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As Alberta oil production ramps up, worries grow about a 'pipeline pinch'

Call it the pipeline pinch, or maybe the Keystone quagmire.

While plans by Canadian companies from Suncor Energy Inc. to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. to boost oil output are racing to fruition, the construction of three pipelines needed to move that product to market, including the infamous Keystone XL, is lagging years behind. 981 more words

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U.S. energy secretary seeks pact with Canada, Mexico as NAFTA talks near

The U.S. has a unique opportunity to develop a “North American energy strategy” with Canada and Mexico, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said, striking a conciliatory tone with the other members of the North American Free Trade Agreement. 887 more words

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Natural gas production boom has pipeline demand exceeding supply

CALGARY • Natural gas producers want more pipeline space than many midstream companies are offering and have oversubscribed to two new expansion projects in the last week. 514 more words

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Vacant skyscrapers are an 'albatross' that Canada's oil capital can't shake off too soon

Naheed Nenshi was first elected mayor of Calgary in 2010 when the iconic Bow tower was rising to re-top the city’s skyline, new companies were opening their doors, established ones were expanding and luxury retailers were setting up shop. 2,219 more words

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Canadians trust professors most and politicians least on energy issues and pipelines: survey

CALGARY – As Canadians debate the merits of controversial west- and east-bound pipelines, a new study from Canada’s largest oil and gas industry group shows people trust university professors, their neighbours and environmental activists more than journalists and leaders of energy companies with information about oil and gas. 598 more words

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The Trudeau government finds a good idea for actually making pipeline approvals easier

A significant campaign promise for the Trudeau government was a re-invention of the regulatory approval process for major energy pipelines, to “restore public trust and confidence” in federal regulatory decision-making. 821 more words

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First Nations vow to use courts and other means if necessary to stop Keystone XL

A coalition of aboriginal groups from Canada and the U.S. has signed a declaration against the Keystone XL pipeline, vowing to use the courts and whatever other means necessary to block the controversial project. 277 more words

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