WorldOil Canadian heavy crude surges as rail shipments increase Heavy Canadian crude prices narrowed to the smallest discount against U.S. benchmark futures since April as rail shipments increase. Chevron seeks to turn Canada LNG plan into all-electric design Chevron Corp. is seeking approval to modify its plans for a liquefied natural gas export facility on Canada’s Pacific Coast to an all-electric design that it says will result in the lowest greenhouse-gas emissions per ton of LNG of any large project in the world. Cenovus Energy reaches production milestone in northern Alberta Cenovus Energy Inc. has announced that on July 10, 2019, the company reached 1 Bbbl of cumulative production from its Foster Creek and Christina Lake oil sands facilities in northern Alberta. Cenovus is the first company to produce 1 Bbbl of oil using steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) technology. World of oil and gas Talos Energy has completed its appraisal program for the Zama discovery on Block 7, in the offshore portion of Mexico’s prolific Sureste basin. Devon Energy completes sale of Canadian business Devon Energy Corp. has announced that it has completed the sale of its Canadian business to Canadian Natural Resources Limited for $2.8 billion. OPEC member fans out to Australia, Canada in global gas push Kuwait plans to boost production from Canadian shale deposits by two thirds and increase output of natural gas in Australia as the OPEC member ramps up efforts to find and develop overseas deposits of the fuel. TGS, PGS partner with Bain Geophysical to create crustal study offshore East Canada Building on their decade-long partnership for Eastern Canada seismic/gravity surveys, TGS and PGS have announced a partnership with Bain Geophysical Services to create a new regional study of the crust offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. TGS, PGS announce Jeanne d’Arc HD3D project offshore Newfoundland TGS and PGS announce the Jeanne d’Arc High Density 3D (HD3D) multi-client project offshore Newfoundland, East Canada. ExxonMobil looks at encouraging upstream future in Newfoundland and Labrador As the annual meeting of the Newfoundland and Labrador Oil and Gas Industries Association (Noia) proceeded through its first sessions on Tuesday, attendees heard encouraging words about future activity in the province from several operators. Trudeau approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government decided Tuesday to proceed with the construction of a major crude oil pipeline, saying the project has met strict requirements on safety and consultation with Canadian indigenous groups.