US energy policy undergoes extreme makeover • Anti-Keystone billionaire vows to stop Trump at any cost • Church of England declares fracking "morally acceptable" • Energy traders remain very, very bullish

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MEG returns to growth in 2017 • "Operational issues" reported at Kearl • Jane Fonda and PM Trudeau share common ideology • BC negotiates $1B in profit sharing from Kinder Morgan • US Oil Sands plans another restart • Texas commissions world's largest CCS plant • US displacing Venezuelan heavy crude with Canadian oil • US oil production jumps 500,000 bbl/day in 3 months

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CNRL fined for fatal 2007 tank farm collapse • University of Calgary pushes partial upgrading • Canada rings in the new year with higher gas prices • Labour market ends 2016 on a high note • Trudeau to Trump: You've got a friend in me • Weakening Polar Vortex pulls natural gas prices lower • US energy independence moved to 2026 • WTI touches US$55 and fizzles out

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