Alberta

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January 15, 2021
Efforts by Canada’s government to hire a firm to do a financial analysis of its Trans Mountain pipeline and a facilitator to help indigenous communities have rankled at least one group in British Columbia.
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January 04, 2021
In a statement posted on Twitter, Jason Kenney announced that one cabinet minister, Tracy Allard, along with his chief staff will be stepping down from their posts after revelations the two traveled abroad in recent weeks.
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December 09, 2020
The province’s economy is expected to contract 8.1% this year, the most on record, because of virus restrictions and the downturn in oil prices. Home of the world’s third-largest crude reserves, outbreaks have happened at at least seven oil-sands sites in the north of the province.
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December 01, 2020
Minnesota approved the stormwater pollution plan for Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline replacement and expansion, the project’s last pending permit, the company said. Construction is expected to take six to nine months on a line that will add 370,000 barrels a day of capacity.
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October 02, 2020
“The recent near-death experience for some heavy oil producers is a good reminder that investors should focus on companies with strong balance sheets, ample liquidity, robust cost structures, and low sustaining capital requirements,” BMO Capital Markets analyst Randy Ollenberger said in a report.
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September 02, 2020
Heavy Canadian crude rose after a spill led to the shutdown of a pipeline that supplies diluent to two major oil-sands sites in Alberta.
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August 31, 2020
Siemens Energy has been selected to provide its highly efficient gas turbine technology and long-term services to the planned 900 MW Cascade Power Plant in Alberta, Canada. The project supports the decarbonization of Alberta's power supply by switching from coal to natural gas.
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August 06, 2020
In 1976, Alberta’s government established a special fund to save some of its oil and gas revenue for leaner times when prices dropped or resources ran dry. For decades, royalties poured into Alberta’s coffers, with the gusher accelerating in the boom of the early 2000s as the province developed its vast oil-sands reserves, the world’s third-largest oil resource. But successive governments failed to stick to the savings plan.
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July 24, 2020
Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan said he’s in talks with the U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette about finding a path to move ahead with oil pipeline projects, the Globe & Mail reported.
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July 08, 2020
At least 20% of shut-in Canadian production is being restored, just months after the price crash forced producers in Alberta’s oil sands to slash up to 1 million barrels a day of output.
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July 07, 2020
Crude from Canada's oil sands is almost entirely shipped through U.S. pipelines to refineries in the Midwest and Gulf Coast. The lack of enough shipping capacity has been the dominant problem facing the industry for the past several years.
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June 30, 2020
The company will bring back output in Alaska and other states next month, with Canadian production coming back in the third quarter. “Given ongoing variability and uncertainty in the outlook for production curtailments, the company will continue to suspend forward-looking guidance and sensitivities,” Conoco said in a statement Tuesday.
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June 30, 2020
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney is using the Covid-19 pandemic to accelerate efforts to diversify his oil-dependent economy, a change of emphasis for a leader who once pledged to return the Canadian province to fiscal discipline.
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June 23, 2020
The pandemic-induced oil crash prompted Canadian companies to cut about 1 million barrels of daily crude output, freeing up space on the country’s previously congested pipelines. With that production likely slow to return and as many as three new conduits slated to be built in the next three years, the industry may have years of cheap, plentiful shipping capacity ahead.
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June 04, 2020
Canadian banks’ exposure to oil and gas loans has surged to a record as energy firms tapped credit lines to combat plunging oil prices.
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May 29, 2020
Our look ahead the coming week, including how drillers' ability to react to an increase in oil and gas demand could be impacted by technical and manpower limitations, and what key OPEC players have in store for the first week of June.
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May 20, 2020
Canadian and Alaskan crude that normally travels to the U.S. West Coast is finding a market in China, where demand is almost back to pre-pandemic levels.
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May 07, 2020
Enbridge Inc., North America’s largest pipeline operator, is cutting jobs, lowering executive pay and deferring some capital spending as measures to fight the Covid-19 virus reduce oil flows on its system and slow down construction.
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May 05, 2020
Canadian heavy crude surged to its strongest price versus futures since at least 2008 as producers curtailed output and Enbridge Inc. agreed to open part of its pipeline system for storage.
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April 29, 2020
While global oil prices remain near multi-decade lows, the heads of two major Canadian crude producers see reasons for hope that the market will rebound in the months ahead.
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April 17, 2020
Canada’s plan to spend $1.2 billion to help clean up the country’s derelict oil wells comes with strings attached: tougher environmental rules for the energy-rich province of Alberta.
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