Imperial, Exxon create Arctic buzz
Make unprecedented bid for 508,000-acre Beaufort Sea exploration block, but wonít say what they have in mind other than insisting itís Ďseparate and independentí from Mackenzie gas line
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In straight dollar terms, itís a breathtaking vote of confidence in the oil and gas future of the Canadian Arctic.
Even a federal official who manages Canadaís northern bidding process was caught off guard.
Richard Casey, with Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, said the joint bid by Imperial Oil an....
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Exxon: too soon too explain
Companies have five years to spend C$146.2 million
Only one recent Canadian Beaufort well
Analyst suggests target could be oil
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