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Vancouver fuel spill: Denial from ship’s owners delayed response

July 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Vancouver fuel spill: Denial from ship’s owners delayed response

Vancouver fuel spill on April 8 VANCOUVER – The refusal by the owners of a grain carrier to admit that fuel had spilled from their vessel into Vancouver’s English Bay slowed the reaction time to the emergency, a review has found. The report released Friday also found uncertainty of roles and responsibilities, miscommuncations and technical difficulties resulted […]

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Line 9B pipeline testing to wrap up by year end: Enbridge

July 31, 2015 | By | Reply More
Line 9B pipeline testing to wrap up by year end: Enbridge

Line 9B to ship western Canadian oil to Ontario, Quebec CALGARY – Enbridge Inc. says it expects integrity testing on its Line 9B pipeline between southern Ontario and Montreal to wrap up by year-end. The Calgary-based company (TSX:ENB) had hoped to begin shipping Alberta crude through the line last fall, but the National Energy Board isn’t allowing it […]

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Hillary Clinton dodges question about approving Keystone XL

July 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Hillary Clinton dodges question about approving Keystone XL

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton said department should approve proposed pipeline A town-hall spectator who elicited a headline-making non-answer from Hillary Clinton understands perfectly well why she dodged his question about Keystone XL. He understands the pipeline represents a political predicament for the Democratic front-runner. “There’s enormous pressure from both sides,” said Bruce Blodgett, a […]

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TransAlta manipulated electricity markets – utilities commission

July 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
TransAlta manipulated electricity markets – utilities commission

TransAlta denies allegations The Alberta Utilities Commission has concluded that TransAlta Corp. deliberately timed power outages at power plants at peak times in order to drive up electricity prices. The province’s market surveillance administrator alleged that the Calgary-based company manipulated the electricity market by shutting down power plants in 2010 and 2011 to drive up power […]

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Shell permitted for limited Alaska offshore oil exploratory drilling

July 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Shell permitted for limited Alaska offshore oil exploratory drilling

Alaska offshore oil exploration in Chukchi Sea WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has given Royal Dutch Shell PLC approval to begin limited exploratory oil drilling off Alaska’s northwest coast. The two permits issued Wednesday clear the way for drilling in Chukchi Sea, but with conditions. Shell can only drill the top sections of wells because the company doesn’t have […]

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Nexen pipeline leak began sometime between June 29, July 15

July 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nexen pipeline leak began sometime between June 29, July 15

Could be months before cause of Nexen pipeline leak determined ANZAC, Alta. – A major oil pipeline leak detected last week in northern Alberta started some time within a two-week period dating back to late June, Nexen Energy said Wednesday. Ron Bailey, the company’s senior vice-president of Canadian operations, said officials still don’t know precisely when the pipeline ruptured. But […]

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Nova Scotia, BC agree to tidal energy partnership development MOU

July 21, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nova Scotia, BC agree to tidal energy partnership development MOU

Tidal energy deal will bring together public, private stakeholders HALIFAX – Nova Scotia and British Columbia are partnering to develop tidal energy on Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific coasts. A memorandum of understanding, signed by representatives from both provinces today at the Energy and Mines Ministers’ Conference in Halifax, says the provinces will share research and technology related to tidal energy. The agreement […]

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Nexen spill: Area First Nations want long term clean up

July 20, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nexen spill: Area First Nations want long term clean up

Clean up of Nexen spill underway FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. – The clean up of a massive pipeline spill in northern Alberta must be conducted with the long-term future of the land in mind, say area First Nations. “Our biggest concern is the land,” said Byron Bates, a band councillor of the Fort McMurray First Nation, which sits […]

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Notley spat with Saskatchewan premier exposes friction on oil

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Notley spat with Saskatchewan premier exposes friction on oil

Rachel Notley takes different approach to premiers’ meeting EDMONTON – Brad Wall says the time for soft-selling the oil and gas industry in the rest of the country is over. The Saskatchewan premier took rookie Premier Rachel Notley to task this week for suggesting Quebec would approve of the Energy East oil pipeline if Alberta could show it has […]

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Nexen says systems didn’t detect oilsands pipeline leak

July 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
Nexen says systems didn’t detect oilsands pipeline leak

Nexen leak discovered by contractor CALGARY – Nexen Energy apologized Friday for a major leak in an Alberta pipeline that was only installed last year and said a warning system failed to detect it. Ron Bailey, the company’s senior vice-president of Canadian operations, said it is investigating what caused the pipeline to rupture and why the system […]

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