Category Archives: Oil and Gas

Alberta flooded with applications for grants to clean up inactive oil and gas wells

Calgary’s Scott Darling, who owns two oil-well service companies – Performance Energy Services and Performance Production Services – is hoping to participate in Alberta’s Site Rehabilitation Program. Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail May 25 2020 Alberta flooded with applications for … Continue reading

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Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from YouTube

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images — British environmental photographer’s copyright claim prompts website to remove film that has been condemned by climate scientists Jonathan Watts @jonathanwatts Mon 25 May 2020 20.33 EDT Michael Moore film Planet of the Humans removed from … Continue reading

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Alberta suspends environmental monitoring rules for oil sands during pandemic

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor oil sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alta., September 17, 2014. Todd Korol/Reuters Carol Scott The Canadian Press Published May 14, 2020 The Alberta Energy Regulator has suspended a wide array of … Continue reading

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Alberta to rewrite oil sands tailings ponds regulations

Oil goes into a tailings pond at the Suncor tar sands operations near Fort McMurray, Alberta, September 17, 2014. Alberta’s toxic tailings ponds have become an emblem of what critics view as the energy industry’s disregard for the environment. © … Continue reading

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Alberta asking Feds for more funds to deal with orphaned well cleanup

Old, unproductive oil and gas wells could cost up to $70B to clean up, says new report ‘The mess continues to grow,’ says landowner stuck with abandoned well Kyle Bakx – CBC News — Hustle in the oil patch: Inside … Continue reading

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TC Energy to proceed with Keystone XL pipeline after US$1.1 billion investment from Alberta government | Financial Post

https://business.financialpost.com/commodities/energy/tc-energy-to-proceed-with-keystone-xl-pipeline-after-1-5b-investment-from-alberta-government — the Government of Alberta has agreed to invest US$1.1 billion as equity in the 830,000-barrels-per-day pipeline project. This going towards construction costs through the end of 2020. The remaining investment of US$6.9 billion is expected to be made … Continue reading

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TV’s ‘Diesel Brothers’ to pay US$850,000 fine for rolling coal | Driving

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Does the B.C. gas pipeline need approval from hereditary chiefs? – Macleans.ca

Protesters at a rally in Vancouver in support of pipeline protesters in northwestern B.C. (Darryl Dyck/CP) — This explains the two types of indigenous leadership, what role they each play and why they are often not in agreement. There is … Continue reading

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Venezuela economic failure and fake or misleading news

Social misleadia, Trump and many of his supporters and others from the far right have been sharing fake or misleading news about Venezuela’s economic failure. Venezuela’s economic crisis is an example of failed leadership, corruption and other issues. It has … Continue reading

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Alberta and Canada ignores the ticking time-bomb of orphaned oil and gas wells at its own peril

Eamon Mac Mahon, ASSOCIATED PRESS Syncrude upgrader facilities on the Athabasca river near Fort McMurray Alberta Dec 9 2019 – Globe and Mail, The Narwhal and Concerned Citizen — These are some of the major issues that make it hard … Continue reading

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