Category Archives: Oil&Gas

Taxes potentially uncollected: Saskatchewan years behind on potash, oil audits

REGINA — The Saskatchewan Ministry of Energy and Resources is years behind on auditing potash, oil and uranium companies, potentially leaving millions of dollars in royalties and taxes uncollected, says the provincial auditor. As of March 2021, there ...

New Ukraine ambassador calls European energy crisis an opportunity for Canada

CALGARY — Ukraine's new ambassador to Canada issued a call Wednesday to Canadian oil and gas companies to help in the fight against Russia by entering and expanding into the European market. Yulia Kovaliv made the remarks at the Global Energy

Alberta First Nations want consultation, benefits from oilsands carbon storage plans

EDMONTON — Several Alberta First Nations have told the province's government and energy industry that they must be consulted and share in the benefits of carbon capture projects near their lands that are crucial to making the oilsands more climate

B.C. to end fossil fuel subsidies under new oil and gas royalty system

VICTORIA — British Columbia is changing its decades-old royalty system, the fees it charges companies to extract publicly owned oil and gas, in an effort to align with provincial climate goals.  Premier John Horgan said the "broken system" of fossil-fu...

Alberta premier urges U.S. senators to convince Michigan to stop Line 5 shutdown

WASHINGTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney found mostly allies Tuesday as he brought his pro-pipeline pulpit to Capitol Hill, urging a largely Republican cadre of U.S. senators to get behind the idea of new cross-border energy conduits and to speak

Alberta premier visits U.S. capital to talk North American energy security

WASHINGTON — The Alberta government's all-out effort to become America's preferred provider of oil and gas will face a critical moment Tuesday as Premier Jason Kenney delivers his province's sales pitch to some of the most prominent members of the

Former B.C. premier says Canada has taken a back seat to others in LNG market

VANCOUVER — Former British Columbia premier Christy Clark says Canada’s natural gas industry is losing ground internationally because of government over-regulation, while Australia makes more gains in the Pacific market. Speaking as part of a panel on ...

Alberta Premier Kenney heading to U.S. to talk oil, energy security with lawmakers

EDMONTON — Alberta Premier Jason Kenney will head to Washington D.C. next week to speak to lawmakers about the importance of getting more oil from Canada. Kenney will speak to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources about Alberta’s

White House, senators have ‘sympathy’ for Canada’s position on Line 5, says Wilkinson

WASHINGTON — White House officials, Capitol Hill lawmakers and the U.S. secretary of energy have all expressed "significant sympathy" for the plight of Canada's Line 5 pipeline, Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson said Thursday after a day of...

N.L. oil regulator releases call for offshore exploration bids after federal delay

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. — Newfoundland and Labrador's oil industry regulator is releasing its 2022 call for bids on new offshore exploration licences. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board is inviting oil companies to bid on licences f...