Category: Oil & Gas

Global Petroleum Show hits Calgary

| June 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Global Petroleum Show hits Calgary

Global Petroleum Show (GPS), one of the world’s largest energy events, will welcome an estimated 60,000 to 65,000 registered attendees to Calgary’s Stampede Park from Tuesday, June 10 to Thursday, June 12, 2014. The now annual event will feature more than 2,000 exhibiting companies and, based on an economic impact study of the 2012 edition, […]

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Can Obama Punt Keystone XL into 2016?

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
Can Obama Punt Keystone XL into 2016?

The proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline has taken more than five years to approve and Washington bureaucracy will likely delay it for months if not years to come, at the expense of real, market-driven job creation. By Kenneth P. Green The release of the State Department’s thrillingly titled Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement on Keystone […]

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Oilsands producers opt for rail shipment to skirt jammed pipelines

| February 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Oilsands producers opt for rail shipment to skirt jammed pipelines

Oilsands producers choose rail as pipeline expansions held up by delays Unit trains full of MEG Energy Corp’s crude have begun departing from a new rail loading facility northeast of Edmonton, as the oilsands producer looks for ways around jammed pipelines to the best-paying markets. Late last year, MEG hooked up crude from its oilsands […]

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Suncor Montreal refinery – Oil shipped by rail until pipeline done

| February 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
Suncor Montreal refinery – Oil shipped by rail until pipeline done

Suncor Montreal refinery may be upgraded with equipment to process heavy oil sands crude The Suncor Montreal refinery will received lower-priced crude into by rail and ship as it awaits approval of a pipeline project that would send Alberta oil eastward. Suncor, Canada’s largest energy company (TSX:SU), is shipping 30,000 barrels per day of crude by rail to […]

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Husky Energy upgrades US refinery to process Canadian heavy crude

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
Husky Energy upgrades US refinery to process Canadian heavy crude

Husky Energy to upgrade Lima, Ohio refinery Husky Energy has given the green light to a $300 million project that will upgrade its Lima, Ohio oil refinery to allow the facility to process western Canadian heavy crude. With the upgrade expected to be completed by 2017, the Lima Ohio Husky Oil refinery will be able […]

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Alberta oil – enough to last hundreds of years

| October 9, 2013 | 1 Comment
Alberta oil – enough to last hundreds of years

However, a number of factors could affect the future of the Alberta oil industry By Michael Holden When the Heritage Fund was created, there was a widespread belief that Alberta’s oil and gas boom was temporary and that the province did not have more than a few decades of recoverable supply. Since then, however, production […]

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ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER:

| September 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER:

ALBERTA: A SPILL FILLED SUMMER: It’s been another spill-filled summer in the spill-prone province of Alberta. With Alberta averaging over 2-oil spills a day over the past 37 years, there are many spills that we don’t know about. However we do know about some and what we know is alarming. Here is a recap of just […]

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Chevron Canada priority destination application denied by NEB

| July 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Chevron Canada priority destination application denied by NEB

Burnaby Refinery failed to meet designation criteria The National Energy Board (NEB) has rejected Chevron Canada’s Priority Destination Designation (PDD) application for priority access to oil shipped through the Trans Mountain pipeline for its Burnaby Refinery. The NEB said its denial was based on Chevron’s failure to comply with PDD criteria. According to the NEB, […]

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Diluted bitumen no more corrosive than crude: Study

| July 5, 2013 | 2 Comments
Diluted bitumen no more corrosive than crude: Study

Enbridge posts results of report detailing corrosiveness of diluted bitumen Mounting opposition against the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline has hit a wall in the form of scientific reports debunking the alleged corrosiveness of diluted bitumen from the oil sands. Effects of Diluted Bitumen on Crude Oil Transmission Pipelines, released by the National Academy of […]

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Ottawa to introduce new greenhouse gas regulations

| July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Ottawa to introduce new greenhouse gas regulations

New greenhouse gas regulations come as 2020 climate targets are predicted to be missed The federal government is weeks away from announcing new greenhouse gas regulations for the oil and gas industry, amidst forecasts of missing its 2020 climate targets. This follows media reports of Ottawa and Alberta considering proposals to regulate greenhouse gas pollution. […]

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