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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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Canada Regulators Say No to Long-Term Oil Contracts on Enbridge Mainline

Canada Regulators Say No to Long-Term Oil Contracts on Enbridge Mainline

A 28-month fight over access to Enbridge Inc.’s oil Mainline ended in defeat Friday for its plan to sell decades-long contracts to fill 90% of the conduit’s capacity for 3 million b/d to a handful of refineries and brokers. “Mainline contracting would likely reduce the access to pipeline capacity realistically available to certain shippers,” said…

November 29, 2021
Woodfibre Taps McDermott to Begin Initial Work on LNG Export Project

Woodfibre Taps McDermott to Begin Initial Work on LNG Export Project

Woodfibre, a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project planned for the Pacific coast of British Columbia, has moved a step closer to sanctioning after it awarded a C$1.6 billion ($1.3 billion) construction contract to engineering giant McDermott International Ltd. The LNG project on Tuesday also set a schedule to begin pre-installation work in early 2022…

November 23, 2021
Montney Natural Gas Growth Fueling Proposed NGL Conduit from BC to Alberta

Montney Natural Gas Growth Fueling Proposed NGL Conduit from BC to Alberta

Growth in Montney Shale natural gas production is fueling a C$350 million ($280 million) proposal for a natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline from the northeastern British Columbia (BC) industry hotspot to a processing and trading location in Alberta. NorthRiver Midstream NEBC Connector GP Inc. set a completion target of late 2024 for the conduit in…

November 23, 2021
Canada Aids Trapped Coastal GasLink Construction Workers Amid Protests

Canada Aids Trapped Coastal GasLink Construction Workers Amid Protests

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) deployed Thursday to rescue about 500 pipeline construction workers who had been trapped since Sunday by native protest blockades against TC Energy Corp.’s Coastal GasLink (CGL) project in northern British Columbia (BC). Reinforced RCMP squads established an access control point and stepped up patrols to clear protesters and barricades…

November 19, 2021
Wet’suwet’en First Nation Blocking TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink Work Site

Wet’suwet’en First Nation Blocking TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink Work Site

After inconclusive territory negotiations and an unsuccessful protest lawsuit, native opponents have revived blockades against construction of TC Energy Corp.’s Coastal GasLink (CGL) pipeline across northern British Columbia (BC). BC Solicitor General Mike Farnworth called the resistance a hazard that violates a court order against interference with the project. He urged all concerned to end…

November 17, 2021
District Court Rules for Enbridge in Line 5 Dispute with Michigan

District Court Rules for Enbridge in Line 5 Dispute with Michigan

Enbridge Inc. has won a procedural round in its defense of the 540,000 b/d Line 5 after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer attempted to shut the Canadian oil conduit’s dual-pipe crossing of the Straits of Mackinac. U.S. District Court Judge Janet Neff of the Western District of Michian agreed with Enbridge that legal aspects of the…

November 17, 2021
Canada’s Montney Shale to Supply Low-Carbon Petrochemical Project in Alberta

Canada’s Montney Shale to Supply Low-Carbon Petrochemical Project in Alberta

A petrochemical plant recently announced, slated to be in service by 2026, could produce up to 200 metric tons/year of low-carbon blue ammonia and methanol using natural gas from the Montney Shale, officials said. Calgary-based Northern Petrochemical Corp. (NPC), a private venture, is proposing to build the C$2.5 billion ($2 billion) project in the planned…

November 15, 2021
Meg Energy Boosting 2021 Oilsands Guidance on Stronger Prices, Rising Demand

Meg Energy Boosting 2021 Oilsands Guidance on Stronger Prices, Rising Demand

Alberta oilsands specialist Meg Energy Corp. has boosted its oilsands production guidance for the year on strengthening demand and prices. Production during 3Q2021 grew year/year to 91,506 b/d from 71,516 b/d. On the solid uptick Meg revised its 2021 average production guidance upward to 92,500-93,500 b/d from 91,000-93,000 b/d. “The third quarter was another strong…

November 15, 2021
Canada Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Forecast to Accelerate in 2022, Topping Pre-Pandemic Levels

Canada Natural Gas, Oil Drilling Forecast to Accelerate in 2022, Topping Pre-Pandemic Levels

Canadian natural gas and oil drilling should expand  in 2022 at a brisk pace that tops activity in 2019, before Covid-19 disrupted the industry, according to the Petroleum Services Association of Canada. A new forecast by the industry group is projecting there will be 5,400 Canadian wells in 2022, up from 5,100 in 2019, 2,850…

November 12, 2021
Montney-Focused Arc Resources Speeding Up Activity as Commodity Prices Recover

Montney-Focused Arc Resources Speeding Up Activity as Commodity Prices Recover

Arc Resources Ltd. swiftly accelerated Montney Shale drilling following its C$8.1 billion ($6.5 billion) takeover of Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (7G) last winter, and it’s rewarding shareholders too. The Calgary-based exploration and production (E&P) company holds a Montney-focused portfolio in Alberta and British Columbia (BC) that is weighted 60% to natural gas and 40% to…

November 12, 2021
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