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Proposed Bill C-69 swapping “one broken system for another”

February 28, 2019

Alberta premier Rachel Notley warned senators today that proposed federal legislation addressing major energy project assessments, including crude oil pipelines, risks swapping “one broken system for another”. Notley appeared in Ottawa before a Senate committee considering Bill C-69, a controversial

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Alberta budget deficit lower than anticipated

February 28, 2019

Alberta is on track for a $6.9-billion budget deficit amid speculation voters will go to the polls this spring before a new budget is introduced. The budget had originally forecast a deficit of $8.8 billion, but Finance Minister Joe Ceci

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Frontier oil sands mine deal includes vote on future development for Mikisew

February 28, 2019

The industry relations director for the Mikisew Cree First Nation says the community’s support of the massive Frontier oil sands open pit mining project includes an ongoing voice in how future development unfolds. Melody Lepine told Canadian Press the confidential agreement

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First Nation files lawsuit after Enbridge pipeline explosion

February 28, 2019

A British Columbia First Nation near the explosion of a natural gas transmission pipeline owned by Enbridge has filed a lawsuit against the energy company. Chief Dominic Frederick of Lheidli T’enneh First Nation near Prince George told Canadian Press their B.C. Supreme Court civil lawsuit asks

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Oil companies find ways to make money by not pumping oil

February 27, 2019

Alberta oil producers have found a way around production limits imposed on them by the provincial government: buy the right to pump barrels from other companies that don’t need them. The volumes aren’t huge — Husky Energy Inc. is buying

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Rockwell Automation, Schlumberger partner on oil and gas automation

February 27, 2019

Rockwell Automation and Schlumberger have partnered to create a new joint venture, which they are calling the first fully integrated digital oilfield automation solutions provider. The joint venture, called Sensia, is expected to begin serving customers in the summer of

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U.S. demand for plush toilet paper wiping out Canada’s old boreal forests

February 26, 2019

The voracious use of toilet paper in the United States — with the average American using almost three rolls each week and major manufacturers spurning alternative fibres — is destroying Canada’s forests and causing widespread environmental damage, two international environmental

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Husky expects lower production this year due to mandatory output cuts

February 26, 2019

Canadian oil and gas producer Husky Energy Inc said 2019 production could be lower than it had previously expected because of mandatory output cuts imposed by the government of Alberta. Husky now expects output to be in the range of

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Regulator tentatively approves Fort Hills tailings management plan

February 26, 2019

The Alberta Energy Regulator has conditionally approved a tailings management plan for the Fort Hills oil sands mine despite its failure to meet milestones and reliance on an unproven reclamation method. Tailings ponds store water used in the oil sands mining process that is

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Three finalists to make their pitch at #DisruptMining on Sunday

February 25, 2019

Goldcorp Inc. today announced the three finalists selected to pitch to a panel of judges at the #DisruptMining 2019 live finale. These companies will present their technologies, which include a new drilling approach that can unlock the value in narrow