The bureaucracy that exists to prove out geothermal resources “without question” has held back development for Valemount, says its mayor, which is why the B.C. village that sits where the Rocky Mountain Trench intersects a fault is asking fellow communities in the province to support a simplified process that would be far less expensive.
September 16, 2020, 7:50 AM MDT
The Saskatchewan government says it expects many new companies to register aggregate upstream oil and gas facilities as part of the most recent amendments to performance standards as it continues to implement key commitments made in its climate change strategy.
September 15, 2020, 11:32 AM MDT
September 15, 2020, 10:55 AM 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
Some of the top female executives in the global energy sector say now is the time to redouble efforts to create more inclusive, equal and diverse workplaces rather than letting it fall to the wayside in light of the pandemic.
September 14, 2020, 10:36 AM MDT
September 11, 2020, 9:18 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
September 4, 2020, 12 AM MDT
According to just about anyone who has studied it, geothermal heat and power alone could fuel our energy hungry economies for centuries — with the low- to zero-emissions output needed to meet climate targets. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, it represents a sustainable, renewable and practically inexhaustible fuel supply that could power the global electric grid many times over.
September 3, 2020, 12 AM MDT
As the oil and gas industry struggles through another bust cycle from which it may never fully recover, there may be no better time to diversify into sectors from which it can apply its world class expertise to gain an early market advantage. To many in the industry, the most promising transition would be to pivot to geothermal.
September 1, 2020, 7:30 AM MDT
Razor Energy Corp. invested $600,000 in the second quarter of 2020, mainly on the South Swan Hills co-produced geothermal power generation project.
August 28, 2020, 7:54 AM MDT
Pneumatic chemical injection pumps have been used for decades in the oil and gas industry, leaving behind a huge environmental footprint.
August 27, 2020, 7:01 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
The Daily Oil Bulletin has created a new editorial section on the website to highlight our coverage of corporate performance on environment, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.
August 25, 2020, 10:15 AM MDT
Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) portfolio start-up G4 Insights Inc. has completed a field demonstration project that took forestry industry biomass and transformed it into pipeline grade renewable natural gas (RNG).
August 25, 2020, 7:33 AM MDT
Every day we see breathless articles about the emerging Energy Transition — the change from today’s hydrocarbon-dominated energy economy to a future where renewables and other low-emission technologies will power our world. Goals are being set to be “carbon neutral” or “100 per cent renewable” by 2050, 2040, or even sooner.
August 24, 2020, 6 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
August 24, 2020, 8:27 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
Pneumatics is a branch of engineering that uses gas or pressurized air, which at natural gas sites typically involves globe valve systems powered with compressed methane. As they work, these devices actually release methane into the atmosphere, which adds up to a lot of greenhouse gases coming out of Alberta (more than 475,000 tonnes of CO2e per year) considering the many thousands of natural gas wells running with such systems.
August 19, 2020, 7:01 AM MDT
As OFS top brass from several companies stated during last month’s TD Securities Inc. energy conference, the federal program to clean up orphan and inactive wells across Saskatchewan, Alberta and B.C. remains a reason for optimism within the oilfield services space, albeit the money is taking some time to reach the companies that need it.
August 18, 2020, 7:16 AM MDT
Oilfield workers have an opportunity to help convert up to four Taber-area inactive wells to solar energy production thanks to the first-of-its-kind RenuWell project.
August 18, 2020, 11:18 AM MDT