The Alberta government plans to consult with the technology sector on modernizing intellectual property (IP) laws as it looks to technology as a key part of its economic recovery, the province’s newly-appointed minister of Jobs, Economy and Innovation said Thursday.
September 18, 2020, 6:40 AM MDT
A proposed extension to a temporary tariff provision giving interruptible (IT) shippers on the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System summer access to storage faces opposition from some firm shippers as well as from NGTL.
September 18, 2020, 11:29 AM MDT
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) has revised its construction schedule for its proposed NGTL 2021 expansion after the federal cabinet said it would delay a decision on it until no later than Oct. 19, 2020.
September 17, 2020, 11:20 AM MDT
Canadian Natural Resources Limited is urging the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to dismiss Enbridge Inc.’s application to allow it to convert its Canadian Mainline transportation service to firm service from the current carriage service.
September 16, 2020, 3:35 PM MDT
After many false starts, hydrogen’s time may have come as the key to decarbonization to meet global climate commitments, a recent natural gas conference was told.
September 14, 2020, 9:34 AM MDT
As the federal government prepares for what it says will be a green economic recovery, an Alberta cabinet minister wants assurances it also will be a market-driven recovery.
September 10, 2020, 6 AM MDT
The Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation (AIOC) as its first equity investment has provided a $93 million loan guarantee, backstopped by the Alberta government, to a consortium of six Alberta First Nations to enable their participation in a natural gas-fired power generation project near Edson.
September 10, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The Alberta energy department says that as of Sept. 4, 2020, it had approved $198 million in funding that is being allocated to 306 Alberta-based companies under its $1-billion, federally funded Site Rehabilitation Program (SRP).
September 9, 2020, 8:29 AM MDT
Canada’s energy and natural resources will play a critical role in the development and operation of tomorrow’s green economy, Seamus O’Regan, federal natural resources minister, told a global natural gas conference Monday.
September 9, 2020, 7:15 AM MDT
The COVID pandemic has taught the world that a societal transformation is necessary if it is to achieve the urgent need to decarbonize global ecosystems and the oil and gas industry’s collaborative approach to improving safety can serve as the blueprint, a virtual natural gas conference heard this week.
September 9, 2020, 10:57 AM MDT
The Saskatchewan government appears to be making its way through the periodic table in an effort to diversify its resource economy beyond oil and natural gas with royalty credits providing an incentive for new projects.
September 8, 2020, 9 AM MDT
While Alberta’s inactive oil and gas wells present a financial and environmental liability, they also offer an opportunity to be repurposed for cleantech innovation despite significant regulatory barriers and challenges, an Energy Futures Lab webinar heard Tuesday.
September 2, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Alberta’s “oil and gas centric” regulatory system can present significant barriers to technology companies looking to repurpose inactive wells for cleantech uses, webinar participants heard Tuesday.
September 2, 2020, 12 AM MDT
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) has urged the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to dismiss an application from the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) seeking an extension of its Temporary Service Protocol (TSP) beyond its Oct. 31, 2020 expiry date.
September 1, 2020, 7 AM MDT
Natural gas, including a reworked petrochemical incentive program, will be a key part of the Alberta government’s economic recovery plan to stimulate the economy and get Albertans back to work, says the minister responsible for natural gas.
August 26, 2020, 8:15 AM MDT
As one of the world's largest hydrogen producers, Alberta wants to do as much as it can to capture part of a forecast $2.5 trillion global industry by 2050, says the province’s associate minister of natural gas and electricity.
August 26, 2020, 9:23 AM MDT
Stoney Nakoda Nations (SNN) have urged the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to require NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) or the Crown to conduct an assessment of potential impacts of the proposed Edson Mainline expansion on treaty and Aboriginal rights or to meaningfully include SNN’s evidence and concerns in the conditions of project approval.
August 26, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Under Alberta’s new methane emission reduction regulations, oil and gas operators have until Jan. 1, 2023 to change out high bleed pneumatic devices at wellsites.
August 25, 2020, 8:39 AM MDT
A 2004 Supreme Court of Canada decision which confirmed that the government has a duty to consult and accommodate has transformed the landscape for Indigenous communities with natural resources, a recent webinar on Indigenous engagement with the Canadian energy economy was told.
August 24, 2020, 7:51 AM MDT
While the federal government has committed to introducing legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), it needs to be clear what that means, a recent webinar on Indigenous engagement with the resource industry was told.
August 24, 2020, 9:45 AM MDT
The idea of a green recovery as Canada seeks to rebuild the Canadian economy coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic “isn’t a zero sum or an either/or conversation,” when it comes to the oil and gas sector, an Indigenous member of an independent task force on the recovery said Thursday.
August 21, 2020, 6 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has refused a NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) request that it hold a hearing into an application from Westcoast Energy Inc. for additional metering capability at its existing Sunset Creek compressor station (CS-16).
August 21, 2020, 10:20 AM MDT
NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) has challenged concerns raised by intervenors in a Canada Energy Regulator (CER) public hearing on its proposed Edson Mainline expansion project in relation to its effect on their Aboriginal and Treaty rights — the primary issue raised by intervenors during the hearing.
August 20, 2020, 7:34 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has approved as filed the 2020-2024 revenue requirement settlement along with final 2020 rates and abandonment surcharges for the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System.
August 18, 2020, 10:31 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will reopen the public hearing into whether privately held Prosper Petroleum Ltd.’s plans to construct and operate the Rigel SAGD project in the Athabasca oilsands is in the public interest.
August 17, 2020, 1:06 PM MDT