Category: Energy

Talisman Energy confirms approach by Repsol – interest may be in specific assests

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Talisman Energy confirms approach by Repsol – interest may be in specific assests

Talisman Energy shares up 11.5 per cent Wednesday Talisman Energy Inc. said Wednesday it’s been approached by Repsol SA regarding possible deals, but there are questions over whether the Spanish energy giant would want to buy the Calgary-based company in its entirety. Talisman, a perennial subject of takeover speculation, made the announcement after its shares were […]

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Primrose oil sands review says CNRL procedures cause of leak

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Primrose oil sands review says CNRL procedures cause of leak

Energy regulator approved closer well spacing at Primrose oil sands The Alberta Energy Regulator says it has a better idea now of what went wrong at Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (TSX:CNQ) Primrose oil sands development in northeastern Alberta, where a mixture of bitumen and water was found to be oozing to the surface more than […]

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Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
Monarch butterflies need help of ‘citizen scientists’

Numbers of monarch butterflies plummet from 1 billion to 33.5 million From the age of five, Fred Urquhart was fascinated by monarch butterflies in his Toronto neighbourhood. Born in 1911, he spent hours watching the orange and black insects flutter about, wondering: Where did they go in winter? At school, he read voraciously about nature, especially monarchs and […]

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Kitimat airshed can accommodate oil, gas, smelter industries: Report

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kitimat airshed can accommodate oil, gas, smelter industries: Report

Green Party MLA says Province is downplaying industry’s negative effects on Kitimat Kitimat’s air, water, land and residents can handle prospective oil, gas and aluminum industry expansions in the area, says a British Columbia Environment Ministry report released Friday. Environment Minister Mary Polak said the government-funded, independent report concludes that with the proper management, Kitimat’s airshed […]

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Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation walks away from pipeline hearings

| July 16, 2014 | 0 Comments
Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation walks away from pipeline hearings

Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation says hearings skewed in favour of oil industry An aboriginal group that lives in northern Alberta’s oilsands region has withdrawn from a regulatory hearing into the proposed Grand Rapids crude pipeline, but the Athabasca Fort Chipewyan First Nation vowed to explore other ways to fight the $3-billion project. The ACFN […]

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Legal challenges filed against Fed’s approval of Northern Gateway

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Legal challenges filed against Fed’s approval of Northern Gateway

Two groups want Tories to give reasons for approving Northern Gateway pipeline Two legal challenges were filed Friday against the federal cabinet’s approval of the Northern Gateway pipeline. The Gitxaala First Nations, who hail from the North Coast of British Columbia, filed an application for judicial review with the Federal Court of Appeal. Ecojustice filed […]

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NEB will weigh oil companies’ Arctic oil spill response plans

| July 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
NEB will weigh oil companies’ Arctic oil spill response plans

Imperial and Chevron to submit Arctic oil spill response plans to NEB Two big energy players aiming to drill in the Beaufort Sea will get clarity from the National Energy Board as to whether their proposals to deal with a potential undersea blowout are adequate. In letters to Imperial Oil Ltd. (TSX:IMO) and Chevron Canada […]

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Enbridge committed to Northern Gateway despite Supreme Court ruling

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Enbridge committed to Northern Gateway despite Supreme Court ruling

Enbridge in no rush to begin construction of Northern Gateway pipeline The Supreme Court of Canada’s recent ruling on aboriginal title has not swayed Enbridge Inc.’s outlook for its controversial Northern Gateway pipeline to the West Coast, CEO Al Monaco said Wednesday. “I think, in many, ways the decision does provide some clarity on the law that was […]

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Port Alberni, BC, site of proposed First Nations LNG export plant

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
Port Alberni, BC, site of proposed First Nations LNG export plant

First Nations LNG export plant to be located on the western side of Vancouver Island A Vancouver-based company and a Vancouver Island First Nation announced plans Tuesday to work together to build a liquefied natural gas plant on aboriginal-owned land on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Steelhead LNG Corp., and the Huu-ay-aht First Nations signed […]

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Heavy metals from oilsands operations in area wildlife: First Nations report

| July 7, 2014 | 1 Comment
Heavy metals from oilsands operations in area wildlife: First Nations report

Arsenic and mercury found in wildlife near oilsands A new study links oilsands pollutants in Alberta to higher levels of heavy metals in surrounding wildlife. The study also found that aboriginals as a consequence are turning away from wild-caught foods for more expensive store-bought food. The research was conducted by the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation […]

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