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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’s Trudeau ‘Disappointed’ as Biden Cancels Keystone Permit, while Alberta Premier Suggests Retaliation

Canada’s Trudeau ‘Disappointed’ as Biden Cancels Keystone Permit, while Alberta Premier Suggests Retaliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to cooperate with President Biden on climate change even though one of the new president’s first actions was to halt the construction permit for Keystone XL (KXL), the Canada-to-Gulf Coast system. “We are disappointed but acknowledge the president’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL,” said…

January 21, 2021
TC Halts Keystone XL Pipeline Work in Advance of Expected Biden EO

TC Halts Keystone XL Pipeline Work in Advance of Expected Biden EO

TC Energy Corp. called an immediate halt today to work on Keystone XL (KXL) as President Biden was expected to keep an election promise to revoke the U.S. construction permit for the $8 billion oil pipeline on Wednesday. “Advancement of the project will be suspended,” said the Calgary firm. Unless attempts to recover costs to…

January 20, 2021
Alberta Premier Promises to Explore ‘All Legal Avenues’ if Keystone XL Canceled by Biden Administration

Alberta Premier Promises to Explore ‘All Legal Avenues’ if Keystone XL Canceled by Biden Administration

Canadian leaders are vowing to rescue TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL (KXL) — or sue for damages — from a plan for incoming President Biden to cancel the U.S. presidential permit for the $8 billion oil export pipeline project. KXL stands out as an 830,000 b/d growth enabler for Canada’s top natural gas user, Alberta…

January 19, 2021
LNG Canada Conduit Coastal GasLink, Other BC Energy Projects Temper Labor Force on Covid Outbreak

LNG Canada Conduit Coastal GasLink, Other BC Energy Projects Temper Labor Force on Covid Outbreak

Construction schedules are under review in British Columbia (BC) for its entry into the global natural gas export market as a result of labor force limits that provincial public health authorities adopted to counter the impacts from the pandemic. “Long-term impacts to the overall schedule continue to be assessed,” said TC Energy Corp. Vice President…

January 14, 2021
Enbridge Says Michigan Lacks Authority to Terminate or Revoke Line 5 Oil Pipe Easement

Enbridge Says Michigan Lacks Authority to Terminate or Revoke Line 5 Oil Pipe Easement

Enbridge Inc. served notice Tuesday that Canadian oil would continue to flow across the Straits of Mackinac regardless of an order by Michigan’s executive branch to shut down the 540,000 b/d Line 5 in mid-May. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Attorney General Dana Nessel have no power to enforce their notice issued in November that the…

January 12, 2021
TC Testing Interest to Expand Oil Capacity on Keystone XL

TC Testing Interest to Expand Oil Capacity on Keystone XL

TC Energy Corp. is gauging support to add up to 80,000 b/d of new oil capacity to the 11-year-old Keystone XL pipeline that moves supply from Alberta to U.S. markets. The open season, running until Feb. 19, is testing interest and gathering shipper bids. Agreements would be completed within 60 days after a March 26…

January 7, 2021
Suncor to Write Down $425M for Stranded Oilfield Project Offshore Newfoundland

Suncor to Write Down $425M for Stranded Oilfield Project Offshore Newfoundland

Failure to revive a mothballed production project prompted Calgary-based Suncor Energy Inc. to announce Tuesday a C$425 million ($319 million) write down on its 27.5% share of an oilfield offshore of Newfoundland. Suncor said majority owner Husky Energy Inc. stranded a 200 million bbl White Rose field addition by suspending construction when the Covid-19 virus…

January 6, 2021
Trans Mountain Pipeline Detour to Increase Construction Costs

Trans Mountain Pipeline Detour to Increase Construction Costs

An extra C$20 million ($15 million) has been added to construction costs of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion for a detour around a southern British Columbia (BC) native tribe, according to evidence before the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). The oil pipeline’s route change raises the expense of steering the project past the Coldwater Indian Band…

December 30, 2020
Ontario Energy Board Looks to Close Gaps in Natural Gas Distribution Networks

Ontario Energy Board Looks to Close Gaps in Natural Gas Distribution Networks

Up to 44,000 potential customers qualify for an Ontario subsidy program created to cover costs of natural gas service expansions, says the Canadian province’s utility regulator. The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) identified the aid candidates with a review of regional gaps in natural gas distribution networks. The inquiry generated a list of 210 eligible projects.…

December 29, 2020
Uncertainty Clouds Future of Canada’s NGTL System

Uncertainty Clouds Future of Canada’s NGTL System

The Canadian natural gas industry faces “a high degree of uncertainty,” according to TC Energy Corp.’s supply collection grid in Alberta and British Columbia (BC), Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL). Political and economic risks jeopardize up to C$3 billion ($2.3 billion) of additions that the pipeline network would build if the industry fulfilled its potential,…

December 24, 2020
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