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Pushor picked to be Alberta’s new energy regulator

March 27, 2020

Alberta’s energy regulator has named a new president and CEO, Laurie Pushor. Pushor, Saskatchewan’s deputy minister of energy and resources, is to take over the agency’s top job April 15, according to Canadian Press. The energy regulator is tasked with overseeing the

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Refinery labour dispute remains bitter, divided

March 27, 2020

Saskatchewan’s labour relations minister is telling both sides in a bitter contract dispute at an oil refinery to figure it out themselves because he doesn’t want to bring in legislation. Refinery owner Federated Co-operatives Ltd. locked out about 700 unionized workers in early December at

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Oil and gas execs lead way on pay cuts in response to COVID-19 crisis

March 26, 2020

Murray Mullen says he was focused on the bigger picture when he approached senior executives and directors at his trucking and logistics business about taking pay cuts in response to the COVID-19 crisis. The chief executive of Mullen Group Ltd. projected how the virus

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FPAC urges swift implementation of $107B federal support package

March 26, 2020

Following the federal government’s $107 billion emergency COV1D-19 support package for Canadian workers and businesses, the Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is calling for swift implementation of these emergency measures. “The current situation is unprecedented and we cannot overstate the

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Woodfibre LNG project delayed a year due to pandemic

March 26, 2020

Construction on the Woodfibre LNG project southwest of Squamish, B.C., on the West Coast has been delayed for a year due in part to affects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Project spokeswoman Rebecca Scott told Canadian Press substantial construction expected to

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Canada Assembly and Awards Dinner moved to July

March 25, 2020

One popular energy sector awards dinner has been moved to the end of July. “Due to recent global developments linked to COVID-19 and with the health and well-being of our participants (and their families) in mind, we have taken the

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Oil sands worker tests negative for COVID-19

March 25, 2020

The operator of a work lodge north of Fort McMurray, Alta., says a guest who fell ill last week does not have COVID-19. Houston-based Civeo Corp. told Canadian Press last Friday the worker was taken to hospital with symptoms consistent with the

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OPEX Calgary shifts dates from June to November

March 24, 2020

COVID-19 has claimed another conference. The Operational Excellence in Energy, Chemicals & Resources in Calgary, Alta. has moved from early June to Nov. 30-Dec. 2. “As of today, we have decided to postpone our Calgary event to November 30 – December

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Suncor revises 2020 targets as COVID-19 continues to have an impact

March 24, 2020

Suncor released a corporate update today, including revised 2020 corporate guidance for capital, operating costs and production outlook, reflecting the significant decline in the crude oil price and uncertainty surrounding the economic impact of COVID-19. “The simultaneous supply and demand

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Medicine Hat site chosen for renewable fuel facility

March 24, 2020

Cielo Waste Solutions Corp. announces that Renewable U Medicine Hat Inc. has secured an agreement in principle to purchase 80 acres of land in Cypress County, Alta., southeast of Medicine Hat. “Renewable U Medicine Hat, after scoping out multiple locations,