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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 Wobbling Oil, Liquids Production Seen Achieving Only Modest Recovery into 2021

Canada’s Wobbling Oil, Liquids Production Seen Achieving Only Modest Recovery into 2021

After declining by 20% this spring in part on the Covid-19 pandemic, Canadian oil and natural gas liquids production will only achieve partial recovery into the first half of 2021, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The Covid-19 pandemic and unstable commodity prices lopped 1.1 million b/d off 2019 supplies of 5.5 million…

July 16, 2020
Westcoast Wins Right to Service Natural Gas Flow for LNG Canada with NGTL

Westcoast Wins Right to Service Natural Gas Flow for LNG Canada with NGTL

Enbridge Inc. has won a contest with TC Energy Corp. to collect high-volume natural gas pipeline flows for the Royal Dutch Shell plc-led LNG Canada export terminal under construction in northeastern British Columbia (BC). Disclosure of the commercial coup surfaced in a procedural dispute before the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) between Enbridge’s Westcoast network in…

July 14, 2020
Covid-19 Still Battering Canada’s OFS, Supply Sectors With Job Losses

Covid-19 Still Battering Canada’s OFS, Supply Sectors With Job Losses

Employment continued to shrink during June in Canadian oil and natural gas fields, with service and supply contractors suffering the deepest losses, according to the industry’s workforce monitoring agency. Cuts of 5,600 field personnel accounted for 84% of 6,700 layoffs recorded last month by Calgary-based Petroleum Labor Market Information (PetroLMI) from Statistics Canada surveys. The…

July 14, 2020
Alberta Seeks New Petrochemical Plants to Work Montney, Duvernay Natural Gas Production

Alberta Seeks New Petrochemical Plants to Work Montney, Duvernay Natural Gas Production

The Alberta government posted a reward Thursday for petrochemical manufacturers to build new plants that draw their raw materials from natural gas produced in the province. Natural Gas Minister Dale Nally announced a 10-year grant fund titled the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program. The dollar value and eligibility rules were left open to negotiation, with further…

July 10, 2020
Keystone XL Crude Pipeline Left Out of U.S. Supreme Court Order Reinstating Key Water-Crossing Permits

Keystone XL Crude Pipeline Left Out of U.S. Supreme Court Order Reinstating Key Water-Crossing Permits

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a unanimous order reinstating the use of a permit employed to fast-track oil and gas pipeline construction, but the ruling specified that it did not apply to the U.S. leg of the hotly contested Keystone XL crude oil pipeline that is at the center of the debate. The…

July 7, 2020
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