NEB sets out dispute resolution process for Trans Mountain permits

The National Energy Board is setting up a process to resolve future permitting issues between Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. and provincial and municipal authorities on the Trans Mountain expansion project. The NEB said Thursday that under the process, it will take about three to five weeks to reach a decision on future permitting disputes. The […]

Varcoe: Two steps forward in Canada’s pipeline dance

Take two steps forward, a half-step back. The Canadian pipeline dance marathon never seems to end and the music is always playing. But the country is inching closer to building new oil pipelines as current ones run full and domestic prices suffer. Ever so slowly, progress is being made. “We are getting positive momentum,” said […]

TransCanada forges ahead on $2 billion gas pipeline,

TransCanada is forging ahead with a revamped plan to build a $1.4-billion North Montney Mainline gas pipeline despite the death of the LNG project in northwest B.C. that had underpinned its construction. The pipeline project — now aimed at the North American market — enters National Energy Board hearings next week. Following the hearings in […]

BLM, States, Industry Fighting Natural Gas Venting/Flaring Lawsuits

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is pushing back against efforts in federal district court to derail the Trump administration’s decision to postpone the compliance dates for rules governing associated natural gas flaring and venting on public and tribal lands, calling the rules suspension “a commonsense, time-limited solution to a practical problem.”

Study defines link between fracking, earthquakes in northern Alberta

EDMONTON — Scientists have figured out how hydraulic fracking causes earthquakes in northern Alberta, but they have a way to go before they can use that knowledge to predict if it will cause temblors in other areas. “Right now, there isn’t a good solution for how to do that with induced earthquakes,” said Ryan Schultz […]

Analyst Sees Optimism on Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI) into 2018 on Back of Improving G&P Segment

For the fourth quarter, the biggest energy infrastructure player in North America posted $1,896 million in adjusted EBITDA, which though came up short of … “Hey Haynesville, you’re Bakken favor,” cheering the company’s gathering and processing segment, which includes KMI’s natural gas and crude oil …

Alberta government guarantees 20 years of oil for Keystone XL pipeline

Alberta’s NDP government is backing the Keystone XL pipeline with guaranteed oil. TransCanada Corp. announced Thursday that it had won a commitment of 500,000 barrels a day from producers to be shipped, allowing Keystone XL to proceed. The commitment includes 50,000 barrels a day for 20 years from the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission, a provincial Crown […]

Varcoe: Moving away from a ‘lower for longer’ oil world

After oil prices fell into a deep downward spiral three years ago, the words “lower for longer” became a mantra across Canada’s energy sector. It signalled a sharp change in how the industry operated, with fewer jobs, smaller budgets, a drive to cut costs and improve efficiency. It prepared companies for a prolonged period of […]

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