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Nov 20, 2014

Canadian police arrest protesters at Kinder Morgan work site

VANCOUVER, Nov 20 (Reuters) – Canadian police said on
Thursday they arrested environmental protesters who have been
blocking work at two Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP
sites in the Vancouver suburb of Burnaby, three days after a
court injunction for their removal came into effect.

Kinder Morgan, which hopes to triple the size of its
300,000-barrel-per-day Trans Mountain pipeline, plans to bore
two holes deep into Burnaby Mountain to test if it will be
possible to run the expanded pipeline under the conservation
site, which is a popular hiking and picnic area for locals.

Nov 19, 2014

TransCanada sees crude-by-rail investment even if Keystone built

VANCOUVER, Nov 19 (Reuters) – TransCanada Corp is
in talks to get into the crude-by-rail business and will
probably do so even if its long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline
gets its U.S. permits next year, its chief executive said on

While Canada’s No. 2 pipeline operator has not yet signed
any definitive agreements, it is in active negotiations with
producers and other shippers on opportunities, CEO Russ Girling
said on a conference call.

Nov 2, 2014

Promise of ‘Captain America’ fading for Asia’s LNG buyers

SINGAPORE, Nov 3 (Reuters) – North American liquefied
natural gas projects, once believed to be the panacea that would
save Asia from paying top dollar for the super chilled fuel, are
proving to be less of a gamechanger than originally expected.

High costs, gruelling regulatory processes and mounting
social opposition have slowed the development of new capacity in
Canada and the United States, tempering early hopes that a flood
of cheap western gas would drive down prices.

Oct 31, 2014

Weak oil prices to continue, demand outlook bleak-industry

SINGAPORE, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Oil prices are likely to be
mired near their lowest levels in more than four years in 2015
and investments will take a backseat, underlining a gloomy
outlook for the industry.

A global supply glut and demand concerns have battered oil
prices, wiping out a quarter of their value over four months and
putting some high-cost energy projects at risk.

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

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

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.

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      "I am based in Vancouver, where I focus on energy, foreign investment and the city's 'west west' housing market. Prior to moving to Vancouver, I primarily covered the Canadian mining industry out of Toronto. Before that I was an online editor and video producer for Reuters.com. I started at Reuters as a TV intern in Chile, where I had the opportunity to visit the Atacama desert and a giant copper mine for stories. Before becoming a journalist, I spent eight months living in the Galapagos Islands, where I swam with sea turtles and hiked through sleeping volcanoes."
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