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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday called for a peaceful solution to end rail blockades by indigenous rights groups protesting the construction of a natural gas pipeline. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

TC Energy Corporation announced today that it has approved two new expansion projects totaling $1.3 billion on its wholly-owned natural gas pipeline systems. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

The Canadian government-owned Trans Mountain oil pipeline is expected to cost C$12.6 billion ($9.47 billion) to expand, a sharp increase from the previous estimate of C$7.4 billion. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

Prospects for expanding pipelines to move Canadian oil to markets have brightened, but plenty of hurdles remain for the Canadian sector, which has struggled for years with low prices and a glut in storage due to long project delays. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

Canada´s Pembina Pipeline Corp. increased by C$200 million its share of the cost to build a propane dehydrogenator (PDH) and polypropylene (PP) plant complex and extended the time period estimated for the project’s completion. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

Locked-out workers at the Co-op Refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan blockaded the facility on Monday, halting the movement of workers and trucks. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

An indigenous group that opposes construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia will refuse workers access to their land, but in peaceful fashion, according to one of its chiefs. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday quickly dismissed an attempt by the western province of British Columbia to regulate what can be transported in a major crude oil pipeline crossing its territory. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

The NEB has decided how regulatory processes for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project will continue, including detailed route and condition compliance processes. Read more

Regulations

Brock Canada Services Ltd. and Fort McKay First Nation are proud to formally announce the formation of their partnership; Soogadin Services LP (“Soogadin”, pronounced ‘Soo-gah-tin’) meaning “powerfully built” in Cree. Read more

M&A/Investment

Heavy crudes have poured into the United States this spring, offsetting the loss of Venezuelan oil and producing a mini-surplus, with Canadian heavy crude this month being exported from the U.S. Gulf Coast. Read more

Commodities

Canada on Tuesday approved as expected a hotly contested proposal to expand the western Canadian crude oil pipeline it bought last year, providing hope for a depressed energy industry but angering environmental groups. Read more

Midstream

A Minnesota court has ruled that Enbridge Inc’s final environmental impact statement for its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project is inadequate, an Enbridge spokesman said on Monday. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation

Canada is the largest energy trading partner with the United States based on the combined value of energy exports and imports. Read more

Commodities

CEDA has been named a new winner of Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2019. This designation recognizes best-in-class Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Read more

Supplier News

The Canadian government said it would spend C$1.6 billion ($1.19 billion), mostly through loans. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Becht Engineering has been awarded an Owner’s Engineering Quality Assurance Project for Inter Pipeline Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Alberta, Canada. Read more

Downstream

A multi-year construction project on a new billion-dollar power plant in Ontario, Canada, is winding down, with the opening scheduled for December 2018. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Executives at Canada’s largest integrated oil and gas producers on Tuesday downplayed the severity of transportation bottlenecks to move oil in the near term, citing existing pipeline commitments and refining capabilities. Read more

Midstream

The Canadian government would like to see construction accelerate on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, but has no control over decisions to resume or start new work until it takes ownership of the major crude oil pipeline project. Read more

Pipeline/Transportation