Alberta

Oil and gas top the list of valuable resources being extracted in Alberta, but there are other stories in the mining and exploration industries here, including coal and precious gemstones. 

Recent Alberta articles

Ammolite is rainbow-coloured even in its raw form.
Exploration, Mines, Products & equipment, Alberta Korite finds rare gems in Alberta

Korite, a Canadian-owned, Calgary-based company is on a mission to colour the world with ammolite.

by Jillian Clark
Ikea Canada is set to purchase a $58.6 million wind power facility near Drumheller, Alberta.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta IKEA makes move to purchase second wind farm in Alberta

IKEA creates a sustainable future for their shoppers

by Jillian Clark
An aerial view (via drone) of the Tecolutla onshore oil and gas development block in the Tampico-Misantla Basin, located within Mexico’s Veracruz state.
Energy, Alberta, Global Mexican energy reform: follow “first movers” to find oil and gas opportunities in the south

International Frontier Resources of Calgary has been awarded an onshore oil & gas development block in Mexico because of the de-nationalization of the industry.

by Jillian Clark
2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame inductee, James 'Jim' Carter.
Rock Stars, Energy, Alberta Oilsands pioneer James “Jim” Carter inducted into the 2017 Canadian Mining Hall of Fame

A pioneer of the oil sands, education advocate, and respectful leader is inducted into the Canadian Mining Hall of Fame.

by Jillian Clark
Map of the Athabasca Diamond Projects.
Mining Insider, Mines, Alberta, Saskatchewan De Beers returns West Athabasca to CanAlaska

De Beers' exploration team has interpreted the 85 large magnetic anomalies scattered across the claims to be most likely associated with magnetic minerals.

Atlas Coal Mine encompasses 70 acres and 20 dozen preserved buildings.
Education, Mines, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan 7 must-visit museums on the Prairies to learn about Canada’s mining and energy industries

Explore the history and development of Canada's mining industry with a visit to one of these museums.

by Jillian Clark
Bob Moffatt, standing in front of weathered building.
Rock Stars, History, Mines, Alberta Bob Moffatt: A pioneer of Canada’s energy sector

Even after retiring, Bob Moffatt has returned to Atlas Coal Mine—his first place of employment.

by Jillian Clark
Morgan Solar uses Sun Simba CPV modules.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Morgan Solar Wins Contract to Build Largest Solar Project in Alberta

Morgan Solar was awarded the contract to build Alberta Solar One

by Kevin Miller
Pictured left to right: Joe Bacsu, Lliam Hildebrand, Adam Cormier.
Energy, Sustainability & environment, Alberta Iron & Earth Promotes the Unification of Oil and Gas with Renewable Energies

A focus on retraining and outreach drives this non-profit organization to diversify Canada’s tradespeople to match Canada’s changing economy.

by Jillian Clark
A silhouette of a firefighter in front of a blaze.
Alberta Alberta stays strong

The wildfire devastating Fort McMurray has led to unprecedented support and generosity.

by Danielle Cameron
Rendering of new SBI BioEnergy Inc. new biorefinery.
Sustainability & environment, Technology, Alberta New Edmonton biorefinery turns vegetable oils into renewable fuels

Edmonton-based SBI BioEnergy Inc. will convert canola oil and animal fats into renewable diesel

by Peter Caulfield
Staff at Norcan Fluid Power's Langley location join representatives from Bosch Rexroth to celebrate sole distribution deal for Western Canada.
Products & equipment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan Hydraulic products distribution deal unites Bosch Rexroth and Norcan Fluid Power in Western Canada

Bosch Rexroth and Norcan Fluid Power Ltd. have announced a distribution partnership.

by Jessica Kirby
EATL line with a canola field under.
Energy, Alberta The Eastern Alberta Transmission Line (EATL) was energized in December 2015

The EATL was energized in December 2015 after an extensive landowner consultation process and three year’s construction using innovative helicopter techniques

by Jessica Kirby
Picture of Syncrude upgrader.
Mining Insider, Company Profiles, Alberta Suncor raises offer, finally reaching agreement with Canadian Oilsands in takeover bid

The amended offer has a total aggregate transaction value of approximately $6.6 billion including COS' estimated debt of $2.4 billion.

A map of Canada showing the Geothermal Potential.
Sustainability & environment, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon Geothermal—Canada on the brink of sustainable energy?

Adjusting to sustainable energies need not be tough for those who have spent their careers in oil and gas. Many of their skills are transferrable.

by Elizabeth James
La Grande dam in Quebec shown with a skiff of snow on the ground
Energy, Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec Top 10 hydroelectric dams in Canada

Hydroelectricity dam construction has led to Canada producing 60 per cent of its power from its waterways.

by Jessica Kirby
A map of the Palisades property located in west-central Alberta and jointly owned by Altitude Resources/JOGMEC.
Mining Insider, Exploration, Alberta Altitude/JOGMEC receives approval for Palisades Coal Project drill program near Hinton

Palisades Drill Program will commence immediately with approval from Alberta energy regulator.

Oil barrels stacked on pallets
Energy, Alberta The $9-billion Kearl Oilsands mine: An overview

The Kearl development represents the next generation of oilsands mining

by James Rose
A driverless Komatsu truck.
Products & equipment, Alberta Driverless trucks: Peering into the technological future of the oilsands

Suncor Energy Inc. has entered into a multi-year agreement with Komatsu Ltd. to purchase new heavy haulers for its oilsands operations north of Fort McMurray

by James Rose
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