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An oil sands upgrading plant stands in this aerial photograph taken near Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, is seen in this file photo.

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Alberta's NDP government said it will flesh out details of its planned review of royalties paid by oil and gas producers on Friday.

Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd will provide an update on the process, the government said in a news release.

The NDP pledged to review royalties during a spring election campaign that saw the left-leaning party defeat the long-ruling Progressive Conservatives.

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Energy firms have warned against hasty changes to the existing payment structure, fearing higher costs at a time of depressed energy markets.

On Thursday, the government said it would double carbon fees on major industries to $30 per tonne by 2017, up from $15 per tonne today.

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