Archive / Author

Subscribe

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.

Gordon Jaremko's avatar

Canada Correspondent | Calgary, AB

email gjaremko@gmail.com

Enbridge Line 3 Wins Another Round as Water Permit Upheld by Minnesota Appeals Court

Enbridge Line 3 Wins Another Round as Water Permit Upheld by Minnesota Appeals Court

Minnesota pipeline foes on Monday lost the second round in their 11th-hour legal battles to halt Enbridge Inc.’s nearly complete Line 3 pipe replacement project. A three-judge panel of the Minnesota Court of Appeals upheld the project’s water permit. The approval by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) “is not affected by legal error and…

August 31, 2021
Trudeau Hardens Stance On Canada Oil, Natural Gas Emissions As Sept. 20 Election Nears

Trudeau Hardens Stance On Canada Oil, Natural Gas Emissions As Sept. 20 Election Nears

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has singled out the oil and gas industry as a target for toughened pollution policing in his campaign for reelection of his Liberal government in a Sept. 20 national vote. “Let’s be realistic,” said Trudeau as he unveiled an environmental plank in the party platform at a weekend rally in…

August 30, 2021
Enbridge’s Minnesota Line 3 Oil Pipeline Expansion Upheld in Latest Legal Battle

Enbridge’s Minnesota Line 3 Oil Pipeline Expansion Upheld in Latest Legal Battle

Minnesota fossil fuel foes have lost an 11th-hour legal battle to halt Enbridge Inc.’s nearly complete Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. The Minnesota Supreme Court declined without comment to hear an appeal to overturn the state approvals. The appeal was filed by the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians, White Earth Band of Ojibwe,…

August 25, 2021
Indigenous Partnerships Proving Vital to Canada’s Natural Gas Development

Indigenous Partnerships Proving Vital to Canada’s Natural Gas Development

By combining natural gas growth with native economic ambitions, Canada’s natural gas industry is trying out a formula for an environmental, social and governance investment standard that caters to stakeholder demands. A trio of British Columbia (BC) liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, seeking total exports of as much as 2.76 Bcf/d, is employing cooperation with…

August 23, 2021
Vermilion Progresses in PRB’s Oil Patch and Sees Sharp Commodity Price Gains

Vermilion Progresses in PRB’s Oil Patch and Sees Sharp Commodity Price Gains

Calgary-based Vermilion Energy Inc., which operates in eight countries on three continents, said it was lifted by sharp commodity price increases in the first six months of the year as the world began to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. Vermilion operates in Canada as well as the Powder River Basin (PRB) of Wyoming. It also…

August 19, 2021
Enbridge Line 3 Oil Set to Flow in Weeks, but Disputes Continue

Enbridge Line 3 Oil Set to Flow in Weeks, but Disputes Continue

Oil is set to begin flowing as soon as September through Enbridge Inc.’s disputed Line 3 replacement pipe, moving more Canada supply to the Lower 48, according to a filing with the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). Enbridge disclosed the target in a request for CER approval to collect a shipping toll surcharge that would cover…

August 13, 2021
Inter Pipeline to Boost Natural Gas Processing as Heartland Complex Set for Commissioning

Inter Pipeline to Boost Natural Gas Processing as Heartland Complex Set for Commissioning

A large addition to the Inter Pipeline Ltd. (IPL) natural gas processing and oil pipeline network is nearing startup, with commissioning of the Heartland Petrochemical Complex near the Alberta capital of Edmonton to start soon. Calgary-based IPL management indicated that the new plant is “substantially, mechanically complete.” Commissioning is set to begin, with the start…

August 12, 2021
Canada Imported Cheaper, Lower Volumes of U.S. Oil Amid Covid Pandemic

Canada Imported Cheaper, Lower Volumes of U.S. Oil Amid Covid Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic cut the volume and value of Canadian oil imports from the United States but did not stop the northbound flows, according to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) and IHS Markit. Canadian imports from the United States fell 20% year/year in 2020, to 550,000 b/d from 693,000 b/d in 2019 before global oil…

August 12, 2021
Ensign Cuts Marketed Rigs by 15% as Oil, Natural Gas Drilling Still Lagging

Ensign Cuts Marketed Rigs by 15% as Oil, Natural Gas Drilling Still Lagging

Oil and gas drilling still lags behind the financial recovery recorded by production companies for the first six months of this year, according to a prominent Calgary field contractor that runs rig fleets in Canada, the United States and overseas. “Operating and financial results continue to show residual impacts resulting from the events of 2020,”…

August 10, 2021
CNRL Continues Montney Development, Eyes Big Emissions Cuts

CNRL Continues Montney Development, Eyes Big Emissions Cuts

After achieving profits that more than replaced losses incurred in the economic shock inflicted by the Covid-19 virus pandemic, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) has announced a C$275 million ($220 million) budget increase for this year. The corporate budget increase by 8.5% to C$3.48 billion ($2.78 billion) has a green tinge. Around C$45 million ($36…

August 9, 2021