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Industry and governments must show workers how they fit in a net zero future, labour leader says

Date published
Aug 19, 2023

Industry and governments must do a better job showing workers a decarbonized oil and gas sector will mean more – not less – sustainable jobs in the future, says the leader of one of Canada’s most prominent skilled labour unions. Sean Strickland, executive director of Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU), says skilled trades workers –…


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RE3 Quebec City: Sharing the Reclamation Journey of Canada’s Oil Sands

Date published
Jul 6, 2023

Industry partnerships with a range of leading global researchers are breathing life back into land disturbed by development, a leader in Canada’s oil sands industry told delegates to the RE3 biodiversity conference in Quebec City.  From new techniques to regrow native vegetation to advanced tracking of how wildlife is responding to newly reclaimed lands, Jack O’Neill, director…


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Summary of Pathways Alliance’s Submission on the Federal Oil and Gas Emissions Cap Discussion Paper

Date published
Jun 3, 2023

Submission Date: September 30, 2022 In the discussion document Options to Cap and Cut Oil and Gas Sector Greenhouse Gas Emissions to Achieve 2030 Goals and Net-Zero by 2050 (Emissions Cap) the federal government proposes two approaches to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the oil and gas sector at a pace and scale deemed necessary to achieve…


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Statement on Alberta election results

Date published
May 30, 2023

Kendall Dilling, president of Pathways Alliance issued the following statement in response to the Alberta provincial election results:   “Pathways Alliance congratulates Premier Smith and the United Conservative Party on forming Alberta’s next government.   “We look forward to continuing to work with the province to strengthen our position as the world’s preferred supplier of responsibly produced…


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Statement on newly released CO₂ emissions study

Date published
Apr 24, 2023

The following is our statement for queries on a recently released study regarding greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands. Mark Cameron, Vice-President, External Relations: The oil sands industry fully adheres to methods mandated by federal and provincial regulators to accurately measure and report emissions to both governments. These measurements are rigorously verified by an…


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Statement: Alberta’s Emissions Reduction and Energy Development Plan

Date published
Apr 19, 2023

Kendall Dilling, President of the Pathways Alliance issued the following statement in response to Alberta’s Emissions Reduction and Energy Development (ERED) Plan: CALGARY – April 19, 2023 “The Pathways Alliance is encouraged by the Government of Alberta’s plan to reduce emissions and achieve net zero, while ensuring industry can compete globally, attract investment and continue…


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Emissions reduction work will reinforce Canada as a preferred global oil supplier

Date published
Apr 5, 2023

Poll shows world prefers suppliers like Canada with strong democratic values as Pathways Alliance advances plan toward net zero goal Calgary, AB – April 5, 2023 A new international poll suggests actions taken by Canada’s oil and gas sector to decarbonize production, including an ambitious net zero goal for oil sands operations, position the country well to play a…


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Statement on 2023 Federal Budget

Date published
Mar 28, 2023

Kendall Dilling, President of the Pathways Alliance issued the following statement in response to the federal budget: CALGARY – March 28, 2023 “The Pathways Alliance is encouraged Budget 2023 signals that more policy certainty is coming to support and incentivize needed investment in clean technologies, including carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects, that are…


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Q and A: Progress on the Pathways Alliance net zero goal

Date published
Mar 9, 2023

Since the formation of the Pathways Alliance in 2021, significant early progress has been made on our path to net zero. Following are some frequently asked questions about the work so far: What are the Pathways Alliance decarbonization plans? To help Canada meet its climate goals, oil sands producers are working together and with governments…


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Pathways Alliance encouraged by Alberta’s commitment to responsible energy production

Date published
Feb 28, 2023

Kendall Dilling, President of the Pathways Alliance issued the following statement in response to the Alberta budget: CALGARY – Feb.28, 2022 “The Pathways Alliance is encouraged by signals in today’s Alberta budget for continued collaboration and support to drive needed co-investment in carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) and other emissions reduction technologies. “We continue…


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Pathways Alliance carbon capture and storage network moves to design stage

Date published
Feb 22, 2023

$10M engineering contract awarded; Field work advances to support regulatory application CALGARY – Feb. 22, 2023 Engineering and field work is progressing rapidly to support a regulatory application later this year for the Pathways Alliance proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) network. The project is foundational to the net zero ambitions of Canada’s six largest…


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Out-of-this-world technology could help oil sands take giant leap forward in reducing CO₂ emissions

Date published
Jan 12, 2023

A Calgary company’s leading-edge technology – originally used by NASA to search for life on Mars – is coming down to earth to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the oil sands.  Impossible Sensing Energy edged out competitors from around the world in a Pathways Alliance global challenge to find a key piece of measurement equipment that will…


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Detailed evaluation to begin on Pathways Alliance proposed carbon storage hub

Date published
Jan 4, 2023

Agreement with province latest step in assessing CCS suitability CALGARY – Jan. 4, 2023 The Pathways Alliance, representing Canada’s largest oil sands producers, has entered into a Carbon Sequestration Evaluation Agreement with the Government of Alberta. The agreement enables the Alliance to immediately start a detailed evaluation of its proposed geological storage hub which would be…


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Pathways Alliance advances plans, contributes constructively to national and global climate and energy solutions in 2022

Date published
Dec 19, 2022

The Pathways Alliance found itself both a new president and a growing presence at the centre of some of the world’s most important climate and energy security discussions as it advanced its ambitious emissions reduction plans during its first full year of operations in 2022. While 2023 is shaping up as a critical year for…


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Biodiversity in action in Canada’s oil sands

Date published
Dec 7, 2022

Efforts by Canada’s oil sands industry to lessen its environmental footprint have resulted in globally significant reclamation and restoration work to support biodiversity in Alberta’s boreal forest. The industry aspires to be world leaders in land management, restoring the land and preserving biodiversity of plants and animals. Here are just some examples of biodiversity work…


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Collaborating with communities, businesses essential to Pathways Alliance goals, president tells northern Alberta reps

Date published
Dec 7, 2022

Pathways Alliance president Kendall Dilling stressed the importance of collaboration to meet net zero goals as he spoke with more than 75 community, industry, Indigenous and business representatives in northeastern Alberta in late November.   Dilling provided a progress update on the Alliance’s proposed carbon capture and storage (CCS) project and answered several questions about other aspects…


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Emerging technologies important part of plan to reduce emissions

Date published
Nov 28, 2022

The Pathways Alliance has released a list of innovative technologies that it plans to progress to reduce emissions from oil sands operations. These emerging technologies encompass a broad spectrum of work, everything from supplementing the diesel that powers mine haul trucks with electricity, to exploring the potential of zero emission geothermal energy to heat water used in…


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Oil sands leaders return from climate conference buoyed by growing recognition of the industry’s path to net zero

Date published
Nov 23, 2022

Pathways Alliance leaders returned from COP27 in Egypt, encouraged by the response to ambitious efforts by the oil sands industry to help Canada meet its climate commitments – and confident the country can compete for global investment in major decarbonization projects if it acts urgently to implement the regulatory and co-funding frameworks to support them….


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Oil sands leaders highlight industry’s work in shaping Canada’s paths to both net zero, prosperity during 3rd quarter earnings

Date published
Nov 21, 2022

Canada’s oil sands leaders reinforced the value the industry brings to Canadians and the progress they are making on their net zero emissions goals during third-quarter earnings calls earlier this month. Speaking to investors, analysts and media, leaders from Pathways Alliance companies emphasized the economic benefits oil sands development brings to governments and communities as…


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Pathways Alliance focuses on suite of technologies to advance net zero plan

Date published
Nov 10, 2022

CALGARY – Nov. 10, 2022 The Pathways Alliance, representing Canada’s largest oil sands producers, has released additional details on plans to progress innovative technologies to reduce emissions, as part of its unprecedented multi-phased plan to achieve the goal of net zero by 2050. The list of technologies underscores the Alliance’s collaborative work to help Canada…


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Fall economic statement takes steps to stay globally competitive on clean-tech investment

Date published
Nov 4, 2022

Kendall Dilling, President of the Pathways Alliance issued the following statement in response to enhancements to encourage investments in clean technology projects announced in the Fall Economic Update: CALGARY – Nov. 4, 2022 “The Pathways Alliance is encouraged by the urgency expressed by Ottawa to advance major energy infrastructure projects and to stay globally competitive…


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Pathways Alliance brings real solutions to COP27

Date published
Nov 4, 2022

Pathways Alliance will take the international stage to share its plan to help Canada achieve its climate commitments at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) next week in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The Alliance goes to COP27 with real solutions to climate change by showcasing the work underway on one of the world’s largest proposed…


Op-ed

Opinion Leader: Climate plans will include innovation and technology in Canada’s oil sands

Date published
Oct 26, 2022

ResearchMoney.com By Kendall Dilling Kendall Dilling is President of the Pathways Alliance. When this year’s United Nations climate change conference (COP27) kicks off in Egypt in early November, Canadian delegates should take pride that they are coming with real solutions to meet Canada’s climate commitments —and the world’s energy security needs. It may come as a…


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Clear the Air ad campaign highlights critical role for oil sands in helping Canada achieve net zero emissions goal

Date published
Oct 20, 2022

A national advertising campaign from the Pathways Alliance aims to “clear the air” with Canadians about the industry’s plan to achieve net zero emissions. The campaign is the result of discussions with thousands of Canadians across the country who said they want more information about how oil sands producers are working together to reduce CO₂ emissions from operations. “Canadians…


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Pathways Alliance advances net zero emissions plan

Date published
Oct 14, 2022

Significant progress achieved on early-stage work for oil sands carbon capture and storage network CALGARY – Oct. 14, 2022 – The Pathways Alliance, representing Canada’s six largest oil sands companies, is advancing early work necessary to build one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities in the oil sands region of northern Alberta. The CCS…


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Progress on storage hub a major milestone for Pathways Alliance foundational carbon capture and storage project

Date published
Oct 4, 2022

Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Calgary – Kendall Dilling, President of Pathways Alliance, issued the following statement in response to the Government of Alberta’s decision to select the Pathways Alliance proposed carbon capture and storage hub near Cold Lake to advance to the next stage of evaluation. “Pathways Alliance is pleased to have secured the right to…


Op-ed

Ottawa’s unrealistic emissions plan could drive away investment

Date published
Sep 6, 2022

KENDALL DILLING CONTRIBUTED TO THE GLOBE AND MAILPublished in the Globe and Mail, August 21, 2022View a PDF version here Kendall Dilling is President of the Pathways Alliance. Canada’s oil sands industry recognizes we are one of our country’s largest greenhouse-gas emitters, and that we have a major role to play in helping meet the…


Op-ed

Editorial: How the Pathways Alliance plans to help get to net-zero

Date published
Aug 25, 2022

Originally ran: Aug. 25, 2022, 2:00 p.m.Red Deer Advocate The world needs secure and affordable supplies of energy from peaceful, stable and responsible countries, such as Canada – as the Russian invasion of Ukraine has emphasized. This recognition of the strategic significance of Alberta’s responsibly produced oil and gas for North American energy security and…


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Key oil sands groups join forces under Pathways Alliance banner

Date published
Jun 15, 2022

New president appointed to advance responsible development CALGARY, June 15 – Canada’s major oil sands producers today announced the combination of three existing industry groups, all focused on responsible development, into a single organization called the Pathways Alliance. The new organization incorporates the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance, launched in 2021, Canada’s Oil Sands…


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Pathways Alliance files request for carbon storage space 

Date published
Jun 10, 2022

The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance has taken the next step in its goal to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 with the submission of a project proposal to the Government of Alberta to secure underground storage rights – known as “pore space”. The pore space is required for the Alliance’s…


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Statement: CCUS tax credit key to oil sands GHG reduction goals

Date published
Apr 7, 2022

Calgary – Kendall Dilling, Interim Director of the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance issued the following statement in response to the investment tax credit for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) projects announced in today’s federal budget: “The Pathways Alliance welcomes today’s formal announcement of an investment tax credit for CCUS projects for industries across Canada….


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Statement: Pathways Alliance responds to Emissions Reduction Plan

Date published
Mar 29, 2022

Calgary – Kendall Dilling, Interim Director of the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance issued the following statement in response to the federal government’s tabling of the Emissions Reduction Plan today in the House of Commons: “Today’s release of the Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP) presents an ambitious challenge for all Canadian industries. The Pathways Alliance will…


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Pathways conveys secure oil supply message at CERAWeek

Date published
Mar 14, 2022

By Mark Cooper Both short- and long-term solutions to cleaner and more secure energy supplies are just across the border, senior executives of the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance successfully conveyed to U.S. decision-makers, investors, and media at CERAWeek in Houston last week. Highlighted by a thought-provoking plenary session on reducing emissions in the oil sands featuring…


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Press Release: A Pathway to Net Zero Emissions for North America’s Largest Oil Resource

Date published
Mar 8, 2022

Unprecedented oil sands alliance offers sustainable solution for North American energy security Houston: Canada’s major oil sands producers are working together on a first-of-its-kind net zero initiative that could help ensure long-term, secure supplies of affordable and responsible energy for North America. Together, Canadian Natural, Cenovus Energy, ConocoPhillips Canada, Imperial, MEG Energy and Suncor Energy…


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Response to Pembina Institute’s report: “Getting on Track”

Date published
Mar 1, 2022

Al Reid, Director of The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance, issued the following statement in response to the Pembina Institute’s report “Getting on Track”: “The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance has reviewed the Pembina Institute’s recent report ‘Getting on Track’ about the need to reduce emissions in Canada’s oil sands. The…


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Statement on the Alberta Budget

Date published
Feb 25, 2022

Al Reid, Director of The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance, issued the following statement in support of the Government of Alberta’s commitment to carbon capture and storage in this week’s budget: “We are encouraged by the support for the Pathways Alliance expressed in the Alberta Speech from the Throne on Thursday, and the…


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Podcast: BCA’s The Energy Revolution – Oil Sands Pathway to Net Zero Initiative

Date published
Feb 16, 2022

On February 8, the Business Council of Alberta released the newest episode of The Energy Evolution podcast, part of their AlbertaBETTER podcast series, hosted by Adam Legge. This episode features a conversation with three leaders from the Pathways Alliance, Rhona DelFrari, Cenovus Energy, Pam McIntyre, Canadian Natural and Martha Hall Findlay, Suncor Energy. They discuss…


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Pathways plan to achieve net zero emissions

Date published
Nov 3, 2021

On June 9, 2021, the alliance declared our ambition to work together and with governments to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from our oil sands operations by 2050. The path forward to reduce emissions of 68 Mt of CO₂ per year is supported by a three-phase approach. Because no single solution will get us…


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Press Release: ConocoPhillips Canada joins Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero alliance

Date published
Nov 3, 2021

Innovative alliance aims to address Canadian oil sands GHGs CALGARY, Alberta, Nov. 3, 2021 – The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero alliance has expanded to include ConocoPhillips Canada. The Pathways initiative was established with the goal of achieving net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil sands operations by 2050. With this latest addition,…


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Press Release: Oil Sands Pathways Alliance outlines three-phase plan to achieve goal of net zero emissions

Date published
Oct 21, 2021

CALGARY, Alberta, October 21, 2021 – The Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative, an alliance between Canada’s five largest oil sands producers, has announced additional details of its plan to achieve the goal of net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil sands operations. “As a significant source of Canada’s GHG emissions, we know we must…


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Press release: Carbon Neutral Oil Sands Initiative outlines three-step plan to achieve carbon neutrality

Date published
Oct 21, 2021

CALGARY, Alberta, October 21, 2021 – The Carbon Neutral Oil Sands Initiative , an alliance of Canada’s five largest oil sands operators, has announced additional details on its plan to reduce net oil production to zero. greenhouse gases (GHG) from oil sands operations. “Because we are a major source of GHG emissions in Canada, we know we must also…


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Press Release: Canada’s largest oil producers announce unprecedented alliance to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions.

Date published
Jun 9, 2021

CALGARY, Alberta, June 9, 2021 – Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, Imperial, MEG Energy and Suncor Energy formally announced today the Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero initiative. These companies operate approximately 90% of Canada’s oil sands production. The goal of this unique alliance, working collectively with the federal and Alberta governments, is to achieve net…