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.

  • Enbridge CEO Defends Line 5

    Enbridge Inc. is continuing to work on its application for its Line 5 state-of-the-art tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac where the state of Michigan, citing safety concerns, is attempting to revoke the 1953 easement, closing the dual pipelines.

    February 12, 2021, 1:45 PM MST

  • Gulf Coast Refinery Demand For Heavy Oil Drives Volume Recovery On Enbridge Mainline

    Throughput on Enbridge Inc.’s Canadian Mainline averaged 2.65 million bbls/d in the fourth quarter of 2020, down from 2.73 million bbls/d in the 2019 quarter as volumes began to recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    February 12, 2021, 11:21 AM MST

  • Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland Provincial Park Expansion Proposed

    The Alberta government is proposing to expand the Kitaskino Nuwenëné Wildland in northeastern Alberta with the addition of 143,800 hectares (355,000 acres) of land, creating the largest contiguous protected boreal forest area in the world.  

    February 12, 2021, 12 AM MST

  • Cost Of Keyera KAPS Pipeline Forecast To Rise To $1.6 Billion

    Increased competitive pressures from other pipeline construction projects in Western Canada have increased the forecast gross cost of the Keyera Access Pipeline System (KAPS) pipeline to $1.6 billion from $1.3 billion, Keyera Corp. said today.

    February 10, 2021, 11:24 AM MST

  • Keyera Posts Strong Results Despite 2020 Challenges

    Keyera Corp. delivered adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) for the fourth quarter of $168 million, contributing to $873.58 million for 2020.

    February 10, 2021, 10:47 AM MST

  • Alberta Government Completes Moose Lake Access Management Plan

    Completion of the long-awaited Moose Lake Access Management Plan for a 10-kilometre zone in the Athabasca oilsands will provide greater clarity to regulatory decision makers in relation to natural resource development and land management, Environment Minister Jason Nixon said Tuesday. 

    February 10, 2021, 8:30 AM MST

  • CER Allows Trans Mountain To Proceed With Burnaby Tree Clearing

    Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC may proceed with cutting nearly 1,200 trees on municipal and private lands within the city of Burnaby in the absence of a tree cutting permit from the city, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has ruled.  

    February 9, 2021, 6:37 AM MST

  • Strong ESG Performance Can Pay Dividends, Conference Hears

    Shareholders of Tourmaline Oil Corp. — one of the country’s largest natural gas producers — get a double win when focusing on emissions reductions: a net cleaner methane molecule and a more profitable company, the company’s chief executive told a virtual British Columbia resources conference on Thursday.

    January 29, 2021, 6:58 AM MST

  • CER Wraps Up Hearing On Request For TSP Extension

    Extension of the Temporary Service Protocol (TSP) is a prudent and measured step to protect against disruptions and inefficiencies on the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System in 2021, counsel for the Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (EPAC) said Thursday.

    January 29, 2021, 12 AM MST

  • Shell Canada VP Sees More Global Potential For B.C. Gas Industry

    Tangible and “quite sizable” efficiency gains are continuing to increase the global competitiveness of the Canadian natural gas industry, says a Shell Canada executive.

    January 29, 2021, 10:58 AM MST

  • Changed Circumstances Cited In Producers’ Opposition To TSP

    Circumstances have changed dramatically from 2019 when the Canadian Energy Regulator approved the Temporary Service Protocol on the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) system, counsel for three gas producers told a hearing Wednesday on the proposed extension of the TSP.

    January 28, 2021, 8:19 AM MST

  • CER Hearing Final Arguments In TSP Proceeding

    The extension of the Temporary Service Protocol (TSP) on the NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) System is neither necessary nor appropriate as a means of enhancing access to storage on the NGTL System, counsel for NGTL told a regulatory hearing Tuesday.

    January 27, 2021, 11:04 AM MST

  • Wetlands Vegetation Eyed As One Way To Dewater Oilsands Tailings Ponds

    The first field trial is likely two years away but researchers at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) are hopeful that plants — aided by bacteria — can help to cost-effectively dewater and speed up the reclamation of the vast tailings ponds in the Alberta oilsands.

    January 25, 2021, 6:11 AM MST

  • ESG Webinar Told Of Need For More Consistent Management Of Stakeholder Engagement

    Stakeholder engagement plays an important role in helping companies to understand and manage the risks of environment, social and governance but it needs to be more consistently managed, an ESG webinar heard this week.

    January 22, 2021, 12 AM MST

  • Keystone XL Decision Demands Strong Action From Ottawa, Says Kenney

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau must be ready to impose meaningful trade and economic sanctions against the United States if the new Biden administration is not prepared to review Wednesday’s decision to revoke the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, says Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.

    January 21, 2021, 12 AM MST

  • CNRL Receives AER Approval For Amended Kirby North SAGD Project

    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has imposed new conditions in issuing an amended approval to Canadian Natural Resources Limited allowing it to add a seventh SAGD drainage box (KN06 box) at its Kirby North in situ oilsands development in the Athabasca oilsands.

    January 20, 2021, 7:24 AM MST

  • Trudeau Needs To Intervene To Prevent Potential Keystone XL Cancellation: Kenney

    Premier Jason Kenney is calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to immediately contact the incoming administration of the United States to reiterate that TC Energy Corporation’s Keystone XL pipeline is at the top of the agenda for bilateral relations. 

    January 18, 2021, 2:18 PM MST

  • Record Number Of Orphan Wells Decommissioned In 2019-2020 Fiscal Year

    The Orphan Well Association (OWA) continued to pick up its pace in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, decommissioning a record number of orphan wells and completing more reclamation projects than ever before.

    January 13, 2021, 4:50 AM MST

  • Western Canada Pipeline Network Offers Significant Hydrogen Transportation Opportunities, Study Finds

    With its vast network of oil and natural gas pipelines, Western Canada is well positioned to benefit from the growing interest in hydrogen as an alternative energy source, says the head of a Calgary-based infrastructure information provider.   

    January 7, 2021, 7:53 AM MST

  • Environment Canada Seeking Comments On Proposed Clean Fuel Standard Regulations

    Stakeholders will have until March 4, 2021, to review and submit comments on the federal government’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard regulations designed to help Canada achieve its goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

    January 7, 2021, 6:26 AM MST

  • Open Season Underway For Keystone Pipeline System

    TC Energy Corporation says it has launched an open season to solicit binding commitments for up to 80,000 bbls/d of crude oil transportation services on the Keystone pipeline system from Hardisty, Alta., to Patoka, Ill.

    January 6, 2021, 9:37 AM MST

  • New Health Order Restricts Workforce Numbers On Major B.C. Industrial Projects

    Coastal GasLink Pipeline Ltd. says that over the coming days it will be reviewing with its contractors the impact of a Dec. 29, 2020 public health order that sets out a staggered remobilization process after the holidays for five major industrial projects in northern B.C.

    January 4, 2021, 11:36 AM MST

  • Canadian Shippers Critical Of Proposed Enbridge Mainline Tolls

    Proposed tolls on the Enbridge Inc. Mainline significantly exceeding a cost-of-service toll are not “just and reasonable” and will affect the competitiveness of Canadian crude and the economy as a whole, says a group of Canadian shippers.  

    December 23, 2020, 1:45 PM MST

  • IHS Markit Report Sees Narrowing In Crude Differentials With Easing Of Pipeline Constraints

    Increased crude oil export capacity out of Western Canada could provide an opportunity for crude differentials to narrow by about US$3/bbl to $4/bbl on average over the next decade, according to an IHS Markit Canadian Oil Sands Dialogue report.

    December 23, 2020, 7:57 AM MST

  • Canadian Shippers Group Challenges Enbridge Argument It Faces Volume Risk From New Pipelines

    Enbridge Inc. has failed to demonstrate a long term risk of declining volumes on the Canadian Mainline due to completion of Keystone XL and the Trans Mountain expansion, which it has argued is a major reason to seek approval for contract transportation service, says a group of Canadian shippers.

    December 22, 2020, 6 AM MST

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