October 22, 2020, 7:59 AM MDT
New legislation is expected to clarify rules for geothermal energy development in Alberta.
October 20, 2020, 3:21 PM MDT
The Alberta government’s “nuanced and surgical approach” to overhauling municipal taxes on oil and gas wells and associated pipelines includes exempting energy companies from property taxes for three years when drilling new wells and building new pipelines, while also eliminating the Well Drilling Equipment Tax provincewide for new drills.
October 19, 2020, 3:34 PM MDT
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October 15, 2020, 8:22 AM MDT
Kevin Krausert, president and chief executive officer of Beaver Drilling Ltd., hopes that Alberta’s geothermal policy framework will allow Albertans to benefit from the production of geothermal heat, while also allowing them to understand geothermal economics as the energy sector develops and advances.
October 7, 2020, 2:58 PM MDT
The Alberta government is targeting exports of hydrogen and hydrogen products across Canada, North America and overseas by 2040 as part of its new strategy to revive the natural gas industry in the province.
October 7, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Alberta can be a global leader in the export of low carbon hydrogen to meet the growing global demand, says the chief executive of ATCO Ltd., which is working on its own hydrogen pilot project in Alberta.
October 7, 2020, 12 AM MDT
As Ottawa prepares to ban single use plastics, the Alberta government as part of its natural gas strategy wants to extract the full value of plastics, enabling them to be reused by the petrochemical industry in a “circular economy.”
October 7, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The Alberta government is set to have discussions this fall with key groups and introduce legislation to create greater policy and regulatory certainty for geothermal investors and Albertans.
October 7, 2020, 10:17 AM MDT
The federal government today announced it is proposing to ban six single-use plastic items where there is evidence that they are found in the environment, are often not recycled, and have readily available alternatives.
October 7, 2020, 10:29 AM MDT
Statistics Canada has launched the Canadian Centre for Energy Information’s (CCEI) website, which will provide a modernized, independent, energy information system by giving Canadians access to timely data on the use of energy in order to inform the transition to a low-carbon energy future, the government announced on Wednesday.
October 7, 2020, 3:17 PM MDT
The Alberta government this afternoon released its Natural Gas Vision and Strategy, which outlines the actions Alberta’s government will take to grow the sector and seize emerging opportunities for clean hydrogen, petrochemical manufacturing, LNG and plastics recycling.
October 6, 2020, 1:22 PM MDT
For Alicia Dubois, the decision by her Indigenous father to move his family from a small town in Ontario to Fort McMurray to take a job at Syncrude Canada Ltd. was to result in a very different future for his daughter.
October 6, 2020, 9:38 AM MDT
The Alberta government is announcing a natural gas sector strategy this afternoon.
October 6, 2020, 10:31 AM MDT
Bonterra Energy Corp. has received a reserve-based lending commitment from Export Development Canada (EDC) of up to $38.4 million.
October 5, 2020, 5:21 AM MDT
In partnership with its service providers, Obsidian Energy Ltd. has received Alberta Site Rehabilitation Program (ASRP) grants to date totaling $17 million and an additional $4 million in allocation eligibility as an area based closure (ABC) participant.
October 1, 2020, 8:42 AM MDT
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has welcomed Tuesday’s announcement by Natural Law Energy (NLE), an Indigenous treaty energy alliance, that it wants to pursue an equity interest in TC Energy Corporation’s Keystone XL pipeline and other potential related midstream and power projects.
September 30, 2020, 7:09 AM MDT
The halcyon days for Alberta oil and gas are over, the oilsands boom is dead, and it’s time for the provincial government to accept this new reality — rather than burying its head in the sand and/or fruitlessly fighting it — and adjust to make the best of an otherwise bad situation.
September 29, 2020, 8:35 AM MDT
When it comes to the current assessment review model (ARM) process, the province should consider working with the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) board to ensure the model is “fair and equitable” to the resource sector, while also able to share resources with all Albertans, suggested one municipal elected official during a dialogue with ministers at last week’s annual AUMA convention.
September 28, 2020, 9:22 AM MDT
The Alberta government on Friday announced $52 million for methane programs that it expects will create jobs in the oil and gas sector and cut about 1.5 megatonnes of emissions right away, while also setting the stage for future job growth and reduced emissions after projects are completed.
September 28, 2020, 12 AM MDT
September 28, 2020, 7:44 AM MDT
When it comes to energy and climate, the highly anticipated Speech from the Throne was a bit of a letdown.
September 25, 2020, 12 AM MDT
Saskatchewan’s Trade and Export Development Minister Jeremy Harrison announced $1 million in provincial funding this week to support Indigenous participation in Saskatchewan’s natural resource sector.
September 25, 2020, 9:02 AM MDT