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News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 23, 2020  

Michigan asks judge to shut Enbridge pipeline in Great Lakes

Energy company insists Line 5 pipeline was not damaged, flow of oil and natural gas liquids resumed June 20.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 23, 2020  

Co-op, Unifor ratify seven-year deal after six-month labour dispute

Collective agreement includes wage improvements that meet standards agreed to by energy sector unions.

News Energy Oil & Gas Economy General
June 22, 2020  

Feds relaxing new fuel standards short term, tougher by 2030

Producers will have to do more to green up their gasoline and diesel fuels starting in 2026.

News Oil & Gas General
June 18, 2020  

Coastal GasLink set to lay first pipe as it ramps up LNG pipeline

Construction also begins this summer on a compressor and metering stations.

News Oil & Gas General
June 18, 2020  

800 Enbridge staff take voluntary buyouts offered to cut costs

The Calgary-based pipeline company announced in May it would defer $1 billion in capital spending this year

News Energy Government Oil & Gas General Sustainability
June 16, 2020  

Scientists criticize Alberta’s monitoring suspension, lack of consultation

Most of it could have been done safely, says Jay White, president of the Alberta Society of Professional Biologists.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Operations
June 15, 2020  

Trans Mountain says pipeline has restarted after spill in Abbotsford, BC

Cause of the spill related to a fitting on a one-inch, or 2.5-centimetre, piece of pipe.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 12, 2020  

Alberta ends agency created to handle green rebates and programs

Will be folded into other departments or the current Emissions Reduction Alberta.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Sustainability
June 9, 2020  

Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of monitoring in oilpatch

Appeal argues suspensions were made without any rationale linking specific activities to COVID-19 risks.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 9, 2020  

Oil and gas spending estimates adjusted lower as uncertainties persist

$23.3 billion to be invested in Canada this year, down from about $37 billion in a January forecast.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
June 5, 2020  

First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

Companies no longer have to monitor fumes released by burning, or look for and repair leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas.

News Oil & Gas General
June 2, 2020  

Trans Mountain reaches ‘key milestone’ as construction begins in BC

Will deliver about 300,000 barrels of petroleum products daily, but expansion will boost to 890,000 barrels.

News Energy Government Oil & Gas General
May 28, 2020  

BC swamped with funding applications to restore oil and gas wells: minister

The federal government announced in April BC would receive $120 million to clean up inactive oil and gas sites.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
May 26, 2020  

Gathering limits make it a ‘great time to be building a pipeline:’ Alberta minister

Sonya Savage said, “Now is a great time to be building a pipeline because you can’t have protests of more than 15 people”

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
May 20, 2020  

Observers warn lawsuits likely if Democrat Biden cancels Keystone XL

Candidate’s comment represents a significant risk for the US$8-billion project.

News Government Oil & Gas General
May 14, 2020  

Chiefs, governments to sign rights understanding after BC pipeline protests

Memorandum doesn’t address Wet’suwet’en opposition to the pipeline, part of a $40-billion LNG export terminal project in Kitimat.

News Energy Oil & Gas Economy General
May 14, 2020  

Norway’s wealth fund excludes oil sands investments over GHG emissions

Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, Suncor Energy and Imperial Oil are out.

News Government Oil & Gas General
May 14, 2020  

BC lays out $120 million plan to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

Premier John Horgan says restoring more than 2,000 inactive oil and gas wells would support upwards of 1,200 jobs.

News Oil & Gas General
May 7, 2020  

Imperial Oil reports dead birds on Alberta tailings ponds

Birds landed despite active deterrent systems including radar, noise cannons, eye-safe lasers and scarecrows.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Economy General
April 30, 2020  

Oil producers sustaining billions of dollars in asset impairments

Husky CEO says supply and demand will collide “in a very messy way” this quarter.

News Government Oil & Gas General
April 29, 2020  

No short term end to oil price slump hitting Alberta: premier

Kenney says reduced demand for oil and gas during the pandemic, coupled with a destructive price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, has left the world awash in oil

News Energy Oil & Gas General Production
April 27, 2020  

Trans Mountain, LNG Canada on track despite pandemic

Energy economist says the long-term forecast for both natural gas and oil remains steady.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 23, 2020  

China buys crude as prices collapse, adding to stockpiles

Gives Beijing a chance to insulate the country against possible supply disruptions.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
April 23, 2020  

Alberta’s failed oil and gas bailout a warning to feds: report

Says $1.1 billion invested in small and midsize oil and gas companies – one went bankrupt, more likely to follow as share prices tank.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Production
April 22, 2020  

Energy sector shutting down oil production as low crude oil prices persist

More producers join a growing list of companies reducing spending and cutting production.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 22, 2020  

Plunging oil prices point to ‘deep collapse’ in sector: drilling firm CEO

Kevin Neveu of Precision Drilling says spending on oil and gas exploration will fall even further from already-depressed levels because of pricing signals.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 21, 2020  

Husky cuts production by 80,000 bpd, Canadian total 365,000 bpd

Also cutting $700 million in capital budget, second reduction following an earlier cut of $900 million and $100 million in other spending.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Production
April 21, 2020  

Negative oil price plunge a short term anomaly, limited impact: analysts

Drop in West Texas Intermediate near-month contract prices below negative US$37 per barrel is due to unique circumstances.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
April 20, 2020  

Oilpatch bailout focuses on abandoned wells cleanup, reduced emissions

Government plans to spend $1.7 billion in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 17, 2020  

Tribes press judge to halt US Canada pipeline as work starts

Plans for construction camps housing up to 1,000 workers each cited as a risk to tribes struggling with basic health care services amid potential COVID-19 outbreaks.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 17, 2020  

Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regs during virus crisis: CAPP

Cites need to maintain safe and essential operations as industry follows health guidelines, environment critics see an attempt to curb environmental regulations.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 15, 2020  

US judge cancels permit for Keystone XL pipeline from Canada

Said the US Army Corps of Engineers failed to adequately consider effects on endangered species such as pallid sturgeon.