Corporate Sustainability

Everything you need to know about the Keystone XL pipeline

Guess who’s back?<p>Well hello, Keystone XL, it’s been a while.<p>On Friday, the State Department issued a permit allowing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline—a massive pipeline designed to send oil from Canada through the United States.<p>You might have heard of the Keystone XL pipeline before, back …

Pipelines

State Approves Keystone XL, World Does Not End. Film at 11.

It’s been a very busy week for pipeline-related matters. On Monday, I wrote about the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the latest controversy surrounding whether the state of North Dakota will receive any help in paying the huge tab it has incurred policing and cleaning up after the protesters. On …

Oil Sands

Keystone XL Pipeline Route Approved: Map, Jobs, Environmental Impacts

The State department issued a Presidential permit to the Keystone XL Pipeline that President Barack Obama strongly opposed while in office, Friday …

Pipelines

How Many Jobs Will the Keystone Pipeline Actually Create? It Could Be As Few as 35

Many of the roles won't be permanent<p>President Donald Trump promises to create of “thousands of jobs” for Americans as a result of his official …

Keystone Pipeline

Exclusive: Trump to approve Keystone XL at meeting with TransCanada CEO - official

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will announce the approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline at the White House on Friday, alongside the chief executive officer of builder TransCanada Corp, according to a senior administration official.<p>The pipeline linking Canadian oil sands to U.S. refiners …

Pipelines

North Dakota Oil Spill Vastly Underestimated as Trump Approves KXL

The amount of crude oil that spewed near Belfield, North Dakota from the ruptured Belle Fourche pipeline in December was vastly underestimated.The …

Pipelines

California just put serious limits on methane leaks

Things aren’t good at the federal level, but progress on methane leaks march forward.<p>The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on Thursday …

Environment

The Keystone Pipeline Is Approved, But There May Not Be Enough Demand To Build It | Fast Company

By Adele Peters03.24.17 | 6:00 am<p>On January 24, his fourth day in office, Trump tried to resurrect the Keystone XL Pipeline. He invited TransCanada, the company behind the pipeline, to reapply for a presidential permit that the Obama administration had rejected in 2015. Two days later, TransCanada …

Tar Sands

California adopts strictest methane rule in the nation

As expected, California officials on Thursday night passed what is considered the nation’s strictest rule aimed at curbing emissions of methane, a …

Environment

Where Is Oil Found In The US? Drilling And Exploration On Federal Lands Opposed By Most Americans

The proportion of Americans who believe federal lands, such as national parks and forest reserves, should be protected from oil drilling and …

Oil

Google Street View Is Helping Scientists Spot Methane Leaks

In a new collaboration, the tech giant is sniffing out emissions in a handful of American cities.<p>Methane is pretty much invisible to humans’ senses of sight and smell. As the second most prevalent greenhouse gas in America, methane leaks pose a significant challenge in the fight against climate …

Methane

Trump Says Keystone XL Approval Is a 'Great Day for Jobs'

President Donald Trump announces his approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that will run from Canada to the Gulf Cost of the United States. …

Keystone Pipeline

4 Things You Need to Know About the Approved Keystone XL Pipeline

The big infrastructure project may have important impacts on climate, animals, and people. Here's how.<p>President Donald Trump announced that he is granting approval to the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline on Friday morning. Trump said the 1,900-mile pipeline—which will cross much of the Great …

Pipelines

U.S., in Reversal, Issues Permit for Keystone Oil Pipeline

The Trump administration announced Friday that it would issue a permit for construction of the Keystone oil pipeline, a long-disputed project that would link producers in Canada and North Dakota with refiners and export terminals on the Gulf Coast.<p>The announcement by the State Department reversed …

Oil

Natural gas rates set to rise in Ontario on April 1

Natural gas rates are going up April 1 for customers in Ontario, particularly for those served by Union Gas.<p>The Ontario Energy Board approved rate increases for Union Gas that will see the average customer in the north west pay an extra $50.30 a year, an increase of $40.76 for customers in the …

Natural Gas

Trump Approves Keystone XL Pipeline, Groups Vow 'Fight Is Not Over'

Nearly a decade after it first applied for a presidential permit, TransCanada is getting the green light from the Trump administration for its $8 …

Liberal POV

North Dakota's US lawmakers support Keystone XL permit

Members of North Dakota's congressional delegation say they support the Trump administration's approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.<p>Republican …

Environment

Alberta geothermal industry celebrates federal budget but challenges remain

Proponents argue the province's old oil and gas wells are ready made for the renewable technology<p>Advocates of geothermal energy in Alberta are …

Renewable Energy

Groundhog day for a keystone cop-out?

According to Donald Trump, the Keystone XL will be an "incredible pipeline", but could it be that the official signing of the permit in the Oval Office will be the high point for this long-winded process?<p>Let's look at some of the issues that might see TransCanada, the company behind the project, …

Environment

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp: Why is Norway still getting much more tax from oil?

The oil sector and their representative bodies make overreaching claims about the difference in one part of the north sea verses another and will …

Oil

Why does oil giant Exxon need the Permian? Its project list gives clues | Exxon Mobil

Barzan joins a lineup of projects slated for 2017 and 2018 that is, apart from that one addition, essentially the same lineup previously slated to be …

Oil

Exxon ordered to hand over Rex Tillerson's secret emails to climate change prosecutors

Oil giant Exxon Mobil has been ordered to hand over information in an alias email account allegedly used by Rex Tillerson, the US Secretary of State, …

Corruption

Weekly Natural Gas Storage Report - One For The Record Books

The report shows a storage draw of -150 Bcf.<p>The storage draw was 10 Bcf lower than our estimate of -160 Bcf.<p>Next week's storage draw shows an implied …

Stocks

California board adopts strictest U.S. methane rules

(Reuters) - California's air quality board voted unanimously on Thursday to approve methane regulations touted as the strictest adopted yet in the United States for controlling emissions of the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere.<p>The rules, approved by the California Air …

Environment

As Trump targets energy rules, oil companies downplay their impact

BOSTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s White House has said his plans to slash environmental regulations will trigger a new energy boom and help the United States drill its way to independence from foreign oil.<p>But the top U.S. oil and gas companies have been telling their shareholders that …

Oil

Why Rust Belt States Are Tackling Methane When Trump Won't

Nobody raises an eyebrow when California takes steps to rein in air pollution – but what’s going on when conservative-leaning rust belt states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania are doing the same?<p>At a time when the Trump administration and Congress seek to scale back federal rules targeting methane …

Environment

California Becomes Latest State to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

(RIVERSIDE, California – March 23, 2017) The California Air Resources Board today finalized new regulations targeting methane emissions from the …

Environment

Ready or Not: Cloud Peak Gains on Upgrade as Peabody Soon to Exit Bankruptcy - Stocks to Watch

By Ben Levisohn<p>Two pieces of info to report from coal land today: an upgrade of <b>Cloud Peak Energy</b> (CLD) from <b>FBR</b>, and the announcement that <b>Peabody</b> …

Stocks

California passes nation’s toughest methane emission regulations

California air quality officials have approved what are widely considered to be the most rigorous and comprehensive regulations in the country for controlling methane emissions, a move that helps cement the state’s status as a standard-bearer for environmental protection.<p>The new rules, …

Environment

Enbridge spill east of Edmonton estimated at 10,000 litres of crude oil

The spill is the second pipeline-related incident involving Enbridge in a month<p>The National Energy Board says about 10,000 litres of light crude oil …

Oil