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French refinery outage hurts Vermilion’s Q2 numbers

July 30, 2019

Vermilion Energy Inc. says a refinery outage in France led to a second-quarter oil and gas production decline from the prior quarter, offset by gains in its operations in the United States and Australia. CEO Tony Marino told Canadian Press

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Activist likely to appeal NEB ruling NG pipeline falls under provincial jurisdiction

July 29, 2019

B.C. environmental activist Mike Sawyer told Canadian Press it’s “highly probable” he will appeal a National Energy Board (NEB) ruling that a pipeline designed to deliver natural gas to the $40-billion LNG Canada project falls under provincial, not federal, jurisdiction.

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Alberta to further ease crude curtailment for September

July 29, 2019

The Alberta government says it will again ease its crude oil curtailment program for September. According to Canadian Press, Alberta says it will allow the maximum amount to be produced by the province’s senior oil companies to rise to 3.76 million barrels

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Indigenous-led group submits proposal to buy stake in Trans Mountain

July 29, 2019

An indigenous-led group has submitted a preliminary proposal to the Canadian government outlining its plans to bid for a majority stake in the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project, a spokeswoman for the group has told Reuters. Project Reconciliation has

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World’s first fully automated cedar shingle facility to be in Canada

July 24, 2019

The world’s first fully automated cedar shingle facility is set to be built in Canada. The $2.4 million in federal funding will enable shingle manufacturer Waska to employ the novel use of lasers, sensors and advanced algorithms, which are a

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Drilling forecasts go from bad to worse

July 24, 2019

The Canadian oilfield services sector is expected to continue to suffer as it enters the summer drilling season despite recent developments such as the approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and the election of a conservative government in Alberta. In a

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Cleanup crews working on pipeline leak

July 23, 2019

Cleanup crews are on site in northeastern Alberta after an estimated 100,000 litres of salty produced water leaked from a pipeline operated by Baytex Energy Corp. The Alberta Energy Regulator told Canadian Press the leak was reported last Wednesday, adding

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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