Crude Oil

Get High-Speed Rail Policy On Tracks

Joseph Soares | Posted 07.09.2014 | Canada Politics
Joseph Soares

Clearly the Government of Canada doesn't have an HSR policy, but surely it's time it did the minimum? A basic and badly-needed step would be to lay the policy and political tracks for a future ''blue sky'' proposal regarding high-speed rail.

Pipeline Construction Would Boost Government Revenues

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

Discussions surrounding the need for new pipelines to transport Canada's oil to market have been a dominant economic, environmental and political issue for the past several years. Canada's overwhelming reliance on the United States as a customer, the U.S.'s growing energy self-sufficiency, and limited pipeline infrastructure have placed a low ceiling on the prices Canadians are able to secure for our energy exports.

What's Good For Oil Sands Companies is Not What's Good For Canada

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada
DeSmog Canada

We're producing so much oil sands crude that we've overwhelmed cross-border pipeline capacity. Now the industry is stuck in a Catch-22. Profit margins have dropped dramatically. To reassure investors, bitumen miners talk about dramatically expanding production. But the more we produce, the more we exacerbate the supply glut.

We Must Stand Firm and Demand Safer Pipelines

DeSmog Canada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Politics
DeSmog Canada

By the end of this month the federal pipeline regulator, the National Energy Board (NEB), is expected to approve Enbridge's proposal for its 38-year old Line 9 oil pipeline in Ontario and Quebec, which would carry shale oil -- known for its propensity to explode as it did in North Dakota. With that in mind, the province of Ontario must hold its ground on Line 9 and ensure its demands for a safer pipeline are met.

How Many Trains Must Derail Before We Agree on a Pipeline?

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Politics
Kenneth P. Green

Yet another train derailment involving petroleum products has re-invigorated the debate over how we transport oil in Canada. Reflexive opposition to pipelines flies in the face of the data, which shows that pipelines are safer modes of transport than railways or roadways. Environmentalists engaging in anti-pipeline crusades risk causing more harm than good as their pipeline-stalling actions divert oil transport to rail and road that would otherwise be transported more safely by pipeline.

Harper's Two Faces: Flirting with a Dictatorship

Maria Fleming | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Maria Fleming

It didn't take long for Harper to express his opinions about Chavez's government after his death. On the very same day that the controversial ruler of...

Europe, US Weigh Down Oil Prices

CP | Pablo Gorondi, The Associated Press | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Business

The price of oil hovered below US$96 a barrel Monday, weighed down by data released late last week which showed that U.S. industrial production weaken...

B.C. Publisher Proposes $13B Oil Refinery

CP | James Keller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.17.2012 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A British Columbia newspaper mogul has injected himself into the debate over the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, revealing a prop...

Oil Slips Amid Signs Of New Europe Recession

CP | Chris Kahn, The Associated Press | Posted 06.02.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Crude oil enjoyed its biggest single-day price increase since late February on Monday after a report said that U.S. factories have cr...

Oil Prices Fall In Europe Over Debt Crisis

Posted 09.11.2011 | Canada Business

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- LONDON - Oil prices fell to near US$94 a barrel on Tuesday as financial markets were hit by worries about Europe's debt crisis a...

Controversial Crude Pipeline Springs Second Leak

Posted 07.31.2011 | Canada Business

(The Canadian Press) -- TransCanada Corp. is grappling with another pump station leak that has shut down its Keystone pipeline, as it seeks to convinc...