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.

  • ESG Reporting A Priority For Seven Generations

    Beginning last year, Seven Generations Energy Ltd. stepped up its focus on how it reports and how it tells people what it is accomplishing on the environment, social and governance (ESG) side, its chief executive said Wednesday.

    January 29, 2020, 1:49 PM MST

  • Secure Seeking Access To Westspur Pipeline At Alida Terminal

    Secure Energy Services Inc., which recently shut down its crude oil terminal in Alida, Sask., has applied to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) for orders to allow it to receive crude oil from, and deliver crude oil to, the Westspur pipeline owned by Kingston Midstream Westspur Limited.

    January 16, 2020, 9:04 AM MST

  • Prosper Case Adjourned To Feb. 12

    A Court of Queen’s Bench judge has adjourned until Feb. 12, 2020 an application from Prosper Petroleum Ltd. that the Alberta cabinet be ordered to make a decision — one way or the other— on the company’s Rigel SAGD project.

    January 15, 2020, 12 AM MST

  • CER Asked To Suspend Regulatory Process In Keystone Tariff Complaint

    TransCanada Keystone Pipeline GP Ltd. has proposed that the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) suspend the regulatory process into complaints about its proposed new tariff and allow Keystone and its term shippers to enter into settlement discussions in Canada. 

    January 13, 2020, 11:03 AM MST

  • Court Asked To Order Alberta Government To Decide On Oilsands Project

    Privately-held Prosper Petroleum Ltd. has filed documents in Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench seeking an order directing the Alberta government to make a decision on the company’s Rigel oilsands project.

    January 10, 2020, 8:35 AM MST

  • Rail Car Announcement ‘Forthcoming’

    An Alberta government announcement on rail car contracts is “forthcoming,” says a spokesperson for Energy Minister Sonya Savage.

    January 8, 2020, 2:32 PM MST

  • Phillips Canada Files Complaint Regarding Proposed Increase In Keystone Tolls

    Responding to a complaint from Phillips 66 Canada Ltd. about a proposed 22.5 per cent increase in 2020 variable tolls on the Keystone Canadian pipeline system, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has determined the revised tolls should be interim as of Jan. 1, 2020.

    January 3, 2020, 6 AM MST

  • Enbridge Says Canadian Mainline Contracts Could Boost WCSB Prices

    A proposal to introduce firm service on Enbridge Inc.’s Canadian Mainline in response to shipper requests is an important step to locking in long-term demand for Canadian crude to support future price outlooks, says a senior company executive.

    December 19, 2019, 2:43 PM MST

  • Study Says IAA Project List Unlikely To Restrict New Energy Pipelines

    It’s unlikely the project list for the federal government’s new Impact Assessment Act will be a “disabler” of new major infrastructure projects, especially oil and gas pipelines, a new study has concluded.

    December 17, 2019, 9:07 AM MST

  • Demand Forecast To Grow To 14.1 Bcf/d By 2023/24, Says NGTL

    NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) in its 2019 annual plan filed with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has identified 10 facilities on which it is proposing to spend a total of $1.445 billion with target in-service dates in November 2022 and April 2023.

    December 17, 2019, 1:33 PM MST

  • Inter Pipeline Touts Fee-Based Approach For Petrochemical Plant

    With a fee-based type of arrangement for its $3.5 billion Heartland Petrochemical Complex near Fort Saskatchewan, Inter Pipeline Ltd. is bringing more value back to the wellhead, says the executive in charge of petrochemical development.

    December 13, 2019, 8:27 AM MST

  • Domestic LNG Opportunities Abound, Meeting Told

    While Canadian LNG projects have focused on large-scale exports, there is also a tremendous opportunity in Canada for LNG that could replace diesel in remote areas and provide cost savings and lower emissions in oil and gas operations, an LNG meeting heard Wednesday.

    December 12, 2019, 6 AM MST

  • Enbridge Westcoast Expansions Expected To Continue

    Enbridge Inc. has more than doubled its investment in Westcoast’s T-North and T-South over the last several years and expects expansions to continue for years to come, a senior company official said Tuesday.

    December 11, 2019, 7:56 AM MST

  • Enbridge Eyes Extension Of Value Chain To U.S. Gulf Coast

    As it focuses its growth efforts on low capital intensity expansions and extensions of its footprint, Enbridge Inc.’s optimum goal is extending its integrated value chain all the way to the United States Gulf Coast, a company investor day in New York heard Tuesday.

    December 11, 2019, 8:17 AM MST

  • Enbridge To Add Another 100,000 Bbls/d Of Mainline Capacity In 2020

    After adding up to 100,000 bbls/d of additional egress out of Western Canada through Mainline optimizations in 2019, Enbridge Inc. expects to add another 50,000 bbls/d next year, also through optimization, a company investor day heard Tuesday.

    December 11, 2019, 8:30 AM MST

  • CER To See Enbridge Mainline Contracting Application By Year-End

    Enbridge Inc. plans to submit an application to the Canada Energy Regulator for contract service on the Canadian Mainline, replacing the current common carrier capacity before the end of this year. 

    December 10, 2019, 11:28 AM MST

  • LNG Development Can Aid Economic Reconciliation, Conference Hears

    The growing involvement of Canadian First Nations in LNG and other resource development projects is contributing to economic reconciliation, moving them from poverty to the standard of living enjoyed by Canadians in general, a recent London LNG conference was told.

    December 9, 2019, 7:32 AM MST

  • ‘Team Alberta’ Off To Ottawa On 'Fair Deal' Mission

    Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and eight cabinet ministers along with their deputy ministers and senior government officials will be heading to Ottawa this weekend to meet with their federal counterparts in pressing Alberta’s demands for “a fair deal in the Canadian federation.”

    December 6, 2019, 1:47 PM MST

  • Suncor Proposes Increased SAGD Capacity At Meadow Creek East

    Citing revised expectations for a steam-oil ratio, Suncor Energy Inc. is seeking regulatory approval to increase the total bitumen production capacity of its Meadow Creek East SAGD oilsands project in the Athabasca oilsands to 88,000 bbls/d from the approved 80,000 bbls/d.

    December 6, 2019, 1:53 PM MST

  • Grizzly Oil Sands Receives Alberta Cabinet Approval For May River SAGD Project

    The Alberta government cabinet on the recommendation of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has approved Grizzly Oil Sands ULC’s development plan (scheme application) for its May River SAGD project in the Athabasca oilsands.

    December 5, 2019, 11:44 AM MST

  • CER Energy Outlook Sees Decline In Transportation Sector Demand

    While average annual end-use energy demand in  the residential, commercial, and industrial sectors is projected to grow moderately from now until 2040, a new long-term energy outlook from the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) shows a decline in transportation sector demand.

    December 4, 2019, 8:36 AM MST

  • CER Energy Outlook Sees Growth In Canadian Use Of Natural Gas, Renewables

    Canadian energy use will grow by less than five per cent from 2018 to 2040, due in part to improving energy efficiency, while Canadians will use more natural gas and renewables and less oil and coal, says a new long-term energy outlook from the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

    December 3, 2019, 10:52 AM MST

  • Husky To Reduce Planned Capital Spending By $500 Million Over Next Two Years

    Husky Energy Inc. says it plans capital spending of  $3.2 billion to $3.4 billion for 2020, a reduction of $100 million from earlier guidance as it allocates less capital for Western Canada natural gas and conventional heavy oil.

    December 2, 2019, 11:44 AM MST

  • NGTL Rate Design And Service Proceeding Set For Dec. 2-6

    Next week the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) will hear an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) proposing an update to its rate design and service to reflect the changing dynamics of natural gas production and demand in Western Canada. 

    November 28, 2019, 7:20 AM MST

  • PETRONAS, Black Swan Object To NGTL’s Proposed Surcharge Level On North Montney Mainline

    The applied-for surcharge level that NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) has proposed on tolls for North Montney Mainline (NMML) shippers is excessive and is a significant departure from principles of cost causation, says PETRONAS Energy Canada Ltd.

    November 28, 2019, 6:54 AM MST