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BC Hydro president says project health of Site C went from ‘red’ to ‘yellow’ during first quarter

VANCOUVER, B.C. – BC Hydro President and Chief Operating Officer Chris O’Riley says in a letter to the B.C. Utilities Commission that after a number of issues and setbacks to the dam’s construction, the Site C project is back on track to be completed on-time and on-budget. In his letter to Commission Secretary and Manager Patrick Wruck, O’Riley also follows...

U.S. judge blocks construction of $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline

GREAT FALLS, Mont. - A federal judge in Montana has blocked construction of the $8-billion Keystone XL pipeline to allow more time to study the project's potential environmental impact. The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' order on Thursday came as Calgary-based TransCanada was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana....

New spill rules tag transport companies with response, recovery costs in B.C.

VICTORIA — New pollution prevention regulations will hold transport companies and pipeline operators moving petroleum products across British Columbia responsible for spill response and recovery costs. Provincial Environment Minister George Heyman says the new regulations apply to pipeline, railway and truck operators transporting more than 10,000 litres of products. He says the regulations increase responsibility, transparency and accountability for operators who transport potentially dangerous...

QuickQuotes: what’s being said about the end of TransCanada’s Energy East

Here's how some are reacting to TransCanada's decision to cancel the Energy East pipeline: “We are deeply disappointed by the recent decision from TransCanada. We understand that it is driven by a broad range of factors that any responsible business must consider. Nonetheless, this is an unfortunate outcome for Canadians. Our government has supported Energy East since the project was...

Indian Dhamra port project wants to see LNG supplied from Canada

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - According to an article in the Calgary Herald, an Indian port project would like to see LNG supplied from the Canadian market. The article states that at a recent groundbreaking project, a minister from India said that Canada would be one of the sources of LNG for the facility. Indian Oil Corp., along with two partners,...

Canada’s billions in fossil fuel subsidies to go under the microscope

OTTAWA, O.N. - The federal government has taken a step towards fulfilling its promise to get rid of fossil fuel subsidies by agreeing to finally explain how much it actually spends on them. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr was in Argentina on Thursday where he and his Argentinian counterpart announced that each country will conduct a study on how much...

NEB grants one year extension for North Montney Mainline sunset clause

CALGARY, A.B. - The National Energy Board announced yesterday that it is extending the North Montney Pipeline Project sunset clause date to June 10th, 2017. The NEB previously said that construction must begin before June 10th of this year, or project approval would have expired. NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. wrote to the NEB back on March 28th asking that the sunset clause be extended for one...

Natural gas to be "clean fuel" when supporting industry

The decision is being supported by the B.C. Chamber of Commerce. "This very timely announcement will have huge implications for our province," said John Winter, President and CEO. "LNG extraction is a home grown industry which will now be able to expand beyond current power restrictions to create jobs in BC and increase exports abroad." Winter argues that B.C. Hydro does...

Petronas looking into the possibility of working with Shell Canada on Pacific NorthWest LNG

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - According to an article in the Globe and Mail, Petronas is considering working with Shell Canada when it comes to the Pacific NorthWest LNG project. According to the article, Petronas would pay for the construction of a marine terminal in exchange for gaining access to Shell Canada Ltd.'s development rights on Ridley Island and water...

Strath Resources acquiring $340 million in Montney assets from Paramount Resources

CALGARY, A.B. – Strath Resources Ltd. announced this morning that it will be acquiring Paramount Resources' assets in the Resthaven/Jayar area of the Kakwa region for $340 million. Strath says it is buying 201 sections of land from Paramount with multi-zone potential, including 77 sections of Montney rights. The deal also includes 2 million cubic feet/day of processing capacity at the Pembina 8-11...

The B.C. government and B.C. Hydro working to minimize rate increase amid LNG development

The primary focus of the conference however, was an update on the power deal reached between B.C. Hydro and LNG Canada. “A rate of about $83.00 per megawatt hour ensures existing ratepayers do not pay for infrastructure that would be required for the LNG industry, and these rates enable LNG industry to get customers to connect to the B.C. Hydro...

First Nations begin court challenge against Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

VANCOUVER — First Nations, environmental groups and local governments appeared in the Federal Court of Appeal in Vancouver today continuing their fight against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Chief Ian Campbell of the Squamish First Nation says the federal government failed to consult or gain consent of First Nations for expansion of the oil pipeline, so they have little choice but to try...

Eagle Spirit Pipeline project could win NEB approval, president says

CALGARY, A.B. – The president of the company proposing the $16-billion Eagle Spirit Pipeline says his project could win regulatory approval if the federal government backs down on its plan to ban oil tanker traffic on the north coast of B.C. Calvin Helin of Eagle Spirit Energy Holding Ltd. says his project to build a pipeline corridor from Fort McMurray...

‘That pipeline is going to get built:’ PM dismisses B.C.’s Trans Mountain move

EDMONTON — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the Kinder Morgan oil pipeline expansion will happen despite British Columbia's latest attempt to hinder the project. Speaking on Edmonton talk radio station CHED, Trudeau says the pipeline, which would take Alberta crude to the West Coast for shipment to Asian markets, is in the national interest and will go ahead. B.C.'s environment minister has said his minority...

Quebec seeks injunction against TransCanada over Energy East

MONTREAL, Q.C. -- The Quebec government has announced plans this week to seek an injunction against TransCanada Corporation to ensure it obeys provincial rules regarding the proposed Energy East pipeline. The $15.7-billion project proposal is for a 4,600 kilometer pipeline which would transport more than a million barrels of oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to Atlantic Canada. If all...

Horgan aims to quell Weaver’s opposition to LNG

VICTORIA, B.C. — Premier John Horgan is scheduled to speak with Green Party leader Andrew Weaver over the phone Tuesday in a bid to quell a potential conflict between the two that could result in a snap provincial election. According to The Globe and Mail, Horgan is scheduled to speak with Weaver regarding his opposition to the NDP’s plans to...

NEB hosting public hearing on proposed pipeline loops in Northeast B.C.

CALGARY, A.B. – The National Energy Board will hold a public hearing to consider a proposal from Enbridge’s Westcoast Energy subsidiary to build two natural gas pipeline loops, totaling 38 kilometres in length, as well as their associated facilities. Of the two proposed natural gas pipeline loops, the Chetwynd Loop totals 25 km in length, while the Aitken Creek Loop is 13 km long....

Loblaw pre-orders 25 Tesla all-electric trucks for undisclosed price

MONTREAL — Canada's largest supermarket chain Loblaw says it is among the first purchasers of Tesla's new electric truck. A spokeswoman for the Ontario-based company (TSX:L) says it has pre-ordered 25 of the vehicles as part of its strategy to have an all-electric fleet by 2030. First deliveries are expected in 2019. No price for the trucks was provided. Wal-Mart has reportedly pre-ordered 15...
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