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Blueberry River First Nations legal suit could impact northern BC resource development

March 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Blueberry River First Nations legal suit could impact northern BC resource development

Blueberry River First Nations could affect Site C dam, oil and gas projects A BC First Nation has launched a legal battle that could affect the province’s planned Site C hydroelectric dam, as well as oil and gas development both inside and outside the band’s territory. Blueberry River First Nations has filed a lawsuit in BC […]

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Low oil prices, interest rates brighten global economy outlook: Survey

March 4, 2015 | By | Reply More
Low oil prices, interest rates brighten global economy outlook: Survey

Struggling economies to benefit from lower oil prices From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of low oil prices and falling interest rates. That’s the strikingly upbeat view of economists surveyed by The Associated Press, who no longer […]

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Engineering the next-generation hydrogen fuel cell

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Engineering the next-generation hydrogen fuel cell

Hydrogen fuel cell technology could make huge impact on reducing carbon emissions By Geoff McMaster for the University of Alberta If Marc Secanell Gallart had his way, the streets would be filled with hydrogen-fuelled vehicles. The technology already exists, and has for some time, says the director of the University of Alberta’s Energy Systems Design […]

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Reports of BC LNG demise exaggerated: Industry alliance boss

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Reports of BC LNG demise exaggerated: Industry alliance boss

High costs, unsteady markets cast pall on BC LNG The head of the BC LNG Alliance says it’s not a matter of if, but when, the province becomes a major global LNG player and he wouldn’t be surprised to see at least one project get the green light this year. David Keane took on the […]

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Oil glut: US running out of room to store crude

March 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Oil glut: US running out of room to store crude

Prices for oil and gasoline could plunge due to oil glut The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months. For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an […]

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Keystone XL: Warren Buffet says he would approve project

March 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
Keystone XL: Warren Buffet says he would approve project

Despite interests in rail industry, Warren Buffett emphatically supports Keystone XL The Keystone XL pipeline got an emphatic endorsement Monday from a powerful backer of President Barack Obama who questioned the handling of the file. To billionaire investor Warren Buffett, the delay is a thumbing of the nose at Canada. “I would have passed Keystone,” […]

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California gas prices rise – supply limited by refinery woes

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
California gas prices rise – supply limited by refinery woes

California gas prices up due to refinery fire, labour unrest California gas prices are soaring in a classic example of supply and demand after an explosion stopped gasoline production at an Exxon Mobil refinery while another remains offline due to labour unrest. Average retail gas prices in the state have surged 25 cents a gallon […]

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Higher oil prices, soft US economic data boost Canadian dollar

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Higher oil prices, soft US economic data boost Canadian dollar

Oil prices advanced after $3 a barrel drop on Thursday The Canadian dollar was higher Friday morning but well off session highs amid some disappointing U.S. economic data and rising oil prices. The loonie rose 0.1 of a U.S. cent to 79.93 cents. U.S. gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 2.2 per […]

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Keystone veto all about retaining presidential authority

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Keystone veto all about retaining presidential authority

Keystone XL pits EPA against State Department By Kenneth P. Green for Troy Media U.S. President Barack Obama veto of Senate Bill 1, a.k.a. “The Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act,” this week was not only predictable, it was virtually inevitable given a) the political polarization in the United States; b) unrelenting environmental opposition to the pipeline; […]

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Fiery oil train wrecks pressure tougher US rail safety rules

February 27, 2015 | By | Reply More
Fiery oil train wrecks pressure tougher US rail safety rules

Tougher US rail safety rules include stronger tank cars, electronically controlled brakes Fiery wrecks of trains hauling crude oil have intensified pressure on the Obama administration to approve tougher standards for railroads and tank cars despite industry complaints that it could cost billions and slow freight deliveries. On Feb. 5, the Transportation Department sent the White […]

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