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Crude-by-rail shipments rise 34,000 bpd last month

June 6, 2019

Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada continued to rise in May after falling in February to a nine-month low. The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes, reports average rail

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Offshore oil tanker ban divides country: Senate committee

June 6, 2019

A Senate committee says the Trudeau government’s bill to ban oil tanker traffic off British Columbia’s northern coast should be scrapped because it will divide the country, inflame separatist sentiment in Alberta and stoke resentment of Indigenous Peoples. That conclusion is contained in a Conservative-written report

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FSC launches new forestry management standard

June 5, 2019

After five years of consultation with industry, environment, and social stakeholders and indigenous groups, the new standard for responsible forest management targets the most pressing issues threatening Canadian forests today, including the woodland caribou crisis; the rights of indigenous peoples;

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Chinese-backed Alberta heavy oil project collapses

June 4, 2019

A Chinese company’s $817-million investment in a northern Alberta heavy oil project nine years ago has collapsed in value to less than $80 million, based on the price its Canadian partner has negotiated for the sale of its majority stake. The fall to less than one-tenth of

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Canadians need to “vote for energy”: CAPP

June 4, 2019

Canada’s next federal government has an opportunity to help define a strategic, long-term vision for the growth of Canada’s oil and natural gas sector, one that promotes jobs and a healthy economy for all Canadians, while being part of the solution to

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Saskatchewan takes carbon tax fight to Supreme Court

June 3, 2019

The Saskatchewan government has filed notice that it is taking its challenge of the federal carbon tax to the Supreme Court of Canada. Justice Minister Don Morgan told Canadian Press the province will ask the high court to rule on

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JMP acquires Calgary’s Hi-Def Controls

June 3, 2019

JMP Solutions today announced that they have acquired Calgary-based Hi-Def Controls, enhancing their presence in Western Canada while benefitting from additional competencies specifically in the oil and gas, water and wastewater, and power systems industry segments. “We are very happy

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Canadian Natural evacuates in the face of Alberta wildfires

June 3, 2019

Canadian Natural Resources Limited has evacuated its 240 personnel in its Pelican Lake and Woodenhouse operations as wildfires in northern Alberta continue to rage. “With the protection and safety of our people and assets as the utmost priority, (Canadian Natural)

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Burnaby mayor fears pipeline expansion would fuel future wildfires, endangering life

June 3, 2019

The mayor of Burnaby, B.C., met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss his concerns about the risk of a fire at a tank farm in his city, which would be the terminus of an expanded Trans Mountain pipeline. According to Canadian Press,

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Canadian companies investing abroad while domestic industries struggle

May 31, 2019

Canadian resource companies are choosing to invest abroad at record levels, amid waning global interest in the nation’s energy and mining assets. Statistics Canada reported Thursday that Canadian-based energy and mining companies invested a net $15.5 billion outside of the