oil and gas

FILE - This July 19, 2002, file photo, shows the Mackinac Bridge that spans the Straits of Mackinac from Mackinaw City, Mich. Supporters and opponents of a proposed oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Great Lakes channel are making their case to federal officials. The Army Corps of Engineers hosted an online public hearing Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, on Enbridge’s application for a permit. The Canadian pipeline company wants to drill a nearly 4-mile (6.4-kilometer) tunnel through bedrock under the Straits of Mackinac that would house a replacement for twin pipes that have run along the bottom of the waterway connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan for 67 years.(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

Enbridge rejects Michigan’s demand to shut down oil pipeline

Enbridge won’t close Line 5

  • Jan 12, 2021

 

An aerial photo shows oil tankers load crude oil at Iraq’s Al-Basra Offshore Terminal in Basra, Iraq, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

Iraq explosives experts working to defuse mine on oil tanker

Mine attached to tanker rented from Iraq’s Oil Marketing Company SOMO that was refuelling another vessel

  • Jan 1, 2021

 

The Canada Energy Regulator says its expects oil production in Canada to average 4.38 million barrels per day this year, down by 6.6 per cent compared with 2019. A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Cambodia’s first commercial extraction of oil begins

A peak rate of about 7,500 barrels of oil per day expected

  • Dec 29, 2020

 

Calfrac Well Services Ltd. is seeking to restructure in a plan that will see its debtholders swap unsecured notes for shares in the company. A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says the Alberta Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by Wilks Brothers LLC to block the approval of the company's recapitalization plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Judge tosses application to pause Alberta inquiry into funding of oil and gas foes

CALGARY — An environmental law group has lost its bid to pause…

Calfrac Well Services Ltd. is seeking to restructure in a plan that will see its debtholders swap unsecured notes for shares in the company. A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says the Alberta Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt by Wilks Brothers LLC to block the approval of the company's recapitalization plan. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Many of Alberta’s rural municipalities have been struggling to collect taxes from oil and gas companies. (Advocate file photo)

Red Deer County offers energy companies tax break

Oil and gas companies will get extra time to pay back taxes and face a smaller penalty

Many of Alberta’s rural municipalities have been struggling to collect taxes from oil and gas companies. (Advocate file photo)
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix makes an announcement at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The Calgary oilpatch is expected to take stock of a mega-merger between oilsands heavyweights Cenovus Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. as stock markets open this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix makes an announcement at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. The Calgary oilpatch is expected to take stock of a mega-merger between oilsands heavyweights Cenovus Energy Inc. and Husky Energy Inc. as stock markets open this morning. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian gas monopoly Gazprom Head, Alexei Miller during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Poland fines Russia’s Gazprom $7.6 billion over pipeline

Gazprom will appeal decision by Poland’s Office of Competition and Consumer Protection

  • Oct 7, 2020
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, listens to Russian gas monopoly Gazprom Head, Alexei Miller during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
The 14th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Andrew Furey addresses the audience following the swearing-in ceremony on the grounds of Government House in St. John’s on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey says discussions about the future of an oil refinery in Come By Chance, N.L., are ongoing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Discussions about N.L. oil refinery future ongoing: Premier

Uncertain times for the refinery’s workers

The 14th Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Dr. Andrew Furey addresses the audience following the swearing-in ceremony on the grounds of Government House in St. John’s on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey says discussions about the future of an oil refinery in Come By Chance, N.L., are ongoing. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
A woman walks towards the entrance of the TransAlta headquarters building in Calgary on April 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

TransAlta and Tidewater selling Pioneer Pipeline to Atco instead of TC Energy

Pioneer Pipeline includes 131 km of operating pipeline in Alberta

A woman walks towards the entrance of the TransAlta headquarters building in Calgary on April 29, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, officials from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission visit St., George, Utah, to examine the route of the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline. The project is one of dozens that the Trump administration has targeted for fast-tracked environmental review during the COVID-19 emergency. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

Drilling, mines, other projects hastened by Trump order

Environmental reviews scaled back in June

  • Sep 2, 2020
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2016, file photo, officials from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission visit St., George, Utah, to examine the route of the proposed Lake Powell Pipeline. The project is one of dozens that the Trump administration has targeted for fast-tracked environmental review during the COVID-19 emergency. (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)
A new study by The Associated Press showed that waivers to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise were granted in more than 3,000 cases, in an August 24, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic

Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites have…

  • Aug 24, 2020
A new study by The Associated Press showed that waivers to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise were granted in more than 3,000 cases, in an August 24, 2020 story. (File photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
‘Pipe Nation’ TV pilot casts Alberta oil and gas workers to show true grit of industry

‘Pipe Nation’ TV pilot casts Alberta oil and gas workers to show true grit of industry

‘Pipe Nation’ TV pilot casts Alberta oil and gas workers to show true grit of industry

‘Pipe Nation’ TV pilot casts Alberta oil and gas workers to show true grit of industry
Enbridge Inc. revenues plunged to nearly $8 billion, in a July 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Enbridge Q2 earnings slip as revenues plunge 40 per cent due to COVID aftermath

CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. is reporting that its net income slipped to…

Enbridge Inc. revenues plunged to nearly $8 billion, in a July 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Deutsche Bank says it won’t back an new oilsands or coal projects

Deutsche Bank says it won’t back an new oilsands or coal projects

Deutsche Bank says it won’t back an new oilsands or coal projects

Deutsche Bank says it won’t back an new oilsands or coal projects
An Enbridge oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes was recently damaged, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Enbridge says contractor vessels may have damaged pipeline

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Recent damage that prompted the temporary shutdown of…

  • Jul 24, 2020
An Enbridge oil pipeline in a channel linking two of the Great Lakes was recently damaged, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Precision Drilling Corp. says it lost $48.9 million for the three months ending June 30, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Precision Drilling Q2 loss surges as pandemic weakens demand for oil

CALGARY — Precision Drilling Corp. says its second-quarter loss surged while revenues…

Precision Drilling Corp. says it lost $48.9 million for the three months ending June 30, in a July 23, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump

Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump

Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump

Setbacks hamper pipeline industry backed by Trump
Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry

“They were simply acquaintances in Calgary who occasionally communicated”

Alberta justice minister cleared in ethics case tied to oil funding inquiry