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Andrew Weaver thinks NDP will continue construction on the Site C dam

VICTORIA, B.C. - B.C. Green Leader Andrew Weaver thinks the NDP will keep building the Site C dam. According to the Canadian Press, Andrew Weaver says he doesn't have any inside information but believes the Provincial Government will keep building the dam. Weaver says he can't see the NDP laying off thousands of workers during the Christmas season.  The B.C. Green...

City of Vancouver seeks judicial review of Trans Mountain expansion

VANCOUVER, B.C. — The City of Vancouver is launching another court case in a bid to derail Kinder Morgan’s proposed pipeline expansion. Vancouver City Council members have voted to go ahead with a judicial review of the provincial government’s environmental assessment of the Trans Mountain project. In June, the city filed another court challenge aimed at quashing the National Energy Board’s...

Energy company’s bankruptcy may show lenders viewing industry differently: CAPP

EDMONTON, A.B. - The bankruptcy of an energy company that plans to walk away from thousands of gas wells may be a sign lenders are changing how they look at the industry in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling. ``The credit industry is evolving the way it looks at risk,'' said Brad Herald, a vice-president with the Canadian Association...

OGC confirms earthquake felt in Wonowon before Christmas

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C.  - The Oil and Gas Commission has confirmed an earthquake occurred on December 17 near Wonowon. Residents in the area reported to Energeticcity.ca that they felt the quake at around 1 a.m.  One resident said it felt like a truck hit her home. The low-level quake measured 2.9 on the Richter scale and was centred 82...

Mayors of Fort St. John and Dawson Creek among many calling on government to support B.C. LNG industry

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Mayors of Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Kitimat and Haisla Nation councillor Kevin Stewart were among a stage full of attendees at the Premier’s BC Natural Resources Forum in Prince George today calling on the Province and the Feds to support the development of an LNG export industry in B.C. According to a Prince George...

Progress Energy executive says company to look at other LNG opportunities

CALGARY, A.B. — Petronas’ Canadian subsidiary Progress Energy is going to be looking at other LNG opportunities to monetize its assets after its parent company pulled out of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG project earlier this year. Reuters is reporting that an executive with Calgary-based Progress said it planned to make money out of its 800,000 acres of land rights...

Resource Coalition Convoy to Ottawa cancelled

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - FSJ for LNG says the Resource Coalition Convoy has been cancelled. In a Facebook post, Alan Yu, Founder and Chairman of FSJ for LNG says that it was no longer viable to proceed with the planned Convoy, adding that they will be fully refunding donors. "Unfortunately, we have come to the decision that it is no longer viable...

Province outlines goals in effort to have world’s cleanest LNG facilities

The province’s efforts include protecting the air and water in B.C., which according to Premier Christy Clark, is a priority for the ministry. This includes implementing a greenhouse gas emissions standard that is lower than any other LNG facility in the world; which will be achieved by flexible options for leading companies, including purchasing offsets and contributing to a...

Governor says Washington will try to influence Trans Mountain ‘every way’ it can

SEATTLE - Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says the state shares concerns with British Columbia about the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and will try to influence the project every way it can under Canadian law. Inslee made the comments at a joint news conference in Seattle today with B.C. Premier John Horgan, who is visiting the state to discuss partnerships on...

Coast Guard: Most fuel spilled from tank farm unrecoverable

Less than 20 per cent of a 461,000-gallon (1.7-million-litre) gasoline spill in Texas during Hurricane Harvey was recovered by the company responsible, while the rest evaporated or soaked into the ground, a U.S. Coast Guard official said Thursday. Only a minor amount of the spill appeared to have escaped the Magellan Midstream Partners storage tank farm in Galena Park, Coast...

NEB to make pipeline reports available online

Starting today, Canadians will have online access to pipeline company field inspection reports from the National Energy Board. A press release from the Government of Canada says this initiative reflects the NEB’s mandate of' openness and accountability to Canadians.' NEB Chair/CEO Peter Watson said "The NEB is opening up to be more transparent and to help Canadians better understand what we do every day...

Government introduces bill updating targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions

VICTORIA, B.C. — The provincial government has introduced legislation to update B.C.’s greenhouse gas reduction targets, setting the stage for a renewed climate action strategy to be released in the fall. If passed by the Legislature, the Climate Change Accountability Act would replace the 2007 Greenhouse Gas Reduction Targets Act. It sets new legislated targets of a 40 percent reduction...

NEB rejects Burnaby’s bid to stop work at Trans Mountain pipeline terminal

BURNABY, B.C. - The National Energy Board has rejected the City of Burnaby's request that it rescind orders allowing the company building the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion to conduct work at its terminal in the city. The Metro Vancouver city had asked that the board cancel the orders after the Federal Court of Appeal quashed government approval for the expansion...

WWF files Greece lawsuit over pollution from tanker sinking

ATHENS, Greece — The World Wildlife Fund filed a lawsuit in Greece on Monday over extensive pollution along Athens' coastline following the sinking of a tanker near the country's largest port of Piraeus. The environmental group's Greek branch filed the lawsuit in a Piraeus court against "anyone found responsible," a common legal practice in Greece when the culprit of a...

First Nations LNG Alliance CEO shares hopes for sustainable development with Coalition forum

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It was a packed house at the Pomeroy Hotel for the Northeast B.C. Resource Municipalities Coalition symposium on LNG development last Wednesday. The symposium featured discussions to gather information and feedback from residents in the Northeast after the provincial government announced that it wants to create a new Energy Roadmap for the province. After a...

BC Hydro bringing back Winter Payment Plan after successful pilot program

VANCOUVER, B.C. —  BC Hydro says it is once again activating its Winter Payment Plan to help its customers manage winter bill payments due to continued colder than average temperatures. After a successful pilot last year, BC Hydro says it is reintroducing the Payment Plan program to help customers manage higher winter bills. The plan provides customers with the option...

$42 million spent on drilling license near Halfway River First Nation at June land rights sale

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – B.C.’s coffers will be getting just over $42 million from a drilling license that was auction off in the provincial petroleum and natural gas land rights sale this week. Landsolutions GP Ltd. paid $42,052,202.00 for a 1,847-hectare drilling license in the provincial auction, which was held on Wednesday, June 13th. The parcel, which overlaps the...

Cenovus Energy plans to cut 15 per cent of workforce as it looks to reduce costs

CALGARY — Cenovus Energy Inc. says it is planning to cut about 15 per cent of its workforce as it looks to reduce costs next year. The company (TSX:CVE) says it expects to find savings in areas such as drilling performance, development planning and optimized scheduling of oilsands well start-ups. The cuts come as Cenvous says it plans between $1.5 billion and...

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