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Dear Readers,

Welcome to the January 5th enewsletter for REM, and a new year. There was interesting news out of the oil sands late last month with the approval of Petrochina's transaction with Athabasca Oil Sands – read Industry Minister Clement's statement here. Understandably, China's oil demand continues to grow, which should drive more interest in Canada's resources.

As always, we welcome your feedback on what you read here. You can contact me at


Rob Colman
Online Editor, REM


Industry Minister Clement approves Petrochina - Athabasca Oil Sands Corporation transaction
OTTAWA, ON — On December 29, the Honourable Tony Clement, Minister of Industry, made a statement regarding an application made by PetroChina International Investment Company Limited (PetroChina) on a proposed purchase of properties owned by Athabasca Oil Sands Corporation (AOSC). The statement essentially approves the transaction.

China's oil demand surges 18.7% in November: Platts
HONG KONG — China's apparent* oil demand in November soared 18.7% from a year ago as the country's economic recovery picked up momentum, according to a recent Platts report. November's surge in oil demand marked the third straight month that the world's second largest oil consumer posted double-digit yearly growth in oil demand. more...

SAIT Polytechnic Award salutes Airdar gas leak detection tech
CALGARY, AB — Airdar Inc. of Edmonton has been honoured with the 2009 SAIT Polytechnic Outstanding Achievement in Applied Technology and Innovation Award from the Alberta Science and Technology Leadership Foundation (ASTech). Airdar (Air Detection and Ranging) is a developed-in-Alberta technology that helps industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions by detecting the location and volume of gas leaks. It combines permanently installed field sampling with an analyzer and timers to monitor atmospheric conditions and create site maps that pinpoint leak locations. The system is automatic and can monitor sites continuously. more...

PRODUCTS: Special Hand Tools Focus


Work Safely: Measure your intention versus execution

Reduce Injuries: Ensure your contractors work safely

Simulator-aided training for operators

Going Green: New production tank offers key benefits


Global Petroleum Show, June 8-10, 2010, Calgary, Alberta

MEMO 2010 — Maintenance Engineering / Mine Operators Conference, October 25-27, 2010, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario

Check out the Calendar of Events on the REM website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.

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