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Worker dies during oil rig move at Christina Lake

February 7, 2018

A worker has been killed during the move of a drilling rig in northern Alberta late Tuesday night. According to Canadian Press, Cenovus Energy Inc. stated in a press release that the accident happened at its Christina Lake oil sands

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Companies unprepared for new energy economy: study

February 7, 2018

A new study released by Schneider Electric reveals that most organizations feel prepared for a decentralized, decarbonized and digitized future, but many are not taking the necessary steps to integrate and advance their energy and sustainability programs. “We are in the

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Cenovus to cut workforce by 15%

February 7, 2018

While an economic recovery is underway in the oil sands, one company is slashing its workforce to cut costs. Cenovus Energy Inc. says it is planning to cut about 15 per cent of its workforce as it looks to reduce

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Single authority for pipeline and mine assessment rumoured

February 5, 2018

Ottawa is ready to present plans to improve the way oil pipelines and mines are assessed this week, according to inside sources, as protests grow in rancour against major energy projects. Three entities share responsibility for probing the environmental impact

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Indigenous partnerships power renewable energy

February 5, 2018

Albertans will see new jobs, more private-sector investment and increased green power generation as the next phase of the Renewable Electricity Program focuses on partnerships with Indigenous communities. The highly competitive opening round of the program attracted about $1 billion

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Disappointing numbers for 2018 from PSAC

February 2, 2018

Perhaps expectations were too high. In its first update to the 2018 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) has revised its forecasted number of wells drilled (rig released) across Canada for 2018 to 7,600 wells

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Notley flips off switch on B.C. electricity talks

February 2, 2018

The battle over the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline continues to heat up, with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley suspending talks on the purchase of electricity from British Columbia. It’s the first step in Alberta’s fight against the B.C. government’s proposal to obstruct

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B.C. wine and Alberta oil don't mix

February 2, 2018

One restaurant in Alberta’s oil sands hub is taking its own stand against British Columbia’s plan to obstruct the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion through the wrath of grapes. Asti Trattoria Italiana in Fort McMurray says that, effective immediately, it will no longer serve

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"Consequences" if B.C. hinders pipeline expansion: Notley

February 1, 2018

Alberta Premier Rachel Notley had some tough words for her provincial neighbour, stating that there will be consequences for British Columbia over the latest attempt to hinder expansion of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain oil pipeline. Notley held an emergency cabinet

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Pipeline expansion drives competitiveness: report

February 1, 2018

Canada’s oil and gas producers struggling to stay competitive with their U.S. counterparts are hampered by the struggle to expand pipeline capacity, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. The analysis by associate director of research Benjamin Dachis