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
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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
First Nations could play a crucial role in promoting Canadian energy while uniting the country at the same time, says Saskatchewan’s energy and resources minister.
November 5, 2019, 12 AM MST
The Alberta government has created three sub-regional task forces to support caribou recovery while protecting jobs in the province.
November 5, 2019, 8:57 AM MST
Encana Corporation’s decision to become a U.S. corporate domicile does not signal a crisis in the energy industry, says the head of CIBC.
November 4, 2019, 7:26 AM MST
Baytex Energy Corp.’s top executive says crude-by-rail remains an “integral part” of the company’s egress and marketing strategy for its heavy oil, however the company is unlikely to participate in the Alberta government’s rail-above curtailment initiative announced Thursday.
November 1, 2019, 11 AM MDT
Cenovus Energy Inc. officials are applauding the Alberta government’s announcement this morning of a rail-above curtailment program, saying the company has set a solid foundation to capitalize on the initiative thanks to its ongoing focus on increasing its crude-by-rail volumes.
October 31, 2019, 11:41 AM MDT
The Alberta government announced special production allowances to increase oil production, if additional oil is moved by rail in order to meet increasing demand.
October 31, 2019, 7:24 AM MDT
Terrapin Geothermics has been granted the rights to conduct testing operations and explore the geothermal potential for renewable energy of an area near Grande Prairie, says the Alberta government.
October 31, 2019, 5:32 AM MDT
The Newfoundland and Labrador government has appointed Lori Bevan to the board of directors of the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB).
October 30, 2019, 1:20 PM MDT
The Alberta government has introduced legislation for a new greenhouse gas emissions management program it says will safeguard industry competitiveness while maintaining provincial jurisdiction over the regulation and pricing of emissions.
October 29, 2019, 3:43 PM MDT
The Alberta government is estimating a reduction of 270 full-time equivalent employees in 2019-2020 at the Alberta Energy Regulator, which is in the midst of a $500,000 review of its operations.
October 28, 2019, 11:43 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has made two interim appointments to its executive leadership team, effective immediately.
October 28, 2019, 3:31 PM MDT