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Gordon Jaremko

Gordon Jaremko worked as a reporter and editor for Canadian daily newspapers, wire services and monthly magazines for 38 years in Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa, primarily covering politics, economics and business with emphasis on the Alberta petroleum industry. He has contributed to four books and has become an independent contractor engaged on two history projects. He has been contributing to Intelligence Press since 1986.

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Enbridge Line 5 West Leg to Resume after Reprieve by Michigan Court

Enbridge Line 5 West Leg to Resume after Reprieve by Michigan Court

Deliveries were given the green light to resume by one of two pipes in Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d Line 5 across the Straits of Mackinac after a Michigan court refused to grant a demand for an immediate ban against all the oil flows from Western Canada. Ingham County Court Judge James Jamo let the pipeline’s…

July 2, 2020
BC Faces Growing Backlog of Orphan Natural Gas Well Cleanups After Ranch Energy Failure

BC Faces Growing Backlog of Orphan Natural Gas Well Cleanups After Ranch Energy Failure

A two-year corporate bankruptcy case has resulted in a 110% jump in discarded orphan natural gas wells and production facilities awaiting cleanups, according to the British Columbia Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC). A court-supervised distress auction in the province only sold 414 sites or one-half the BC assets of defunct Ranch Energy Corp. to Erikson…

June 30, 2020
Minnesota Upholds Approval for Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline

Minnesota Upholds Approval for Enbridge Line 3 Oil Pipeline

Enbridge Inc. has won the first of two Minnesota regulatory contests over its $9 billion pipe replacement program for its Line 3 oil export conduit across Western Canada and the U.S. Midwest. By a 4-1 majority, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (MPUC) voted to uphold its economic need, environmental and route approvals for the state’s…

June 29, 2020
Canada Dreams of Arctic LNG Gain U.S. Private Equity for Project Near Beaufort Sea

Canada Dreams of Arctic LNG Gain U.S. Private Equity for Project Near Beaufort Sea

A 33-month northern hunt has found a U.S.-owned partner for reviving the last remains of formerly grand designs for natural gas development in the Canadian Arctic. Inuvialuit Regional Corp. (IRC), a Mackenzie Delta tribal enterprise, has recruited the Alberta arm of Texas-based private equity firm The Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) for a regional liquefied…

June 26, 2020
Enbridge Temporarily Shuts Off Line 5 Ahead of Court Hearing in Michigan

Enbridge Temporarily Shuts Off Line 5 Ahead of Court Hearing in Michigan

Enbridge Inc. obeyed a court order Thursday to shut off its 540,000 b/d Line 5 pipeline that crosses the Straits of Mackinac until a hearing scheduled for Tuesday (June 30) on a Michigan state request for an injunction against resuming oil flows. An Ingham County, MI, judge granted a temporary restraining order sought by Michigan…

June 26, 2020
TC Energy Preparing Construction Start for Coastal GasLink Pipeline

TC Energy Preparing Construction Start for Coastal GasLink Pipeline

After surviving protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, Coastal GasLink (CGL) plans to start  laying pipe for the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project underway on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC). CGL said construction employment would roughly triple to peak at more than 2,500 in September as work accelerates along the 416-mile…

June 23, 2020
Michigan Moves to Prevent Restarting Enbridge Line 5 Oil Deliveries

Michigan Moves to Prevent Restarting Enbridge Line 5 Oil Deliveries

A formal demand to shut off oil flows immediately has been added to the Michigan lawsuit seeking to cancel the state’s 1953 right-of-way easement for Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d Line 5 across the Straits of Mackinac. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel injected urgency into the case by filing motions requesting an injunction and restraining order…

June 23, 2020
Canada’s OFS, Supply Sectors Forecast to Suffer Biggest Job Losses from Covid-19 Activity Slump

Canada’s OFS, Supply Sectors Forecast to Suffer Biggest Job Losses from Covid-19 Activity Slump

Oilfield service and supply contractors continue to suffer the biggest job losses in the Canadian oil and gas activity slump driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an industry monitoring agency. Cuts of 6,100 field positions accounted for 89% of 6,870 Canadian industry layoffs during May, based on records compiled by Petroleum Labor Market Information…

June 22, 2020
Coastal GasLink to Start Laying Pipe for LNG Canada This Summer

Coastal GasLink to Start Laying Pipe for LNG Canada This Summer

After surviving protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, Coastal GasLink (CGL) plans to start  laying pipe for the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project underway on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC). CGL said construction employment would roughly triple to peak at more than 2,500 in September as work accelerates along the 416-mile…

June 22, 2020
Enbridge Warns of Mainline Toll Hikes if Not Converted to Contract Service

Enbridge Warns of Mainline Toll Hikes if Not Converted to Contract Service

Canadian oil firms face toll hikes if they win their fight against Enbridge Inc.’s plan to convert its Mainline into a contract service from a common carrier filled by monthly bookings, the company told the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

June 17, 2020
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