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PSAC meets with Ontario business leaders to talk Canadian energy

September 23, 2019

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) met with business leaders gathered and hosted by the Vaughan Chamber of Commerce for a roundtable discussion – focussing on the benefits to all Canadians of supporting the energy industry. “The understanding amongst

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Energy Step Code incentivizes builders to exceed energy-efficiency requirements

September 23, 2019

Many of British Columbia’s cities and towns are incentivizing and/or requiring higher levels of energy efficiency in new construction through the BC Energy Step Code, a provincial regulation that allows them to require builders to exceed the code’s minimum legal energy-efficiency requirements. In

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USW welcomes assistance for laid-off workers, but asks for permanent solution

September 20, 2019

The United Steelworkers (USW) is appreciative of the British Columbia government’s announcement to help forest workers impacted by mill closures and curtailments in the B.C. Interior, but is looking for a long-term solution. “Any move to provide assistance to workers who are

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U.S. to drive gas processing capacity in coming years

September 20, 2019

The U.S. is expected to drive new-build gas processing capacity growth in the global gas processing industry from planned and announced (new-build) projects between 2019 and 2023, contributing around 24 per cent of global gas processing capacity growth by 2023,

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FPAC launches campaign to promote forestry worker issues

September 19, 2019

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) launched its Forestry for the Future campaign as it works to put issues facing Canada’s forestry workers and communities front and centre for federal election candidates across the country. “The future of our sector

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Scheer pledges to fast-track pipeline legal battles to Supreme Court

September 19, 2019

A Conservative government would overcome legal objections to building new petroleum pipelines by fast-tracking any cases right to the Supreme Court, party leader Andrew Scheer says. According to Canadian Press, Scheer and other Conservatives have for years said Ottawa has

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Suncor CEO not counting on risk premium following Saudi attacks

September 19, 2019

The CEO of Suncor Energy Inc. says his company isn’t counting on higher cash flow despite analyst expectations of a “risk premium” on crude oil prices in the wake of last weekend’s attacks on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Benchmark oil prices jumped

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Former oilpatch workers find success in energy efficiency

September 19, 2019

Laid-off and automated-out of the job oil and gas workers are finding opportunities in a part of Alberta’s energy economy that has not always captured headlines, but is nonetheless is contributing hundreds of millions to the province’s GDP each year. According to

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Ecojustice threatens legal action over inquiry into funding of oil and gas foes

September 19, 2019

An environmental law group is threatening legal action if the Alberta government’s inquiry into the funding of oil and gas industry foes continues as is. According to Canadian Press, Vancouver-based Ecojustice issued the warning in a letter to inquiry commissioner Steve Allan and has given

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Minnesota court rejects challenges to Enbirdge’s Line 3 pipeline

September 18, 2019

The Minnesota Supreme Court declined to hear environmental and tribal challenges to Enbridge Inc’s Line 3 oil pipeline, a decision that removes one potential obstacle for the already-delayed project. According to Reuters, the ruling means the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission