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Industry Spin

06/03/18
Author: 
Robyn Allan
Western Canadian oil prices are being hit by a lack of pipeline safety, not a lack of pipelines. BLOOMBERG

March 4, 2018

Has Big Oil exposed itself to billions in losses from a widening price differential between light (West Texas Intermediate, or WTI) and heavy (Western Canadian Select, or WCS) oil?

That’s the hypothesis in a report by Scotiabank as reported in The Vancouver Sun on Feb. 20 (Pipeline delays impose demonstrable cost ($10.7 billion) to Canada’s economy: Scotiabank).

27/02/18
Author: 
Norman Farrell

Feb 26, 2018 - While BC consumers of carbon pay an ever increasing tax — $10 billion since 2009 — carbon producers are enjoying billions of dollars in subsidies.

08/02/18
Author: 
Claudia Cattaneo

[Editor's Note: It is well known that other indigenous peoples are leading the no pipeline movement and support an oil tanker moratorium on BC's coast.]

A First Nations’ led $17-billion oil pipeline from Alberta to the West Coast has put in motion a back-up plan to site its terminal across the border

February 6, 

03/02/18
Author: 
Carl Meyer
A hopper moves dirt in Suncor's Millennium mine in the oilsands in Fort McMurray, Alta., on June 13, 2017. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

The five companies that own most of the oilsands production in Alberta should come clean with the public about the "enormity" of the costs — adding up to nearly $2 trillion in a worst-case scenario — of their pollution, says a new study.

"The Big Five need to start publicly disclosing their emissions modelling for the sake of transparency and accountability," reads the report, released Wednesday by the Parkland Institute, an Alberta public policy research network based at the University of Alberta.

05/12/17
Author: 
Reuters Staff

VANCOUVER/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd said on Monday the start-up of its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could be delayed past September 2020 if it is unable to get more clarity around permitting and the judicial process by early next year.

25/11/17
Author: 
Mike De Souza
Kinder Morgan Canada president Ian Anderson delivers a speech to a Vancouver business crowd on Nov. 3, 2016. File photo by Elizabeth McSheffrey

After downplaying concerns about delays to its investors last week, Kinder Morgan is warning it could lose more than $90 million per month due to its struggles with the bylaws of the City of Burnaby in British Columbia.

23/11/17
Author: 
Sarah Cox

Nov. 16, 2017 - Site C jobs are often cited as a main reason to proceed with the $9 billion dam on B.C.’s Peace River. But how many jobs would Site C actually create? Are there really 2,375 people currently employed on the project, as widely reported this month?

DeSmog Canada dove into Site C jobs numbers. We found dubious claims, political spin, and far too much secrecy.

15/09/17
Author: 
Jesse Snyder
oil drilling

If the momentum continues next year, Canada could displace Iraq as the fourth largest producer in the world

Canadian oil production could edge closer to the five million barrel-per-day milestone in 2018, with supplies expected to grow the second fastest among major producers in coming years, a new report says.

10/09/17
Author: 
Shawn McCarthy

Pricing carbon and phasing out fossil fuels will drive up costs for households and businesses, but the transition is necessary and will become more expensive if it is delayed, the Conference Board of Canada concluded in a report issued earlier this week.

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