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Optimized methane emission cuts could save billions: CERI study

March 21, 2019

A study from the Canadian Energy Research Institute suggests the oil and gas industry could save billions of dollars if governments implement optimized methane emission reduction regulations instead of requiring the same level of cuts at every emitting source. The

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Stampede canvas auction kicks off amid political uncertainty and a troubled oil industry

March 21, 2019

Chuckwagon drivers and sponsors are hoping for the best as clouds of political and energy industry uncertainty gather ahead of the Calgary Stampede canvas auction. The success of the annual event is considered a bellwether for the Calgary-based oil and gas

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New corrosion testing facility tailored to oil and gas industry

March 20, 2019

In early April, Southwest Research Institute will be opening a new testing facility in early April offering corrosion testing for oil and gas clients. “Previously, our laboratory work has been predominantly fit-for-purpose testing,” said SwRI’s Dr. Elizabeth Trillo, one of

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B.C. won’t reject pipelines without cause, states lawyer during hearings

March 20, 2019

A lawyer representing British Columbia says proposed changes to an environmental law won’t allow the province to refuse to provide a permit to a pipeline operator for no reason. B.C.’s Court of Appeal is hearing a reference case that asks whether the province can create

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Federal stimulus budget slammed by Canadian Taxpayers Federation

March 20, 2019

The federal Liberals, seeking to move past a political crisis threatening its re-election, lavished new spending on middle-class voters in its budget on Tuesday, but the measures may be spread too thin to move the needle before October’s vote. The

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Activist investors have TransAlta taking notice

March 19, 2019

TransAlta Corp. jumped Monday after a pair of activist investors said they planned to push for changes at the Canadian power producer, including potential board changes. Mangrove Partners and C. John Wilder’s Bluescape Energy Partners disclosed their 10 per cent

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Where were all the Canadian oil executives at CERAWeek?

March 19, 2019

Mark Little of Suncor was one of few Canadian oil executives to attend CERAWeek in Houston, Texas. According to Deborah Yedlin of CBC News, if there was one takeaway from attending the annual CERAWeek conference in Houston, it is this:

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Emerson earns industry-first cybersecurity certification

March 18, 2019

Emerson is receiving the industry’s first ISASecure System Security Assurance (SSA) Level 1 certification for cybersecurity. “The world’s leading industrial manufacturers are leveraging transformative digital technologies and methods to improve production reliability, safety and overall performance while focusing intensely on cybersecurity,”

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Cement association takes aim at B.C.’s decision to bypass 2020 Building Code

March 18, 2019

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has expressed surprise that the B.C. government is bypassing the ongoing 2020 National Building Code of Canada (“NBCC”) processes, allowing municipalities to issue building permits for encapsulated mass timber construction (EMTC) up to 12

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NEB releases oil transport capacity optimization report

March 18, 2019

The National Energy Board (NEB) released its report examining short and long-term options to optimize oil pipeline capacity out of Western Canada – and there are no surprises as to what is needed. The report states that any notable increase in