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Fertilizer producers eye lucrative Chinese market

April 27, 2018

China’s campaign to heat millions of extra homes this winter by redirecting natural gas has forced their domestic fertilizer producers to cut production in half. Due to China being the world’s top agricultural market, the impact of halving their domestic fertilizer capabilities should instantly

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Houston to host Gastech 2019

April 27, 2018

In 2017, the United States became a net exporter of natural gas for the first time in 60 years, shipping nearly 13.5 million tonnes overseas. Before the end of 2018, three Houston-based energy giants will bring new LNG processing and

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B.C.’s court move to block Trans Mountain slammed by CAPP

April 27, 2018

A new court case by the Government of British Columbia to block construction of the Trans Mountain expansion is discriminatory and redundant – just another stall tactic to tie the project up with more red tape after Ottawa gave it

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Notley fears "economic gridlock" from B.C. legal maneuvering

April 27, 2018

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley says the B.C. government’s attempt to get court backing in a bid to thwart the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion would put Canada in “economic gridlock” if it succeeds. British Columbia is seeking control over increased levels of diluted bitumen coming

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No fatalities reported after explosion rocks refinery

April 26, 2018

A tank containing crude oil or asphalt exploded at a large refinery in Wisconsin today, injuring several people and causing a blast that one worker described as sounding like a sonic boom. No fatalities have been reported, but at least

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Ottawa pitches joint panel with B.C. to enhance spill research

April 26, 2018

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is floating the idea of a joint Ottawa-B.C. panel of scientists to enhance existing research on oil spills as the federal government continues pressing its case for the Trans Mountain expansion project. According to Canadian Press, McKenna is

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B.C. to reveal details of pipeline court case today

April 26, 2018

Details of British Columbia’s court case questioning whether the province has the power to regulate the flow of oil from the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion are expected to be released some time today. Premier John Horgan told Canadian Press a reference

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Profits rise as crude prices creep upwards

April 26, 2018

U.S. oil producer ConocoPhillips posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, on rising crude prices CLc1 and cost cuts. According to Reuters, Conoco – like many of its peers – has seen results steadily improve in recent quarters alongside commodity prices

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Federal money used in fight against pipeline

April 26, 2018

The pipeline battle has taken on a new dimension after the revelation that money from the Canada Summer Jobs program is being used to help stop the Kinder Morgan project. The federal Liberal government found itself taking fire over the

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U.S. judge rules Enbridge 3 should follow existing route

April 24, 2018

Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company’s preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday. The proposal has drawn strong opposition