Alberta Premier Jason Kenney and eight cabinet ministers along with their deputy ministers and senior government officials will be heading to Ottawa this weekend to meet with their federal counterparts in pressing Alberta’s demands for “a fair deal in the Canadian federation.”
December 6, 2019, 1:47 PM MST
Action on climate change including a “price on pollution” across Canada as it works with partners to further reduce emissions will be a priority of the newly-elected minority government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
December 6, 2019, 12 AM MST
Alberta’s planned $30-a-tonne carbon price on emissions from industry has received the green light from the federal government.
December 6, 2019, 10:07 AM MST
The Alberta government cabinet on the recommendation of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has approved Grizzly Oil Sands ULC’s development plan (scheme application) for its May River SAGD project in the Athabasca oilsands.
December 5, 2019, 11:44 AM MST
The province will hold formal engagement sessions with natural gas industry representatives in order to prioritize key recommendations from the Natural Gas Advisory Panel’s Roadmap to Recovery over the next two months.
December 4, 2019, 11:42 AM MST
December 3, 2019, 7:39 AM MST
The Alberta government, already coping with the loss of billions of dollars in royalty and tax revenue from the province’s troubled oil and gas sector, has another problem on its hands.
December 2, 2019, 8:49 AM MST
In the Alberta budget released Oct. 24, 2019, the provincial government announced that it will eliminate the Alberta tax credit component of the Scientific Research & Experimental Development (SR&ED) program for expenditures incurred after Dec. 31, 2019.
December 2, 2019, 8:51 AM MST
December 2, 2019, 10:27 AM MST
Reaching Canada’s emission targets requires more stringent climate policies than are currently being enforced, says Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission, with increased carbon pricing as the commission’s preferred method.
November 29, 2019, 7:51 AM MST
An Edmonton manufacturer will become the first cement facility in North America to examine the feasibility of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology to reduce emissions.
November 28, 2019, 10:58 AM MST
The recent dud of a licensing round appears to support the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ negative long-term outlook for Newfoundland’s offshore oil industry. But, in fact, the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) government has done much to revive the industry in recent years, and the province is more likely to see a substantial increase in oil production through the year 2035 than a substantial decline.
November 26, 2019, 9:20 AM MST
Roughly 10 per cent of lost time injuries in Alberta’s oil and gas sector actually relate to vehicle incidents, says Murray Elliott, which means safe driving practices are essential to ensuring the health and safety of oilfield workers and those impacted by industry activity.
November 26, 2019, 9:43 AM MST
Cleaning up thousands of orphan wells in Alberta will require a radical approach, says a researcher with Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project.
November 25, 2019, 6 AM MST
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that while his government recognizes that Canada needs to move towards a lower carbon economy, it also sees Alberta and Saskatchewan as an essential part of moving forward, bringing all Canadians along.
November 21, 2019, 12 AM MST
November 21, 2019, 6:11 AM MST
November 19, 2019, 7:29 AM MST
Alberta Associate Minister of Natural Gas Dale Nally will travel to Japan and South Korea Nov. 15-23 to promote Alberta’s natural gas.
November 15, 2019, 12 AM MST
Unless there are sustained, long-term growth projections in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, which unfortunately Mark Scholz does not see currently, he says it would be difficult for the many drilling rigs already relocated to the U.S. market to ever return to Canada, even if the domestic situation improves.
November 14, 2019, 10:03 AM MST
The Canadian flag is flying at half-mast in Calgary with Encana Corporation’s Oct. 31 announcement that it is planning to domicile in the U.S. and change its name to Ovintiv Inc.
November 11, 2019, 12 AM MST
It seems there is opposition to all major energy projects in Canada these days. There is little consensus over energy projects and the country’s energy future in an age of climate change, of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and of public mistrust of institutions. Debates have become increasingly polarized, partisan and parochial, and public confidence in those making decisions about energy projects is waning.
November 11, 2019, 8 AM MST
November 11, 2019, 7:12 AM MST
Producers can now drill new conventional oil wells without being restricted by mandatory provincial production limits.
November 8, 2019, 10:24 AM MST
There has been a major evolution over the past decade in the way the oil and gas and pipeline industries approach Indigenous relations and partnerships, an energy and natural resource summit heard Tuesday.
November 6, 2019, 4:38 AM MST
A trading network traversed North America long before the arrival of Europeans, says Calvin Helin, as Indigenous people had been “aggressive traders” since time immemorial, and contemporary First Nations should embrace this part of their heritage and support an energy project that would benefit not only Indigenous Canadians, but all Canadians.
November 5, 2019, 3:54 AM MST