Oil & Gas
Coastal GasLink set to lay first pipe as it ramps up LNG pipeline
Construction also begins this summer on a compressor and metering stations.
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
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.
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.
Alberta ends agency created to handle green rebates and programs
Will be folded into other departments or the current Emissions Reduction Alberta.
Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of monitoring in oilpatch
Appeal argues suspensions were made without any rationale linking specific activities to COVID-19 risks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”
Observers warn lawsuits likely if Democrat Biden cancels Keystone XL
Candidate’s comment represents a significant risk for the US$8-billion project.
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.
Norway’s wealth fund excludes oil sands investments over GHG emissions
Canadian Natural Resources, Cenovus Energy, Suncor Energy and Imperial Oil are out.
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.