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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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Canada Correspondent | Calgary, AB

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Woodside Relinquishes Newfoundland Offshore Licenses Amid LNG, GOM Focus

Woodside Relinquishes Newfoundland Offshore Licenses Amid LNG, GOM Focus

Remote North Atlantic drilling offshore Newfoundland has lost out in competition against LNG and lower-cost Gulf of Mexico wells for investment by top Australian producer Woodside Energy Group Ltd. The Perth-based firm dropped Grand Banks exploration licenses, acquired in its June merger with BHP Petroleum, that fetched work bids of C$822 million ($616 million) in…

September 27, 2022
Enbridge to Improve Native Relations as Line 5, Infrastructure Face Legal Hurdles

Enbridge to Improve Native Relations as Line 5, Infrastructure Face Legal Hurdles

After being rescued from a Wisconsin tribal lawsuit by the Canadian government regarding its Line 5 oil pipeline, Enbridge Inc. has made a corporate vow to improve relations with native communities across North America. “We recognize the deep and meaningful connections that Indigenous nations have to water, land and the environment,” Enbridge management said in…

September 21, 2022
Repsol Eyeing 300 MMcf/d in LNG Exports from New Brunswick in Updated Application

Repsol Eyeing 300 MMcf/d in LNG Exports from New Brunswick in Updated Application

An opening regulatory move has been made toward building a Canadian LNG export terminal on the east coast by the New Brunswick arm of Spain’s Repsol SA, but natural gas deliveries are years away. The plan by Saint John LNG Development Co. (SJLNG) aims for initial exports of 300 MMcf/d, or only 40% of the…

September 15, 2022
Western Canada’s Worsening Drought Prompts Montney Water Restrictions

Western Canada’s Worsening Drought Prompts Montney Water Restrictions

A hot dry summer has prompted British Columbia (BC) regulators to restrict water withdrawals from remote river tributaries and small lakes for hydraulic fracturing in the Montney Shale. Drought in the northern bush is causing concern for fish populations, wildlife and community supplies, administration with the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC) wrote in an…

September 13, 2022
Tamarack Adds Another Clearwater E&P to Canada Holdings with Deltastream

Tamarack Adds Another Clearwater E&P to Canada Holdings with Deltastream

A 184-square-mile tract of Alberta production and drilling rights fetched C$1.4 billion ($1.1 billion) in a takeover announced Monday by Calgary-based Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. The acquisitive exploration and production (E&P) company is buying Deltastream Energy Corp., to capture more Clearwater stakes. The formation northeast of the provincial capital in Edmonton is one of the…

September 13, 2022
U.S. Court Upholds Canada Lifeline for Enbridge Line 5

U.S. Court Upholds Canada Lifeline for Enbridge Line 5

The Canadian government has rescued Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d oil Line 5 from a Wisconsin tribe’s lawsuit by invoking its 1977 Pipeline Transit Treaty with the United States, a U.S. court has confirmed. U.S. District Court Judge William Conley of the Western District of Wisconsin on Thursday rejected a demand by the Lake Superior Chippewa…

September 9, 2022
Alberta to Consider Consumer Impacts Before Blending Hydrogen with Natural Gas

Alberta to Consider Consumer Impacts Before Blending Hydrogen with Natural Gas

Replacing natural gas with hydrogen could cause “rate shock” for consumers in the absence of new incentives or subsidies to offset the costs of blending it into the gas system, according to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). “The Alberta government may want to consider supports for customers such as credits, tax rebates or subsidies,” an…

September 9, 2022
Imperial, Air Products Collaborating on Strathcona Biodiesel Project in Edmonton

Imperial, Air Products Collaborating on Strathcona Biodiesel Project in Edmonton

Natural gas would become a stepping stone to produce renewable diesel fuel in Canada under a long-term contract between Imperial Oil Ltd. and Pennsylvania’s Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Air Products would extract hydrogen from natural gas, aka blue hydrogen, at its plant near Edmonton, which would be used by Imperial to manufacture 20,000 b/d…

September 8, 2022
Alberta Plans for Major Oil and Natural Gas Windfall, with Stipulations

Alberta Plans for Major Oil and Natural Gas Windfall, with Stipulations

Canadian energy powerhouse Alberta plans to pay down government debt and cut income tax rates if a predicted windfall in oil and natural gas royalty revenue pans out, provincial officials said last week. Assuming oil and gas prices remain at current levels through the province’s fiscal year, which ends March 31, 2023, a new government…

September 6, 2022
Montney NGL System OK’d in Split Decision by Canada Regulators

Montney NGL System OK’d in Split Decision by Canada Regulators

The NEBC Connector, which would move around 98,000 b/d of Montney Shale liquid byproducts, has cleared a court hurdle erected last year that stiffened protection of Indigenous territory in northeastern British Columbia (BC). NorthRiver Midstream NEBC Connector GP Inc., a subsidiary of Brookfield Infrastructure LP, was seeking approval by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to…

September 2, 2022
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