Canada has increased their expenditure on advertising for tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline from $9 million in 2012, to $16.5 million in 2013, Peixe writes. The advertising campaign is targeted at Obama administration officials, hoping to sway their opinion on Keystone XL.
Alberta is considering new rules that would require the oil industry to cut greenhouse gas emissions tied to oil sands production by as much as 40 percent per barrel, Graeber writes. The measure may be part of the government's push to allay Washington's concerns about the Keystone XL pipeline.
The Keystone XL pipeline, held up by reviews for four years, is getting a legislative push from members of the US House of Representatives, Graeber writes. The Northern Route Approval Act would strip the president of his authority to approve the Keystone XL pipeline.
With the Keystone XL pipeline still up for debate in the US, some Canadian leaders are discussing alternatives to getting access to world oil markets, according to OilPrice.com, regardless of what comes of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's cabinet is reportedly considering offshore oil and pipeline legislation that would appease environmentalists, Alic writes. While environmentalists focus on the new pipelines like Keystone XL, Alic adds, the real threat is the older pipelines.
The Russian president has insisted on a full slate of his traditional macho stunts this year, including scuba diving and possibly a trip to the way down under.
A survey of Canadian adults found that most reacted negatively to foreign control of their natural resources, according to OilPrice.com. Canadians are "not particularly supportive" of a proposed deal with the China National Offshore Oil Corp.