A female Suncor Energy employee was attacked and killed by a black bear at the company’s oil sands production facility in Northern Alberta, Canada yesterday. “An extensive investigation is now underway at a Suncor worksite in northern Alberta after a large male black bear attacked and killed a female employee. At about 2 p.m. at… Keep reading →
Energy News Roundup: Fatal Oil Sands Bear Attack, US Ethane to Europe & Obama Energy-related Announcements TodayBy Jared Anderson
By Bryan Borzykowski Last June, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway surprised a number of investors by sinking more than $500 million into Suncor Energy (NYSE: SU), one of Canada’s largest oil-and-gas companies. To Americans, it may have seemed like just another one of the Oracle’s undervalued plays, but it got a lot of long-suffering Canadian energy… Keep reading →
Former US Secretary of Energy Steven Chu has joined the board of carbon capture firm Inventys. The announcement is a coup for Vancouver-based Inventys, which sees big market opportunities in the US, specifically in the enhanced oil recovery space. Operators in mature oil formations, such as Texas’ Permian Basin, often use EOR – which can… Keep reading →
“There has rarely been a more compelling time to invest in energy,” said Barclays analysts in their latest Global Energy Outlook, released this morning. Here are four key takeaways: Oil price risk has swung from downside to upside, thanks to geopolitical risk. Geopolitical risk has supplanted US production growth as the big global story in… Keep reading →
Canada’s oil sands industry has taken a major leap toward greening their operations and their image. The 12 largest producers – accounting for 80% of oil sands production – have come together to form Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance, which has committed to accelerating the pace of environmental improvement, COSIA CEO Dan Wicklum told Breaking Energy recently.
Numerous environmental oversight organizations sprung up organically over time to ensure oil companies were honoring their commitment to the environment. While these ad hoc sustainability initiatives made positive strides, the public wanted more. As a result, COSIA was formed and the chief executives of each member company signed a charter on March 1st committing them to specific activities and behavior. Keep reading →