oil and gas

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
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration gave energy companies hundreds of breaks on payments for oil and gas extraction from U.S. lands and the Gulf of Mexico during the pandemic, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Trump administration cuts oil, gas fees in hundreds of cases

BILLINGS, Mont. — The Trump administration has awarded energy companies hundreds of…

  • Jun 11, 2020
U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration gave energy companies hundreds of breaks on payments for oil and gas extraction from U.S. lands and the Gulf of Mexico during the pandemic, in a June 10, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
In Western Canada, employers anticipate a gloomy hiring pace from July to September, including in Red Deer, according to survey findings from ManpowerGroup. File photo

Flat hiring climate expected in Red Deer

Employment levels are not expected to be any better in Red Deer…

In Western Canada, employers anticipate a gloomy hiring pace from July to September, including in Red Deer, according to survey findings from ManpowerGroup. File photo
Alberta’s Opposition leader Rachel Notley called for the head of the province’s energy regulator to resign over the suspension of monitoring in the oil patch, in a June 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Alberta First Nations appeal suspension of environmental monitoring in oilpatch

EDMONTON — Three northern Alberta First Nations are asking to appeal the…

Alberta’s Opposition leader Rachel Notley called for the head of the province’s energy regulator to resign over the suspension of monitoring in the oil patch, in a June 8, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Oil and gas spending estimates adjusted lower as uncertainties persist

Oil and gas spending estimates adjusted lower as uncertainties persist

  • Jun 8, 2020
Biden vowing to rip up Keystone XL approvals if former VP wins White House

Biden vowing to rip up Keystone XL approvals if former VP wins White House

Biden is no stranger to standing in the way of the Calgary-based TC Energy project

Biden vowing to rip up Keystone XL approvals if former VP wins White House