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Canada’s Trudeau leaves room for oil pipelines to gain local approval

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference with aboriginal leaders on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

VANCOUVER – Canada’s government sounded another note of opposition to a proposed oil pipeline in the country’s west coast, though he appeared to leave the door open to allowing proponents to acquire the needed local approval for projects to go ahead. The newly elected Liberal government campaigned on a promise to toughen up the environmental review process for oil pipelines and ...

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Shifting markets may make Portland Pipe Line redundant

The Portland Pipe Line, built 74 years ago to provide for the safe transport of crude oil to Quebec at a time when German U-boats were patrolling the western Atlantic, may be obsolete by the new year. That would mean fewer oil tankers calling on Portland Harbor and less work for tugboats, harbor pilots, line handlers, marine fuel suppliers, ship ...

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Pennsylvania safety seminar puts focus on Bakken crude

Emergency responders from four counties gathered in Hempfield on Saturday to learn how to better respond to rail incidents, particularly those involving Bakken crude oil. The highly flammable crude is transported from the Bakken Formation, an area encompassing parts of Canada, Montana and North Dakota, to oil refineries, some of which are on the East Coast. There’s been an increase ...

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Canada inflation rate steady in Oct, energy prices weigh

OTTAWA – Canada’s annual inflation rate held at 1.0 percent in October, remaining at the lower end of the central bank’s target range as it was held down by cheaper energy prices, data from Statistics Canada showed on Friday. The figures were in line with economists’ expectations that inflation would match September’s reading. Prices were higher in seven of the ...

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Canada’s Alberta making credible shift to reduce emissions – federal minister

CALGARY – Canada’s oil-rich province of Alberta is making a credible shift toward a low carbon economy, Canadian Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said on Wednesday, as her government prepares for the upcoming Paris climate talks. McKenna, who was on her first domestic trip in Canada since her appointment by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Nov. 4, ...

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