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Vol. 11, No. 8 Week of February 19, 2006
Providing coverage of Alaska and northern Canada's oil and gas industry


These sands are hot to handle

Unidentified buyer digs deep to acquire oil sands leases in February sale, stuffing more cash into Alberta government’s jeans

Gary Park

For Petroleum News

Just when it seems the Alberta oil sands should be cooling off, things heat up. The latest surprise occurred Feb. 8 when an anonymous buyer forked over a staggering C$464 million for 10 parcels of land on the western fringes of the Athabasca region, outside the zone where raw bitumen can be extract....

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