Jude on Alberta

Is Pengrowth dumping $63 million of well/facility cleanup liability?

Is Pengrowth dumping $63 million of well/facility cleanup liability?

“Sale was to one company and we are not disclosing the buyer nor the exact proceeds.” – Pengrowth Pengrowth Energy Corporation announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to sell “matured legacy assets” from 36 properties – including  270 facilities and 1,600 wellbores – for a nominal cash consideration, ridding itself of perhaps […]

By October 20, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
Trade war? Study shows Alberta, British Columbia have most inter-dependent provincial economies

Trade war? Study shows Alberta, British Columbia have most inter-dependent provincial economies

“Study important evidence the two must put aside differences and find ways to collaborate” New research from the Business Council of British Columbia shows a much higher level of mutual dependency between Alberta and B.C. than is usually acknowledged as the two provinces spar over Kinder Morgan’s controversial pipeline project, Trans Mountain Expansion. The research […]

By October 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Unifor vows to fight Alberta court decision on random drug testing at Suncor operations

Unifor vows to fight Alberta court decision on random drug testing at Suncor operations

Suncor not currently doing random drug tests Unifor, Canada’s largest private sector union, is disappointed that the Alberta Court of Appeal failed to strike down random drug and alcohol testing of members at Suncor oil sands operations in northern Alberta, a policy the union believes is a gross violation of worker’s rights, according to a […]

By October 4, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
AER creates public registry spotlighting companies owing money

AER creates public registry spotlighting companies owing money

AER says Debtor Registry will  drive industry to improve their performance The Alberta Energy Regulator(AER) recently announced they have created a Debtor Registry for Alberta companies owing them money, according to a press release. A debtor is any person, AER-regulated company indebted to the AER for any costs, levy, fee, penalty, or other amount. It […]

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Alberta hottest economy in 2017, but provincial deficit unchanged at $10.5 billion

Alberta hottest economy in 2017, but provincial deficit unchanged at $10.5 billion

“Alberta’s economy is recovering, but it is not returning to what it looked like in 2014.” – Todd Hirsch Alberta’s economy continued to pick up momentum in the first half of 2017, with gains in jobs, housing, exports and other areas, according to a press release from the Alberta Government, which is now forecasting economic […]

By September 1, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Syncrude charged with 2015 blue heron deaths, maximum fine is $500,000

Syncrude charged with 2015 blue heron deaths, maximum fine is $500,000

Location blue herons died didn’t have waterfowl protection but does now The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has charged Syncrude Canada Ltd. for the deaths of 31 great blue herons found at a sump at the company’s Mildred Lake oil sands mine north of Fort McMurray in Aug. 2015, according to a press release. The company […]

By August 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
CFIB claiming Alberta government refusing to disclose carbon tax admin costs

CFIB claiming Alberta government refusing to disclose carbon tax admin costs

CFIB files complaint with Information and Privacy Commissioner about lack of disclosure The Canadian Federation of Independent Business(CFIB) is accusing the Alberta Government of refusing to divulge the cost of carbon tax administration. The business organization says it was looking for the annual cost for administering the province-wide carbon tax, through a Freedom of Information(FOI) […]

By August 14, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Pipeline tampering activists beware, industry and CSIS monitoring energy infrastructure

Pipeline tampering activists beware, industry and CSIS monitoring energy infrastructure

CSIS not releasing details, but says it is monitoring threats to energy infrastructure Construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline is set to begin this fall, which raises the spectre of more pipeline tampering of the sort engaged in last fall by five Climate Direct Action actvists, who shut valves on high-pressure pipelines, then waited […]

Alberta to benefit from new Canadian Free Trade Agreement

Alberta to benefit from new Canadian Free Trade Agreement

  Energy, particularly the utilities and power generation sector, is a key part of CFTA Alberta businesses, investors and workers will have easier and increased access to Canada-wide markets, including government tenders in other provinces and territories, under the new Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA), according to an Alberta government press release. The new CFTA […]

Notley energy report card: Progressive Conservatives give D grade

Notley energy report card: Progressive Conservatives give D grade

Under a United Conservative Party banner, “the carbon tax will be done” – Rick Fraser School’s out and the Alberta NDP government of Rachel Notley is just past its midway point. It’s time for opposition parties to hand out their mid-term report cards on how the NDP have done so far on energy policy. This […]