Kinder Morgan Inc., the largest U.S. pipeline operator by market value, shut the only line that carries Canadian crude to the West Coast after discovering a spill of light crude in a remote region of British Columbia. More »
The longer it takes the Obama administration to make a final decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the better the opportunity for alternatives that would move Canada’s oil sands crude throughout the United States, energy analysts suggested Wednesday. More »
Companies will keep harvesting bitumen from Alberta’s oil sands, even if a pair of controversial pipelines through North America are blocked, Canada’s U.S. ambassador insisted. More »
This is a guest post by Adam Brandt, Assistant Professor from Stanford University, Department of Energy Resources Engineering.
Low energetic returns (e.g., EROI, NER) from oil sands extraction and upgrading have been noted as a potentia… More »
Canada’s crude output will more than double to 6.7 million barrels a day by 2030, provided new pipelines such as Keystone XL are built to transport growing oil-sands production, an industry group representing the country’s petroleum producers said. More »
Canada’s Pacific coast province of British Columbia is telling a federal review board that it is not in favor of a pipeline from Alberta to its coast that would allow tankers to export oil to Asia More »
British Columbia, the Canadian province whose official slogan to its own beauty is “Super, Natural,” is invoking another saying: “No more supertankers.” More »
Marathon Oil Corp. is maintaining its goal of shedding up to $3 billion in assets by the end of this year even though it is taking the potential sale of some of its stake in a Canadian oil sands project off the table. More »
Canada’s prime minister says a controversial oil pipeline from his country to the U.S. Gulf Coast “absolutely needs to go ahead” and warns that the oil will be transported through one way or the other. More »
Quebec Environment Minister Yves- Francois Blanchet introduced legislation that would ban hydraulic fracturing, drilling and testing for natural gas in the St. Lawrence River valley for as long as five years. More »
Sterling Willis, who is representing the less than 20,000 residents in the town of Paradise in Eastern Canada, has come annually to the Offshore Technology Conference for the last twenty or so years, hoping to persuade energy companies to set up shop in Paradise. More »
If the State Department determines Keystone XL is in the national interest, it will unleash the “biggest burst of peaceful civil disobedience in modern history,” said Becky Bond, the political director of activist group CREDO.