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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 6:11 p.m.

Canada’s fading oil promise leaves U.S. majors struggling

Oil-sands investments in Western Canada that gobbled tens of billions of dollars over the past decade are proving an Achilles heel for some of the world’s biggest energy producers.


British Columbia approves oil pipeline to coast from Alberta

VICTORIA, British Columbia – British Columbia on Wednesday approved the expansion of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline from the Alberta oil sands that would allow oil exports to Asia. British …


Fort McMurray residents to start return to wildfire-damaged city

A phased return of more than 80,000 residents of the fire-damaged oil sands city Fort McMurray will begin Wednesday as planned, Alberta’s premier announced Tuesday.


Fire evacuation orders lifted north of Fort McMurray

Alberta officials on Saturday lifted mandatory evacuation orders in some areas north of Fort McMurray, where a raging wildfire has forced the evacuation of more than 80,000 people and the …


Wildfire evacuees could be allowed to return to Fort McMurray on June 1

More than 80,000 residents who fled Canada’s main oil sands town because of a massive wildfire could return home starting on June 1 if conditions are deemed to be safe, …


Alberta wildfire spreads north, destroys work camp

Canadian officials said Tuesday they are taking a second look at their plan to allow people to return home to Fort McMurray after a raging wildfire spread north toward oil …


Alberta wildfire causes oil camp workers to evacuate

Hundreds of workers at several small oil camps north of Canada’s main oil sands city were ordered to evacuate on Monday due to a quickly spreading wildfire, and a precautionary …


Devastating Alberta wildfire continues to spread

Canadian officials hoped to complete the mass evacuation of work camps north of Alberta’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray on Saturday, fearing a growing wildfire could double in …


Federal lawsuit filed in megaloads dispute

SYRINGA, Idaho — A Native American tribe and a conservation group have filed a joint suit in federal court to halt a massive shipment of oil field equipment that was …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2013, 9:27 a.m.

Megaload draws Idaho protesters for 3rd night

A plan to move massive shipments of oil field equipment along a winding, scenic northern Idaho highway has sparked rock-throwing protests as Native Americans and environmentalists continue to try to …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2013, 5:12 p.m.

Nez Perce ponder new megaload blockade

More protests and human blockades by Nez Perce tribal members threaten to stall the shipment of massive oil field equipment - called a megaload - across U.S. Highway 12 in …


More megaloads possible for Inland NW roads

Imperial Oil approved an expansion for its processing plant under construction in the Kearl Oil Sands in Alberta, Canada. The move raises the possibility of additional megaloads on north central …


Oil company backs off plan to use U.S. 12 for megaloads

HELENA – An ExxonMobil subsidiary has stepped back from plans to haul oversized oil refinery equipment to Canada along scenic two-lane highways in Idaho and Montana. Imperial Oil has applied …


At least 4 arrested at Moscow megaloads protest

Officials in Latah County say at least four people were arrested as they protested the movement of a so-called megaload through the city of Moscow.


Megaload law would put heavy load on citizens

Dick Harwood says he’s very concerned about commerce in Idaho. Linwood Laughy says he’s very concerned about the same thing.


Obama compares Canada’s oil to coal

OTTAWA – President Barack Obama on Tuesday compared Canada’s massive oil sands operations to the U.S. coal industry, saying he was concerned about the operations’ big carbon footprint. Obama heads …