Category: Canada

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline

Kinder Morgan Canada has proposed a $5.4 billion expansion of its existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which links oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the Vancouver, British Columbia-area.  More »

TransCanada’s Keystone stand-in faces $1 billion gas feud

Building an oil line from North Bay, Ontario, to Ottawa instead of altering the existing one would cost at least $1 billion more and put Energy East in jeopardy, the company says.  More »

Keystone be darned: Canada finds oil route around Obama

From the Canadian perspective, Keystone has become a tractor mired in an interminably muddy field.  More »

Chevron sells 30 percent stake in Canadian play

The deal expands Chevron’s relationship with Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, creating a partnership to develop about 330,000 net acres in the liquids-rich Kaybob area of the Duvernay shale.  More »

With new IPO, MLPs move further toward rail

Most everyone is familiar with the master limited partnership, but energy company USD Group is looking to put a unique spin on the structure with a crude-by-rail focused initial public offering.  More »

Suncor looks east to find buyers for Western Canada crude

Suncor Energy Inc., the largest Canadian oil company by market capitalization, loaded its first tanker of heavy crude out of Canada’s eastern coast this week  More »

Canadian bank takings bid on Apache assets in Alberta

The Bank of Nova Scotia is taking bids for Apache Corp. assets in Alberta, according to marketing materials on its website, in what could signal the latest divestment effort by the Houston-based exploration and production company.  More »

Enbridge avoids U.S. review with plan to boost oil sands flow

The State Department, responsible for approving cross-border energy projects like the Alberta Clipper and the proposed Keystone XL line to the U.S. Gulf Coast, said in a statement that Enbridge can go forward with its plan under authority granted by previously issued permits.  More »

Study: Keystone carbon pollution more than figured

The much-debated Keystone XL pipeline could produce four times more global warming pollution than the State Department calculated earlier this year, a new study concludes.  More »

Northern Courier Approval Highlights Pipeline Politics

In stark contrast to the continuing delay of the Keystone XL pipeline project, Trans Canada’s Northern Courier pipeline project has gone from initial application to regulatory approval in a mere 16 months. The Northern Courier project is actually two parallel pipelines, one to carry bitumen and another to carry diluent from the Fort Hills mine […]  More »

Private equity, foreign buyers return to U.S. oil and gas deals

U.S. oil and gas deals jumped nearly 40 percent in combined value in the second quarter as a foreign buyers and private equity firms returned to the sales block to snap up oil-soaked shale.  More »

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 »
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