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NDP energy minister wants to help get Energy East pipeline built

Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd says Alberta’s NDP government will work with other provinces to overcome obstacles to the Energy East pipeline, adding she’s not daunted by Quebec Premier Phillipe Couillard’s concerns about the project. 682 more words

Politics

New Brunswick government not deterred by Quebec concerns with Energy East

New Brunswick’s premier and energy minister reaffirmed their support for the Energy East pipeline on Wednesday in the wake of concerns being raised by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard. 468 more words

Energy

Quebec skeptical about economic benefits of Energy East pipeline

Quebec’s premier raised doubts Tuesday that the proposed Energy East pipeline will bring much of an economic boost to his province.

In an interview with The Associated Press in New York, Philippe Couillard said he doesn’t see much benefit if Quebec is just a “transit place” as oilsands crude makes its way to the East Coast. 483 more words

Energy

TransCanada Corp cuts 185 jobs after restructuring major projects department

Pipeline builder TransCanada Corp. has confirmed it laid off 185 people from its major projects department on Tuesday morning.

Large-scale layoffs have become common among exploration and production and oilfield services companies in Calgary as capital budgets are squeezed by low oil and gas prices but midstream companies have been immune until now. 438 more words

Energy

TransCanada lays off 185 workers in major projects department shakeup

Pipeline builder TransCanada Corp. has confirmed it laid off 185 people — most stationed in Calgary — from its major projects department on Tuesday morning in a bid to cut costs and improve efficiency. 602 more words

Energy

Environment committee OKs strategic initiatives

The environment committee on Tuesday endorsed more than $50 million in spending over the next four years on strategic initiatives including a new sewage storage tunnel, a climate change plan and increased tree planting. 365 more words

Local News

Banker turns his back on Bay Street to pursue dream of cross-country pipeline

Updated with Quebec Government ordering an environment study late on Monday

TORONTO — Even seasoned energy executives have struggled with trying to get a single major new crude oil pipeline built from Alberta over the past decade. 1,351 more words

Energy