Offshore ban in Arctic will cost northern economy, NWT premier says
Trudeau defends decision, says measure will protect the Arctic from an oil spill under sea ice.
US approves Shell’s Arctic drilling plan off Alaska coast
Protesters on land and in kayaks will try to block Shell’s Polar Pioneer drill ship this weekend in a “Festival of resistance.”
Workers killed on Pemex oil platform in Gulf of Mexico
Rig was manoeuvring for offshore well maintenance at the time of the accident.
Shell selects Canadian Helicopters for Shelburne offshore drilling project
Contract will generate $20 million in revenue for HNZ Group Inc., the Montreal-based owner of Canadian Helicopters.
NEB will weigh Imperial, Chevron’s Arctic spill response plans
Both companies requested more clarity from the board before committing huge amounts of money in exploring Arctic waters.
Nova Scotia energy minister says offshore safety rules are fine…for now
That’s despite the fact that legislation doesn’t call for an independent safety agency.
Nova Scotia to spend $12M over four years on offshore oil and gas data
Research will try to convince energy companies there are undiscovered pockets of hydrocarbons off the province’s shores.
Husky starts up Liwan offshore natural gas platform
The project southeast of Hong Kong taps into three offshore fields, using shared infrastructure to produce the gas.
Energy projects must compete for investment: Statoil Canada president
Stale Tungesvik says rising costs are making companies picky about the energy projects they take on.
Steady stream of gas from Deep Panuke expected soon
Spokeswoman says it will be a couple of weeks before the offshore platform is producing a steady flow of gas.
Ship grounding shows dangers of Arctic offshore drilling, critics say
Shell has spent more than $5 billion on developing Alaskan offshore drilling activities.
If offshore oil moratorium lifted, BC’s in for $9.6 billion pay day: report
Fraser Institute says exploring offshore drilling in the Queen Charlotte Basin would have significant economic benefits to the province and Canada.
Shell gets OK at second Alaskan drilling site
Company can’t drill until its containment barge is in place.
No one injured after huge cylinder falls from NL oil rig
Operations onboard the offshore rig have been suspended pending investigation.
In Nova Scotia, Shell’s looking for oil, not natural gas
The company’s six-year exploration agreement is the largest exploration rights bid in Atlantic Canada.
BP spill not an argument to ramp up oil sands production
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