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Oil sands buyouts pay off with higher output, lower costs

Oil sands buyouts pay off with higher output, lower costs

Oil sands buyouts have resulted in more efficient operations Canadian companies who bought out global oil majors in some Alberta oil sands operations are reporting higher output and reduced operating costs in the wake of the much maligned buyouts. In March, CNRL, Shell and Marathon announced the $12.74 billion deal which saw the Canadian company […]

By November 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Solar projects power community leagues in Edmonton and area

Solar projects power community leagues in Edmonton and area

Solar projects will remove 13,100 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions Edmonton’s community leagues are partnering with the province to reduce utility bills using solar power, according to a press release. Solar panels have been added to community league buildings in Belgravia, Riverdale, Evansdale and Queen Alexandra. Ridgewood Community League will install them in the spring. […]

By November 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
B.C., Alberta Governments enter fray in Kinder Morgan dispute with Burnaby

B.C., Alberta Governments enter fray in Kinder Morgan dispute with Burnaby

“We have been clear and consistent that we will use every tool available to defend B.C.’s coast” VICTORIA – The British Columbia provincial government will appear before the National Energy Board (NEB) on constitutional issues relating to Trans Mountain work at the Burnaby and Westridge marine terminals, according to a British Columbia government press release. […]

By November 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canada expects decline in fossil fuels consumption starting in 2020

Canada expects decline in fossil fuels consumption starting in 2020

By 2040 wind capacity is projected to double and solar capacity to triple The NEB projects that Canada will soon begin decreasing its use of fossil fuels. The NEB has been estimating energy supply and demand for 50 years, and the use of fossil fuels has always been expected to keep increasing. The NEB’s most-recent report, Canada’s […]

By November 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NWT Premier blasts Trudeau government and Arctic drilling moratorium

NWT Premier blasts Trudeau government and Arctic drilling moratorium

“What works in the South doesn’t always work in the North” North West Territory’s Premier Bob McLeod didn’t mince words in a statement on his territory posted to the governments website on Tuesday. McLeod says that policies are being imposed by Ottawa and Southern Canada are threatening their economic potential and work on Indigenous reconciliation. […]

By November 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
PSAC forecasting 7,900 wells drilled in 2018, better than 2017

PSAC forecasting 7,900 wells drilled in 2018, better than 2017

2018’s activity to be better than 2015, 2016 and 2017 The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) released its 2018 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, with an expectation of 7,900 wells drilled in Canada, according to a press release. For 2017, the association’s final revised forecast predicts a yearly total of 7,550 wells. PSAC bases its […]

By November 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Husky Oil applies for a $400 million, 10,000 barrels a day oil sands project

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 […]

By October 31, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Methane plan can cut emissions by 45%, protect 7,000 jobs: CAPP

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 […]

By October 31, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
City of Calgary taking advantage of Alberta municipal solar program

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 […]

By October 31, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
Iriving Oil pleads guilty to 34 offences in Lac Megantic train derailment disaster

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 […]

By October 30, 2017 1 Comments Read More →