energy sector

A sign opposing coal development in the eastern slopes of the Livingston range south west of Longview, Alta., Wednesday, June 16, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta town endorses community-developed policy saying no to coal mining in Rockies

High River has joined 30 organizations in signing a document pushing prohibition of coal in Alberta

 

A Scotiabank branch is shown in Ottawa on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Craig Wong

Scotiabank no longer a member of oil and gas lobby group CAPP

Scotiabank no longer a member of oil and gas lobby group CAPP

 

Court hearing: Did Biden legally suspend oil lease sales?

Court hearing: Did Biden legally suspend oil lease sales?

 

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault arrives to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Guilbeault says Canada’s big oil companies should be investing some of their record profits into projects to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Record profits for oil companies should be invested in climate action: Guilbeault

Oil boss says a new tax credit isn’t enough to convince producers to start carbon capture project

Minister of Environment and Climate Change Steven Guilbeault arrives to Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Guilbeault says Canada’s big oil companies should be investing some of their record profits into projects to curb their greenhouse gas emissions. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. logo is seen at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 3, 2012. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. saw its first-quarter profit more than double compared with a year ago, helped by higher oil and natural gas prices.<br style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(29, 28, 29); font-family: Slack-Lato, Slack-Fractions, appleLogo, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(248, 248, 248);"> THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Canadian Natural Resources first-quarter profit more than doubles

Canadian Natural Resources first-quarter profit more than doubles

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. logo is seen at the company's annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 3, 2012. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. saw its first-quarter profit more than double compared with a year ago, helped by higher oil and natural gas prices.<br style="box-sizing: inherit; color: rgb(29, 28, 29); font-family: Slack-Lato, Slack-Fractions, appleLogo, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-style: normal; font-variant-ligatures: common-ligatures; background-color: rgb(248, 248, 248);"> THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Alberta’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Alberta wants to pull the plug on its electricity Balancing Pool. The pool is to be officially wound down by 2030, according to a bill introduced Wednesday by Dale Nally, associate minister of electricity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Alberta proposes bill to update electricity system, end controversial power pool

Government introduced a bill Wednesday that aims to officially wind down the pool by 2030

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Alberta’s provincial flag flies on a flag pole in Ottawa, Monday, July 6, 2020. Alberta wants to pull the plug on its electricity Balancing Pool. The pool is to be officially wound down by 2030, according to a bill introduced Wednesday by Dale Nally, associate minister of electricity. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
FILE - Construction work on a 200 meter long pier being built where the gas pipeline is due to come ashore at Houstrup Strand, in West Jutland, Denmark, Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021. Russia has opened a new front in its war over Ukraine, cutting two European Union nations that staunchly back Kyiv off from its gas. That represents a dramatic escalation in a conflict that is increasingly becoming a wider battle with the West. (John Randeris /Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)

European nations accuse Russia of natural gas ‘blackmail’

Gas cut off to Poland and Bulgaria after each refused to start paying for gas in rubles

FILE - Construction work on a 200 meter long pier being built where the gas pipeline is due to come ashore at Houstrup Strand, in West Jutland, Denmark, Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021. Russia has opened a new front in its war over Ukraine, cutting two European Union nations that staunchly back Kyiv off from its gas. That represents a dramatic escalation in a conflict that is increasingly becoming a wider battle with the West. (John Randeris /Ritzau Scanpix via AP, File)
The West Pubnico Point Wind Farm is seen in Lower West Pubnico, N.S. on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Energy transition will be challenging in era of public protests, regulatory hurdles

Overhauling Canada’s energy infrastructure quickly an unprecedented expensive and technical challenge

The West Pubnico Point Wind Farm is seen in Lower West Pubnico, N.S. on Monday, Aug. 9, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan
ATCO chief executive officer Nancy Southern addresses the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Regulated utility ATCO Electric has agreed to pay a $31 million administrative penalty after an Alberta Utilities Commission investigation found it deliberately overpaid a First Nation group for work on a new transmission line, and then failed to disclose the reasons for it when it applied to be reimbursed by ratepayers for the extra cost. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

ATCO Electric agrees to $31 million penalty following regulator’s investigation

Alberta Utilities Commission investigation found it deliberately overpaid a First Nation group

ATCO chief executive officer Nancy Southern addresses the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Regulated utility ATCO Electric has agreed to pay a $31 million administrative penalty after an Alberta Utilities Commission investigation found it deliberately overpaid a First Nation group for work on a new transmission line, and then failed to disclose the reasons for it when it applied to be reimbursed by ratepayers for the extra cost. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Minister of Environment Steven Guilbeault speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. As Newfoundland and Labrador awaits word from Ottawa on a proposed new oilfield off the coast of St. John’s, Shears Mercer says he’s not worried — he’s frustrated. CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Gas project off Newfoundland approved if it achieves net-zero emissions by 2050

Environment minister approves Bay du Nord oil project with ‘strongest emissions rules ever imposed’

Minister of Environment Steven Guilbeault speaks during a press conference outside the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. As Newfoundland and Labrador awaits word from Ottawa on a proposed new oilfield off the coast of St. John’s, Shears Mercer says he’s not worried — he’s frustrated. CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
A Suncor logo is shown at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Suncor getting out of wind and solar; will shift focus to hydrogen and renewable fuel

Suncor says its strategy for hitting the 2050 goal is also focused on increasing shareholder returns

A Suncor logo is shown at the company’s annual meeting in Calgary, Thursday, May 2, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A MarkWest Liberty natural gas pipeline and fracking well cap is seen in Valencia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted Shaffrey

Calgary researchers say there may be a link between fracking and premature births

Data shows increased rates nearby, does not definitively show fracking is causing premature births

A MarkWest Liberty natural gas pipeline and fracking well cap is seen in Valencia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted Shaffrey
A MarkWest Liberty natural gas pipeline and fracking well cap is seen in Valencia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted Shaffrey

Calgary researchers say there may be a link between fracking and premature births

Data shows increased rates nearby, does not definitively show fracking is causing premature births

A MarkWest Liberty natural gas pipeline and fracking well cap is seen in Valencia, Pa., on Oct. 14, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Ted Shaffrey
A man fills up his truck with gas in Toronto, on April 1, 2019. The national price on pollution will go up another $10 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions as scheduled today in most provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov

Carbon price rising to $50 a tonne today, adds 2.2 cents to a litre of gas

Guilbeault: government is not going to stall or move backward on its climate action plan

A man fills up his truck with gas in Toronto, on April 1, 2019. The national price on pollution will go up another $10 per tonne of greenhouse gas emissions as scheduled today in most provinces. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Christopher Katsarov
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers the keynote address during the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Canada's oil and gas industry is still facing uncertainty in the wake of the federal government's sweeping new emissions reduction plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Emissions plan leaves oilpatch with uncertainty; cap on sector still in development

Government consulting with industry, others about what that cap will be

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers the keynote address during the GLOBE Forum at the Convention Centre in Vancouver, B.C., on Tuesday, March 29, 2022. Canada's oil and gas industry is still facing uncertainty in the wake of the federal government's sweeping new emissions reduction plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in Ottawa, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. Guilbeault will table a new greenhouse gas emissions plan in Parliament this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Oil and gas sector emissions need to be cut two-fifths by 2030, new climate plan says

Plan tabled today forecasts that electricity emissions will be almost zero by the end of the decade

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault rises during Question Period in Ottawa, Friday, Dec. 10, 2021. Guilbeault will table a new greenhouse gas emissions plan in Parliament this morning.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
A production manager for Canadian based Vermilion oil company, watches an oil rig, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Andrezel, south east of Paris. Vermilion Energy Inc. has signed a deal to buy junior energy company Leucrotta Exploration Inc. for $477 million. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Thibault Camus

Vermilion Energy buying Leucrotta Exploration for $477 million

Vermilion Energy buying Leucrotta Exploration for $477 million

A production manager for Canadian based Vermilion oil company, watches an oil rig, Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 in Andrezel, south east of Paris. Vermilion Energy Inc. has signed a deal to buy junior energy company Leucrotta Exploration Inc. for $477 million. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Thibault Camus
Alberta’s Minister of Energy Sonya Savage speaks in Calgary, Friday, March 4, 2022.The governments of Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Alberta have put forward a nuclear plan that transitions them toward cleaner energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

4 provinces agree to nuclear energy plan to reduce emissions with small reactors

Saskatchewan and Alberta rely on fossil fuels now, Ontario and New Brunswick use nuclear energy

Alberta’s Minister of Energy Sonya Savage speaks in Calgary, Friday, March 4, 2022.The governments of Ontario, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Alberta have put forward a nuclear plan that transitions them toward cleaner energy. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
Motorists fill up at a gas station in Montreal on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Gasoline costs across Canada are expected to keep rising Thursday, even after a significant mid-week dip in the price of oil. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson

Gasoline prices to keep climbing, in spite of crude oil pullback

Analyst says retailers haven’t fully passed recent cost increases on to consumers yet

Motorists fill up at a gas station in Montreal on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Gasoline costs across Canada are expected to keep rising Thursday, even after a significant mid-week dip in the price of oil. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
A person fuels up a vehicle at a Shell gas station, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Atlantic Canada could face the worst of the fallout of rising fuel costs as prices surge due to supply shortages and the ongoing war in Ukraine, according to one expert.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

High gas prices hitting Atlantic Canada hard due to region’s reliance on heating oil

High gas prices hitting Atlantic Canada hard due to region’s reliance on heating oil

A person fuels up a vehicle at a Shell gas station, in Burnaby, B.C., on Wednesday, March 2, 2022. Atlantic Canada could face the worst of the fallout of rising fuel costs as prices surge due to supply shortages and the ongoing war in Ukraine, according to one expert.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck