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Canada rejects Enbridge plan to keep oil pipelines full

Enbridge Inc.’s proposal to keep its massive Mainline oil pipeline network full through long-term contracts was rejected by Canada’s top energy regulator in a win for some producers who want more flexibility to ship their crude.

Canadian oil drilling expected to top pre-Covid levels in 2022

The pace of oil and gas drilling in Canada next year will exceed levels seen before the pandemic as producers ride the global energy rally, an industry group said.

Alberta firm delivers automated well service rigs to Oman in logistical success

Rob Wawrzynowski, Highwood Equipment Technologies

Highwood Equipment Technologies beat the clock by contracting one of the world’s largest commercial airplanes to ship two well service rigs to Oman.

Higher oil prices propel green initiatives in Canada’s oil sands

The global energy crisis that many blame on efforts to move away from fossil fuels is actually giving new momentum to the shift to renewables in Canada, according to some of the bankers helping oil-sands producers navigate that transition.

World Petroleum Council announces the theme for the 24th World Petroleum Congress in Calgary in September 2023

Calgary will host the 24th World Petroleum Congress from September 17-21st, 2023. The World Petroleum Congress is the premier oil and gas conference in the world and hosts the most senior government and industry leaders in the global energy industry triennially.

U.S. isn’t considering Canadian oil pipeline shutdown, says White House

The White House pledged to discuss a key pipeline that carries Canadian crude through Michigan with the northern neighbor, stressing the U.S. isn’t considering a shutdown of the conduit the state’s governor wants shuttered.

Canadian light oil demand jumps as refiners avoid gas dependence

Refiners across the U.S. Gulf Coast, Midwest and Eastern Canada are seeking oil that’s less dense and has less sulfur to avoid processing it through a unit that needs expensive natural gas.

Canadian oil exports to U.S. jump with new pipeline startup

Canadian oil shipments to the U.S. jumped to the highest volume since the start of the year thanks in part to the startup of a long-delayed Canadian pipeline.

Canada escalates Michigan pipeline battle with decades-old treaty

The Canadian government invoked oil and gas transit rights under a decades-old treaty with the U.S. to stop Michigan’s attempt to shut down an Enbridge Inc. pipeline under the Great Lakes.

Syncrude Canada force majeure impacts North American crude flow

Syncrude Canada Ltd., a light crude producer majority-owned by Suncor Energy Inc., cut September supplies due to a mechanical disruption at its oil sands site, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Canada’s PM vote will influence energy, financial sectors

With Canadians set to vote Monday in a highly competitive election, the outlook for the two largest sectors in country’s stock index hangs in the balance.

Canada covers local oil demand with U.S. imports, despite being the world’s 4th largest crude producer

Canadian oil production is more than two and half times domestic demand, yet the majority of crude oil demanded in the country arrives via the United States, according to a new analysis by IHS Markit.

Canada’s Brookfield tries to derail $6.9 billion Pembina-Inter pipeline deal

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP raised its hostile offer for Inter Pipeline Ltd. to C$8.4 billion ($6.9 billion) as it sought break up the company’s deal with Pembina Pipeline Corp., setting off a full-blown takeover battle for Canada’s fourth-largest pipeline company.

Enbridge says Great Lakes oil pipeline will keep running

Enbridge Inc. said it will continue to ship crude through its Line 5 pipeline that crosses the Great Lakes, despite Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s deadline Wednesday to shut the conduit.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Noia CEO comments on the Premier’s economic Recovery Team Report

Noia CEO Charlene Johnson said the Premier’s Economic Recovery Team report highlights the need for a competitive regulatory regime that allows the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore oil and gas industry to successfully bring projects to market.

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Noia comments on industry task force report

While Noia is currently reviewing the government's Oil and Gas Industry Recovery Task Force Report recommendations, the association is initially pleased with the recommendations and the approach of the task force to deal with current challenges and prepare for the future.

API says cross-border infrastructure key to U.S.-Canada energy trade

The American Petroleum released a new report examining how growth in cross-border petroleum trade between the United States and Canada has led to the further integration of North American energy markets, delivering economic benefits, lowering consumer energy costs and strengthening energy security on both sides of the border.

Canada’s top court upholds Trudeau’s carbon tax plan, codifying his green agenda

The decision means Canada's most ambitious environmental policy to date, which would see the baseline price on carbon rise to C$170 ($135) per metric ton by 2030, will stand.

A view from Canada: North American hydrocarbons and the 2020 Presidential election—what hangs in the balance

Regardless of either victorious candidate, any chance of balanced and proportionate climate and energy policy will be extremely difficult to salvage, writes Dennis McConaghy, retired TC Energy executive and author.

2020 Forecast - Canadian E&P

Robert Curran, Contributing Editor

Canada re-adjusts to low prices, limited access