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Alberta oil sands need pipelines as large output growth expected through 2019

Alberta oil sands need pipelines as large output growth expected through 2019

Potential exists for further technological innovation to alter course of oil sands production in future Large oil sands production growth is expected through 2019—making Canada the second largest source of global supply growth during that time, according to a new report from IHS Markit. More modest, but sustained growth is expected beyond 2019, with oil […]

US will dominate global LNG markets, natural gas production by 2035 – BP

US will dominate global LNG markets, natural gas production by 2035 – BP

Report projects US will lead global growth in LNG with an increase of 19 Bcf/d by 2035 By Nicole Jacobs, EnergyInDepth BP released its latest Energy Outlook this week, reaffirming its earlier forecast that the U.S. will be energy self-sufficient by 2023 while continuing to lead the world in natural gas production. From the report: […]

TransCanada spends $2 billion to expand Nova gas line to US, benefits Alberta producers

TransCanada spends $2 billion to expand Nova gas line to US, benefits Alberta producers

New gas supply and increased export demand drives major expansions TransCanada Corporation announced it will move forward with a new $2 billion expansion program on its NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System, based on new contracted customer demand for approximately 3 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) of incremental firm receipt and delivery services. “Between […]

Canadian tight oil production has decreased since 2014

Canadian tight oil production has decreased since 2014

  All Canadian tight oil produced in western Canada Since mid-2014, Canadian tight oil production decreased from a peak of about 425 thousand barrels per day (Mb/d) to about 345 Mb/d at the end of 2016, according to the National Energy Board. This overall decrease was due to declining global oil prices. The main reductions came from the Cardium […]

Coal and natural gas battle for share in power markets

Coal and natural gas battle for share in power markets

 In US West, coal and natural gas remain in close competition for electricity power for past decade In 2016, natural gas provided 34 per cent of total electricity generation, surpassing coal to become the leading generation source, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Natural gas first exceeded coal as the most common electricity fuel […]

Global oil markets expected to tighten in Q3, loosen through 2018

Global oil markets expected to tighten in Q3, loosen through 2018

EIA expects U.S. crude oil production to increase through 2018 Forecast world production of crude oil and other liquids in 2017 and 2018 was revised slightly downward in the June edition of EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), which was issued after the May 25 announcement by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) of […]

Wind, solar in March account for 10% US electricity generation for first time

Wind, solar in March account for 10% US electricity generation for first time

Texas accounted for largest total of wind and solar electricity generation in 2016 For the first time, monthly electricity generation from wind and solar (including utility-scale plants and small-scale systems) exceeded 10 per cent of total electricity generation in the United States, based on March data in EIA’s Electric Power Monthly, according to a press […]

Prairie Mines & Royalty to pay $4.42 million for Obed Mountain mine spill

Prairie Mines & Royalty to pay $4.42 million for Obed Mountain mine spill

Combined penalties of $4.42 million to both Federal and Provincial governments On October 31, 2013, a dike that was holding back a large volume of waste water at  the Obed Mountain Mine near Hinton, Alberta failed, resulting in more than 670 million litres of contaminated water and sediment (made up of coal, clay and sand) spilling […]

Renewables on the rise: are Energy Majors ready to invest?

Renewables on the rise: are Energy Majors ready to invest?

Energy Majors only just starting to sow  seeds for radical changes that lie ahead Wind and solar energy are poised to radically reshape the energy market over the coming decades, presenting a threat to legacy oil and gas operations, but also an opportunity to diversify and future-proof portfolios, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie. […]

Oil/gas one of key objectives for Canada ahead of NAFTA renegotiation

Oil/gas one of key objectives for Canada ahead of NAFTA renegotiation

Renegotiating or tearing up NAFTA raising worries about Canadian economy with 75% of exports going to U.S. Canada should come to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with five key objectives to update and enhance trade and investment across the continent, according to a new Conference Board of Canada report. “Canada faces […]