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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 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
Canadian Utilities Beginning Hydrogen Energy Field Tests

Canadian Utilities Beginning Hydrogen Energy Field Tests

Canadian utilities are starting trials of green uses for a natural gas substitute, hydrogen, that has to date chiefly served the Alberta oilsands production often criticized by environmentalists. In the 2021-22 heating season, household blends of hydrogen and gas are scheduled to enter field tests in Ontario and Alberta residential fuel markets. A Quebec variation…

March 10, 2021
Natural Gas Glut, Keystone XL Cancellation Seen Weighing on Alberta Finances

Natural Gas Glut, Keystone XL Cancellation Seen Weighing on Alberta Finances

After losing nearly C$1.3 billion ($975 million) on the aborted Keystone XL (KXL) oil export pipeline project, Alberta, Canada’s top fossil fuel-producing province, also stands braced for more lean years on oversupplied North American natural gas markets. The toll taken by the Covid-19 pandemic, energy commodity surpluses and a bad bet on the U.S. presidential…

February 26, 2021
Enbridge Scores Legal Win to (Slightly) Advance Line 5 Tunnel

Enbridge Scores Legal Win to (Slightly) Advance Line 5 Tunnel

Enbridge Inc. has scored fresh successes with its campaign to keep its 540,000 b/d dual-pipe Line 5 for oil and natural gas liquids by burying its disputed Straits of Mackinac crossing in a new utility tunnel. After obtaining a permit from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (MEGLE), the $500 million project…

February 25, 2021
TC Energy Gets Green Light to Develop Storage Service Targeting NGTL Congestion

TC Energy Gets Green Light to Develop Storage Service Targeting NGTL Congestion

An order to devise a storage delivery service that would prevent pipeline traffic jams from depressing Canadian natural gas prices has been given to TC Energy Corp.’s supply collection grid, Nova Gas Transmission Ltd. (NGTL). After a seven-month review, the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) directed NGTL Thursday to submit the new plan by June 30…

February 20, 2021