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Oct 30, 2014

TransCanada seeks approval for Energy East pipeline

CALGARY, Alberta/SINGAPORE, Oct 30 (Reuters) – TransCanada
Corp said on Thursday it has filed for regulatory
approval of its C$12 billion ($10.8 billion) Energy East
pipeline, the largest, longest and most expensive ever proposed
for the country, as it pushes ahead with a plan to ship oil
sands crude to eastern refineries and Atlantic export ports.

Canada’s No.2 pipeline operator said it has filed the formal
project application with the National Energy Board, officially
starting the clock on a regulatory review of the proposed 4,600
kilometer (2,860 mile) line, a process expected to last about 18
months.

Oct 28, 2014

Lululemon founder’s family bets on casual luxury with new retail venture

TORONTO/VANCOUVER (Reuters) – Sewing machines hum inside a spacious clothing boutique where the wife and son of Lululemon Athletica Inc’s (LULU.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) founder hope to capture the retail magic that turned the yogawear maker into a stock market darling.

Meet Kit and Ace, the brainchild of billionaire Chip Wilson’s wife, former Lululemon lead designer Shannon Wilson, who started the new streetwear venture with his son J.J.

Oct 23, 2014

Man who attacked Canada’s parliament had troubled, transient past

MONTREAL/VANCOUVER (Reuters) – The Islamic convert that police say killed a soldier in Ottawa and then rampaged through Canada’s parliament before being shot dead was a misfit and perhaps mentally ill, according to friends and family, while his troubled and transient past included robbery and drug offenses.

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, 32, a Canadian citizen, was identified by police on Thursday as the attacker in the incident that rocked Canada and sent shock waves abroad.

Oct 21, 2014

Kinder Morgan Canada pipeline plans hits a mountain of opposition

VANCOUVER (Reuters) – A Western Canadian pipeline once seen as the best near-term hope for sending more of the country’s controversial tar sands crude to Asia has hit another snag: aboriginal communities intent on using the courts to block the proposed expansion.

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ (KMP.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) C$5.4 billion ($4.8 billion) Trans Mountain expansion would twin a 60-year-old line running from the oil-rich province of Alberta to the coastal city of Vancouver, tripling its capacity.

Oct 20, 2014

British Columbia to unveil details of new LNG tax this week

VANCOUVER, Oct 20 (Reuters) – British Columbia is set to
unveil the details of its long-awaited liquefied natural gas tax
regime within days, which could sway investment decisions on
several proposed export terminals in the Canadian Pacific Coast
province.

The provincial government, which is banking on the nascent
LNG industry to create thousands of jobs and add billions to
government coffers, has promised the legislation will be
introduced this week.

Oct 6, 2014

Petronas threatens 15-year delay of Canada LNG plant if no tax deal

VANCOUVER/CALGARY, Oct 6 (Reuters) – Malaysian state-owned
energy company Petronas said on Monday it could delay
its planned $11 billion liquefied natural gas plant on Canada’s
Pacific Coast by up to 15 years unless it can reach a favorable
tax deal by month’s end.

Petronas said in a statement that the economics of the plant
are marginal and without a favorable tax arrangement with the
province of British Columbia and Canada’s federal government, it
could shelve the project for a decade or more.

Oct 2, 2014

B.C. leader ‘confident’ Petronas LNG project in Canada to move ahead

VANCOUVER, Oct 2 (Reuters) – British Columbia’s leader is
“very confident” that Malaysia’s Petronas will move
ahead with a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in the
Canadian province, despite threats from the company that it
could pull out of the roughly $11 billion project.

Premier Christy Clark, speaking with reporters on Thursday,
said meetings this week with Petronas chief executive Shamsul
Azhar Abbas were “productive,” but she declined to put a
timeline on a final investment decision from the state-owned oil
and gas company.

Sep 30, 2014

Enbridge eyes Mainline oil pipe expansion if demand strong

Sept 30 (Reuters) – Enbridge Inc, Canada’s largest
pipeline operator, said on Tuesday it may have to build new
pipeline capacity from its Superior, Wisconsin, storage hub if
oil shipments from Canada and the Bakken shale field of North
Dakota keep expanding.

Speaking at the company’s annual investor day in Toronto,
Guy Jarvis, head of the oil pipeline unit, said Enbridge could
handle up to 500,000 more barrels per day (bpd) on its 2.5
million bpd system once it completes rebuilding its Line 3
pipeline from Alberta to Superior and finishes its Sandpiper
pipeline serving the Bakken in 2017.

Sep 18, 2014

Petronas still eyeing year end for Canada LNG investment decision

VANCOUVER, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Pacific NorthWest LNG, a unit
of Malaysia’s Petronas, still plans to make a final
decision on the construction of a liquefied natural gas (LNG)
facility in northwest British Columbia by year end, the unit’s
president said on Thursday.

Greg Kist, speaking at a Vancouver conference, said the
final investment decision (FID) would hinge on whether the
provincial government comes out with promised tax measures for
the LNG industry before the new year.

Sep 16, 2014

Westjet CEO says new bag fees will help it lower fares

VANCOUVER, Sept 16 (Reuters) – A new fee for checked bags
will allow Canada’s Westjet Airlines Ltd to lower
fares, while at the same time help the budget carrier battle
rising costs, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Gregg Saretsky said the C$25 (US$22.78) fee, announced on
Monday, is in response to consumer demands for lower fares and
the rising number of Canadian travelers crossing the border to
fly from airports in United States.

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