Oil - Pipelines

Dean Bennett
Alberta chief medical officer of health Dr. Deena Hinshaw updates media on the Covid-19 situation in Edmonton on Friday, March 20, 2020. File photo by The Canadian Press/Jason Franson

April 16th 2020


Alberta has reached almost 2,000 cases of COVID-19 and is now dealing with an outbreak at an oilsands facility.

Chris Campbell
Extinction Rebellion protesters at Trans Mountain's Burnaby tank farm. Submitted

APRIL 15, 2020

Trans Mountain’s tank farm in Burnaby was the scene of a protest today (Wednesday), with the company accused of not following social distancing measures amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Gabriel Friedman
Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage and Premier Jason Kenney see a need for $20 billion to $30 billion injected into the province's oil sector. IAN KUCERAK/POSTMEDIA

April 13, 2020

Hopes for as much as $30 billion to help sector survive double hit

Alberta’s Minister of Energy Sonya Savage expects the federal government to announce a “liquidity package” this week that would help oil and gas companies in her province survive through the severe price collapse caused by the COVID-19 global pandemic.

James Peters
Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion
Apr 14, 2020

KAMLOOPS — Trans Mountain has confirmed its pipeline expansion construction schedule within Kamloops has been pushed back.

In a memo addressed to the Canada Energy Regulator dated April 1, Trans Mountain says construction in the Kamloops Urban Area will begin in June, 2020. This is a revision from the previous schedule, which had Kamloops construction beginning this month.

Construction in the Black Pines area is scheduled to begin in August, 2020.

Bill McKibben
TransCanada’s Keystone pipeline facility. Photograph: Jeff McIntosh/AP

Apr. 5, 2020

The oil industry saw its opening and moved with breathtaking speed to take advantage of this moment

I’m going to tell you the single worst story I’ve heard in these past few horrid months, a story that combines naked greed, political influence peddling, a willingness to endanger innocent human beings, utter blindness to one of the greatest calamities in human history and a complete disregard for the next crisis aiming for our planet. I’m going to try to stay calm enough to tell it properly, but I confess it’s hard.

Jessica Wallace
Pipe for Kinder Morgan's planned Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is piled high on Mission Flats Road in Kamloops. Construction in the urban area of Kamloops is expected to begin in April 2020 and continue through to June 2021, subject to approvals. Photograph By DAVE EAGLES

Apr. 2, 2020

The company said it expects a peak of 240 workers, including a number of local and Indigenous people, on the job in Kamloops. Trans Mountain said it is working with the Kamloops Accommodation Association to identify interest and capacity at hotels, motels and RV parks

A Kamloops councillor is calling for Trans Mountain pipeline expansion construction to be postponed, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

James Peters
TMX construction site = Image Credit: CFJC Today
Apr 02, 2020

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops councillor is calling on federal and provincial officials to call a halt to Trans Mountain (TMX) pipeline expansion construction within city limits.

Denis Walsh says expansion activities are scheduled to begin soon for TMX’s ‘Kamloops Urban Special Project’, which would lay new pipe beneath the Thompson River.

Walsh doesn’t think the project, which will require hundreds of construction workers, is safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Subscribe to RSS - Oil - Pipelines