Oil - Pipelines

22/04/14
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage

As the climate crisis intensifies it is getting harder for those who benefit from fossil fuels to shirk any and all responsibility for the climate damage that results. The greater the climate damage the more extreme the measures are becoming to avoid taking any responsibility. Such is the case with Kinder Morgan's recent push to build a gigantic new Trans Mountain XL (TMX) pipeline from the tar sands of Alberta to the Pacific Ocean shoreline at the Port of Vancouver.

13/04/14
Author: 
VESG

On Saturday, April 12, a number of VESG members participated in the walk, rally and flotilla opposed to Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline carrying tar sands bitumen to the Burrard Inlet. The day was organized by the Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion (BROKE) and North Shore NOPE. Below is a collection of news stories related to the event.

13/04/14
Author: 
VESG

On Saturday, April 12, a number of VESG members participated in the walk, rally and flotilla opposed to Kinder Morgan’s plans to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline carrying tar sands bitumen to the Burrard Inlet. The day was organized by the Burnaby Residents Opposing Kinder Morgan Pipeline Expansion (BROKE) and North Shore NOPE. Below is a collection of news stories related to the event.

16/04/14
Author: 
Gordon Hoekstra

Northern B.C. First Nations adamantly opposed to the Northern Gateway pipeline reacted coolly to a First Nations-backed organization that has partnered with the Aquilini Group to propose a new oil pipeline to the B.C. coast.

Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/First+Nations+Aquilini+pipeline+plan+ge...
 

16/04/14
Author: 
By Shawn McCarthy

Lynne Quarmby has spent her career as a research biologist, and worries about the impact that booming oil sands production will have on Canada's climate emissions and its vast boreal forest. So the chair of Simon Fraser University's microbiology department decided to speak out when the National Energy Board announced it would be reviewing Kinder Morgan Inc.'s proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline that will carry nearly 900,000 barrels a day of oil sands crude to the Port of Vancouver for export to Pacific Rim countries...

14/04/14
Author: 
Mike De Souza

OTTAWA—Management at TransCanada Corp. were dismissive to employees who raised concerns in recent years about the safety of the company’s existing and brand new North American pipeline infrastructure, newly released company records reveal. The thousands of pages of records, released over the past month by the Senate energy and environment committee, show cases where engineers were told in internal emails to stop searching for potential pipeline defects.

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13/04/14
Author: 
cbc

Burnaby residents opposed to Kinder Morgan's plans to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline are rallied today in opposition to company's plans to spend $5 billion to nearly triple the pipeline's capacity.

The pipeline carries crude bitumen from the Alberta oilsands to Vancouver.

13/04/14
Author: 
Robin Rowland

The residents of Kitimat, B.C. have voted against the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project in a non-binding plebiscite.

The ballot count from Saturday’s vote was 1,793 opposed versus 1,278 who supported the multi-billion dollar project — a margin of 58.4 per cent to 41.6 per cent.

09/04/14
Author: 
Dan Healing

Canadian oil and gas worker salaries jumped six per cent to an average of $130,000 US in 2013 and the trend is expected to continue, according to a survey released Wednesday. Furthermore, despite ongoing worries about oil transportation bottlenecks, nearly three-quarters of employers who took part in the survey by global recruiting firm Hays Oil & Gas say they expect their companies will hire more people in 2014. “This past year, the industry has taken a pause,” said John Faraguna, global managing director of oil and gas for Hays.

07/04/14
Author: 
Mark Taliano

The current trajectories of Canada’s predominant political economies are increasingly dysfunctional, due in no small part to the fact that we have become, in many respects, a petro state, rather than the much vaunted “Energy Superpower” that we were promised.

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