Two big carbon emitters Capital Power and Shell, are showing support for Alberta’s plan to strengthen its greenhouse gas rules. Capital Power CEO Brian Vaasjo expects more green energy investment as a result of the steps being taken by Alberta’s New democrat government. “Not only is it the right thing to do, it’s the right […]
Shell fits final module on Alberta oil sands’ first carbon capture project
Shell Canada has fitted the final module at the first carbon capture and storage project in Alberta’s oil sands, putting start-up on track for 2015. The Quest CCS project, now 70 percent complete, is being built with funding from the Alberta and Canadian federal government to help mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands. […]
Did you know billionaire Koch brothers active in oil sands?
When it comes to land holdings in the oil sands, nobody has a bigger stake in the region than the Koch brothers. Around Peace River the American billionaires own an amount of land greater than the size of Los Angeles. They are the oil patches largest foreign investor with more than a million acres, more […]
Making a splash by conserving water
One of the concerns critics of the oil industry have is water usage in Alberta and B.C. That is particularly true in shale gas plays where fracking is used to get at the resource. Shell Canada is looking at ways to alleviate that. The company has a natural gas site called Groundbirch in northeastern B.C. […]