Oil & Gas
CPP investment CEO bullish on oil despite price crash, emissions debate
He cites demand for fossil fuels, which is expected to remain strong for many years.
All options on table to fight oil price collapse: Kenny
Alberta premier says province’s ability to continue contributing to federal taxes is now at risk.
OPEC looks to cut production as virus outbreak hits demand
Stalled air travel and manufacturing all but stopped in China, sapping demand for fuel following plunging crude prices.
Most Canadians unhappy with Trudeau’s handling of blockade crisis: poll
Respondents are split on whether the Coastal GasLink pipeline project should be stopped permanently or paused temporarily to negotiate further with Indigenous leaders.
Teck decision underscores investment crisis in Canada
The federal government is to blame for a significant drop in investment across 10 of the 15 major sectors of the Canadian economy.
New coronavirus stifling oil and gas economy: Kenny
Industry sideswiped as it works on efficiencies and reducing emissions, while the government focuses on job creation.
Suncor files application for base oil sands mine extension
Energy company is preparing for when the current base mine is depleted in about 2035.
Few approved oil sands projects stand to be built in near term: analysts
Output could grow by as much as 1.3 million bpd but more capacity for transport needed.
Alberta legislature resumes: Focus on jobs and bill to punish protesters
The government introduced a bill that proposes stiffer penalties for anyone who tries to shut down critical economic infrastructure, including railways
Kenney warns cancelled energy projects stand in the way of Indigenous prosperity
He announced that the Woodland Cree First Nation in northwest Alberta will receive a $187,688 grant to intervene in support of Alberta’s constitutional challenge of Bill C-69
Canadian energy projects more difficult to get to completion: analysts
Canadian law agencies reluctance to provide enforcement for approved projects is among competitive disadvantages.
Kenney says feds sank Teck mine with deadline change
Ottawa says “not true”, it is not true” Teck was told that the cabinet was going to defer.
Teck withdraws Frontier mine application, cites climate change discourse
Wants jurisdictions to have a framework in place that reconciles resource development and climate change.
Atlantic offshore energy operators raising their EH&S game
CAPP report outlines 13 near and long-term initiatives to improve environment, health and safety performance.
Chiefs want RCMP, pipeline firm to leave before meeting with government
Hereditary chiefs have communicated their terms to Carolyn Bennett, the minister responsible for Crown-Indigenous relations.
Shelved Suncor thermal oil sands project wins Alberta approval
Would use steam to produce bitumen from wells, can now apply for environmental and local development permits.
No injuries as CN train carrying crude oil derails in NW Ontario
CN says 31 cars came off the tracks near Emo, Ont, most carrying crude and at least two were leaking.
Higher costs should kill Trans Mountain pipeline: Bloc, NDP, Greens
A Nanos survey shows respondents are increasingly uncomfortable spending public money to continue the project.
Court gives Alberta 10 days to make decision on oil sands project
Prosper Petroleum has asked the court to force the Tory government to rule on a project that was approved by the Alberta Energy Regulator in June 2018.
Cenovus ramps crude by rail to 120,000 bpd, no provincial contracts
Company used a provincial program that relaxed quota constraints on production if it was shipped out on new rail capacity.
Pipeline protesters expect long term change as awareness grows
Traffic blocked, nearly 60 people were arrested for obstructing busy ports in Vancouver and in nearby Delta.
Liberals face heat as cost of Trans Mountain expansion hits $12.6B
$2.5 billion already spent, leaving an additional $8.4 billion needed to complete work, plus $1.7 billion of carrying costs.
Suncor posts $2.3B loss, writes down oil sands and offshore assets
Accounts for $393 million accounts for higher capital cost estimates for the West White Rose Project.
Opponents to ramp up protests against Trans Mountain in BC
The Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish First Nations may still seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada
Regina police make more refinery arrests, investigating paintball damage
Unifor says the accused are Local 594 members who were on a peaceful picket line at one of the refinery gates.
Moe forms cabinet committee on pipeline expansions in Saskatchewan
Moe said the idea for the committee came from communities, Indigenous leaders and businesses that want to expand pipeline access into the U.S.
Kenney lauds Trudeau after latest Trans Mountain court ruling
Federal Court of Appeal’s three judges unanimously rule to dismiss four challenges by First Nations in BC.
Miner Teck sets target to be ‘carbon neutral’ by 2050
Looking at other ways of move materials, cleaner power, efficiency measures, producing more metals used in EVs and renewable power generation.
Moe promises mediator in refinery dispute if Unifor pulls blockades
Saskatchewan premier says the illegal blockade is restricting the flow of fuel to communities across the province.
Dow to expand Alberta ethylene plant: more than US$200M
The Michigan-based company will add a process furnace to increase annual capacity by about 130,000 tonnes.
Federal Court of Appeal to release Trans Mountain decision
Four BC First Nations filed challenges after the federal government approved the project a second time last June.
Unifor blockade of Regina Co-op Refinery back up
Federated Co-operatives says in a statement that it’s still confident there’s a path to a deal.