Oil & Gas
New talks planned over disputed gas pipeline in northern BC
Wet’suwet’en say they have agreed to the discussions in an effort to de-escalate the dispute over the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
Industry group forecasts $2B rise in oil and gas spending this year
After spending declines in four of the past five years, about 6% more will be invested in the Canadian upstream sector this year compared with 2019
Former UN committee member defends stance on LNG pipeline in BC
Committee called for three major resource projects in BC to be halted until free, prior and informed consent of all affected Indigenous groups was granted.
Panel suggests schools ‘balance’ climate change, oil sands lessons
Looking for research, evidence-based knowledge to be transferred to students through curriculum.
Cenovus credits quota easing as it ramps up crude by rail
Shipments to 100,000 barrels per day by the end of last month, which energy company says bodes well for its oil sands expansion plans.
Alberta’s climate plan part of decision on Teck oil sands mine: Wilkinson
Environment minister says decisions on new projects consider how they fit with Canada’s goal to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
Former MP Nathan Cullen appointed BC liaison in pipeline dispute
Will work with Wet’suwet’en leaders, the RCMP, Coastal GasLink, the provincial public sector and other parties.
Kenny wants Ottawa to approve Teck mine for benefit of First Nations
Alberta premier says there is no reason to delay the go-ahead for the $20.6-billion project near Wood Buffalo National Park.
Oil and gas industry needs to do more on climate change: IEA
Report says the industry requires a variety of approaches depending on an individual company’s circumstances.
Supreme Court to hear BC case to halt Trans Mountain expansion
Key Constitutional question is whether BC’s authority to protect its own environment can include interfering in a federal project.
LNG pipeline will proceed despite protests: Horgan
Courts have ruled in favour of the project, the rule of law will apply.
BC human rights commissioner asks Canadian government to halt pipeline project
Believes Canada is shirking its obligations as a signatory to the UN Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Oil sands producer Cenovus aims for ‘net zero’ GHG emissions by 2050
CALGARY — Oil sands producer Cenovus Energy Inc. will…
Alberta petrochemical project cost estimate rises to about $4.9B
Dehydrogenation and polypropylene upgrading plants will turn propane into plastic pellets for shipment to manufacturers around the world.
Canadian oilpatch hopes float on Prairie helium drilling prospects
Cooling agent of choice for superconducting magnets in research and medicine.
Some businesses thrived, many lagged during pandemic in 2020
Here are the lists of winners and losers
Indigenous opposition to pipeline shouldn’t outweigh others: Provinces
Court heard from four Indigenous groups from British Columbia on Trans Mountain.
First Nation alleges Ottawa withheld info during Trans Mountain consultation
Indigenous groups arguing in the court the Canadian government predetermined the outcome before its latest approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Chevron looking to sell its 50% stake in its Kitimat LNG project
Lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas will reduce the value of its assets.
Cenovus capital spending to edge higher in 2020, production to rise
Increase largely due to a deferral of spending following the mandatory production curtailments in Alberta.
Rail strike, pipeline spill lead Alberta to extend oil curtailment levels
Government will gradually increasing the amount that can be produced.
Feds won’t explain how pipeline expansion will raise $500M in tax revenue [UPDATED]
Cited by the government when it approved the project a second time last June.
Canacol making LNG for retail customers in Colombia
Will replace diesel, fuel oil, compressed natural gas and propane that cost more or have higher emissions.
Competition Bureau clears Pembina Pipeline deal
Buying Kinder Morgan Canada and the US portion of the Cochin system.
Trans Mountain received $320M in government subsidies: report
Money included direct subsidies and indirect subsidies that were not clearly disclosed to taxpayer.
Tanker crash, fuel spill prompts BC ministry monitoring
About 25% of the crude being transported spilled on the ground or into the nearby river.
Keystone pipeline restarted after breach in North Dakota
TC Energy will operate the pipeline at a reduced pressure with a gradual increase in the volume of crude oil.
Failure of Houston Oil & Gas threatens to create up to 1,400 orphan wells
Estimated abandonment and reclamation bill associated with wells, pipeline segments and other assets is $81.5 million.
Cenovus boosts oil output plans on curtailment relief for rail
To startup its $675-million, 50,000-barrel-per-day Christina Lake phase G oil sands expansion project.
Encana HQ move to US an oilpatch ‘tragedy’: Cenovus CEO
Foreign companies have also taken billions of dollars with them as they left the Canadian oilpatch.
Keystone pipeline shut down to investigate potential ND oil leak
Some wetlands appear to have been affected, but not any sources of drinking water.
Alberta climate plan for industry retains key parts of old legislation
$30 a tonne for emissions over benchmark or collect credits if beneath.