Public health officials have been able to trace a total of 32 confirmed cases of COVID-19 across Canada that are linked to the Kearl Lake oilsands project work camp in northern Alberta, Deena Hinshaw, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health, said Wednesday.
April 23, 2020, 9:37 AM MDT
Workers at the Kearl Lake oilsands mine this week are being tested for COVID-19 following the confirmation of 20 cases associated with the work camp, Alberta’s chief public health officer said Tuesday.
April 22, 2020, 7:29 AM MDT
The Alberta government is continuing to discuss with the federal government a provincial equivalency agreement for new federal methane regulations that came into effect Jan. 1, 2020.
April 21, 2020, 9:30 AM MDT
The Alberta government will be launching a procurement process to take a large inventory of unremediated wells to complete reclamation work with money from the federal government, Premier Jason Kenney said Friday.
April 20, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has approved as filed an application from TransCanada PipeLines Limited for a Canadian Mainline settlement designed to facilitate the cost-effective transportation of natural gas from Western Canada to eastern markets.
April 20, 2020, 10:27 AM MDT
The federal government will provide $1.7 billion to clean up orphan and inactive wells in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this morning.
April 17, 2020, 9:56 AM MDT
Pieridae Energy Limited is in discussions with different levels of government on how its proposed Goldboro LNG project could benefit from infrastructure funding that might become available with the restart to the economy, says its chief executive officer.
April 17, 2020, 6:20 AM MDT
As workplace infections spread in Alberta, the Alberta Federation of Labour has called on the Alberta government to reassess its approach to keeping workers and the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 17, 2020, 9:35 AM MDT
Three cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed at Imperial Oil Limited’s Kearl Lake oilsands project and another six persons have been tested and isolated pending the outcome of testing, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said Wednesday.
April 16, 2020, 12 AM MDT
ConocoPhillips says it is cutting back production at its Surmont SAGD project in Canada due to low Western Canada Select prices and wide differentials and by May expects to reduce production by approximately 100,000 bbls/d of oil (gross) to 35,000 bbls/d.
April 16, 2020, 11:37 AM MDT
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he would have more to say “shortly” about federal government assistance for the oil and gas industry, along with aid to other sectors.
April 14, 2020, 11:28 AM MDT
Campus Energy Partners Suffield LP has filed an application with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) for the approval of revised tolls and conditions of service for its Suffield pipeline system, effective July 1, 2019.
April 13, 2020, 9:27 AM MDT
Alberta companies are finding ways to protect their workers from COVID-19 at facilities and camp and construction sites while continuing to operate, a webinar organized by the Alberta Chamber of Resources (ACR) heard Wednesday.
April 9, 2020, 11 AM MDT
There’s a need in Alberta for condensate storage capacity in the short term should a total collapse in crude oil prices result in the shut-in of more heavy oil, the chief executive of a liquids-rich natural gas producer said Tuesday.
April 8, 2020, 12 AM MDT
While many oil and gas producers have halted their drilling programs with the collapse in oil prices, two natural gas weighted companies, Birchcliff Energy Ltd. and Peyto Exploration & Development Corp., are still in the field, an energy symposium heard Tuesday.
April 8, 2020, 12 AM MDT
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, people are beginning to understand the importance of energy and what it can do for Canadians, the chair of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) said Tuesday.
April 8, 2020, 6 AM MDT
The Alberta Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the developer of a crude oil transloading facility in northwestern Alberta who objected to additional conditions imposed by an inter-municipal subdivision and development appeal board.
April 7, 2020, 9:04 AM MDT
Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC has warned that a delay in the S’ólh Téméxw Stewardship Alliance (STSA) Phase 1 detailed route hearing in the British Columbia Interior could cause “material adverse impacts” to the expansion project and the Canadian public interest.
April 6, 2020, 11:24 AM MDT
Canada is continuing its conversations on the Russia-Saudi oil price war with the international community, including the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said this morning.
April 3, 2020, 10:42 AM MDT
A bill currently before the Alberta legislature will expand the authority of the industry-funded Orphan Well Association (OWA), including the ability to use the fund to pay for costs associated with the full life cycle management of wells and well sites, facilities and facility sites and associated infrastructure.
April 2, 2020, 7:41 AM MDT
The Keystone XL pipeline which is essential for the economic future of Alberta would not be built — at least not for the foreseeable future — without financial assistance from the provincial government, Premier Jason Kenney said Tuesday.
April 1, 2020, 12 AM MDT
What had been a global surplus of crude oil is going to become much more local as United States Gulf Coast refineries cut gasoline and jet fuel runs, reducing demand for Canadian crude, a market analyst is warning.
March 31, 2020, 10:10 AM MDT
Premier Jason Kenney says he is starting to discuss with United States officials the need for co-ordinated action, including potential tariffs on foreign oil imports, to protect the North American energy industry from the flood of OPEC oil coming into North America which jeopardizes both economies.
March 30, 2020, 7:02 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has approved an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) for system rate design and services, finding that it will result in tolls that are just and reasonable and not unjustly discriminatory.
March 26, 2020, 7:07 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has directed NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to further evaluate potential cross subsidization between delivery points on its system.
March 26, 2020, 7:19 AM MDT