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Dec 5, 2013

Canada must do more to engage aboriginals on pipelines -report

VANCOUVER, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Canada must do more to build
trust with aboriginal communities to win their support for
resource projects such as oil pipelines and natural gas
terminals, a report said on Thursday.

“There has not been a constructive dialogue about energy
projects. Aboriginal leaders are prepared to engage and Canada
will need to address issues on their agenda,” Douglas Eyford,
the federal government’s special representative on west coast
energy infrastructure, said in the 58-page report.

Dec 3, 2013

Canada panel urges better response plan for oil spills

VANCOUVER, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Canada must be better prepared
to respond to major oil spills if more crude starts to flow in
pipelines to the country’s Pacific Coast, a government panel
said on Tuesday, as fears of a major marine disaster grow.

The report by the federal transport department makes 45
recommendations, including ensuring companies are prepared for a
worst-case scenario and new guarantees that taxpayers will not
be liable for costs related to spills in Canadian waters.

Dec 1, 2013

Canada LNG export plans to get boost but doubts linger

VANCOUVER, Dec 1 (Reuters) – British Columbia is finalizing
tax rules for companies seeking to export Canadian natural gas
to Asia. But energy experts question how many of the dozen
export terminals planned for the Pacific coast will actually
get built.

Other countries, including the United States, are ahead of
Canada in the race to export liquefied natural gas (LNG), a fuel
that fetches far more in energy hungry Asia than in North
America.

Nov 29, 2013

CNOOC applies to Canada regulators for LNG export license

VANCOUVER, Nov 29 (Reuters) – CNOOC Ltd, China’s
top offshore oil explorer, applied to Canadian energy regulators
on Friday for permission to export liquefied natural gas (LNG)
from a proposed terminal along Canada’s West Coast.

The application to the National Energy Board (NEB) comes
just two weeks after the Chinese company reached a land deal
with British Columbia for a property at Grassy Point, a nub of
land just 10 miles south of the Alaska border.

Nov 26, 2013

Newspaper owner to put $27 bln Canada refinery plan to regulators

VANCOUVER, Nov 25 (Reuters) – A Canadian newspaper mogul is
pushing ahead with a $27 billion plan to build an oil refinery
on Canada’s west coast, hoping to file for regulatory approval
before year-end and with construction targeted for 2016.

The 550,000-barrels-a-day plant would easily be Canada’s
biggest refinery, producing gasoline, jet fuel and diesel for
Asian markets from the output of the country’s rich oil sands.

Nov 26, 2013

Newspaper owner to put $27 bln Canada refinery plan to regulators

VANCOUVER, Nov 25 (Reuters) – A Canadian newspaper mogul is
pushing ahead with a $27 billion plan to build an oil refinery
on Canada’s west coast, hoping to file for regulatory approval
before year-end and with construction targeted for 2016.

The 550,000-barrels-a-day plant would easily be Canada’s
biggest refinery, producing gasoline, jet fuel and diesel for
Asian markets from the output of the country’s rich oil sands.

Nov 6, 2013

Enbridge pipeline project gets boost from Alberta-BC deal

VANCOUVER, Nov 6 (Reuters) – A recent pipeline deal between
Alberta and British Columbia is good news for Enbridge Inc’s
proposed Northern Gateway pipeline, the company’s chief
executive said on Wednesday.

“We have been confident for awhile in where Gateway is going
to head and that the project will move forward,” Chief Executive
Officer Al Monaco said during a conference call with investors
following the release of the company’s third-quarter results.

Nov 5, 2013

Alberta, B.C. closer to pipeline deal; hurdles remain

VANCOUVER, Nov 5 (Reuters) – Alberta and British Columbia
have edged closer to a deal that could help clear the path for
the development of new oil pipelines to connect Canada’s oil
sands to the Pacific coast, although many obstacles remain.

In a framework agreement announced on Tuesday, Alberta
Premier Alison Redford agreed to support five conditions laid
out last year by her British Columbia counterpart, Christy
Clark, if that province was to support construction of oil
pipelines across British Columbia’s pristine north.

Nov 5, 2013

TransCanada’s profit rises, readies Gulf Coast pipeline

VANCOUVER, Nov 5 (Reuters) – TransCanada Corp,
which is backing the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline,
said on Tuesday its third-quarter profit rose 30 percent on
stronger results from its Canadian natural-gas mainline system
and its electricity operations.

The company, Canada’s No. 2 pipeline operator, also said it
expects to begin filling its Gulf Coast crude oil pipeline
within a few weeks. Construction on the line is 95 percent
complete.

Oct 31, 2013

Suncor to go ahead with Fort Hills oil sand project, profit up

VANCOUVER, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Suncor Energy Inc,
Canada’s largest oil and gas company, said on Wednesday it was
moving ahead with its Fort Hills oil sands project in Northern
Alberta, with first production expected as soon as the fourth
quarter of 2017.

The C$13.5 billion ($12.9 billion) project, located some 500
km (310 miles) north of Edmonton, Alberta, is a joint venture
with France’s Total SA and diversified mining company
Teck Resources.

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      "I currently cover mining and minerals out of the Toronto bureau, where I focus on uranium, silver, platinum, lithium and REEs. Prior to moving to the mining sector, I worked as an online editor and video producer for Reuters.com. I started at Reuters as a TV intern in Chile and before that, I freelanced in Eastern Europe and spent eight months living in the Galapagos Islands."
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