Category: Canada

Michigan officials want more supports beneath oil pipes

Enbridge Energy Partners LP was put on notice following the company’s acknowledgement it was partly out of compliance with an agreement dating to 1953, when the pipelines were laid in the Straits of Mackinac.  More »

Repsol said to explore bid for Talisman Energy

Talisman has a market value of about $10.2 billion.  More »

Canada extends review of Kinder’s $5 billion pipeline expansion

The Trans Mountain project would bring additional output from Alberta’s oil sands to Canada’s Pacific Coast.  More »

Influence game: Shaping railroad safety rules

Billions of dollars are riding on how oil train safety rules are written, and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol and chemical industries have met 13 times since March with officials at the White House and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.  More »

Rail terminal could bring more Canadian oil to Gulf

The oil industry isn’t waiting on the Keystone Pipeline to build a link between Canadian heavy crude and the Gulf Coast.  More »

Cash for city means mum’s the word on pipeline

TransCanada bought an emergency vehicle for a Canadian town under a contract whose provisions include the town’s agreement not to comment on the company’s pipeline activities.  More »

Quebec town still recovering from train disaster

A year has passed since a runaway oil train slid quietly down a hill in the middle of the night and derailed in a series of explosions that obliterated a large swath of downtown Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people.  More »

Photos: The other battle for Canada’s oil sands

As debate over the Keystone XL pipeline drags on in the United States, another contentious battle to move Canada’s oil sands crude to market hit a milestone last week.  More »

Building Beyond a Bill

This week, the House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill aimed at improving the construction of critical infrastructure across national borders. The bill, H.R. 3301, rejects the current requirements for a Presidential permit to authorize construction of cross-border pipelines, as well as easing overly harsh environmental impact assessments. Why is this important? The North American […]  More »

Encana to sell natural gas assets for $1.8B

Energy producer Encana says it is selling its Bighorn land, pipeline and service arrangement assets for about $1.8 billion to another Canadian company, Jupiter Resources.  More »

Enbridge’s toughest Gateway Pipeline tests still to come

Aboriginal and environmental groups are preparing legal challenges and blockades to halt construction of the pipeline.  More »

Canada OKs oil pipeline to the Pacific Coast

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been a staunch supporter of Enbridge’s proposed Northern Gateway pipeline after the U.S. delayed a decision on TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline,  More »
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