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Scheer warns a re-elected Liberal government means rising carbon taxes

January 2, 2019

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer welcomed 2019 with a warning that if Canadians re-elect Justin Trudeau this year, the federal carbon tax that’s going to take effect will only climb. “Canadians know what Justin Trudeau is going to do. Now that his

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Pro-pipeline rallies continue, convoy headed to Ottawa in February

December 31, 2018

Speakers at another pro-pipeline rally in Alberta continued their attacks on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, saying if leaders in Ottawa don’t hear their message now, they will when a planned convoy arrives there in 2019. Chad Miller with the group Oilfield

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Alberta looks to give some producers a break on production cuts

December 31, 2018

Alberta is offering temporary flexibility to some oil producers on mandated production cuts, as the Western Canadian province reviews their claims that curtailment levels are unfairly high for some and pose technical and safety concerns for certain projects. According to

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NEB report shows supply 365,000 barrels above existing pipeline capacity

December 28, 2018

Western Canada’s oil supply is 365,000 barrels above the amount of oil flowing daily in existing pipelines, according to a new report on Western Canadian Crude Oil Supply, Markets, and Pipeline Capacity released today by the National Energy Board (NEB).

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Enbridge gets federal refund for failed Northern Gateway pipeline

December 28, 2018

Enbridge is getting a $14.7-million refund on fees it paid Canada’s federal energy regulator for a pipeline it won’t build. The Northern Gateway pipeline was supposed to connect Alberta’s oil patch to a port in Kitimat, B.C., according to Canadian

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CN gathering pilot plant partners to create bitumen pucks

December 28, 2018

Canadian National Railway Co. says it is planning to build a pilot plant worth up to $50 million next year to create pucks made of oil sands bitumen to transport by rail and ships to customers around the world. CN has

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B.C. municipalities asking oil companies to cover climate change costs

December 21, 2018

Staff and contractors in Victoria have been crunching the numbers on climate change costs for the coastal city and it’s not looking good, that city’s mayor says. Lisa Helps says based on a report commissioned by the regional government in 2015, storm surges

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ExxonMobil shelves WCC LNG export project

December 20, 2018

ExxonMobil has withdrawn its WCC liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Canada from an environmental assessment, it said on Thursday, effectively signalling that the project has been shelved. The WCC LNG export project in Canada’s British Columbia was expected to

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Husky cuts 2019 capex by $300 million

December 20, 2018

Canadian oil and gas producer Husky Energy Inc today said it cut its 2019 capital expenditure program by $300 million to $3.4 billion, citing mandatory curbs on output in Alberta and lower oil prices. Husky said it expects average annual

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Natural gas producers applaud $3 million clean tech program

December 20, 2018

An industry-sponsored fund designed to help develop clean technology using Canadian natural gas is launching a $3-million call for project proposals. The Natural Gas Innovation Fund says the call for applications, with a February deadline, is being made possible by the addition of seven western