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Sep 14, 2012

Peter Lougheed, defender of Alberta’s interests, dies

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) – Peter Lougheed, the Alberta leader who battled the Canadian federal government’s encroachment into the energy industry in the 1970s and 1980s and later became a cautionary voice against unchecked oil sands development, died late Thursday. He was 84.

Lougheed, Progressive Conservative premier of Canada’s biggest oil-producing province from 1971 to 1985, was hailed as both a staunch defender of Alberta’s interests and patriotic Canadian, best known for butting heads with former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau over energy policy during the era’s energy crises.

Sep 13, 2012
Sep 13, 2012

Sasol a step closer to Canada’s first gas-to-liquids plant

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Sasol Ltd is
a step closer to building Canada’s first multibillion-dollar
plant to convert cheap natural gas to diesel and other fuels
after the South African company signed an option on an
industrial property near Edmonton, Alberta.

Sasol, a new entrant into the Canadian energy sector, has
secured a site in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, drawn by the
region’s extensive infrastructure for both natural gas and
refined products, Rudi Heydenrich, president of new business
development for Sasol Canada, said on Thursday.

Sep 10, 2012
Sep 10, 2012
Sep 9, 2012
Sep 9, 2012

Picking the next Nexen is a risky game

CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 9 (Reuters) – A few Canadian energy
companies have China to thank for pushing up their shares this
summer even as oil and gas prices languished.

Its state-owned enterprises have racked up more than C$25
billion ($25.59 billion) worth of deals in Canada in less than a
decade – the latest being CNOOC Ltd’s offer for Nexen
Inc – and some investors are handicapping the next

Sep 5, 2012
Sep 5, 2012
Sep 5, 2012
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