Air Canada Lands In Doghouse For Accidental E-mail Reply

Their entire government is shut down and about to default and this is how the US media spends its time,” the station said the e-mail read. Word quickly spread online, with many voicing their outrage over the company’s response. “If you ever fly with your pet, you might not want to choose Air Canada,” one wrote on Twitter. The airline addressed the controversy in a statement Friday. “Air Canada acknowledges inappropriate comments were made in response to a reporter’s follow-up questions for additional details regarding Larry,” it said. “However, Air Canada has been providing the best available information to media on this matter. These comments do not reflect Air Canada’s standards or professionalism, and do not refer to the search for Larry by Air Canada employees which is ongoing.” Larry’s temporary owner said she was furious when she heard about the message. “I was angry… (but) I was not surprised that someone could be that stupid. It was an incredibly stupid, very cold, callous e-mail,” Jutta Kulic said from Sacramento, where she is traveling for a dog show. Kulic, who lives in Ohio, said she was taking care of Larry after his owner, a friend, died of cancer. The friend wanted her dogs placed in “loving homes,” she said. Larry was on his way to Canada, when he vanished, she said.

Canada crude -Synthetic discount expected to stay steep

The Magnum MK5 is said to offer racecar performance and supercar build quality and styling. Just when you thought the world was safe, Canada starts brewing up trouble in the supercar world. On October 30, Canadas first-ever homegrown supercar will be unveiled online. The Magnum MK5 is the first production model to come from Magnum Cars, a company specializing in the construction of open-wheel racecars. PHOTOS: 2013 FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW: HOTTEST CARS AND CONCEPTS ON THE FLOOR Almost no details have been released ahead of the MK5s big debut. From the one image released ahead of the launch, along with a short teaser video, it appears the car is a two-seat roadster. The hood looks extremely long, and the front fenders appear quite curvaceous. Considering Magnum Cars has a background in open-wheelers, its possible the front wheels might stand separate from the main bodywork for a quasi-road racer design. RELATED: FOR THE PRICE OF THIS ONE CAR, YOU COULD OWN A FLEET OF FERRARIS Lightweight materials, such as carbon fiber and aluminum, are likely to be used extensively throughout the car. As for engines, well, your guess is as good as ours. That lengthy hood hints at something bigger than an inline-4 lurking within the MK5.

Canada’s first supercar will send a chill down the spines of Ferrari and Lamborghini

Production at the Syncrude oil sands project in northern Alberta is ramping up rapidly after maintenance on a coker cut volumes over the summer. The project produced 291,000 barrels a day in September, up 39 percent on the month, and talk among traders in Canada’s oil capital Calgary is that it could hit around 340,000 bpd in October, close to record levels. At the same time, pipeline company Enbridge Inc rationed space on four crude lines on its export network in October, a move traders said pushed Western Canadian inventory levels back towards their maximum. “Synthetic has been quite volatile over the last two years, largely on the back of pipeline constraints,” said David Boukhout, senior commodity strategist at TD Securities. “Looking out further into our forecasts we do expect we are going to see prices average below WTI throughout 2014.” That view was echoed by analysts at FirstEnergy Capital in Calgary. While they expect prices to strengthen slightly as refinery maintenance season draws to a close and pipeline rationing lessens, they forecast a discount of $1 to $2 per barrel on synthetic crude for much of next year. The Syncrude Project is a joint venture of Canadian Oil Sands, Imperial Oil Ltd, Mocal Energy, Murphy Oil Corp , Nexen Inc, Sinopec Corp, and Suncor Energy Inc. Concerns about shrinking returns from producing light synthetic crude were cited as part of the reason why Suncor, Canada’s largest oil company, scrapped its partially-built Voyager upgrading plant in northern Alberta earlier this year. WHITING RELIEF In recent years Canadian heavy crude prices have tended to suffer more than synthetic grades in winter months as asphalt production drops off and refinery demand weakens. Last winter Western Canada Select heavy blend traded around $40 per barrel below WTI, eating into producers’ profits and prompting Alberta politicians to coin the term “bitumen bubble”. But although WCS touched lows around $33 per barrel below the benchmark earlier this month, and was last trading at $29.25 per barrel below WTI, relief is in sight.

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