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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

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Trudeau doubtful of U.S. pullout from NAFTA

January 31, 2018

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an interview he does not think U.S. President Donald Trump will pull out of NAFTA, despite differences over how to update the trade pact, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp said on Wednesday. According to

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TRC announces big expansion into Canadian market

January 31, 2018

TRC Companies Inc. today announced that it will expand its footprint in Canada to take advantage of a rebounding oil and gas market and the country’s increased infrastructure spending. “The time is right for us to grow our business in Canada and bring more

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Oil likely to top out at $70 a barrel this year: poll

January 31, 2018

Oil prices are unlikely to move higher than $70 a barrel this year, with the market caught between the opposing forces surging U.S. output and OPEC-led production cuts, according to a recent Reuters poll. The survey of 34 economists and