Category Archives: Oil&Gas

N.L.’s troubled Terra Nova offshore oilfield saved by last-minute restructuring

CALGARY — The beleaguered Terra Nova oilfield off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador could live to pump another day after its owners reached a restructuring agreement in the eleventh hour Wednesday. The oilfield's seven owners will shuffle their sh...

N.L. oil workers gather in last-ditch effort to save Terra Nova offshore oilfield

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — About 100 oil workers gathered outside Newfoundland and Labrador’s legislature Monday, a day before Suncor Energy was expected to announce whether the Terra Nova offshore oilfield will be shut down for good. Though union leaders and ...

Auditor scolds Alberta over mine cleanup fund, how province handles polluted sites

EDMONTON — Alberta's auditor general is criticizing the government for failing to fix problems pointed out six years ago in a program that's supposed to guarantee coal and oilsands mines clean up after themselves.  Doug Wylie says there's so much confu...

Alberta finance minister defends $1.3B loss on Keystone XL as ‘calculated decision’

EDMONTON — Alberta’s finance minister says the province's $1.3-billion investment of taxpayers’ money in the now-defunct Keystone XL oil pipeline project was a prudent gamble given the potential payoff in profits and jobs. “We did commit to delivering ...

Keystone XL pipeline project cancelled by TC Energy after over a decade of delays

CALGARY — Another Canadian oil pipeline has bitten the dust after TC Energy Corp. said it was walking away from the Keystone XL pipeline project, ending a decade-plus battle that pitted the energy industry against environmentalists as oilsands producer...

A timeline of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project

July 2008: TC Energy Corp. — then called TransCanada Corp. — and ConocoPhillips, joint owners of the Keystone Pipeline, propose a major extension to the network. The expansion, dubbed Keystone XL, would carry hundreds of thousands of barrels of oilsand...

Does Canada need another pipeline, feds ask days after Biden cancels Keystone XL

OTTAWA — Federal officials were asking themselves how many pipelines does Canada really need in the days after U.S. President Joe Biden cancelled Keystone XL. The query was posed in a briefing note from Natural Resources Canada and released to The

Energy regulator orders Trans Mountain to stop tree clearing work on project

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — An order stopping tree cutting and grass mowing across the entire Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was issued Thursday by the Canada Energy Regulator, the agency that enforces safety and environmental guidelines for pipeline p...

Michigan responds on Line 5: ‘This case is a state-law action through and through’

WASHINGTON — The dispute over the cross-border Line 5 pipeline is entirely for Michigan to deal with, the state's attorney general argues in a legal brief released Wednesday that flatly rejects Canada's depiction of a foreign-policy matter that Ottawa ...

Clarification to May 21 story on ‘anti-Alberta’ inquiry researcher

EDMONTON — The Canadian Press has clarified a May 21 story on “anti-Alberta” inquiry researcher Vivian Krause. An early version of the story did not include proper sourcing in headlines and the lead paragraph. The story said Krause had backed off