Volume 98 Number 14 May 21 - 27, 2012

A crew working on Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain oil pipeline. Photo by Kinder Morgan

BC pipeline debates rage on

The scale of the West Coast pipelines debate is hard to play down. Current and former politicians from all government levels have come out swinging for and against: lobbyists, First Nations and non-government groups have fully entered the fray,…

Canadian Natural advances Horizon

Canadian Natural Resources(CNQ-T) has big plans for its Horizon oilsands project, located north of Fort McMurray, Alta., in the Athabasca region.

Syncrude keeps on rolling

The Syncrude mine may not have been the first major oil operation in the Athabasca oilsands, but it was the second — and now it stands as one of the region’s dominant oilsand projects. 

Southern Pacific’s McKay: On time and under budget

While project costs are soaring for many companies in the natural resources sector, Southern Pacific Resource (STP-T) maintains that costs for its McKay thermal project in Alberta will move in the opposite direction.  

Goldcorp’s output down on Red Lake setback

Vancouver-based major Goldcorp (G-T, GG-N) stumbled out of– the gate to start the year, as adverse ground conditions and grade variability at its flagship Red Lake gold mine  in Red Lake, Ont., contributed to an 18% year-on-year fall in…

Glass Earth advances in New Zealand

Work on the ground has not been quite as smooth as its name implies, but Glass Earth Gold (GEL-V) looks to have several New Zealand gold projects under control and moving forward.

Alacer ups 2012 production target

Alacer Gold (ASR-T) has bulked up its 2012 production guidance by up to 410,000 attributable oz. gold following higher grades at its Copler gold mine in Turkey, despite reporting a weak first quarter. 

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