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By Lauren Krugel The Canadian Press

Experts see more good than bad for Canada’s oilpatch if U.S. oil export ban ends

CALGARY Experts see more good news than bad for Canada’s energy industry if the U.S. lifts its decades-old ban on oil exports.

The ban came into force when oil shortages were commonplace 40 years ago ‚Äî a stark contrast to today’s U.S. glut, thanks to fracking in shale formations in Texas and North Dakota.

Canadian Oil Sands can stall Suncor Energy’s hostile takeover bid for a month

CALGARY The Alberta Securities Commission has ruled that Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. can stall a hostile takeover bid by oilsands behemoth Suncor Energy for a month.

Although it gives the target company less time than it wanted to seek an alternative to Suncor’s unwelcome advances, COS said Monday it’s pleased with the decision.