Oil - Pipelines

08/05/14
Author: 
Jacob Zinn

Local chapters of four labour unions that recently signed a memorandum of understanding with Enbridge - the energy company behind the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline - have also thrown their support behind the expansion of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline, pending the National Energy Board's approval of the project...The Construction and Specialized Worker's Union Local 1611 (under the Laborers' International Union of North America), the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 115, the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 213 and the United Association of Journeym

01/05/14
Author: 
Editorial

Barack Obama has once again delayed a decision on final approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. The move, announced quietly on April 18 as Washington was winding down for the Easter weekend, is clearly designed to avoid a contentious issue until after the November elections.

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03/05/14
Author: 
Shawn McCarthy
oil pump

The Harper government received a stark warning this week that its reliance on fossil-fuel exports to keep the economy humming is an increasingly risky gambit in a world grappling with the need to dramatically reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases.

Faced with scientific evidence that climate change is a real and growing threat, global governments, including the United States and China, are adopting clean-energy strategies to improve the efficiency of resource use and switch from fossil fuel to renewables.

03/05/14
Author: 
Edward Greenspon, Andrew Mayeda, Jeremy van Loon and Rebecca Penty

This is the story of how Canada’s Plan B rejoinder to Obama’s repeated Keystone delays became mired down, jeopardizing future oil-sands development and production at a cost, according to a Calgary research group, of more than $400 billion in lost economic growth over the next 25 years. It was put together after on- and off-the-record interviews with more than 60 government and industry officials, environmentalists and aboriginal leaders. Some government officials close to Harper asked not to be identified because they weren’t authorized to speak.

02/05/14
Author: 
Staff

Canada's National Energy Board (NEB) on Thursday approved two applications for 25 year natural gas export licences. A licence was approved for Aurora Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd (Aurora LNG) to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), for a maximum term amount of 849.82 109m3. The export point would be in the vicinity of Prince Rupert, British Columbia at the outlet of the loading arm of a proposed liquefaction terminal.

02/05/14
Author: 
Peter O'Neil
oil tanker

“Pipeline spills can have both positive and negative effects on local and regional economies, both in the short- and long-term,” the company states in its submission to the National Energy Board, the federal government’s Calgary-based regulatory agency. “Spill response and cleanup creates business and employment opportunities for affected communities, regions, and cleanup service providers.”

22/04/14
Author: 
Robin Rowland

District of Kitimat Council voted four to one Monday night to officially oppose the Northern Gateway pipeline, terminal and tanker project. After a lengthy debate, Mayor Joanne Monaghan, Councillors Phil Germuth, Mario Feldhoff and Rob Goffinet voted in favour of the motion. Councillor Edwin Empinado voted against the motion. Councillors Mary Murphy and Corrine Scott were absent due to illness.

22/04/14
Author: 
Peter O'Neil
Humpback whale

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The decision removes a major legal hurdle that the environmental group Ecojustice said stood in the way of the $7.9-billion Northern Gateway pipeline project that would bring 550,000 barrels of diluted bitumen crude from Alberta to Kitimat.

22/04/14
Author: 
William Marsden
Jimmy Carter

WASHINGTON — Ten Nobel Peace Prize winners from as far afield as Yemen, South Africa and Argentina have signed a letter asking U.S. President Barack Obama to deny a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline that would transport oilsands bitumen to Texas Gulf Coast refineries.

The laureates, who include former U.S. president Jimmy Carter and Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa, argue that denial of a permit would send a strong signal to the world that the U.S. is rejecting a fossil fuels future.

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22/04/14
Author: 
David Jackson
Decision about Keystone delayed again

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday extended the review period on the Keystone XL pipeline, perhaps pushing back a final decision on the disputed project until after the Nov. 4 congressional elections.

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