Category: Energy

Alberta Energy Regulator toughens rules to cut possible effect of gas emissions

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Alberta Energy Regulator toughens rules to cut possible effect of gas emissions

Alberta Energy Regulator changes made following oilsands processing hearings Alberta’s energy regulator is toughening rules to reduce the potential negative effects of energy industry gas emissions. The new rules will apply to industry practices such as flaring, venting and burning off gas and are to go into effect June 16. Jim Ellis, president of the […]

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Enbridge signs MOU with pipeline construction employees’ unions

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Enbridge signs MOU with pipeline construction employees’ unions

Enbridge looking to build support for Northern Gateway pipeline Enbridge (TSX:ENB) is aiming to build support for its proposed Alberta-to-B.C. oil pipeline by pledging to bring good jobs, meaty paycheques and ample training opportunities to Canadian workers. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between Northern Gateway Pipelines and trade unions representing pipeline construction employees. Northern […]

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Aboriginal energy proposal may be alternative to Northern Gateway

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Aboriginal energy proposal may be alternative to Northern Gateway

Residents of Kitimat turned down Northern Gateway plan in plebiscite A plebiscite defeat for the company proposing a $6.5-billion oil pipeline across northern British Columbia may have opened the door for another mega-project. A new group, involving Eagle Spirit Energy and the Aquilini Group, best known for its ownership of the Vancouver Canucks, is pitching an alternative to […]

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Kitimat BC residents vote no in Northern Gateway plebiscite

| April 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kitimat BC residents vote no in Northern Gateway plebiscite

Results of Northern Gateway plebiscite:  58.4 percent against, 41.6 per cent in favour The residents of Kitimat, B.C. have voted against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project in a non-binding plebiscite. The ballot count from Saturday’s vote was 1,793 opposed versus 1,278 who supported the multi-billion dollar project _ a margin of 58.4 per cent […]

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Northern Gateway plan officially rejected by BC First Nations alliance

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Northern Gateway plan officially rejected by BC First Nations alliance

Northern Gateway major hurdle was getting First Nations on board with project A group of First Nations with territory covering a quarter of the route for the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline has gathered in central British Columbia today to officially reject the project. Representatives of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, the National Energy Board […]

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Kitimat residents vote Saturday for or against Northern Gateway pipeline

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Kitimat residents vote Saturday for or against Northern Gateway pipeline

Locals say Enbridge waged expensive campaign in Kitimat over proposed  Northern Gateway pipeline Residents of Kitimat will cast votes in a local plebiscite Saturday for or against the multibillion-dollar Northern Gateway pipeline. The District of Kitimat has remained neutral on the $6-billion project, but the vote will decide council’s position. “We’ll see what the people of Kitimat want,” […]

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BC First Nations LNG revenue sharing agreements signed

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC First Nations LNG revenue sharing agreements signed

BC First Nations LNG agreement worth up to $15 million to the Metlakatla and Lax Kw’alaams nations The British Columbia government has moved to bring First Nations on board its much-anticipated multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas boom. Two north coast First Nations signed revenue-sharing agreements Wednesday with the government related to the development of a proposed liquefied natural […]

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Environmental review needed on proposed Alberta Industrial Heartland gas-fired power plant?

| April 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Environmental review needed on proposed Alberta Industrial Heartland gas-fired power plant?

Alberta Industrial Heartland gas-fired power plant could be up and running by 2017 A federal agency is deciding whether there should be an environmental review of a plan by ATCO to build a gas-fired power plant northeast of Edmonton. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency says it wants to hear from the public before it makes […]

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NEB approves 400 interveners for Trans Mountain pipeline review

| April 2, 2014 | 2 Comments
NEB approves 400 interveners for Trans Mountain pipeline review

Trans Mountain pipeline review begins in August The National Energy Board hearings into Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline expansion through Alberta and British Columbia will begin in August and hear from more than a thousand people, groups and communities. But only 400 of the more than 2,118 applicants who applied to be interveners in the hearings will […]

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70,000 litres of oil spilled in CNRL pipeline leak near Slave Lake

| April 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
70,000 litres of oil spilled in CNRL pipeline leak near Slave Lake

CNRL pipeline leak cleanup underway A pipeline owned by Canadian Natural Resources Limited has spilled 70,000 litres of oil and processed water northwest of Slave Lake, Alta. The Alberta Energy Regulator says the breach happened on Monday and was reported by CNRL (TSX:CNQ) the same day. The regulator says the spill is not an emergency, […]

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