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Commissioner probing election contribution allegations

August 7, 2019

Alberta’s election commissioner is probing allegations that Jason Kenney and his campaign team may have solicited contributions in kind which amounted to more than $20,000 — accusations which, if true, could violate election laws in the province. In a July

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Viking Connector pipeline to move forward

August 7, 2019

Inter Pipeline Ltd. today announced that it has received commercial support for the construction of a $100 million pipeline connection between its Bow River and Central Alberta pipeline systems. “The Viking Connector enables us to cost effectively leverage our extensive regional pipeline network and

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Alberta argues “federal overreach” on carbon tax challenge

August 7, 2019

In its constitutional challenge of the federal carbon tax, Alberta is arguing Ottawa should not be granted new power to regulate greenhouse-gas emissions in the provinces. Alberta’s factum, recently filed in the provincial Court of Appeal, responds directly to recent

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Rittal opens new rapid design facility

August 6, 2019

Rittal expanded its operations by opening an innovative new Rapid Design Center located in its Oil & Gas Competency Center in Houston, Texas. “We’re excited about expanding our operations to the Houston area,” said Mike Freund, managing director for the

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Alberta takes next step to reduce regulatory red tape

August 6, 2019

Alberta is moving into the next phase of its plan to cut regulatory red tape. Premier Jason Kenney’s government has announced that two industry panels tasked with advising it on redundant and ineffectual rules will begin meeting next week, according to

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Oil companies turn up heat on politicians with full-page ads

August 6, 2019

Three Canadian oil producing companies took out joint full-page newspaper advertisements to turn up the pressure on politicians to support the struggling industry ahead of an election in October. Opposition from environmental and indigenous groups have stalled new pipeline projects

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Exxon, Chevron enjoying Alberta tax cuts

August 6, 2019

U.S. oil giants Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. got a little help from Alberta last quarter. A corporate tax rate cut in the oil-rich province – where both companies have operations – boosted Exxon’s second-quarter profit by almost $500 million, according

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Wind, solar create higher costs while not meeting proponents’ claims of benefits: study

July 30, 2019

Despite rhetoric that renewable energy is cheap, wind and solar power generation comes with large costs that increase electricity prices for residents and businesses, finds a new Fraser Institute study. “Electricity systems are complex, and too often policymakers pursue renewable

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Cielo Waste to build renewable diesel refinery in Lethbridge

July 30, 2019

Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Renewable U Lethbridge Inc. to build a renewable diesel refinery in Lethbridge, Alta. Renewable U LA and Cielo are now working towards entering into

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Shield announces new oilfield equipment manufacturing facility

July 30, 2019

Shield Industries Ltd has announced the commissioning of its new manufacturing facility in Hythe, Alta. The new location will be focused on oilfield equipment fabrication such as storage tanks, low pressure vessels, pressure piping and structural steel. The new facility