Alberta

09/11/18
Author: 
Associated Press
U.S. President Donald Trump, flanked in the White House on March 24, 2017 by pipeline supporters, including TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling, announces he has approved the Keystone XL pipeline. Twitter photo posted by Trump

November 9th 2018

TransCanada's $10-billion Keystone XL pipeline project has suffered another setback after a U.S. federal judge blocked its construction to allow more time to study the potential environmental impact.

The Great Falls Tribune reports U.S. District Judge Brian Morris' order on Thursday came as the Calgary-based energy giant was preparing to build the first stages of the oil pipeline in northern Montana.

08/11/18
Author: 
SUSAN CAKE , EMMA JACKSON , ERIC PINEAULT , IAN HUSSEY

Nov 8, 2018 -  This report analyzes the economics of the five largest bitumen-extractive corporations in Canada. The “Big Five” are Suncor Energy, Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL), Cenovus Energy, Imperial Oil, and Husky Energy. We examine the key features of the five firms and analyze their accumulation dynamics in the context of the latest commodity cycle: boom (2004–2014), bust (2014–2016), and restructuring and consolidation (2015 onward).

03/11/18

Meet the self-described ‘sinister seniors’ taking a stand against Trans Mountain — and going to jail for it..

[For more, go to this Facebook site.]

02/11/18
Author: 
Emma McIntosh, Steph Wechsler, Carolyn Jarvis & Mike De Souza

November 1st 2018

The Price of Oil

The Alberta Energy Regulator is apologizing for a “staggering” presentation, made last February by one of its highest-ranking officials, warning the province’s oilpatch that it could be sitting on an estimated $260 billion in financial liabilities.

02/11/18
Author: 
Mike De Souza, Carolyn Jarvis, Emma McIntosh & David Bruser
 new estimate delivered in a private February 2018 presentation by a senior Alberta Energy Regulator official estimates that the province's fossil fuel industry has a $260 billion liability. File photo of Alberta oilsands facility by Kris Krug

November 1st 2018

Cleaning up Alberta's fossil fuel industry could cost an estimated $260 billion, internal regulatory documents warn.

The staggering financial liabilities for the energy industry’s graveyard of spent facilities were spelled out by a high-ranking official of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in a February presentation to a private audience in Calgary.

02/11/18
Author: 
Mike De Souza, Carolyn Jarvis, Emma McIntosh & David Bruser

Nov 1, 2018 - Cleaning up Alberta's fossil fuel industry could cost an estimated $260 billion, internal regulatory documents warn.

The staggering financial liabilities for the energy industry’s graveyard of spent facilities were spelled out by a high-ranking official of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in a February presentation to a private audience in Calgary.

01/11/18
Author: 
Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press
Murray Sinclair
October 30, 2018

CALGARY — A Manitoba senator says a proposal by Alberta's United Conservatives to pick up the legal tabs of pro-pipeline First Nations is an example of age-old "divide-and-conquer" tactics.

Leader Jason Kenney touted the proposed legal fund in a Calgary speech this month as part of his party's multi-pronged "fight-back strategy" against anyone wishing to shut down Alberta's energy sector.

01/11/18
Author: 
Michael Potestio
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley addresses a convention of Western Canadian United Steelworkers in Kamloops on Oct. 31, 2018. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES/KTW
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley sees no need to punish B.C. as her government awaits the completion of a new National Energy Board review of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.
 
Notley was in Kamloops on Wednesday to address a United Steelworkers convention at the Coast Kamloops Hotel and Conference Centre, where she stressed the importance of the project.
 
01/11/18
Author: 
Gillian Steward
United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney has promised, if elected premier of Alberta, to create a tax-payer funded war room to fight environmentalists who target the province’s oil production.  (JEFF MCINTOSH / THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Oct. 30, 2018

Surely Jason Kenney, Alberta’s Conservative leader isn’t serious, surely he’s just joshing, when he talks about his latest ploy to promote Alberta oil.

25/10/18
Author: 
Stephen Hunt

A new report co-written by Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour and co-chair of Alberta's energy diversification advisory committee, suggests the province could reap an economic bonanza from the LNG (liquefied natural gas) export facility being developed in northern British Columbia.

McGowan spoke to David Gray about the report on the Calgary Eyeopener Tuesday. This interview has been edited for clarity and length.

Q: Why is this such good news for Alberta?

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