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…

UCP government appoints Greg Clark as new head of Alberta’s balancing pool

Nearly seven months after losing his seat in Calgary-Elbow, former MLA Greg Clark has been hired to chair Alberta’s balancing pool. The former Alberta Party leader lost his seat in April’s provincial election to the UCP’s Doug Schweitzer, who was…

Curtailment relief for Alberta oil companies that ship crude by rail

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 31, 2019 12:17 pm Updated October 31, 2019 12:31 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The Alberta government is easing production limits on oil…

Alberta government to continue with NDP’s petrochemical credit program

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 23, 2019 4:10 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The United Conservative government in Alberta says it will continue with a program introduced by…

3 executives ‘no longer with’ Alberta Energy Regulator

Three executive vice presidents with the Alberta Energy Regulator — an agency that’s currently under review — are no longer with the AER. In a statement Wednesday, the regulator said “executive vice presidents Carol Crowfoot, Stacey Schorr and Mark Taylor…

Alberta legislation would unplug NDP plan to change electricity power market

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 17, 2019 6:06 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta has introduced legislation to follow through on its promise to end the plan to…

UCP says Alberta’s energy war room’s ‘internal operations’ not subject to freedom of information laws

The Kenney government’s so-called “energy war room,” which is aimed at countering criticism of Alberta’s energy industry, is coming under fire again after the province revealed its “internal operations” won’t be subject to freedom of information laws. “Albertans should be…

Alberta government announces its ‘energy war room’ will be launching soon

By The Canadian Press Posted October 9, 2019 4:58 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s energy war room is now on a legal footing and will soon be up and…