October 2017

Husky Oil applies for a $400 million, 10,000 barrels a day oil sands project

Suncor recently applied for a 40,000 oil sands project The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) received an Oil Sands Conservation Act application and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act application from Husky Oil Operations Limited, according to a press release. Husky Oil Operations Limited applied to construct, operate, and reclaim the McMullen Willow Creek Project just south of […]

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Methane plan can cut emissions by 45%, protect 7,000 jobs: CAPP

Made-in-Alberta solution would cost oil, natural gas industry $700-million over 8 years The Government of Alberta committed to reduce methane emissions by 45 per cent. Industry created competitive plan to achieve this in the most efficient way while protecting 7,000 jobs and balance environmental and economic priorities, according to an analysis conducted by the Canadian

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City of Calgary taking advantage of Alberta municipal solar program

Since program launched in June – 104 residences, businesses and non-profits had systems pre-approved The City of Calgary is saving money and reducing greenhouse gas emissions with support from the Alberta Municipal Solar Program, according to an Alberta government press release. The program has helped Calgary add more than 2.3 megawatts of energy capacity to six

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Cenovus appoints former TransCanada COO as new President & CEO

Experience spans corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, trading and marketing, and stakeholder relations Cenovus Energy Inc. announced the appointment of Alex Pourbaix as President & Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors, according to a press release. Pourbaix will start the role on Nov. 6. He replaces Brian Ferguson, who earlier

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Texas and Saskatchewan have only carbon capture and sequestration plants in world

Kemper cost overruns led to construction costs in excess of $7.5 billion The Petra Nova facility, a coal-fired power plant located near Houston, Texas, is one of only two operating power plants with carbon capture and storage (CCS) in the world, and it is the only such facility in the United States, according to the U.S.

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Tiny chip-based methane spectrometer could help reduce natural gas leaks

Start field testing next year the spectrometers by placing them into a larger network The process of extracting natural gas from the earth or transporting it through pipelines can release methane into the atmosphere. Methane, the primary component of natural gas, is a greenhouse gas with a warming potential approximately 25 times larger than carbon dioxide,

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Iriving Oil pleads guilty to 34 offences in Lac Megantic train derailment disaster

Irving Oil failed to adequately train employees in transportation of dangerous goods Irving Oil Commercial GP was sentenced on Friday following guilty pleas in Saint John Provincial Court to 34 counts for offences under the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, according to a Federal Government press release. The Court ordered Irving Oil to pay a total

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