The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has granted a notice of motion from Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC that the detailed route hearing in central British Columbia be limited to the portion of the expansion route that overlaps with the Sema:th First Nation core territory.
June 1, 2020, 9:22 AM MDT
The new B.C. COVID-19 emergency continuation provision provides the minister with discretionary authority to grant a one-time, one-year continuation of drilling licences and leases with terms ending in the year beginning on June 1, 2020.
May 29, 2020, 9:08 AM MDT
Pieridae Energy Limited’s chief executive says Shell Canada Limited remains committed to the transfer of its South Foothills licences to Pieridae and that Shell will be working with the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) to complete the process.
May 28, 2020, 2:45 PM MDT
May 28, 2020, 7:53 AM MDT
The BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) will be implementing an industry natural gas production levy decrease to 77 cents from 85 cents per 1,000 cubic metres of marketable gas produced, to compensate for an increase in the liability levy for orphan site restoration.
May 28, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has decided to proceed with the hearing on NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s (NGTL) proposed Edson Mainline expansion, although it has extended timelines to recognize the particular challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has created for participation by Indigenous groups.
May 27, 2020, 11:24 AM MDT
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May 27, 2020, 7:25 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has issued a hearing order on Enbridge Inc.’s application seeking approval of a new service and tolling framework for the Canadian Mainline, including firm (contract) service for up to 90 per cent of capacity.
May 25, 2020, 10:34 AM MDT
Jean-Denis Charlebois has accepted the position of secretary of the commission of the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) for a one-year period, the commission has announced.
May 25, 2020, 11:15 AM MDT
After hitting a record in February, Canadian crude oil exports by rail decelerated in March, a trend which should continue for rail export numbers for the coming months following the oil market turmoil and demand destruction from COVID-19 caused prices to tank.
May 22, 2020, 10:08 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has temporarily suspended some environmental monitoring requirements that are difficult for workers to perform safely while complying with current public health orders due to COVID-19.
May 22, 2020, 10:59 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has denied an application from NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) for leave to abandon the Etzikom pipelines that are part of the NGTL System in southeastern Alberta and terminate firm shipper contracts, determining it is not in the public interest.
May 21, 2020, 11:45 AM MDT
A hydrogeological study filed with Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has demonstrated that the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion poses a “very low” risk to water sourced by wells on the Coldwater Indian Reserve No. 1 near Merritt, British Columbia, says the company.
May 20, 2020, 10:17 AM MDT
The federal cabinet has extended by five months the deadline for a decision on NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s (NGTL) proposed 2021 system expansion project, citing disruptions to Phase 3 Indigenous consultations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 20, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The Canadian Energy Regulator (CER) has decided to proceed with a single-phase hearing on Enbridge Inc.’s proposal to introduce contract (firm) service on its Canadian Mainline, despite pleas from a number of producers that a hearing order be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 20, 2020, 12 AM MDT
The BC Oil and Gas Commission (OGC) noted that wells shut-in due to the current economic climate provide opportunities to gather and analyze reservoir data for better understanding and characterization of existing development.
May 20, 2020, 10:47 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) has approved an application from Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC to construct a new 30-inch crude oil delivery line between its Burnaby Terminal and the Westridge Marine Terminal within a tunnel through Burnaby Mountain.
May 19, 2020, 6:51 AM MDT
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has refused applications from Shell Canada Limited and Pieridae Alberta Production Ltd. that proposed to split existing environmental approvals at the Waterton and Jumping Pound sour gas plants, saying that would be contrary to the legislation.
May 15, 2020, 11:15 AM MDT
The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) says it will reconsider and establish the geographic focus of a detailed route hearing in British Columbia for the Trans Mountain expansion and issue a ruling after receiving additional comments.
May 14, 2020, 10:09 AM MDT
Irving Oil Limited’s recent move to source western Canadian crude oil for its 320,000 bbl/d Saint John refinery, the largest in the country, using foreign tanker ships rather than rail or non-existent pipeline is nothing short of genius and an indictment on Canadian energy policy (see Irving Oil Applies To CTA For Tankers To Ship Canadian Crude To Its Saint John Refinery).
May 13, 2020, 6:23 AM MDT
Warning that regulatory delays are jeopardizing its ability to start construction of its expansion project in priority areas by July 2020, Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC has asked the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to reduce the scope for a detailed route hearing in British Columbia.
May 13, 2020, 10:39 AM MDT
A preliminary equivalency agreement between the Alberta and federal governments is expected to reduce methane emissions from Alberta’s upstream oil and gas industry by 45 per cent from 2014 levels by 2025, says the province.
May 13, 2020, 12 AM MDT
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