Elsie Ross

Elsie started at JWN in 1997 as a reporter for the Daily Oil Bulletin. Prior to that, she spent 15 years at the Calgary Herald as a reporter including the City Hall and education beats (but never business) and later as a copy editor. Elsie is currently the associate editor of the Daily Oil Bulletin. Her interests include midstream (pipeline) companies and politics.

  • NEB Asked To Order Halt To ‘Line Fill Management’ On TEML Westspur Pipeline

    Crescent Point Resources Partnership wants the National Energy Board (NEB) to prohibit TEML Westspur Pipelines Limited from continued operational changes on TEML Westspur Pipeline until the board has ruled on a Crescent Point complaint.

    September 14, 2018, 7:24 AM MDT

  • NGTL Wapiti River Crossing Project Approved By NEB

    The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) for the $29.5 million Grande Prairie Mainline Loop No. 2 – Wapiti Section (Wapiti River Crossing).

    September 14, 2018, 7:02 AM MDT

  • Paramount Systematic In Pursuing Dispositions

    Paramount Resources Ltd. is going to be more systematic in terms of pursuing non-core dispositions with regularity but it’s going to be more non-core in nature and not necessarily material, an investor conference heard Wednesday.

    September 13, 2018, 3:51 AM MDT

  • New Owners Finding Value In Former Cenovus Assets

    Operators who acquired assets that Cenovus Energy Inc. was selling to pay for last year’s $17.7 billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips oilsands and Deep Basin properties have wasted no time in working to add value to their acquisitions.

    September 12, 2018, 7:22 AM MDT

  • BMO Optimistic About Alberta Economy, Energy Sector, Says CEO

    Despite the gloom and doom in Alberta in response to the stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, the head of one of Canada’s major banks sees a bright future for the provincial economy in which energy plays a major role.

    September 10, 2018, 7:29 AM MDT

  • Industry Stuck In Regulatory ‘Merry-Go-Round’ And Feds Have Tools To Fix It: Notley

    Premier Rachel Notley says it’s critical to establish a “clear and reliable” timeline to resume construction of the Trans Mountain expansion project.

    September 7, 2018, 4:21 AM MDT

  • B.C. Activist Renews Call For Federal Regulation For Coastal GasLink

    TransCanada Pipelines Limited’s expressed expectation that its Coastal GasLink project will connect to the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) system is sufficient to support an inquiry into whether CGL should be federally regulated, says counsel for a British Columbia environmentalist.

    September 5, 2018, 10:30 AM MDT

  • Gas, Oil Prices Lower In August

    AECO spot natural gas prices were off 22 per cent in August after bouncing back in July as producers continued to face periodic interruptions of service for maintenance and new connections on the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) system.

    September 4, 2018, 10:09 AM MDT

  • Supreme Court Hearing Of Trans Mountain Appeal Not A Given

    A University of Calgary law professor says he would be surprised if the Supreme Court of Canada were to agree to hear an appeal of a unanimous Federal Court of Appeal decision that quashed federal cabinet approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline.

    August 31, 2018, 3:54 AM MDT

  • Federal Court Quashes Government Approval Of TMX; Further Indigenous Consultation Ordered

    The Federal Court of Appeal has quashed the federal cabinet’s approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion citing the National Energy Board’s (NEB) failure in its report to include project-related shipping as part of the project’s definition.

    August 30, 2018, 8:47 AM MDT

  • Indigenous Consultation On TMX, Done In ‘Trustworthy Way’, Says Sohi

    Federal Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi says his government appreciates that within Indigenous communities there’s a diversity of opinion concerning the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on which the Federal Appeal Court will rule Thursday.

    August 29, 2018, 3:23 AM MDT

  • TransCanada Seeks NEB Dismissal Of Coastal GasLink Query From B.C. Activist

    The National Energy Board (NEB) has been urged by TransCanada PipeLines Limited to dismiss an application from a British Columbia environmentalist seeking federal oversight for a pipeline that already has B.C. government approval.

    August 27, 2018, 3:42 AM MDT

  • It’s Full Steam Ahead For Alberta’s Streamlined Energy Regulatory System

    Following several successful industry pilot projects, the Alberta government is implementing a more efficient regulatory system that promises to save industry both time and money while removing the burden of unnecessary paperwork.

    August 22, 2018, 3:12 AM MDT

  • AER Reviewing Comments On Draft Methane Regulations

    Alberta Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says she’s pleased with the progress so far as her government continues to work on new methane emission regulations to meet a fall deadline imposed by the federal government.

    August 22, 2018, 3:19 AM MDT

  • Enbridge To Take Another Run At Eliminating ‘Air Barrels’ On Mainline

    Enbridge Inc. is renewing its efforts to prevent customers on the Mainline from nominating more capacity than they can ship after withdrawing an earlier plan in response to opposition from shippers, a senior company official said today.

    August 3, 2018, 9:42 AM MDT

  • Minnesota Construction Start For Line 3 Replacement Targeted For Q1 2019

    Enbridge Inc. expects to be able to start construction of the Line 3 replacement project in Minnesota during the first quarter of next year and to meet its in-service target date for the second half of 2019, says the company’s chief executive.

    August 3, 2018, 11:58 AM MDT

  • Discussions Underway On New North Montney Pipeline Tolling Method

    TransCanada Corporation is “far along” in discussions with shippers on a new tolling method for the North Montney pipeline that was a condition for a variance to the project approval, a senior company official said Thursday.

    August 3, 2018, 6 AM MDT

  • Keystone XL Construction Preparations Expected To Ramp Up In Advance Of FID

    TransCanada Corporation’s preparations for construction of the Keystone XL pipeline are continuing and are expected to accelerate as the permitting process advances  through the balance of 2018, says the company’s chief executive.

    August 3, 2018, 3:16 AM MDT

  • FERC Decision In 2019 Expected For Pembina’s Jordan Cove LNG Project

    Pembina Pipeline Corporation says that based on the most recent available information, it is positioned to receive a regulatory decision in the second half of 2019 for its proposed LNG  export terminal in Coos Bay, Oregon that would target Asian markets.

    August 3, 2018, 4:02 AM MDT

  • After Unsuccessful Open Season, Alliance Re-evaluating Proposed Expansion

    Alliance Pipeline is re-evaluating a proposed $2 billion expansion after an open season failed to attract the targeted 400 mmcf/d in binding commitments, a senior official of Pembina Pipeline Corporation, a co-owner, said Thursday.

    August 3, 2018, 3:58 AM MDT

  • Gas Prices Higher But Light-Heavy Differential Widened In July

    AECO natural gas spot prices staged a recovery in July, gaining 38 cents/gigajoule or more than 40 per cent to $1.30/gigajoule from 92 cents/gigajoule in June while the light-heavy differential continued to widen as light oil prices improved.

    August 2, 2018, 7:21 AM MDT

  • TransCanada Posts Strong Second Quarter Results

    TransCanada Corporation recorded net income attributable to common shares of $785 million (88 cents per share) for the second quarter of 2018 compared to net income of $881 million ($1.01 per share) for the same period in 2017.

    August 2, 2018, 10:48 AM MDT

  • Search On For New AltaGas CEO

    AltaGas Ltd. is not standing still but is “charging ahead on all fronts” as it searches for a new CEO, says David Cornhill, the interim co-CEO, said this morning.

    August 1, 2018, 12:04 PM MDT

  • AltaGas B.C. Propane Export Terminal Still On Track For Q1 Start-Up

    The Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal (RIPET) has secured approximately 75 per cent of its supply and construction activities are advancing on time and on budget to begin commercial operations  in the first quarter of 2019, says AltaGas Ltd.

    August 1, 2018, 11:31 AM MDT

  • NGTL Boundary Lake North Project Receives NEB Approval

    The National Energy Board (NEB) says it has approved, with 15 conditions, NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s (NGTL) application to construct and operate the Boundary Lake North section of the Northwest Mainline Loop in northwestern Alberta.

    August 1, 2018, 8:19 AM MDT