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2011-07-06 05:00:00

NYSE Amex: BQI CALGARY, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Oilsands Quest Inc. (NYSE Amex:BQI) ("Oilsands Quest", "OQI" or "the Company") announces that its Form 10-K Annual Report for the year ended April 30, 2011, (the "2011 10-K") was filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on July 6, 2011, and is available online at www.sec.gov and www.sedar.com. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations The following discussion...

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2011-06-24 05:40:00

The caribou population in the Athabasca Oil Sands area in Alberta, Canada could be extinct in 30 years due to human activity, according to new research. Wolves have been blamed for the dwindling caribou population in parts of Alberta, but research published in the June issue of Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment says human activity related to oil production and the timber industry could be more important than wolves in the caribou population decline. Samuel Wasser, a University of...

2011-06-17 19:53:00

VANCOUVER, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 50 protests in over 20 countries this weekend will dramatically escalate the growing controversy about the global and local impacts of Canadian Tar Sands fuel consumption on community health, Canada's Boreal forests, and global climate. Stretching from North America's west coast to Eastern Europe, the breadth of actions illustrate that Canada's risky extreme energy project in the Tar Sands faces stiff resistance from a global...

2011-05-17 20:15:00

CALGARY, May 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - (TSX:PMT) - Perpetual Energy Inc. ("Perpetual" or the "Corporation") releases its financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2011. A copy of Perpetual's unaudited interim consolidated financial statements and related notes and management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the three months ended March 31, 2011 and 2010 can be obtained through the Corporation's website at www.perpetualenergyinc.com and SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The...

2011-05-17 07:00:00

CUSIP # 678046 10 3 NYSE Amex: BQI CALGARY, May 17 /PRNewswire/ - Oilsands Quest Inc. (NYSE Amex: BQI) ("Oilsands Quest," "OQI" or "the Company") today released new independent resource estimates for its Wallace Creek property, which support the Company's view that Wallace Creek has the potential to support a 30,000 barrel-per-day commercial oil sands project. The estimates were prepared by McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd. ("McDaniel"), at the request of Oilsands...

2011-05-16 06:30:00

CALGARY, May 16 /PRNewswire/ - (TSX: PMT) - Perpetual Energy Inc. ("Perpetual" or the "Corporation") is pleased to release results from an independent evaluation of discovered bitumen in place and contingent bitumen resources prepared by McDaniel & Associates Consultants Ltd. ("McDaniel") for a portion of the Corporation's acreage in the Panny area of northeast Alberta (the "Report"). Independent Assessment of Bluesky Contingent Resource in Panny Area Perpetual holds over...

2011-05-05 07:00:00

Tests demonstrate wide operating range of Ivanhoe Energy's HTL(TM) (Heavy-to-Light) technology CALGARY, May 5 /PRNewswire/ - David Dyck, President and Chief Operating Officer of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE) (NASDAQ: IVAN) and Dr. Michael Silverman, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer today announced that heavy crude oil extracted from Ivanhoe's IP-5B well in the Pungarayacu field in Block 20 in Ecuador has been successfully upgraded to local pipeline...


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