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Jeffrey Jones

Canada swipes at Venezuela in push for U.S. approval of Keystone

Apr 18 2013

CALGARY, Alberta Canada is playing up its record as a reliable oil supplier to the United States compared to politically volatile Venezuela, as it seeks to win favor in Washington for the contentious Keystone XL pipeline to Texas refineries.

Analysis: Spills flame Canadian oil debate, but won't curb flows to U.S

Apr 02 2013

CALGARY, Alberta Two high-profile oil spills won't stem the now-record flow of Canadian oil into the United States, despite the frenzy that the spills triggered among friends and foes of the Keystone XL pipeline to the main U.S. refineries.

Analysis - Spills flame Canadian oil debate, but won't curb flows to U.S.

Apr 02 2013

CALGARY, Alberta Two high-profile oil spills won't stem the now-record flow of Canadian oil into the United States, despite the frenzy that the spills triggered among friends and foes of the Keystone XL pipeline to the main U.S. refineries.

Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein dead at 70

Mar 29 2013

CALGARY, Alberta Ralph Klein, the rough-edged "King Ralph" who ruled Canada's energy-producing province of Alberta from 1992 to 2006 with conservative policies that included deep public spending cuts and debt reduction, died on Friday, his family said.

Former Alberta premier Ralph Klein dead at 70

Mar 29 2013

CALGARY, Alberta Ralph Klein, the rough-edged "King Ralph" who ruled Canada's energy-producing province of Alberta from 1992 to 2006 with conservative policies that included deep public spending cuts and debt reduction, died on Friday, his family said.

Train hauling Canadian oil derails in Minnesota

Mar 27 2013

NEW YORK/CALGARY A mile-long train hauling oil from Canada derailed, spilling 30,000 gallons of crude in western Minnesota on Wednesday, as debate rages over the environmental risks of transporting tar sands across the border.

Train hauling Canadian oil derails in Minnesota

Mar 27 2013

NEW YORK/CALGARY A mile-long train hauling oil from Canada derailed and leaked 30,000 gallons of crude in western Minnesota on Wednesday, as debate rages over the environmental risks of transporting tar sands across the border.

Alberta to borrow C$4.3 bln in "bitumen bubble" budget

Mar 07 2013

CALGARY, Alberta, March 7 Deeply discounted prices for Alberta heavy crude oil have forced the Western Canadian province into a sixth straight deficit and prompted the once miserly government to borrow C$4.3 billion ($4.17 billion) to help fund badly needed roads, schools and hospitals, it said on Thursday.

Chinese owners give Nexen oil unit freedom to run operations

Feb 27 2013

CALGARY, Alberta Chinese oil company CNOOC Ltd , its takeover of Canada's Nexen Inc now complete, is giving the leader of the Canadian unit freedom to get operations running smoothly after an exhaustive seven-month acquisition process, CNOOC's CEO said on Wednesday.

ANALYSIS-U.S. shale boom forces change in Canadian oil patch

Feb 25 2013

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 25 The U.S. shale oil revolution is forcing Canada's oil sands industry to question whether there is a future in processing its crude into lighter oil, a tried-and-true way of wringing the most money out of a resource considered crucial to the country's prosperity.

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