Category Archives: Oil&Gas

New year, old issues: Enbridge, state of Michigan renew Line 5 hostilities in court

WASHINGTON — Enbridge Inc. and the state of Michigan are renewing their legal hostilities over the future of the controversial Line 5 pipeline — and their latest court battle looks an awful lot like the last one.  Attorney General Dana Nessel

‘Big win’: Renewable diesel, canola-crushing plant to be built in Regina

REGINA — Federated Co-operatives Ltd. says a new renewable diesel fuel and canola-crushing plant will be part of its plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The oil-production business announced Monday that the estimated $2-billion Integrated Agricult...

Canadian oil can be part of transition if it gets cleaner, IEA head says

OTTAWA — The executive director of the International Energy Agency says Canadian oil and gas can be part of the transition to a clean-energy future if the industry can cut its carbon footprint. A new IEA report on Canada's energy industries

RCMP commissioner breached duty with slow response to watchdog report, judge rules

OTTAWA — RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki flouted the law by failing to respond promptly to a watchdog report about alleged spying on anti-oil protesters, a federal judge has ruled. In a newly released decision, Federal Court Associate Chief Justice Joce...

Survey finds oilsands environmental monitoring ineffective after 10 years

EDMONTON — Alberta doesn't have a good grasp of the overall environmental impacts of the oilsands a decade after implementing monitoring that was supposed to provide it, internal government documents suggest.  In July, Alberta Environment and Parks sur...

B.C. Mounties say they are monitoring protest against gas pipeline

HOUSTON, B.C. — The RCMP say they are investigating allegations that protesters threatened security officials, set off flares and damaged vehicles at a drill site for the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern British Columbia. The Mounties say in a stat...

Alberta energy minister tests positive for COVID-19, isolates at home, mild symptoms

EDMONTON — Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage is isolating at home after testing positive for COVID-19. The information was confirmed by Savage’s chief-of-staff, Jerry Bellikka. Bellikka says Savage experienced mild symptoms and is feeling fine. He s...

B.C. government to lift 30-litre limit on gas for general public on Tuesday

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government is lifting a restriction on gasoline for the general public that was put in place after flooding and landslides cut off supply.  Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said the 30-litre limit per visit to the

Politicians raise concerns about carbon pricing benefits given to oilsands companies

EDMONTON — Federal and Alberta Opposition politicians want the province to be more transparent about a government program supporting profitable oilsands and other energy companies that say carbon pricing hurts their competitiveness. "We can only make p...

Kenney touts ‘Alberta is back’ in first speech to Calgary Chamber since 2019

CALGARY — Premier Jason Kenney used his first address to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce since the start of the pandemic to tout the recovery of Alberta's economy amid high energy prices. Saying that 'Alberta is back', he noted that in