No environmental concerns after train hauling sand derails
25 rail cars that came off the track were carrying fracking sand.
Low oil prices force Halliburton to cut 9,000 jobs
Oilfield services giant posts Q1 loss of $643 million.
Ont. rejects NDP call for natural gas fracking ban
Liberals say there’s no need to outlaw something that’s not happening.
Keep your dirty oil, just send the cheque
Without energy equalization payments, healthcare, education and social programs would suffer from major funding cuts.
Albertans tell province to do more to protect water
Government offers a 20-point conservation action plan, but most measures won’t kick in until 2016.
Environmental coalition says bill to ban fracking is badly flawed
Nova Scotia Fracking Resource and Action Coalition says there’s shortcomings related to the definition for fracking, community consent and exemptions for research.
Nova Scotia missing economic opportunity with fracking ban: finance minister
Joe Oliver argues that fracking is ongoing in several provinces without any contamination of drinking water.
Nova Scotia bans fracking for onshore shale gas
Energy Minister Andrew Younger said Nova Scotians have made it clear they are “not comfortable” with fracking.
BC environment minister warned about LNG GHG emissions
The province’s dreamed-of liquefied natural gas industry poses some big environmental challenges.
Nova Scotia to ban waste water imports from shale gas fracking
Environment Minister Randy Delorey says a ban is appropriate given that there is a moratorium on fracking.
First ever federal study finds natural gas fracking chemicals didn’t spread
Eight Marcellus Shale horizontal wells were monitored seismically; one injected with tracers.
Alberta crude production and reserves way up, regulator says
Crude oil production totalled 556,000 barrels of oil per day with a yearly total of 204 million barrels.
Alberta fracking blowout caused by wells that were too close: regulator
Midway energy won’t be penalized for incident that spewed 500 barrels of oil into an Alberta field last January.
CAPP guidelines to monitor, respond to earthquakes caused by fracking
New guidelines will encourage members to assess potential for quakes by using existing data and communicating with nearby operators.
Ontario won’t allow fracking without proof it’s safe: McGuinty
Controversial oil extraction practice said to have damning effects on groundwater.
Alberta NDP calls for review of hydraulic fracking
So far this year, 4,000 fracking applications have been approved.
Canada would benefit from Asia’s demand for natural gas: IEA chief
Canada can no longer depend on the US to absorb excess natural gas supplies.