CN Rail vice-president James Cairns started a presentation at the Argus Canadian NGL & Petrochemical Summit on Friday by saying he was on an “apology tour.”
May 7, 2018, 6 AM MDT
The Alberta government has struck a crude-by-rail working group with industry to see what can be done to address the bottlenecks that are limiting the ability of Alberta crude producers to ship their crude to market via rail.
May 3, 2018, 3:04 AM MDT
SABIC and Exxon Mobil Corporation have created a new joint venture to advance development of the Gulf Coast Growth Ventures project, a 1.8 million tonne ethane cracker currently planned for construction in San Patricio County, Texas.
May 2, 2018, 6 AM MDT
From green buildings and clean energy, to sustainable transportation and agriculture, the Canadian chemistry sector says it is uniquely positioned to provide innovative solutions in the global fight against climate change.
May 1, 2018, 10:42 AM MDT
Mostly by making commitments to transport hydrocarbons on a long-term basis to each market when a pipeline company embarks on a capital project to expand capacity, Brian Robinson, VP of finance and CFO, suggested that Tourmaline Oil Corp. creates an ability to send its gas from Western Canada to multiple markets.
April 17, 2018, 4:31 AM MDT
Regarding the impact of carbon taxes on Canada’s petrochemical industry investment competitiveness versus the U.S. Gulf Coast, a concern for the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) would be intermediate products in Canada accumulating CO2 taxes as they move downstream.
April 13, 2018, 4:45 AM MDT
As the world’s population expands, demand for plastics grows and with it, the insatiable demand for petrochemicals to produce plastics.
April 10, 2018, 6 AM MDT
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April 9, 2018, 10:54 AM MDT
Economic Development Minister Deron Bilous says that diversification of the economy means building on the province’s strengths — and that includes energy.
April 6, 2018, 6 AM MDT
Siemens Canada has received an order from Inter Pipeline Ltd. to supply two industrial gas turbine generators for a Central Utilities Block (CUB) which is part of its Heartland Petrochemical Complex.
April 4, 2018, 7:47 AM MDT
Canada has significant opportunities and challenges for producing methane-based products, suggests a newly-released Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) report, with the most important of those challenges being the competition from corporate tax changes in the United States.
March 29, 2018, 5:52 AM MDT
March 28, 2018, 9:46 AM MDT
Exxon Mobil Corporation has started detailed engineering work on a potential U.S. Gulf Coast project to expand polypropylene manufacturing capacity by up to 450,000 tons a year to meet growing demand for high-performance, lightweight durable plastics.
March 20, 2018, 7:24 AM MDT
The Alberta government will invest up to $500 million in royalty credits over four years beginning in 2020-2021 for a second round of its Petrochemicals Diversification Program which has been expanded to accommodate proposals that include using ethane, in addition to propane and methane.
March 13, 2018, 3:32 AM MDT
The Alberta government of Premier Rachel Notley has reaffirmed that it will do “whatever it takes” to ensure that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets built to ensure access to export markets for Alberta oil.
March 9, 2018, 3:05 AM MST
The Alberta government, acting on the advice of an advisory committee, has introduced legislation designed to diversify Alberta’s energy sector by expanding the downstream oil and gas sector.
March 9, 2018, 6 AM MST
March 5, 2018, 7:06 AM MST
The Alberta petrochemical industry could double its output in 20 years should West Coast LNG become a reality, says a report on energy diversification to the Alberta government.
February 28, 2018, 3:24 AM MST
A report on energy diversification in Alberta has recommended the Alberta government take the necessary steps to enhance the infrastructure for extraction of available natural gas liquids, specifically ethane, to encourage more value-added energy development.
February 28, 2018, 3:54 AM MST
The Alberta government should transform its Invest Alberta agency into a “world-class organization that has the capacity to secure multibillion-dollar projects when competing with the best investment agencies in the world,” says a report by the province’s Energy Diversification Advisory Committee (EDAC).
February 27, 2018, 4 AM MST
While western Canadian propane production is continuing to outpace demand as producers focus on liquids-rich natural gas, four proposed new projects currently in development could help to bring supply and demand into better balance.
February 22, 2018, 6 AM MST
February 8, 2018, 6 AM MST
ATCO has signed an agreement with Inter Pipeline Ltd. to provide water services to the company’s newly authorized integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene plant, known as the Heartland Petrochemical Complex.
February 7, 2018, 6 AM MST
Inter Pipeline Ltd.’s board of directors has authorized the construction of a world-scale integrated propane dehydrogenation (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant.
December 18, 2017, 6:50 AM MST