Category: Energy

SaskPower launches world’s largest carbon capture project

| September 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
SaskPower launches world’s largest carbon capture project

SaskPower says 90% of CO2 emissions will be captured SaskPower is set to launch its flagship carbon-capture-and-storage project this week when it cuts the ribbon on a $1.4-billion addition to its Boundary Dam power plant near Estevan. Billed by Saskatchewan’s government-owned power utility as the world’s first and largest commercial-scale, carbon-capture operation of its kind, the […]

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Burnaby, Trans Mountain both looking for support in pipeline fight

| September 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
Burnaby, Trans Mountain both looking for support in pipeline fight

Proposed expansion of Trans Mountain pipeline would go through Burnaby Mountain Kinder Morgan took its fight with the City of Burnaby, B.C., directly to residents on Friday, the latest salvo in an ongoing feud over the proposed expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline. A letter distributed to residents near the company’s Westridge marine terminal in […]

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Corner oilsands project put on hold by Statoil due to rising costs

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Corner oilsands project put on hold by Statoil due to rising costs

Greenpeace says delay of Corner oilsands project shows anti pipeline campaigns are working Statoil has put its Corner oilsands project on hold for at least three years as it grapples with rising costs. The decision means about 70 jobs will be cut, the Norwegian energy firm said Thursday. In a statement on its website, Statoil […]

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BC LNG: Petronas threatens to pull plug

| September 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
BC LNG: Petronas threatens to pull plug

Christy Clark says threat to quit proposed BC LNG deal part of negotiating tactics B.C. Premier Christy Clark says a threat by Petronas to quit a proposed liquefied natural gas project is just part of negotiations over the province’s tax take, but experts say the Malaysian firm’s message should be cause for worry. The Financial Times […]

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Climate change has always been with us – Dr. Patrick Moore

| September 23, 2014 | 1 Comment
Climate change has always been with us – Dr. Patrick Moore

Founder of Greenpeace says climate change cannot be accurately predicted The emergence of climate change as a pivotal global issue has brought with it an array of assumptions and predictions, many of which evoke fear and guilt. In my opinion, there is no conclusive proof that human emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are the dominant […]

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Costs for Keystone XL pipeline could balloon to almost $10 billion

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
Costs for Keystone XL pipeline could balloon to almost $10 billion

Six years ago, TransCanada applied for permits to build Keystone XL pipeline Costs for the long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline will likely balloon from US$5.4 billion to as much as US$10 billion, TransCanada Corp. confirmed Friday, as the project marked its sixth year in regulatory limbo. CEO Russ Girling told the Wall Street Journal that the […]

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Saskatchewan cabinet minister resigns, takes top job with CAPP

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
Saskatchewan cabinet minister resigns, takes top job with CAPP

Tim McMillan named president of CAPP A Saskatchewan cabinet minister who resigned Thursday to become president of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says there won’t be a conflict between his old job and the new one. Tim McMillan has promised not to personally lobby the province for one year, a provision set in the […]

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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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