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.

  • In-Service Date For U.S. Segment Of Line 3 Replacement Still Uncertain

    Enbridge Inc. does not yet have a firm in-service date for the United States segment of its Line 3 replacement project as it still needs permits from the state of Minnesota, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday.

    May 6, 2020, 12 AM MDT

  • CER Not Immune To COVID-19 Effects As Regulatory Process In Flux

    The current uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is creating challenges for the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) as it attempts to balance proponent deadlines for new pipeline projects with the concerns by First Nations stakeholders about their ability to adequately participate in proceedings.

    May 5, 2020, 12 AM MDT

  • Enbridge Offering Temporary Storage For Light Sweet Crude On Legacy Line 3

    As oil producers contend with a global glut of oil and tight storage, Enbridge Inc. says it has identified an opportunity to use a portion of its legacy Line 3 pipeline in Canada between Regina and Cromer, as temporary, regulated storage for light sweet crude before the pipeline is decommissioned next year.

    May 5, 2020, 6 AM MDT

  • Highwood Asset Transfer Denied After Company Balked at Conditions, Says AER

    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) says it denied five applications from Highwood Oil Company Ltd. to transfer assets to 1852797 AB because Highwood sought to vary the conditions proposed by the regulator.

    May 5, 2020, 5:22 PM MDT

  • Rebuilding Culture Of Regulator Is Job One For AER’s New CEO

    Rebuilding the culture, including that of mutual trust and respect, of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is a top priority for the organization, says the regulator’s new chief executive officer.

    May 4, 2020, 8:41 AM MDT

  • Keystone XL Project Can Work Around Water Permit Ruling, Says TC Energy

    TC Energy Corporation believes that it will be able to complete a significant amount of work on Keystone XL in the United States this year despite a recent court decision in Montana that vacated its nationwide water permits, a company executive said Friday.

    May 4, 2020, 12 AM MDT

  • Enbridge Urges CER To Proceed With Mainline Contracting Proceeding

    The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) needs to reject requests from a number of producers that it postpone the proceeding on Enbridge Inc.’s application for contract service on the Canadian Mainline for at least six months, says the company.

    May 4, 2020, 8:29 AM MDT

  • Producer Behaviour Will Determine How Long Industry Recovery Will Take, Says Whitecap CEO

    Whitecap Resources Inc. expects that one million to 1.5 million bbls/d of Canadian production will be suspended, Grant Fagerheim, president and chief executive officer, said in a conference call to discuss first quarter 2020 results.

    April 30, 2020, 6 PM MDT

  • Kearl Lake COVID-19 Cases Total Stands At 83

    A total of 83 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified in an outbreak at Imperial Oil Limited’s Kearl Lake oilsands mine, Alberta’s chief medical officer of health said Wednesday.

    April 30, 2020, 12 AM MDT

  • Oil Storage Levels In Alberta Essentially Flat, Says Cenovus

    While so far the market appears to be responding to reduced global oil demand, it’s important that the Alberta government keep a close eye on the growth of crude oil storage levels in the province and have a plan should it see storage heading towards its upper limits, says the chief executive of Cenovus Energy Inc.

    April 29, 2020, 11:45 AM MDT

  • Cenovus Not Rushing On Hedges: CEO

    With crude oil prices near historic lows, the chief executive officer of Cenovus Energy Inc. said Wednesday that despite the current market volatility he’s in no hurry to put hedges in place,  although he won’t rule it out if prices were to improve.

    April 29, 2020, 2:59 PM MDT

  • Lower Global Demand, COVID-19 Hit Cenovus Results

    Cenovus Energy Inc. reported a net loss of $1.8 billion in the first quarter of 2020 compared to a $110 million profit in the comparable 2019 quarter, reflecting the combined impact of reduced oil demand due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Saudi-Russia price war. 

    April 29, 2020, 9:24 AM MDT

  • Producers Renew Calls For Delay In Enbridge Mainline Contracting Proceeding

    A Canada Energy Regulator (CER) regulatory proceeding on Enbridge Inc.’s application to convert the Canadian Mainline to contract service should be postponed due to the current uncertainty, say producers and industry groups.

    April 27, 2020, 12 AM MDT

  • May 1 Launch Set For Well Site Reclamation Funding Applications

    A $1 billion federally-funded program aimed at putting energy workers back to work immediately while accelerating well site abandonment and reclamation efforts will launch May 1 with an initial $100 million, the Alberta government said Friday.

    April 27, 2020, 12 AM MDT

  • Alberta Names New Senior Representative To Washington

    James Rajotte, a former Alberta Conservative Member of Parliament and telecommunications executive, will be off to Washington, D.C.  May 1 to serve as Alberta’s new senior representative in Washington, D.C.

    April 27, 2020, 12 AM MDT

  • Focus Is On Lowest Possible Costs As Whitecap Looks Beyond Pandemic, Oil Oversupply

    Whitecap Resources Inc. expects the second quarter of 2020 to be its most difficult period to navigate with the pandemic and global oversupply crisis but believes it will emerge stronger in many ways, its chief executive said Wednesday.

    April 23, 2020, 8:25 AM MDT

  • Kearl Lake Linked To A Total Of 32 COVID-19 Cases

    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

  • Kearl Lake Workers Asked To Self-Isolate After Leaving Site

    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

  • Negotiations Still Underway For Federal-Alberta Deal On Methane Equivalency

    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

  • Kenney Provides More Details On Federal Aid For Energy Sector

    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

  • TCPL Canadian Mainline Settlement Receives Regulatory Approval

    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

  • Ottawa Announces $ 1.7 Billion In Aid For Oil And Gas Industry

    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

  • Government Infrastructure Funding Eyed By Pieridae For Goldboro LNG Project

    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

  • Labour Federation Urges More Aggressive Inspection For Work Sites

    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

  • COVID-19 Cases Reported At Kearl Lake Site

    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

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