Regulatory

  • 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

  • Work On Trans Mountain’s Edmonton Terminal Can Proceed, Says CER

    Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC has been cleared to begin work on its Edmonton terminal following regulatory approval of design changes to the northern West Tank Area (WTA) as part of its expansion project.

    October 25, 2019, 9:21 AM MDT

  • CER Approves Sunrise Section Of NGTL’s Groundbirch Mainline Loop

    NOVA Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL) has received Canada Energy Regulator (CER) approval for the construction and operation of the $139.7 million Groundbirch Mainline Loop (Sunrise section).

    October 25, 2019, 10:12 AM MDT

  • Alberta Budget: Government Expects To Achieve ‘Leaner’ AER

    The Alberta government expects a “leaner” Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), it said in its budget tabled today.

    October 24, 2019, 3:25 PM MDT

  • AER Announces Departure Of Three EVPs

    Three senior executives of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) have left the AER, the regulator said today.

    October 23, 2019, 11:35 AM MDT

  • Comments On Gazoduq Pipeline Project Sought By IAAC

    The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC) is asking the public and Indigenous peoples to review a summary of the initial project description for a proposed pipeline that would transport western Canadian natural gas to an LNG facility at Saguenay, Que. for export.

    October 23, 2019, 9:32 AM MDT