Termoyopal Power Plant uses GE’s tech
General Electric (GE) announced that the 150 megawatts (MW) expansion…
Inquiry into oil and gas foes to deliver report next year: Kenney
Government contends foreign interests have been working to undermine the industry for years.
Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit sided with pipeline owner Energy Transfer to keep the oil flowing
Total writes off $9.3B in oilsands assets, cancels Canadian oil lobby membership
Total said it is leaving CAPP because of a “misalignment” between its public positions and those expressed in Total’s climate ambition statement
Pipeline owner fined for unsafe incident near GO tracks in Greater Toronto
The Canada Energy Regulator says the incident near Oakville, Ont., could potentially have resulted in fatalities and injuries
Enbridge Q2 earnings slip as revenues plunge 40% due to COVID aftermath
Enbridge was expected to report 55 cents per share in adjusted profits on $12.5 billion in revenues
Enbridge reports stronger than feared Q2 Mainline oil transport volumes
The Calgary-based company reported second quarter net income of $1.65 billion
Prolonged oil industry slump leads to third cut in Canadian drilling forecast
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada says it now expects just 2,800 wells will be drilled in Canada this year
Deutsche Bank says it won’t back an new oilsands or coal project
It says its ban on oilsands financing, effective immediately, will include exploration, production, transport or processing
Canada’s liquefied natural gas industry expected to create new job opportunities: experts
The report analyzes the economic impact the LNG industry would have across the country
Shell’s Quest carbon capture project hits milestone of five million tonnes
Quest opened in 2015 and cost about $1.35 billion, backed with $745 million from the Alberta government and $120 million from Ottawa.
Irving Oil cutting 250 jobs, 6% of workforce, due to the economy
Reductions will affect operations in Canada, the United States, Ireland and Britain.
Supreme Court dismisses Indigenous appeal of Trans Mountain approval
The court dismissed the appeal July 2 from the Squamish Nation, Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Ts’elxweyeqw Tribes and Coldwater Indian Band, effectively ending the years-long legal battle over the project
BP sells petrochemicals arm to Ineos for US$5B
The move is part of the oil giant’s plan to shift activities to renewable sources of energy
Alberta reinstating environmental monitoring in industry, oilpatch on July 15
Testing and reporting had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Co-op, Unifor ratify seven-year deal after six-month labour dispute
Collective agreement includes wage improvements that meet standards agreed to by energy sector unions.
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
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.
Alberta government stands by Savage’s pipeline, COVID comments
Minister said on a podcast that gathering limits make it a “great time to be building a pipeline.”
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.
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.
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.
Imperial Oil reports dead birds on Alberta tailings ponds
Birds landed despite active deterrent systems including radar, noise cannons, eye-safe lasers and scarecrows.
No short term end to oil price slump hitting Alberta: premier
Kenney says reduced demand for oil and gas during the pandemic, coupled with a destructive price war between Saudi Arabia and Russia, has left the world awash in oil
Freeze carbon tax, delay new climate regs during virus crisis: CAPP
Cites need to maintain safe and essential operations as industry follows health guidelines, environment critics see an attempt to curb environmental regulations.
Parkland Fuel nears completion of maintenance at BC refinery
Will take two-weeks to reach full operational capability with additional safety measures taken due to COVID-19.
Feds pulled between bailing out oil and gas and moving to cleaner energy
Greenpeace hopes any direct aid will be tied to their willingness to show business plans in line with Canada’s climate targets.
Cryopeak LNG Solutions breaks ground on new LNG production facility
First fully funded and permitted LNG production facility in the Fort Nelson, BC area.
AltaGas commits $1M in emergency assistance
Financial assistance will be distributed to partners on the frontlines supporting communities addressing the health crisis.
Woodfibre LNG delayed a year, virus slows component deliveries
The company is applying for a five-year extension to its environmental certificate which expires in October.
TC Energy’s name change: Rebooting Canadian pipeline empires
The recent oil price crash has distracted attention from the controversial Coastal GasLink pipeline project.