2 B.C. First Nations drop out of Trans Mountain court challenge, sign deals with corporation

Two B.C. First Nations that had been part of a court challenge against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion have now left the group and sided with the Crown corporation. The Upper Nicola Band, based in Merritt, and the Stk’emlupsemc te…

NDP candidate calls for release of safety report on B.C.’s Trans Mountain tank farm

The NDP candidate in Burnaby is accusing Canada’s energy regulator of burying a safety study that raises concerns for fire safety on Burnaby Mountain, where the Trans Mountain pipeline terminates. The mountain is home to 12 oil tanks that are…

Suncor asks NEB to close down Enbridge open season on Mainline pipeline

An open season launched by Enbridge Inc. to try to lock shippers into long-term contracts on its Canadian Mainline oil pipeline system is designed to take advantage of “mostly captive shippers,” Suncor Energy Inc. says. In a submission to the…

Frustration grows among natural gas producers amid low prices, LNG uncertainty

Greg Kist admits he was burned out when he resigned as president of Pacific NorthWest LNG at the end of 2014, as the Vancouver-based venture led by Malaysian energy giant Petronas advanced its ill-fated mission to build a liquefied natural…

‘This is just the beginning’: Anti-pipeline protesters return to Burnaby Mountain

Dozens of protesters returned to Burnaby Mountain Monday to renew the fight against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, vowing to not leave until the project is cancelled for good. Construction was approved to resume at the two B.C. terminals Thursday,…

Trans Mountain pipeline construction to resume in Burnaby after NEB approval

The National Energy Board (NEB) has given the green light for construction to resume this year at two Burnaby, B.C., terminals linked to the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. In a letter sent Thursday to Trans Mountain Canada, the NEB approved…

Most previously-issued permits for Trans Mountain pipeline still valid: NEB

The National Energy Board says its decisions and orders regarding the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion issued prior to last summer when a court overturned its approval will remain valid except where circumstances have changed. The decision is in line with…

Lawsuit filed against the federal government’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

It was only a matter of time. Lawyers from Ecojustice have launched a legal challenge against the federal government’s re-approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Ecojustice filed the suit Monday morning on behalf of environmental groups Raincoast Conservation Foundation…

Alberta raises oil quotas for August as rail exports grow, storage levels slip

The Alberta government says it will ease its oil production curtailment program by 25,000 barrels per day in August. The province is citing growing crude-by-rail capacity, declining oil inventory levels and improved efficiencies in export pipelines for the move. Last…