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…

Most of Ottawa’s $1.6B bailout for Alberta oil and gas industry has been handed out

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 15, 2019 1:43 pm Updated November 15, 2019 1:44 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Canada’s $1.6-billion bailout package for Alberta’s battered oil industry…

Review of Canadian fossil fuel subsidies appears to be behind schedule: environmental advocate

Canada’s promise to produce an inventory of its fossil fuel subsidies as part of a joint peer review with Argentina appears to be off schedule and may not deliver results until 2021, an environmental advocate says. The peer review, which…

Alberta test case: Planned sale of gas wells, pipelines raises cleanup concerns

The possible transfer of hundreds of sour gas wells, pipelines and other facilities from an energy giant to a much smaller company has raised concerns about Alberta’s efforts to ensure taxpayers don’t get stuck with the cleanup bill. READ MORE: Alberta…

Jason Kenney vows to fight for Alberta oil as drillers forecast almost no growth in 2020

November 13 2019 11:01pm 2019 was an extremely difficult year for oil drilling and it appears 2020 won’t be much better. As Chris Chacon explains, drilling rates are anticipated to remain flat and even more rigs are expected to leave…

Kenney says proposal to pull Alberta out of CPP due to hostility from others

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 12, 2019 5:25 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Premier Jason Kenney is defending his idea that Alberta could pull out of the federal…

Scheer says he has renewed calls for Trudeau to scrap bills C-69, C-48

November 12 2019 10:45am Conservative Party Andrew Scheer on Tuesday said that during a private meeting with Justin Trudeau, he asked the prime minister to scrap bills C-69 and C-48, claiming they have lead to “uncertainty and a lack of…

Hearings uncertain in public inquiry into alleged foreign influence on Alberta’s oil industry

A public inquiry into allegations that foreign-funded actors are conspiring to besmirch the reputation of Alberta’s oil and gas has spent more than $900,000 in its first four months, government records show. Steve Allan, a forensic and restructuring accountant, listens…

Enbridge topping up Mainline oil capacity as shipments drive Q3 results record

Oil export options for western Canadian producers continue to expand in small increments as delays persist for major proposed pipeline projects. On Friday, Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. said an optimization program on its Mainline system — which accounts for about 70…

Alberta government to allow new conventional oil well drilling

Just in time for the winter drilling season, the Alberta government is hoping to boost production by allowing new wells to be drilled. Effective Friday, the province said all producers can drill new conventional oil wells without being restricted by…