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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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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
TC Energy Preparing Construction Start for Coastal GasLink Pipeline

TC Energy Preparing Construction Start for Coastal GasLink Pipeline

After surviving protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, Coastal GasLink (CGL) plans to start  laying pipe for the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project underway on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC). CGL said construction employment would roughly triple to peak at more than 2,500 in September as work accelerates along the 416-mile…

June 23, 2020
Michigan Moves to Prevent Restarting Enbridge Line 5 Oil Deliveries

Michigan Moves to Prevent Restarting Enbridge Line 5 Oil Deliveries

A formal demand to shut off oil flows immediately has been added to the Michigan lawsuit seeking to cancel the state’s 1953 right-of-way easement for Enbridge Inc.’s 540,000 b/d Line 5 across the Straits of Mackinac. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel injected urgency into the case by filing motions requesting an injunction and restraining order…

June 23, 2020
Canada’s OFS, Supply Sectors Forecast to Suffer Biggest Job Losses from Covid-19 Activity Slump

Canada’s OFS, Supply Sectors Forecast to Suffer Biggest Job Losses from Covid-19 Activity Slump

Oilfield service and supply contractors continue to suffer the biggest job losses in the Canadian oil and gas activity slump driven by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an industry monitoring agency. Cuts of 6,100 field positions accounted for 89% of 6,870 Canadian industry layoffs during May, based on records compiled by Petroleum Labor Market Information…

June 22, 2020
Coastal GasLink to Start Laying Pipe for LNG Canada This Summer

Coastal GasLink to Start Laying Pipe for LNG Canada This Summer

After surviving protests and the Covid-19 pandemic, Coastal GasLink (CGL) plans to start  laying pipe for the only liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project underway on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC). CGL said construction employment would roughly triple to peak at more than 2,500 in September as work accelerates along the 416-mile…

June 22, 2020
Enbridge Warns of Mainline Toll Hikes if Not Converted to Contract Service

Enbridge Warns of Mainline Toll Hikes if Not Converted to Contract Service

Canadian oil firms face toll hikes if they win their fight against Enbridge Inc.’s plan to convert its Mainline into a contract service from a common carrier filled by monthly bookings, the company told the Canada Energy Regulator (CER).

June 17, 2020
BC LNG Alliance Announces Rebranding, Citing Fuel’s Importance for All of Canada

BC LNG Alliance Announces Rebranding, Citing Fuel’s Importance for All of Canada

Sponsors of liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in British Columbia staked a claim Monday to national significance by rebranding their six-year-old trade association.

June 15, 2020
Appeals Decision Moves Enbridge Line 5 Plans One Step Closer to Completion

Appeals Decision Moves Enbridge Line 5 Plans One Step Closer to Completion

Enbridge Inc. has won the second round of its legal battle against fossil fuel foes to keep its 540,000 b/d oil Line 5 across the Straits of Mackinac between Lake Huron and Lake Michigan.

June 15, 2020
Xebec Cites Growing Interest in RNG with Agreements for Quebec Plant

Xebec Cites Growing Interest in RNG with Agreements for Quebec Plant

An encouraging start is underway to add a private enterprise dimension to municipal government production of renewable natural gas (RNG) from urban and agricultural waste landfill sites, according to a French Canadian pioneer of the budding business field.

June 11, 2020
Canadian E&P Spending Seen Contracting, but Natural Gas Outlook Positive

Canadian E&P Spending Seen Contracting, but Natural Gas Outlook Positive

Oil and natural gas investment will shrink by as much as 25% in Canada’s top producer province this year, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) said in its annual review.

June 10, 2020