Category: Energy

Pennsylvania fracking study shows no water contamination

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
Pennsylvania fracking study shows no water contamination

Pennsylvania fracking study by The US Department of Energy The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania. The Department of Energy report, released Monday, was […]

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TransMountain pipeline: Burnaby can’t block surveying – court

| September 17, 2014 | 0 Comments
TransMountain pipeline: Burnaby can’t block surveying – court

City of Burnaby asked for injunction to keep TransMountain pipeline survey workers from Burnaby Mountain A British Columbia court has rejected the City of Burnaby’s latest bid to block Kinder Morgan crews from its land. A B.C. Supreme Court judge dismissed an application on Wednesday for an injunction against survey crews on Burnaby Mountain, the company’s preferred new […]

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CNRL gets go-ahead on Primrose East, will use different extraction technique

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
CNRL gets go-ahead on Primrose East, will use different extraction technique

CNRL will use low-pressure steamflood at Primrose East site Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (TSX:CNQ) has been given the go-ahead to resume work at part of an oilsands project in eastern Alberta where a bitumen-water mixture was found oozing to the surface last year. But CNRL will be using a different extraction technique at Area 1 […]

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BC LNG: Chevron says economics will decide if Kitimat goes ahead

| September 12, 2014 | 1 Comment
BC LNG: Chevron says economics will decide if Kitimat goes ahead

BC LNG projects facing cost challenges The CEO of Chevron Corp. says numerous hurdles must be cleared before the U.S. oil giant can decide the fate of its planned BC LNG project in Kitimat, B.C. John Watson says the project needs a new partner, sales contracts with customers, clarity over British Columbia’s fiscal regime and […]

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Burnaby asks court to block Kinder Morgan pipeline work

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
Burnaby asks court to block Kinder Morgan pipeline work

Kinder Morgan given green light for work by National Energy Board A suburban city near Vancouver has filed a civil lawsuit targeting Kinder Morgan’s controversial Trans Mountain pipeline, alleging the company caused “irreparable harm” to a sensitive conservation area when workers cut down trees along the route of a proposed expansion. The City of Burnaby […]

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BC tanker traffic: DFO to map ocean floor to prep for potential spills

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC tanker traffic:  DFO to map ocean floor to prep for potential spills

BC tanker traffic expected to increase by 600 per year Fisheries and Oceans Canada is looking for someone to map the ocean floor near the British Columbia coast, an area it says could be affected by spills with the expected increase in tanker traffic. The department issued a request for proposals Friday for initial steps toward mapping the inlets, […]

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Northern Gateway pipeline start-up date delayed

| September 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Northern Gateway pipeline start-up date delayed

Enbridge works to gain support from First Nations along Northern Gateway route The president of the Northern Gateway pipeline says it’s unlikely the project will start up in 2018 as the company seeks to win over B.C. First Nations groups, many of which remain adamantly opposed to the $7.9-billion project. “We have stated that the […]

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Canadian energy strategy getting closer – NWT premier

| August 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Canadian energy strategy getting closer – NWT premier

Alberta has been leading charge for Canadian energy strategy, but BC and Que. were reluctant The premier of the Northwest Territories says Canada’s premiers are close to agreeing on the basic outline of a Canadian energy strategy. Bob McLeod said Friday the premiers were working on a so-called vision document as the premiers started their final day […]

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Fracking shale gas: More study needed, says Trudeau

| August 24, 2014 | 1 Comment
Fracking shale gas: More study needed, says Trudeau

Fracking shale gas is opposed by many in New Brunswick Greater scientific study is required before Canada expands fracking shale gas, federal Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau said Saturday while campaigning alongside his provincial counterpart in New Brunswick. Trudeau waded into the controversial issue while at a rally in Moncton with New Brunswick Liberal Leader Brian Gallant, […]

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Stockwell Day joins company looking to build bitumen refinery on West Coast

| August 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stockwell Day joins company looking to build bitumen refinery on West Coast

Stockwell Day hired as senior advisor by Pacific Future Energy Corp. Stockwell Day has joined the leadership team of a Vancouver company that’s planning to build a $10-billion oilsands refinery on the West Coast. The former politician, who has held high-profile cabinet posts in the federal and Alberta governments, has been hired as a special adviser […]

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