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Canada court overturns approval of Enbridge oil pipeline

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TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Federal Court of Appeal has overturned the previous government’s controversial approval of a pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia. In a ruling released Thursday, the court said the former Conservative government did not adequately consult aboriginal communities regarding their traditional territory or accommodate their concerns. “It would have ...

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Canada’s native chiefs reviewing treaty to block oil industry expansion

CALGARY, Sept 30 (Reuters) – Native chiefs in the Western Canadian province of British Columbia voted on Wednesday to join some of their eastern counterparts opposed to a major pipeline project, in a move some leaders described as a step toward a national alliance aimed at blocking expansion of Alberta’s oil sands industry. The chiefs from British Columbia agreed to ...

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Alberta wildfires burn for 6th day, 10 pct of oil sands crude offline

CALGARY, Alberta – Firefighters battled wildfires in northern Alberta, Canada’s biggest crude-producing region, for a sixth day on Thursday, with two blazes near oil sands facilities still out of control. The wildfires have forced producers in the Western Canadian province, the largest source of U.S. crude imports, to shut in 233,000 barrels per day of crude production, around 10 percent ...

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Canada’s B.C. bans transport of oil in pipelines built for LNG

VANCOUVER, Jan 6 – British Columbia has banned the transport of oil on pipelines built specifically for proposed liquefied natural gas terminals, in an effort to quell fears that those lines could eventually be converted to carry oil sands crude to coastal markets. The regulation covers six proposed pipelines, which would all carry natural gas destined for LNG export terminals ...

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Colorado company backs out of mine agreement

JUNEAU, Alaska — A financial backer has pulled out of its arrangement with the company trying to reopen the Tulsequah Chief Mine in British Columbia. Chieftain Metals Corp. will repay a $10 million advance to Colorado-based Royal Gold, which backed out of its arrangement with Chieftain. The advance will be repaid using an $18.5 million bridge loan from West Face ...

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Encana to sell some natural gas facilities in British Columbia

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Dec 22 – Canada’s Encana Corp will sell some natural gas gathering and compression facilities in British Columbia it owns jointly with a unit of Mitsubishi Corp to Veresen Midstream LP. Encana said it would receive about C$412 million ($354 million) from the sale and actual costs accrued in 2015. The facilities include a 500-kilometer pipeline and compression facilities of ...

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Chevron vows to use ‘lessons learned’ after Angola LNG missteps

Ernest Scheyder MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) – A string of missteps at a $10 billion Angolan liquefied natural gas venture has hurt Chevron Corp’s reputation as a top-notch operator of profitable energy projects around the world. Chief Executive Officer John Watson vowed Chevron will learn from the stumbles, which include multiple electrical fires, pipeline leaks, and even a worker’s death after a ...

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First Nations being courted to back tar sands refinery projects on their land

Elizabeth Douglass | InsideClimate News Despite last week’s approval from the Canadian government, uncertainty still dogs Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway oil sands pipeline largely because of a vow from key aboriginal communities to block it. Others in the oil industry are trying hard to avoid the mistakes Enbridge made when it comes to approaching Canada’s powerful First Nations about projects that could ...

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