Teck pulling out of oilsands project ‘another straw on the camel’s back’ for Alberta economy: think tank

The decision by Teck Resources to pull out of a multi-billion-dollar oilsands project in northern Alberta is “not the end of the world,” according to the Canada West Foundation, though it considers it to be “another straw on the camel’s…

Alberta premier says investor confidence needed after Teck Resources abandons Frontier mine project

By Global News Posted February 24, 2020 6:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says his government is taking action to boost investor confidence following a decision…

Shares down after Teck Resources withdraws application for Frontier oilsands project

Shares in Teck Resources Ltd. are trading down almost five per cent after the company said it had withdrawn its application for a massive oilsands mining project citing uncertainty over climate change policies. The Vancouver-based company said Sunday it would…

Kenney government’s energy ‘war room’ chief apologizes for tweets attacking New York Times

The head of Alberta’s $30-million-a-year energy war room is apologizing after the organization posted a lengthy social media response to an article in The New York Times that questioned the news organization’s credibility. I apologize for some of the tweets…

Alberta’s climate plan factored into cabinet decision on new oilsands mine: Wilkinson

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 28, 2020 4:09 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says cabinet’s decision on a massive new oilsands mine in Alberta…

Alberta landowners urge farmers to cut power to wells with unpaid debts

A group of Alberta landowners is asking farmers and ranchers to fight back against unpaid debts and unreclaimed oil and gas wells by closing valves and cutting power to energy company sites. “The landowners need to safely shut down those…

Former Alberta politician on tax strike over unpaid property taxes from oil companies to municipalities

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 22, 2020 1:11 pm Updated January 22, 2020 1:13 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A former member of the Alberta legislature says he…

Alberta companies face charges after 2018 hydrogen sulphide leak near Spirit River

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 20, 2020 1:47 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s energy regulator has laid charges against three oil and gas companies after a release…

Tax debt owed from oil and gas companies to Alberta towns has more than doubled

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 20, 2020 1:28 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s rural municipalities say the amount of unpaid property taxes they’re owed by oil and…

Canadian drillers add most rigs in a week in five years: Baker Hughes

Energy firms in Canada boosted the number of rigs drilling for oil and natural gas last week by the most since January 2015 as producers returned en masse from Christmas breaks to take advantage of rising crude prices. Drillers added…