Unprecedented oilsands crude shipment to reach Europe this week

Spanish energy firm to test rare shipment; environmental concerns loom.

The Hill Times Photo: Jake Wright
Oilsands facilities in Fort McMurray, Alta. This week’s expected shipment is described as the first major trade of its kind, possibly leading to both new market opportunities and renewed environmental concerns.
Anca Gurzu
Published: Wednesday, 06/04/2014 12:00 am EDT
Last Updated: Monday, 06/16/2014 7:38 pm EDT

BRUSSELS—Canadian oilsands crude is bound to arrive to the European Union this week, in what is described as the first major trade of its kind, potentially opening the door to both new market opportunities and renewed environmental concerns.

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