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Nexen and partners pull feasibility study on B.C. LNG project

Nexen and partners pull feasibility study on B.C. LNG project

Economic environment does not support partners’ vision of developing a large LNG business Aurora LNG and its partners, Nexen Energy and INPEX Gas British Columbia (IGBC), made a strategic decision to end the Aurora LNG feasibility study and will cease all investigation activity, effective immediately, according to a press release. Over the past four years, […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NaiKun forms partnership for first Canadian offshore wind project

NaiKun forms partnership for first Canadian offshore wind project

Wind resource in Hecate Strait could provide excess of 2 GW of power NaiKun Wind Energy Group executed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with DONG Energy to advance its offshore wind project, proposed in Hecate Strait between Haida Gwaii and Prince Rupert, according to a press release. DONG Energy, based in Denmark with North American […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Coal plants installed mercury controls to meet compliance deadlines

Coal plants installed mercury controls to meet compliance deadlines

Environmental control technologies vary in terms of what air pollutants they remove Based on data recently published in EIA’s preliminary annual electric generator survey, several coal-fired electricity generators in the United States installed mercury control equipment using activated carbon injection systems just prior to compliance deadlines, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The nature and […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Revisiting Albertan carbon tax scepticism – Ecofiscal Commission

Revisiting Albertan carbon tax scepticism – Ecofiscal Commission

Alberta must legally spend revenues from carbon tax on further emissions reductions or refunds to Albertans By Brendan Frank, Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission  A lot has happened in Alberta since January 1. The economy is on the mend, provincial politics will never be the same and, yes, there’s a $20 carbon tax in place. Last Christmas, […]

By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Renewable fuel standards can play greater role in reducing Canada’s GHG emissions

Renewable fuel standards can play greater role in reducing Canada’s GHG emissions

Ethanol blending in 2013 reduced gasoline-related GHG emissions by 2.1 megatonnes The government’s existing mandate has played a key role in reducing the carbon intensity in gasoline, while providing market access and economic stability for Canada’s ethanol industry, according a new Conference Board of Canada report. Maintaining Renewable Fuel Standards can be an integral part of Canada’s […]

By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Is oil and gas ready for a rainy day? – IEA

Is oil and gas ready for a rainy day? – IEA

With recent bets made by investors, expectations are markets are tightening By staff, International Energy Agency The US has recently seen two severe weather events: Hurricane Harvey has more directly affected oil industry operations than Hurricane Irma, although the full impact of the latter remains to be seen at the time of writing, according to […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
World energy use to rise 28% by 2040 – US Energy Information Administration

World energy use to rise 28% by 2040 – US Energy Information Administration

Coal use projected to decline in China by 0.6% per year from 2015 to 2040 The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest International Energy Outlook 2017 (IEO2017) projects that world energy consumption will grow by 28 per cent between 2015 and 2040, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Most of this growth is expected to come from […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Gibsons Energy building 1.1 million barrel oil sands storage expansion

Gibsons Energy building 1.1 million barrel oil sands storage expansion

Tanks underpinned by long-term, senior, investment grade, oil sands customer Gibson Energy Inc. announced construction of 1.1 million barrels of new tankage at its Hardisty Terminal, according to a company press release. The two 300,000 barrel tanks and one 500,000 barrel tank are expected to be placed in service in the third quarter of 2019 […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
$2 billion Japan Canada Oil Sands expansion ramps up near Fort McMurray

$2 billion Japan Canada Oil Sands expansion ramps up near Fort McMurray

Japan Canada Oil Sands first Japanese-owned company to invest in the oil sands, starting in 1978 Premier Rachel Notley, representatives from Japan and local officials marked the opening of the Japan Canada Oil Sands Ltd. Hangingstone project near Fort McMurray, according to a press release. This Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) project is the culmination […]

By September 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Utility-scale solar power generation costs fell nearly 30% in 2016, says new US govt report

Utility-scale solar power generation costs fell nearly 30% in 2016, says new US govt report

Record-low costs enabled by decline in module and inverter prices The installed cost of solar power fell to record lows in the first quarter of 2017 because of the continuing decline in photovoltaic module and inverter prices, higher module efficiency, and lower labour costs, according to a new US government analysis. While utility-scale solar costs […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →