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Canada ranks lower than Latvia, Costa Rica and Romania in new energy sustainability survey

Energy self-sufficient Canada is placed below Latvia, Costa Rica, Colombia and Romania in a new World Economic Forum (WEF) survey on the world’s “best sustainable energy systems.” The Geneva-based think tank’s latest survey of countries with the ... Read More

Life after CNOOC’s Nexen deal: Is China’s honeymoon with Canada’s oil patch over?

At a recent conference at Beijing’s Four Seasons Hotel, one of many featuring trade missions from Canada promoting energy-related investment, Feng Zhiqiang wondered aloud about the next blockbuster Chinese energy deal in Alberta’s oil patch. A worthy ... Read More

Shell’s Jack Pine oil sands expansion gets Ottawa’s approval

CALGARY – Royal Dutch Shell PLC on Friday received federal approval to boost production at its Jack Pine oil sands mine in northern Alberta despite a finding that the project is likely to result in significant adverse ... Read More

Time to upgrade tanker ship oil spill rules: federal panel

VANCOUVER — Potential polluters should be prepared for a worst-case scenario and face unlimited liability in the case of an oil spill from one of their tanker ships, a government-appointed panel recommends. The three-member panel of experts ... Read More

Enbridge chief confident Northern Gateway to get regulator approval next month

LAKE LOUISE • The chief executive of Enbridge Inc. said Friday he’s confident the Northern Gateway pipeline between Alberta and the British Columbia coast will get the go ahead from a panel of regulators next month. CNOOC ... Read More

Europe’s energy price headache becoming a migraine: IEA

Europe’s energy prices will stay up to three times higher than in the United States for the next 20 years, unless the region can develop domestic supplies and increase efficiency, the International Energy Agency’s chief economist said. ... Read More

COSIA: Some progress made in environmental innovation, but breakthroughs will come later

Nearly two years after Canada’s oil sands sector launched the biggest effort of environmental self-improvement on the planet, setting up Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), the good news is that it has nailed down a structure ... Read More

As B.C. ramps up LNG strategy, Alberta’s role as energy powerbroker hangs in balance

As British Columbia’s liquefied natural gas strategy moves closer to reality, Alberta is in an unusual place — on the outside looking in. Historically, Alberta has been Canada’s natural gas powerhouse and the energy powerbroker. But it’s ... Read More

Oil sands, shale vie for dollars

With state-owned enterprises already in tactical retreat from the oil sands, the Alberta oil patch is also seeing traditionally reliable American companies shying away from buying Canadian assets as they focus on riches in their own backyards. ... Read More

British Columbia’s LNG fiscal terms delayed to February

CALGARY • British Columbia, which was widely expected to make public its fiscal terms for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry this month, will take longer to develop them. Rich Coleman, the province’s minister of natural gas ... Read More