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Big producers tell Alberta: we commit to rail, you ease oil curtailments

July 10, 2019

Canada’s largest oil producers are calling on the Alberta government to reward companies that commit to adding crude-by-rail capacity by easing their oil curtailment levels. Suncor Energy CEO Mark Little told Canadian Press the proposal makes a lot of sense

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Advanced eco-friendly chemicals fuelling oil industry growth

July 9, 2019

Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis of the global oilfield chemical market reveals that the development of innovative, advanced oilfield chemicals that have superior performance characteristics and are eco-friendly have paved the way for increased application use, premium prices, and market growth. “One of the biggest challenges

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Plains Midstream looks to expand Rangeland pipeline

July 9, 2019

Plains Midstream Canada (PMC) today announced a proposed expansion of its Rangeland crude oil pipeline system for additional delivery capacity both north to Edmonton and south to the border at Carway, Alta. “The Rangeland expansion provides a timely, efficient and cost-effective solution providing

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Trans Mountain faces new legal challenge from Ecojustice

July 9, 2019

Here we go again. The federal government is facing a new legal challenge after it approved the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion for a second time. According to Canadian Press, Ecojustice has filed a motion to the Federal Court of Appeal on behalf of

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Premiers talk freer trade, attracting investment amid Stampede festivities

July 8, 2019

New Brunswick, Ontario, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories gathered in Alberta today to talk about removing provincial barriers to trade. The Premiers of these provinces gathered during the Calgary Stampede to discuss improving the free movement of goods, services and

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Stampede Drilling names new COO

July 8, 2019

Stampede Drilling Inc. has named Terry Kuiper as its new Chief Operating Officer, Canada. Kuiper began his career in oil and gas services in 1988 working in both well servicing and drilling operations.  Since 2002, he has had extensive experience in drilling rig

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Kenney to host provincial counterparts at white hat ceremony

July 8, 2019

The premiers of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and the Northwest Territories are mixing business with pleasure at the Calgary Stampede. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will officially welcome the other provincial leaders at a traditional white hat ceremony during the

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Inter completes pipeline connection to Kirby North project

July 8, 2019

Inter Pipeline Ltd. announced that it successfully placed into service a diluent and bitumen blend pipeline connection to Canadian Natural’s Kirby North oil sands project. The connection is underpinned by a long-term take-or-pay agreement that will provide Inter Pipeline with

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Civil Liberties case looks at ties between energy industry, CSIS

July 8, 2019

Canada’s spy service routinely welcomed reports from the energy industry about perceived threats, and kept such information in its files in case it might prove useful later, newly disclosed documents reveal. According to Canadian Press, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is supposed

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Brooks offers scholarship for second year running

July 4, 2019

Brooks Instrument will once again offer an engineering scholarship for undergraduate students enrolled in an engineering program at an accredited college or university. “This project has revealed issues that engineers go through when attempting to design a product,” says last