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Lorraine Mitchelmore of Shell Canada in Calgary, Alberta, March 3, 2013. On Wednesday, she spoke with reporters about Shell’s extensive set of operations, from oil sands projects to refineries to gas stations. Its next major oil sands project is the 80,000-barrel-a-day Carmon Creek project in the Peace River area of Alberta.
Lorraine Mitchelmore of Shell Canada in Calgary, Alberta, March 3, 2013. On Wednesday, she spoke with reporters about Shell’s extensive set of operations, from oil sands projects to refineries to gas stations. Its next major oil sands project is the 80,000-barrel-a-day Carmon Creek project in the Peace River area of Alberta.
(Todd Korol For The Globe and Mail)

Despite market access whining, oil patch CEOs put on a happy face

Hey, oil industry: If market access is the defining issue of the day, how come so few CEOs admit to having problems with market access?

Collectively, the energy sector and provincial and federal governments say often that Canada is losing out on tens of billions of dollars a year in potential revenue as heavy crude oil gets slapped by the market with bargain-basement discounts.