Energy minister lays out Alberta’s new oil strategy

CALGARY – Alberta is renewing efforts to add value to resources at home and is taking a serious second look at export options that seemed inconceivable just two years ago, Energy Minister Ken Hughes says.

The province’s first economic summit on Saturday reinforced the pressing the need to get oilsands products to international markets, and Hughes said his department is working on an aggressive new plan to upgrade Alberta’s resources in Canada and get them to coastal ports for export “however we can.”

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