National Newswatch

Advisory group recommends penalties for heavy oilsands emitters if cap hit

Jun 16 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Oilsands producers could face steep fines and suspended projects if industry comes close to hitting a mandated 100-megatonne limit under recommendations proposed by Alberta's Oil Sands Advisory Group. But the non-binding report sets out a series of policies options to help avoid reaching that point, including requiring the use of better technology, setting out emissions […]

Advisory group recommends penalties for heavy oilsands emitters if cap hit

Jun 16 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Oilsands producers could face steep fines and suspended projects if industry comes close to hitting a mandated 100-megatonne limit under recommendations proposed by Alberta's Oil Sands Advisory Group. But the non-binding report sets out a series of policies options to help avoid reaching that point, including requiring the use of better technology, setting out emissions […]

Notley tries to reassure oil industry leaders on Trans Mountain expansion

Jun 15 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley tried to reassure bigwigs in the energy industry Wednesday that her government will strive to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets built despite political opposition in British Columbia. Speaking at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Notley said the Alberta NDP government has little time for conversations that seek to shut down […]

Notley tries to reassure oil industry leaders on Trans Mountain expansion

Jun 15 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Alberta Premier Rachel Notley tried to reassure bigwigs in the energy industry Wednesday that her government will strive to ensure the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion gets built despite political opposition in British Columbia. Speaking at the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Notley said the Alberta NDP government has little time for conversations that seek to shut down […]

CAPP forecasts 33 per cent oil production climb by 2030 despite slowing growth

Jun 13 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers expects oil production to climb 33 per cent by 2030 even as pipeline constraints and competition for investment threaten to slow future growth. The forecast calls for Canadian crude oil production to reach 5.12 million barrels per day by 2030, up from last year's projection that output would hit 4.93 million bpd. […]

Enbridge sets out oil pipeline growth plan to cover Western Canada for a decade

Jun 8 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Enbridge Inc (TSX:ENB) has outlined a pipeline expansion plan it says can cover the expected oil production increase from Western Canada for the next decade. The company's executive vice-president of liquids pipelines says the replacement and restoration of its Line 3 pipeline, combined with upgrades and adjustments to other pipelines on its mainline system, could add […]

Canadian Transportation Agency plans consultations on airline passenger rights

Jun 7 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Canadians will soon have their say on the future of airline passenger rights with the Canadian Transportation Agency planning broad public consultations on new regulations. The input-gathering will launch once a bill aimed at modernizing transit rules is passed in Parliament, and comes at a time of rising complaints about the state of air travel. Scott Streiner, chair of the […]

Canadian Transportation Agency plans consultations on airline passenger rights

Jun 7 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Canadians will soon have their say on the future of airline passenger rights with the Canadian Transportation Agency planning broad public consultations on new regulations. The input-gathering will launch once a bill aimed at modernizing transit rules is passed in Parliament, and comes at a time of rising complaints about the state of air travel. Scott Streiner, chair of the […]

Business leaders express concern about promises in B.C. NDP-Green agreement

May 31 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Some business leaders in Canada expressed concerns Wednesday that the fallout from British Columbia's election is discouraging the private sector from investing in the province. Promises by B.C.'s NDP and Greens to hike the minimum wage and carbon tax could further jangle investor nerves after both parties also committed to immediately stopping the Trans […]

Business leaders express concern about promises in B.C. NDP-Green agreement

May 31 2017 — Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press — CALGARY — Some business leaders in Canada expressed concerns Wednesday that the fallout from British Columbia's election is discouraging the private sector from investing in the province. Promises by B.C.'s NDP and Greens to hike the minimum wage and carbon tax could further jangle investor nerves after both parties also committed to immediately stopping the Trans […]