Trans Mountain pipeline expansion faces hurdles as landowners dig in heels

Barbara Gard calls her three-hectare property, nestled below the forested peak of Sumas Mountain, a “miniature Stanley Park.” Its lush trees and flowing creek reminded her of Vancouver’s majestic park, and she immediately knew she wanted to call it home.…

Trans Mountain to resume construction on pipeline expansion

Trans Mountain says it is restarting construction on its pipeline expansion project. The company said work will resume at the Westridge Marine Terminal and Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby Terminal as well as in communities in Alberta. It has issued directives that…

Producers still cautious despite higher Q2 expectations on stronger oil prices

Higher oil prices are expected to boost cash flow for the large Canadian crude producers as they roll out second-quarter results beginning next week, but analysts say the extra money is unlikely to be added to growth budgets. Canadian oil…

Cenovus produces one billionth barrel from oilsands operations in northern Alberta

Cenovus Energy Inc. says its thermal oilsands operations in northern Alberta produced their one billionth barrel of bitumen on Wednesday. The milestone comes about 18 years after Cenovus’ Foster Creek facility was launched in 2001 as the first commercial oilsands…

Oil producers call for oil curtailment easing in return for rail commitments

Canada’s largest oil producers are calling on the Alberta government to reward companies that commit to adding crude-by-rail capacity by easing their oil curtailment levels. Suncor Energy CEO Mark Little says the proposal makes a lot of sense because it…

Indigenous drummers lead Trans Mountain pipeline protest march through Victoria

Hundreds of demonstrators, led by Indigenous drummers, made their way through downtown Victoria Saturday to protest the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. The large protest group, organized by Rise and Resist, left City Hall early in the morning and crowded the…

As Trans Mountain decision looms, poll suggests majority of B.C. still supports pipeline

With the federal government set to decide whether to give the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion the green light again, B.C. is preparing for another round of fighting over the controversial project. But a new poll released Monday suggests a majority…

Crude by rail shipments from Western Canada rise by 34,000 bpd in May

Genscape says crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada continued to rise in May after falling in February to a nine-month low. The U.S. company, which monitors western Canadian rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes, reports average rail…

Kenney responds to Supreme Court ruling on Trans Mountain: ‘We’re delighted’

May 24 2019 5:25pm Alberta Premier Jason Kenney responds to the Supreme Court ruling saying B.C. cannot regulate bitumen through the Trans Mountain pipeline. ‘ }); } else { var rel_id = svp.releaseInfo.contentId+””; if( typeof gnca_social_share_collection[rel_id] != “object” ) {…

B.C.’s top court to rule on whether province can restrict bitumen in Trans Mountain pipeline

B.C.’s top court is set to rule Friday morning on whether the province has the power to restrict the transportation of diluted bitumen within its borders. The decision will mark the latest twist in the ongoing Trans Mountain pipeline expansion…