Canadian Mining Journal

Oil Sands

  • Teck copper mine in Chile switches to renewable energy

    September 17, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Teck Resources has signed a long-term agreement that will provide its Carmen de Andacollo copper operation in central Chile with 100% renewable power, eliminating 200,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions – the equivalent of taking 40,000 cars off the

  • CLIMATE CHANGE: Teck pledges carbon neutrality by 2050

    February 3, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has announced that it aims to be carbon neutral across all its operations by 2050. The miner, a major producer of base metals and metallurgical coal that also has oilsands assets, says its goal demonstrates its commitment

  • OILSANDS: Alberta developing rules for release of process water

    January 21, 2020 by Deborah Jaremko

    Following the lead of the federal government, Alberta is undertaking a major re-scoping of work with the goal to establish rules to allow for release of process-affected water back into the Athabasca River from any oilsands mine by 2023. Up

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    OILSANDS: Suncor speeds digital transformation with Microsoft alliance

    November 12, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Suncor Energy of Calgary has announced a multi-year strategic alliance with Microsoft Canada as the energy company accelerates its digital transformation. Microsoft will be Suncor’s cloud provider, allowing the company to tap into the full range of Microsoft’s

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    OILSANDS: Suncor Q3 results fall off

    October 31, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – The waning fortunes of the petroleum industry are reflected in Suncor Energy’s Q3 2019 results. The company generated $2.7 billion from operations, down 17% from $3.1 billion during the same quarter in the previous year. Cash flow provided

  • OILSANDS: Suncor adopts cogeneration at Base plant to cut carbon footprint

    September 10, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Calgary’s Suncor Energy has committed $1.4 billion to adopt low carbon cogeneration of power at its Base plant near Fort McMurray. Greenhouse gas emissions associated with steam production at the plant will be reduced by approximately 25%. The

  • SUSTAINABILITY: Teck releases climate action report

    August 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released its second “Climate Action and Portfolio Resilience” report. It outlines how the company will go forward producing products that are essential in a low carbon future while tackling climate change. The report analyzes potential

  • OILSANDS: Teck’s Frontier project gets grudging okay from joint panel

    July 29, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – Late last week the joint federal-provincial panel reviewing Teck Resources’ Frontier oilsands project sent its report to Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna. The report urges regulators to approve the $20.6-billion project 110 km north of

  • BASE METALS-COAL: Teck Q2 revenue up, profit shrinks

    July 25, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released its unaudited numbers for Q2 2019, and they show small gains in revenues, but  steep drops in EBITDA. For the second quarter this year, the company recorded revenues of $3.1 billion, up 4% from

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    MERGER: Mikisew Group acquires Guthrie and service deal with Syncrude

    May 8, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    FORT McMURRAY, Alta. – The Mikisew Group of Companies (MGOC) is pleased to announce that it has acquired Guthrie Industrial Services and Guthrie Mechanical Services. MGOC and Guthrie have worked together as partners through the Mikisew Guthrie LP  (MGLP) for

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    OILSANDS: NACG wins additional 5-year contract

    April 4, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALBERTA – North American Construction Group earlier this week announced a five-year multiple use contract and an associated term contract with a major oil sands customer.  The agreement runs through December 2023 and the backlog value is expected to be

  • OILSANDS: Canada invests $72M in clean technology for two Alberta companies

    March 14, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    CALGARY – The federal government has announced plans to invest $72.3 million in clean technology for the Alberta oil and gas sector to address climate change and create jobs. Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi made the announcement on March