Tag: Canadian Pipelines

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PM Trudeau: Don’t pit pipelines against wind turbines

PM Trudeau: Don’t pit pipelines against wind turbines

“We all know we have to get beyond fossil fuels, but we are simply not there yet.”: Trudeau VANCOUVER _ Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used a speech to a clean tech conference Wednesday to make a direct pitch for the expansion of Canada’s oil and gas sector, a direction he later appeared to dial back […]

March 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Energy East supported by two-thirds of Canadians, but big regional divides: Poll

Energy East supported by two-thirds of Canadians, but big regional divides: Poll

Energy East support at 48 per cent in Quebec CALGARY _ A new online poll by the Angus Reid Institute suggests 64 per cent of Canadians support the Energy East pipeline, but there are stark differences when the numbers are broken out by region. The proposal to ship Alberta crude to Atlantic Canada had the […]

March 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
First ministers hope to find common ground at environment meetings

First ministers hope to find common ground at environment meetings

First Ministers meet this week in Vancouver VANCOUVER _ Canada’s first ministers have expressed their commitment to finding common ground in the fight against climate change, despite their sometimes conflicting views and priorities. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dismissed the suggestion on Tuesday that there is a regional divide when it comes to what Canadians and […]

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B.C. environmental spill response and preparedness law updated, amended

B.C. environmental spill response and preparedness law updated, amended

VICTORIA _ British Columbia’s environment minister says potential polluters will face new penalties for spills and stronger rules governing cleanups as the government moves to amend environmental legislation. Mary Polak said Monday amendments to the Environmental Management Act also seek to establish a new spill preparedness and response system to tackle environmental emergencies. “This legislation […]

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Growth in Canadian oil production could come to ‘complete standstill,’ says report

Growth in Canadian oil production could come to ‘complete standstill,’ says report

Canadian oil production hampered by heightened environmental concerns, lack of pipelines CALGARY _Growth in Canadian oil production is likely to slow down or grind to a halt five years from now once projects now under construction are built, the International Energy Agency warns in a report released Monday. The Paris-based organization said it projects Canada […]

February 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
Enbridge beats expectations, reporting $378M Q4 profit

Enbridge beats expectations, reporting $378M Q4 profit

Enbridge¬†facing delays in US, Canada CALGARY _ Enbridge beat expectations with a $378 million profit and $494 million in adjusted earnings in the fourth quarter, a period when it completed several pipeline projects including the reversal and expansion of Line 9B in southern Ontario. It also acquired the New Creek Wind Project in West Virginia […]

February 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Energy East challenged in court motion by Quebec environmental groups

Energy East challenged in court motion by Quebec environmental groups

Groups look to subject Energy East to Quebec’s environmental regulations MONTREAL _A coalition of environmental groups is taking legal action in the hopes of subjecting the Energy East pipeline project to Quebec’s environmental regulations. The group filed a court motion Thursday and argued TransCanada Pipelines Ltd., the company behind the project, has ignored repeated government […]

February 18, 2016 | By | Reply More
Oilwell drilling group calls on governments to show sector more respect

Oilwell drilling group calls on governments to show sector more respect

Oilwell drilling group looking for governments to speak out in favour of pipelines CALGARY _ An oilwell drilling industry group is calling on the federal and Alberta governments to do more to stick up for oil and gas workers. Mark Scholz, head of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, says 100,000 people are out […]

February 17, 2016 | By | Reply More
Keystone XL writedown pushes TransCanada to $2.5B Q4 loss

Keystone XL writedown pushes TransCanada to $2.5B Q4 loss

Keystone XL blocked by President Obama in 2015 CALGARY _The U.S. rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline pushed TransCanada Corp. to a $2.5-billion loss in the fourth quarter. Meanwhile, the Calgary-based pipeline company said it’s weighing how federal changes to the environmental review process may affect timing of its controversial Energy East proposal. TransCanada (TSX:TRP) […]

February 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Energy East pipeline called “too risky” by NB Grand Chief

Energy East pipeline called “too risky” by NB Grand Chief

Wolastoq Grand Council will oppose Energy East FREDERICTON _ The chief of the Wolastoq Grand Council in New Brunswick says the proposed Energy East pipeline project poses too great a risk to provincial waterways, and the council will oppose it. Grand Chief Ron Tremblay says the council has called a news conference for Monday where […]

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