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Marine protection program required from Trans Mountain builder: NEB

January 11, 2019

The National Energy Board would require the creation of a marine mammal protection program for the Trans Mountain pipeline in a series of draft conditions it has laid out before it considers the project. According to Canadian Press, the focus

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B.C. unlikely to intervene on indigenous group’s blockade of LNG project

January 10, 2019

British Columbia Premier John Horgan gave little sign his government was ready to intervene in a contentious blockade obstructing Royal Dutch Shell Plc’s $31 billion gas export project, shying away from condemning the indigenous group that’s defied a court order

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B.C. First Nation leaders reach tentative deal with RCMP

January 10, 2019

Hereditary leaders of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation have reached a tentative deal with RCMP, quelling some fears of escalation after police made several arrests at nearby checkpoint earlier this week. The chiefs say members will abide by a court injunction granting the Coastal

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Oil giants investing in B.C. company technology that scrubs CO2 from atmosphere

January 10, 2019

Chevron Corp. and Occidental Petroleum Corp. are investing in a small Squamish, B.C.-based technology company that has created a carbon-capture system it claims can scrub CO2 from the atmosphere. According to the Financial Post, the privately held Carbon Engineering Ltd.

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Human-induced climate change played “major role” in 2017 B.C. wildfire season

January 9, 2019

Environment and Climate Change Canada scientists recently completed a study on the influence of human-induced climate change on British Columbia’s 2017 wildfire season. Published in Earth’s Future, the study found that human influences on the climate played a major role in the extreme 2017 wildfire

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TransCanada changes name to TC Energy

January 9, 2019

Canadian pipeline operator TransCanada Corp said today it would change the company’s name to TC Energy to better reflect its scope of operations. “We believe the name TC Energy clearly articulates our complete business – pipelines, power generation and energy

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Husky looking to sell retail business

January 9, 2019

Husky Energy Inc. says it is looking at getting out of retailing fuels to consumers after 80 years in the business. The Calgary-based oil sands producer told Canadian Press it is launching a strategic review that could result in it selling its

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Canadian wastewater treatment provider signs contract with U.S. pharm manufacturer

January 8, 2019

Industrial wastewater treatment provider Axine Water Technologies has signed a multi-year wastewater services agreement with a leading U.S. pharmaceutical manufacturer. Under the multi-year agreement, Axine will own, operate, service and maintain a wastewater treatment system at the customer’s manufacturing facility in the Northeastern U.S.

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Canadian crude surges on rail shipments despite cuts

January 8, 2019

Heavy Canadian crude surged to the strongest level in more than a year as rail shipments keep rising even as production was curtailed. The discount of Western Canadian Select at Hardisty, Alta., to West Texas Intermediate futures shrank $2.10 to

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Marketlink crude line to cut some rates from Cushing

January 8, 2019

TransCanada Corp’s Marketlink pipeline filed with U.S. energy regulators to cut certain spot rates to haul crude from Cushing, Ok., to Port Arthur and Houston, Texas, in a move expected to draw down inventories at the storage hub. According to