Regulatory

  • Final EIS Issued For Jordan Cove LNG Project

    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) staff members have prepared a final environmental impact statement (EIS) for Pembina Pipeline Corporation’s  Jordan Cove LNG and Pacific Connector gas pipeline projects.

    November 18, 2019, 11:45 AM MST

  • CNRL Applies To Integrate Horizon South With Horizon Processing Plant

    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) received applications from Canadian Natural Resources Limited for approval to integrate Horizon South (previously called the Joslyn north mine) with the Horizon oilsands mine and processing plant.

    November 18, 2019, 7:37 AM MST

  • Detailed Route Hearing Orders Issued For Trans Mountain Edmonton-Jasper Segment

    The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) will hold detailed route hearings in January 2020 in response to statements of opposition from five parties concerning portions of the proposed route for Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC’s expansion project.

    November 18, 2019, 8:31 AM MST

  • Zargon Committed To Reducing Inactive Well Count

    Zargon Oil & Gas Ltd. says it remains committed to reducing its inactive well count in order to facilitate possible business combinations with other small producers.  

    November 14, 2019, 8:47 AM MST

  • CER Urged To Require Rerouting Of Proposed NGTL 2021 Expansion

    The Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation (ANSN) territory has asked the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to require NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) to reroute its proposed 2021 system expansion to avoid the Little Smoky caribou range, the last remaining caribou herd in Alexis territory.   

    November 12, 2019, 7:54 AM MST

  • TransGas Argues Need For NGTL 2021 Expansion

    NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd.’s (NGTL) proposed 2021 expansion is urgently needed to respond to changing market dynamics in Saskatchewan and to ensure uninterrupted natural gas service, says Saskatchewan-based TransGas Limited.  

    November 12, 2019, 8:13 AM MST

  • Encana Domicile Move Wake-up Call For New Trudeau Government?

    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

  • CGAI LNG Series: Caught In The Web Of Opposition To Energy Projects

    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

  • Crude Deliveries Resume On Keystone

    TC Energy Corporation announced that the Keystone pipeline has returned to service following the approval of its repair and restart plan by the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

    November 11, 2019, 12 AM MST

  • In-Service Date For U.S. Line 3 Replacement Segment Still Uncertain

    Enbridge Inc. needs more information on the timing of United States permitting before its shippers have an assurance the U.S segment of the Line 3 replacement will be in service in the second half of 2020 as earlier hoped, company officials said today.

    November 8, 2019, 10:13 AM MST

  • AER, COSIA In MOU

    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and Canada's Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

    November 8, 2019, 11:06 AM MST

  • NGTL Defends Caribou Mitigation Approach In Proposed 2021 Expansion

    NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) says its approach to woodland caribou mitigation in its proposed 2021 system expansion is “sound and defensible.”

    November 7, 2019, 8:05 AM MST

  • Oil And Gas Partnerships With  Indigenous Communities Continuing To Evolve

    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

  • OWA Gains More Wells As Houston Oil Goes Out Of Business

    The industry-funded Orphan Well Association (OWA) could be liable for more than $81.5 million in estimated abandonment and reclamations related to Houston Oil and Gas Ltd., which ceased operations as of Oct. 9, 2019, according to court documents.

    November 6, 2019, 11:37 AM MST

  • Already-Commissioned Gas Battery Going To AER Hearing

      The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing into an appeal of  its decision to approve an application and issue a licence to AltaGas Ltd. to construct and operate a new sweet gas battery on private land 14 kilometres east of Sundre.

    November 6, 2019, 9:29 AM MST

  • TC Energy Lays Out  $1.2 Billion West Path Delivery Program

    TC Energy Corporation announced the West Path Delivery Program, a combined $1.2 billion expansion of its NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) and Foothills Systems, which will connect with the US$335 million GTN XPress project recently announced by TC PipeLines LP, to deliver the volumes to downstream markets.

    November 1, 2019, 4:47 AM MDT

  • Alberta Cabinet Approvals Advance Geothermal, Oilsands Mining Projects

    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

  • Harvest Proposing Oilsands Exploration Program At Leismer

    Interested parties have until Nov. 27, 2019 to file a statement of concern about an application from Harvest Operations Corp. for an oilsands exploration program in the Leismer field southeast of Conklin.

    October 31, 2019, 5:28 AM MDT

  • TAQA North Appeals Repeal Of Reclamation Certificate

    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will hold a public hearing for a regulatory appeal of the cancellation of a reclamation certificate issued to TAQA North Ltd. in 2016.

    October 30, 2019, 3:06 PM MDT

  • NL Government Appoints Director To C-NLOPB Board

    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

  • Large Emitters In Alberta To Be Subject To New GHG Emissions Program

    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

  • AER Employee Numbers Estimated To Be Reduced By 270

    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

  • Acting EVPs Named To AER

    The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has made two interim appointments to its executive leadership team, effective immediately.

    October 28, 2019, 3:31 PM MDT

  • Public Comments Sought On Proposed Frontier Oilsands Mine

    The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is holding a public comment period as part of the environmental assessment process for Teck Resources Limited’s proposed Frontier oilsands mine project in northern Alberta.

    October 28, 2019, 11:51 AM MDT

  • Changes Eyed In OWA Scope, Mandate

    The Orphan Well Association (OWA), which in recent years has seen a growing number of wells coming into its care, is working with the provincial government on potential changes to its scope and mandate, its executive director said Thursday.

    October 25, 2019, 12 AM MDT