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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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Canadian Carbon Tax to Climb 33% in April Following Favorable Court Ruling

Canadian Carbon Tax to Climb 33% in April Following Favorable Court Ruling

Canada’s carbon tax is set to increase on schedule in April after the country’s highest court on Thursday upheld the Trudeau government’s environmental policy. A six-judge majority on the nine-seat Supreme Court of Canada rejected provincial rights challenges against the levy by the Ontario, Alberta and Saskatchewan governments. The fossil fuel consumption tax, enacted by…

March 26, 2021
Quebec LNG, Pipeline Project Still Facing Questions Following Government Assessment

Quebec LNG, Pipeline Project Still Facing Questions Following Government Assessment

A seven-year-old contender to move liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from French Canada vowed to earn Quebec government approval after doubts were  raised Wednesday in a provincial environmental assessment. Risks and rewards were documented, but no recommendation was made regarding the estimated $10 billion Energie Saguenay and Gazoduq pipeline projects. The 506-page assessment was completed…

March 25, 2021
Chevron Ends Funding for Kitimat LNG; Woodside Looks to Move Ahead

Chevron Ends Funding for Kitimat LNG; Woodside Looks to Move Ahead

The first British Columbia (BC) project in Kitimat to move liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports overseas is no longer on the funding list for Chevron Corp., which has been partnering in the proposal with Australia’s Woodside Energy Ltd. The Kitimat LNG project owner and would-be operator announced a halt to all of its spending on…

March 23, 2021
Canadian Arctic Natural Gas Project Eyed to Serve Mackenzie Delta

Canadian Arctic Natural Gas Project Eyed to Serve Mackenzie Delta

Natural gas supply development is returning to the Canadian Arctic, initially to serve a small Mackenzie Delta fuel market. The Delta is about 2,200 miles north of the border between the United States and Alberta. Delta native-owned Inuvialuit Petroleum Corp. and Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. applied Thursday for approval by the Canada Energy Regulator…

March 21, 2021
Enbridge Asks Canada Government to Defend Line 5 Against Michigan Intervention

Enbridge Asks Canada Government to Defend Line 5 Against Michigan Intervention

Enbridge Inc. has asked the Canadian government for legal and diplomatic help to defend its 540,000 b/d Line 5 pipeline against Michigan attempts to shut it down. Enbridge Vice President Vern Yu disclosed the requests in testimony about the 68-year-old pipeline’s troubles before a House of Commons committee. Line 5 delivers oil and natural gas…

March 17, 2021
Hydraulic Fracturing Absolved of Methane Leaks in Review of 25,000 Northern BC Wells

Hydraulic Fracturing Absolved of Methane Leaks in Review of 25,000 Northern BC Wells

Hydraulic fracturing undertaken in British Columbia (BC) has been absolved of causing methane leaks that contribute to climate change and create safety hazards, according to peer-reviewed research. The University of British Columbia’s Energy and Environment Research Initiative reached its verdict in a review of 25,000 northern BC wells. “Overall, there appear to be no characteristics…

March 16, 2021
Canada’s Propane Exports Up 19% in 2020, with More Growth Said Likely

Canada’s Propane Exports Up 19% in 2020, with More Growth Said Likely

Propane exports from Canada to overseas markets jumped by 19% in 2020, with international sales poised to increase again this year, according to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). A terminal location on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC) at Prince Rupert lived up to expectations of giving a competitive advantage to the Alberta-based…

March 16, 2021
Michigan Readying Propane Trains, Storage to Fill Supply Gap Pending Line 5 Shut Down

Michigan Readying Propane Trains, Storage to Fill Supply Gap Pending Line 5 Shut Down

Michigan officials said they would have propane supply security with trains and storage available if Enbridge Inc. shuts down deliveries in May on Line 5, the Canadian oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) system. Line 5 flows 540,000 b/d, including 75,000 b/d of propane for about 55% of Michigan needs, led by two-thirds of requirements…

March 15, 2021
Canada Proposing National Cap-and-Trade Market for GHG Emissions

Canada Proposing National Cap-and-Trade Market for GHG Emissions

Energy efficient Canadians would gain an income source at the expense of fossil fuel producers and their top industrial customers from an emerging national counterpart to a 19-year-old Alberta carbon emissions control program. Draft regulations have been posted for a cap-and-trade market titled the Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System. The clock is running on a…

March 13, 2021
Quebec LNG Facility Gains Small Investment from Local Entrepreneurs

Quebec LNG Facility Gains Small Investment from Local Entrepreneurs

Quebec investors made a start Tuesday on filling a year-old gap left after Berkshire Hathaway Inc. walked away from the plan for French Canada to enter the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Construction contractors Cegerco and L. Fournier et fils Inc. announced a C$2 million ($1.5 million) initial participation commitment by an entrepreneur group…

March 11, 2021