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Approve Trans Mountain and start building now: CAPP

June 17, 2019

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) have a message for the governing Trudeau Liberals: approve the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) now and begin construction immediately. “The TMEP must be approved and its construction must begin early this summer,”

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Ottawa likely to approve pipeline plan this week

June 17, 2019

Canada looks set to approve a hotly-debated plan to expand an oil pipeline this week, people familiar with the process told Reuters, but the move is unlikely to help Prime Minister Justin Trudeau rebuild flagging support ahead of an October

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Anger over Bill C-69 simmers at GPS

June 14, 2019

Amid the excitement and goodwill at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Alta., there was a simmering anger at how Bill-69 was being handled by the Trudeau Liberals in Ottawa. “This has been a very challenging piece of legislation. We’ve

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Canadian investor bucks trend, buying 5% stake in MEG Energy

June 14, 2019

Canadian investor Seymour Schulich said he bought about five per cent of MEG Energy Corp. for the first time “in the last couple of weeks,” underscoring his bullish view on energy despite his concerns that Canada is squandering its resource

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Federal carbon tax coming to Alberta January 1

June 14, 2019

Ottawa says a federal carbon tax will be imposed on Alberta starting Jan. 1st Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna told Canadian Press she has written the province to inform it of the decision. She says 90 per cent of the

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Power outage a “preview of Canada’s future,” says senator

June 12, 2019

A Conservative senator from Saskatchewan says a power outage in Regina is a “preview of Canada’s future” if Justin Trudeau is re-elected prime minister. The comment was made Saturday in a post on the Twitter account of Sen. Denise Batters. According to

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Alberta pledging $1 billion to help First Nations invest in energy projects

June 11, 2019

Alberta will bring in legislation this fall to create a Crown corporation backstopped by $1 billion to help First Nations invest in major energy projects like pipelines. Premier Jason Kenney made the announcement after meeting with chiefs from across Alberta

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Alberta’s Ukrainian CoC extends invitation to CPCA members attending GPS

June 10, 2019

The Alberta Ukraine Chamber of Commerce are extending an invitation to CPCA members to meet with Ukraine’s largest vertically-integrated E&P company – Naftogaz Group and with Ukrainian Federation of Employers of the Oil & Gas Industry (UFEOGI) during this week’s

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Kenney’s energy “war room” begins to take shape

June 10, 2019

Alberta’s premier says staff in the province’s so-called energy “war room” will be able to quickly take on industry foes without government bureaucracy holding them back. The office — to be based in Calgary with a $30 million budget —

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Alberta crude glut providing unique storage opportunities

June 10, 2019

Upheavals in the Canadian crude market are providing unique opportunities for firms with sizeable long-term leases on Alberta storage tanks, a cluster that sources tell Reuters includes Mercuria Energy Group and oil major BP Plc’s trading arm. Canada holds the