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Enbridge targets mid November to complete B.C. gas pipeline repair after blast

VICTORIA, B.C. - The company that owns the natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned earlier this month in central British Columbia says repairs should be complete by the middle of November. Enbridge says in a statement that work to fix the 91-centimetre pipeline is underway, and subject to regulatory approval, it should be back in service in November under...
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Tidewater Midstream’s proposed Pipestone gas plant gets regulatory approval

CALGARY, A.B. – Tidewater Midstream announced today that it has received approval from the Alberta Energy Regulator to build its proposed Pipestone Montney Sour Deep-Cut Gas Processing. The Pipestone Plant is proposed to be built in the Pipestone area near Grande Prairie and is designed to process approximately 100 million cubic feet/day of natural gas. "Tidewater is pleased to receive regulatory approval for this plant which...
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Former premier Campbell to probe costly Manitoba Hydro projects 

WINNIPEG, M.B. – The Manitoba government has hired former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial debt. Campbell will look at whether the Keeyask Generating Station and Bipole Three transmission line – projects built under the former NDP government – were based on sound economics. Among the issues Campbell...
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Trading in MEG mixed after it rejects Husky Energy’s hostile takeover bid

CALGARY, A.B. - MEG Energy Corp. shares rose, fell and rose again Thursday morning after it formally rejected a hostile takeover offer from oilsands rival Husky Energy Inc. The target company said after markets closed Wednesday that the Husky offer is opportunistic and undervalues its assets and prospects, adding it intends to conduct a formal process that could identify a...
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Economy and environment go hand in hand, says natural resources minister

KITIMAT, B.C. - Canada's natural resources minister says the environment and the economy go hand-in-hand after he toured the site of a new liquefied natural gas venture in British Columbia, days after the United Nations warned more needs to be done to cut greenhouse gas emissions. Amarjeet Sohi said Wednesday the government is showing leadership on climate change to meet...
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Oilsands target MEG formally rejects Husky Energy’s $3.3 billion takeover bid

CALGARY, A.B. - MEG Energy Corp. says its board is unanimously recommending that shareholders reject Husky Energy Inc.'s $3.3-billion hostile takeover offer made on Oct. 2. In a news release, the Calgary-based oilsands company says the offer ``significantly undervalues'' its shares and is not in the best interests of the company. Husky is offering a combination of cash or shares worth...
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Kinder Morgan CEO says there’s a ‘seller’s market’ for remaining Canadian assets

CALGARY, A.B. - There's a ``seller's market'' for attractive assets like those held by its Canadian subsidiary, the CEO of Kinder Morgan Inc. said on a conference call Wednesday to discuss third-quarter results. The company is working on a strategic plan that could include a sale or sale of assets for its Canadian arm even though it likely won't distribute...
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Kwispaa LNG files submission with provincial and federal environmental regulators

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The partnership looking to build a floating LNG export terminal on the west coast of Vancovuer Island has entered the next phase of the project’s development. Kwispaa LNG, which is being developed through a co-management relationship between the Huu-ay-aht First Nations and Steelhead LNG, announced today that it has made a submission of the Project Description to the...
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Samples show dust from B.C. pipeline blast not a health threat: Enbridge

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - The company that owns the natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned one week ago in central British Columbia, says the dust that settled on homes near the blast site does not pose a health threat. The latest post on the Enbridge website says earth sampling near Prince George shows mineral and metal composition is well...
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Little hope seen for oilpatch activity growth as steep price discounts continue

CALGARY, A.B. - An energy analyst warns the Canadian oil and gas sector is in a holding pattern in which spending and production growth can't occur until new ways to get products to export markets are found. CIBC analyst Jon Morrison says in a report that steep discounts being paid for Canadian heavy and light oil production compared with U.S....
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Alberta NDP demands Opposition detail planned cuts to regulations, labour rules

EDMONTON, A.B. -  Alberta's NDP says Opposition Leader Jason Kenney needs to explain what regulations and labour rules he would cut if he were to win power. Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says any cuts _ and Kenney's promise that he would push them through within weeks of a spring election victory _ would unduly punish workers while threatening public health...
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Enbridge to begin building road to access pipeline explosion site in B.C.

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Enbridge Inc. says it has begun construction of a temporary access road to the site of a natural gas pipeline explosion in Prince George, B.C. In a news release issued Sunday the company says construction will take a few days, but it has no timeline on when the repair work will be completed. An explosion Tuesday knocked out...
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Enbridge says it will start pipeline clean up

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Enbridge Inc. says it will begin cleaning up the site of a natural gas pipeline explosion in Prince George, B.C., but the company says it does not have a timeline for how long the task will take. In a news release Saturday, the company says the Transportation Safety Board, which is leading the investigation into Tuesday's incident,...
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Fireworks to mark LNG Canada and Natural Gas Week in Fort St. John

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The City of Fort St. John and other local groups will celebrate LNG Canada's investment decision today with fireworks, kids activities and more. The celebration will take place from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 13 at Centennial Park.  The event will include kids activities, an industry showcase, community BBQ, and fireworks at approximately...
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NEB sets Trans Mountain hearings schedule to meet February deadline

CALGARY, A.B. - The National Energy Board has released a schedule that it says will allow it to reconsider its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project in time to meet a Feb. 22 federal government deadline. The federal regulator is imposing filing deadlines starting this month, will hear oral traditional evidence by Indigenous groups in November and December,...
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Not a lot spent for lots of properties in October’s petroleum land rights sale

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Though there was a decent number of properties that were on the auction block in this month’s petroleum and natural gas land rights sale, there wasn’t a lot of money spent for them. In Wednesday’s auction, the provincial government netted $2,135,976.01 from the sale of five drilling licenses and eight leases. Overall, there were six...
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RCMP say no indications of criminal element in pipeline explosion near Prince George

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Mounties say that there does not appear to be a criminal element in the natural gas pipeline explosion that occurred in a rural area outside of Prince George late Tuesday afternoon. In a release today, North District RCMP spokesperson Corporal Madonna Saunderson said that police have been working with Enbridge, the National Energy Board, and Transportation...
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B.C. pipeline explosion strands natural gas output, cuts into wellhead prices

CALGARY, A.B. - The pipeline explosion in B.C. on Tuesday is interrupting natural gas deliveries and cutting into the cold weather price bonus Canadian gas producers had been enjoying for the past few weeks. Analysts say about 10 per cent of Western Canada's daily natural gas output was stranded when Enbridge Inc. halted transport on the 36-inch line that exploded...
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