National Newswatch

Oilsands deal latest sign cheap crude driving away international majors

Mar 9 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — Royal Dutch Shell's deal to sell off most of its Canadian oilsands holdings shows the waning appeal of the higher-cost sector for foreign investors at a time of soft crude prices and abundant global supply. The megadeal announced on Thursday has Netherlands-based Shell and Houston-based Marathon Oil both making big divestments of their Alberta oilsands assets. Canadian Natural Resources is spending $12.74 billion in cash and shares to […]

Oilsands deal latest sign cheap crude driving away international majors

Mar 9 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — Royal Dutch Shell's deal to sell off most of its Canadian oilsands holdings shows the waning appeal of the higher-cost sector for foreign investors at a time of soft crude prices and abundant global supply. The megadeal announced on Thursday has Netherlands-based Shell and Houston-based Marathon Oil both making big divestments of their Alberta oilsands assets. Canadian Natural Resources is spending $12.74 billion in cash and shares to […]

India rejects extension on pulse imports in blow to Canada’s largest market

Feb 24 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — India has rejected a long-standing exemption on pest treatment for peas and lentils in a blow to Canada's top export market for the crops. Federal Agriculture Minister spokesman Guy Gallant confirmed the Indian government has not granted another six-month exemption that would have crops fumigated on arrival, rather than before export, as has been allowed for more […]

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TransCanada refiles application in Nebraska for Keystone XL pipeline route

Feb 17 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — TransCanada is once again seeking approval of its Keystone XL pipeline route in Nebraska in the latest move to push the polarizing project forward since getting a nod from U.S. President Donald Trump. The energy company says the application it filed with the Nebraska Public Service Commission Thursday is the clearest path to achieving route certainty, adding […]

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TransCanada refiles application in Nebraska for Keystone XL pipeline route

Feb 17 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — TransCanada is once again seeking approval of its Keystone XL pipeline route in Nebraska in the latest move to push the polarizing project forward since getting a nod from U.S. President Donald Trump. The energy company says the application it filed with the Nebraska Public Service Commission Thursday is the clearest path to achieving route certainty, adding […]

Panel looking at future of the NEB heading to a skeptical Vancouver

Feb 6 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — A cross-country tour of the panel looking into the future of the National Energy Board heads to Vancouver this week, where many expressed dismay at the workings of the regulator following its approval of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion last year. The five-member panel tasked with making recommendations on modernizing the NEB are looking to hear about potential […]