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Tiny molecules add new life to B.C.’s pulp and paper industry

July 22, 2019

With the decline in demand of newsprint and other traditional paper products, and the need to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for challenges in other industries, there is huge potential for the forestry industry to boost uses for by-products. Two novel

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NEB turns green light back on for Trans Mountain pipeline

July 22, 2019

The National Energy Board says its decisions and orders regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion issued prior to last summer when a court overturned its approval will remain valid except where circumstances have changed. The decision is in line with

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Judge rejects B.C.’s attempt to block “Turn off the Taps” legislation

July 22, 2019

A Calgary judge has denied British Columbia’s attempt to block Alberta legislation that would allow that province to stop oil shipments to the coast. In a decision released Friday on the so-called Turn Off the Taps bill, Queen’s Bench Justice Robert Hall

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NG producers demand “bold leadership” from Alberta premier

July 17, 2019

The CEOs of nine Alberta natural gas producers have released an open letter to Premier Jason Kenney asking him to show “bold leadership” in supporting a plan to restrict production to boost low gas prices. The letter warns that the viability of

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How JL Energy defended a patent challenge from major oil, pipeline companies

July 17, 2019

JL Energy Transportation Inc. (JETI) successfully defended a federal court challenge to its gas transportation patent, with the court confirming the validity of its key patent terms. This endorsement clears the way for JETI’s continuation of its licence and patent

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Pipeline problems spell profits for Canadian Pacific

July 17, 2019

Canadian Pacific Railway reported a better-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit on Tuesday, as the country’s second-largest railroad operator controlled costs and earned more from moving crude, chemicals as well as plastics. The upbeat results come against the backdrop of Alberta government’s

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FortisBC signs China deal to ship LNG by tanker

July 17, 2019

FortisBC is considering further expansions to its liquefaction facility on the Fraser River near Vancouver after landing its first term contract to send Canadian LNG to China. The utility company, which has operated its Tilbury LNG plant since 1971, told Canadian Press

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Chevron looks to cut emissions with all-electric LNG plant

July 16, 2019

Chevron Corp. is seeking approval to modify its plans for a liquefied natural gas export facility on Canada’s Pacific Coast to an all-electric design that it says will result in the lowest greenhouse-gas emissions per ton of LNG of any

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Energy sector takes stock at Stampede

July 15, 2019

Frustration is palpable among Canadian energy executives who have flocked to the annual Calgary Stampede celebrations in Canada’s oil capital, even though a recent pipeline approval gives them something to celebrate amid the rodeo competitions, corporate parties and pancake breakfasts.

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Northern premiers urge counterparts to do their part to reduce GHG

July 11, 2019

Northern premiers say they expect provinces to do their part when it comes to reducing greenhouse gases in Canada. The leaders of the Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut brought up the issue in Saskatoon at the annual meeting of Canada’s premiers, which is to