A row of pump jacks operate in Apache Canada’s Provost field, located in the southeast part of Alberta (Apache Corp.)

AS Canada’s oil patch faces more job losses, robots add to the misery

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The burgeoning use of robots is one more reason there probably won’t be a quick jobs rebound in Canada’s energy industry as it grapples with cheap crude, tougher environmental controls, higher taxes and elevated costs.
A row of pump jacks operate in Apache Canada’s Provost field, located in the southeast part of Alberta (Apache Corp.)

Oil crash sent Canada into first-half recession, TD says

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The Bank of Canada will probably cut its 0.75 percent key interest rate for the second time this year at its July 15 meeting to revive growth, and not raise it until mid-2017. That will probably keep Canada’s exchange rate below 80 U.S. cents through this year, he said.
This July 8, 2013 file photo provided by Surete du Quebec, shows debris from a runaway train in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Canada. (AP Photo/Surete du Quebec, The Canadian Press,File)

New charges brought in 2013 Quebec oil train disaster

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Regulatory agency Transport Canada announced the charges Monday after an investigation found an insufficient number of handbrakes were applied and the handbrakes were not tested properly.
This aerial photo shows an oil sands mine facility near Fort McMurray, in Alberta, Canada. The proposed Keystone XL pipeline would carry oil sands crude from projects in Alberta to refineries along the Gulf Coast. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh, File)

Suncor scales back, signaling end of oil sands megaprojects

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Crude’s price slump, pressure to get off fossil fuels and tax increases in Alberta are adding to high costs and a lack of pipelines, prompting producers from Suncor Energy Inc. to Imperial Oil Ltd. to accelerate a shift to smaller projects.
A row of pump jacks operate in Apache Canada’s Provost field, located in the southeast part of Alberta (Apache Corp.)

Alberta fires spread into oil sands area, cutting output

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A fire at Cold Lake Air Weapons Range that started Saturday expanded to cover 17,500 hectares (43,000 acres) as fire crews worked to prevent the blaze from reaching the Foster Creek area, Alberta’s Environment and Sustainable Resource Development agency said on its website.
A row of pump jacks operate in Apache Canada’s Provost field, located in the southeast part of Alberta (Apache Corp.)

Canada oil patch to see massive consolidation, analyst predicts

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Crude oil prices remain about 44 percent lower than in June even after rebounding somewhat from a six-year low in March. The lower prices have led oil-sands producers in Western Canada to reduce spending by billions of dollars and cut thousands of jobs.
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Canada adapting to cheaper oil to avoid going way of the auto industry

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The Group of Seven’s biggest oil exporter may see drilling investment slashed by $23.2 billion in the coming 12 months, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s a 29 percent reduction from the previous 12 months and the biggest since at least 2007.
The Syncrude oil sands site, outside of on April 28th, 2015 in Fort McMurray, Canada. Fort McMurray is currently coping with an economic downturn as a result of low oil prices and most of the layoffs have been impacting the transient workforce. Canada's oil and gas industry is expected to lose 37% of its revenues in 2015. (Photo by Ian Willms/Getty Images)

Canada to regulate oil and gas emissions to meet new 30 percent target

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Under the 2009 Copenhagen Accord, Canada pledged to cut its emissions by 17 percent from 2005 levels by 2020, or reaching 611 megatons, but is on pace to fall well short of its goal.
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Canadian oil field services company cuts 2,000 jobs across North America

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Oil-services companies are slashing jobs to cope with declining demand from drillers. Baker Hughes Inc., the oilfield-services company merging with Halliburton Co., has reduced about 17 percent of its workforce in recent months.
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CERAWeek: Low prices slow, but won’t end, Canadian oil sands development

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Expansions will keep moving ahead in Alberta, even though new greenfield projects are being halted amid low crude prices.