Canada Pipeline

We Should Transport as Much Oil as We Can by Pipeline

Michel Kelly-Gagnon | Posted 05.27.2015 | Canada Business
Michel Kelly-Gagnon

Just about every aspect of our lives involves a certain amount of risk, of course. It's all about risk management. And indeed, despite the occasional high-profile accident like last week's spill in California, pipelines in general remain very safe. One realistic alternative to transporting Canadian oil by pipeline is transporting that same oil by train or by truck. Yet both of these methods of transport are less safe than pipelines. Logically, then, we should transport as much oil as we can by pipe, and as little as possible by rail or road.

Oil-Train Derailments in Canada Expose Folly of Anti-Pipeline Movement

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

Four recent oil-train derailments--two in the United States and two in Canada accompanied by yet another drive-by rhetorical smear of the Keystone XL pipeline by U.S. President Barack Obama--have re-invigorated the debate over how Canadians and Americans transport oil.

When Mother Earth Has Nothing Left To Give, We Must Slow Down

Ecojustice | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

We must learn from people who have a deep connection to place and accept that the earth has limits that must be respected.

Keystone News Unsurprising After Harper Wrecked Canada's Relationship With The U.S.

Sandy Garossino | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

How did things go so badly that Canada doesn't have the heft or goodwill in Washington to add a single pipeline to a nation benoodled with them? The answer lies in the delusional hubris of Stephen Harper.

Quebecers, Don't Let TransCanada's Sweet Words Fool You Into Supporting the Pipeline

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 02.08.2015 | Canada Business
Gerard Montpetit

Would the spokesmen for TransCanada be able to give a logical explanation as to how mere transshipment of petroleum using automated pumping systems would create jobs or any worthwhile economic activity in our province?

Clean-Up Of Pipeline Leak Almost Complete

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. said Monday that it's working with the Alberta Energy Regulator to find out what caused 60,000 litres of cru...

Pipeline Spills 60,000 Litres Of Crude Oil In Northern Alberta

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2015 | Canada Alberta

RED EARTH CREEK, Alta. - The Alberta Energy Regulator says close to 60,000 litres of crude oil have spilled into muskeg in the province's north.An inc...

Keystone XL Rejected By U.S. Senate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.17.2015 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate has rejected a proposal to fast-track the approval of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. Pipeline supporters need...

We'll Never Know How Much Kinder Morgan Spent In B.C. Municipal Race

DeSmog Canada | Posted 12.29.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

While voters will someday know how much non-profits including Dogwood Initiative spent during the election, as it stands it will forever remain a mystery how much oil giants such as Kinder Morgan have pumped into advertising during this year's municipal campaign.

Mr. Mulcair, the Gulf of Saint-Lawrence Is As Important As the Pacific Coast

Gerard Montpetit | Posted 10.28.2014 | Canada Politics
Gerard Montpetit

If you hope to repeat the success of May 2, 2011, I invite you to take a firm stand against the TransCanada East pipeline and you must demand that the National Energy Board hold public hearings that are not mere rubber stamps for the oil industry.

For Energy Exports, Canada Is Running Out of Time

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

The University of Calgary's School of Public Policy has put out an important report that sheds light on an under-discussed dimension of Canada's energy export challenge: the time factor. At this point, most people (we hope) are aware that Canada faces physical bottlenecks in the transport of its energy resources to global markets.

This Tribal Chief Isn't Too Worried About the Pipeline

Andreas Krebs | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andreas Krebs

Terry Teegee doesn't seem too worried about the Harper government's recent approval of the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline. According to the tribal chief of the Carrier Sekani Tribal Council, the announcement's low profile signals waning support for the pipeline from the prime minister.

The Pipeline Isn't a 'Nation Builder,' It's a Call For a People's Intervention

Cameron Fenton | Posted 08.18.2014 | Canada Politics
Cameron Fenton

Anyone claiming this pipeline is a done deal is ignoring the fact that Enbridge faces a major uphill battle. The federal government's approval of the pipeline was likely the easiest hurdle that Enbridge had to jump. The Harper government and Big Oil are looking East because they think it is an easier road to tar sands expansion than the road to the West. We can turn this project that Stephen Harper calls a "nation builder" into a movement builder. Energy East, its review and Harper's pipeline plans need a People's Intervention. Now it's our chance to give it to them. It is easy to approve a pipeline, but a whole lot harder to build one.

Kinder Morgan Makes For Strange Bedfellows

Ecojustice | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ecojustice

We are mystified that with so much at stake, with the risks of this project being so high, the board would quibble over nine days. We would have expected the board to err on the side of good process and give Kinder Morgan the extra time to answer the questions that have been asked by municipalities, landowners, local businesses, First Nations and environmental organizations.

TransCanada Plans To Build New B.C. Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

CALGARY - TransCanada Corp. (TSX:TRP) says it plans to build a $1.9-billion pipeline to help feed Chevron Corp. and Apache Corp.'s proposed liquefied ...

How To NOT Make Friends, Influence People At Anti-Pipeline Rally

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Conservative Sun TV broadcaster Ezra Levant showed up at an anti-pipeline rally in Vancouver over the weekend, and predictably stirred things up with ...

Are We Fully Understanding the Consequences of Oil Transit Accidents?

Nick Martyn | Posted 05.15.2014 | Canada
Nick Martyn

While the probability that a train-load of inappropriately classified oil products would careen down a hill in rural Quebec and explode, killing 47 people and contaminating a fragile lake ecosystem was so infinitesimally small as to be almost incalculable, the consequences were devastating and will be felt for generations.

What the TransCanada Pipeline Will Really Cost Us

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Carl Duivenvoorden

Because Alberta oil is landlocked and therefore traditionally sold below world prices, it's been suggested that bringing it east will lower energy prices for us. It's probably more realistic to expect that Alberta crude will get more expensive as soon as a pipeline links it to us, and the world market.

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.

Obama's Message to Canada: We Don't Want Your Oil

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 04.01.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

Whether or not one favors Mr. Obama's energy policy, there's one thing very clear about it: Canada's oil is not something that factors into Mr. Obama's calculations other than in the negative: it's not "American" energy, it's in the basket of "imported oil" that the U.S. wishes to curtail, and to Mr. Obama it's the wrong sort of energy.

The Trouble With Canada's Publicly Funded Government Watchdogs

Steve E. Anderson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Steve E. Anderson

The government didn't open its ears on telecom on its own. It took Canada's largest-ever online campaign and sustained, widespread, solutions-based engagement to make it happen. We'll need that to continue, and we'll need to bring that energy to privacy, free expression online, and other issues of the day.

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.

Ottawa, First Nations At Impasse On Energy

CP | Dene Moore, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The federal government must build trust with First Nations communities and address issues outside of billion-dollar projects if they hope ...

Why is the Country I Love Spying On Me?

Caitlyn Vernon | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Caitlyn Vernon

Last week, I found out that my government is spying on me, Canada ranked worst in the developed world for response to climate change, Canadians rose up against pipeline proposals all across the country, and the media reported precious little of any of it. What happened to the Canada we know and love? Where is the country that holds its head high in the world, a respected leader on human rights and environmental issues?

Journey to the Great Bear (Night 3) -- Rough Waters and Risky Business

David R. Miller | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
David R. Miller

We've had another reminder that we are only part of this place tonight. As I write this, our ship is rolling side to side, even though we are anchore...