Stephanie Taylor, The Canadian Press
Oil pipes
Jun 4, 2021 | 2:08 AM

OTTAWA — Federal officials were asking themselves how many pipelines does Canada really need in the days after U.S. President Joe Biden cancelled Keystone XL.

The query was posed in a briefing note from Natural Resources Canada and released to The Canadian Press under federal access-to-information legislation.

Canadian Press
TMX pipeline work

June. 3, 2021

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — An order stopping tree cutting and grass mowing across the entire Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was issued Thursday by the Canada Energy Regulator, the agency that enforces safety and environmental guidelines for pipeline projects across Canada.

A statement released by the CER said it issued the order to immediately stop all clearing activity "to prevent harm to nesting birds in the pipeline project’s right of way and to ensure Trans Mountain is correcting any issues it has in relation to contractor oversight and management." 

The Canadian Press
Oil pipes

June 3, 2021

CALGARY — An insurance provider for the Trans Mountain pipeline said it will not renew its policy with the company when it expires in August.

Argo Group International Holdings Ltd., an international underwriter based in Bermuda, said the project no longer fits the company's risk appetite. 

"We currently insure the Trans Mountain pipeline, but do not intend to renew when the policy expires in August 2021," spokesman David Snowden said. 

"This type of project is not currently within Argo's risk appetite."

Yoel Minkoff - SA Editor

This might have an impact on the perceived "need" for TMX. - Gene McGuckin

Insure Our Future
Oil pipes

Coalition Denounces Decision, Pledges to Ramp Up Pressure on Remaining Insurers to Cut Ties with Trans Mountain

Robert Hackett
Jagmeet Singh/Facebook

April 21, 2021

"Thanks for being part of this movement. Thanks for being part of this party."

In two consecutive sentences, federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's speech to his party's recent convention referenced a central source of both division and potential dynamism.

Is the NDP a party, or a movement? And does it matter?

Bethany Lindsay

Mar 31, 2021

SFU team says rising construction costs, new climate change measures mean project should be shelved

The estimated construction cost for the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion has ballooned from $5.4 billion to $12.6 billion. (Jason Franson/Canadian Press)

The Canadian Press
Imperial Oil Headquarters - Chuck Szmurlo/Wikimedia Commons

MARCH 21, 2021

Imperial Oil Ltd. is advising investors attending its annual meeting in May to vote against a shareholder resolution that it adopt a corporate wide target to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.


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