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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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TC Energy Shuts Down Keystone Open Season Following Biden’s Keystone XL Cancellation

TC Energy Shuts Down Keystone Open Season Following Biden’s Keystone XL Cancellation

An 80,000 b/d offering of delivery service on an 11-year-old Canadian pipeline to the United States has been discarded as a casualty of President Biden’s decision to stop the proposed Keystone XL addition to the oil trade network. TC Energy Corp. said the offer was canceled because the project’s cancellation means no spare capacity would…

February 17, 2021
Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Expansion Work Resumes Following Safety Overhaul

Trans Mountain Oil Pipe Expansion Work Resumes Following Safety Overhaul

Work has resumed on the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion after a planned two-week pause stretched into a 52-day safety procedure overhaul on the 1,150-kilometer (690-mile) oil conduit across Alberta and British Columbia. “A staged remobilization of the 7,000-strong workforce will begin this week,” the Canadian government-owned pipeline said earlier this month. “The restart process will…

February 12, 2021
Arc Resources, 7G Combination to Create Montney Natural Gas, Condensate Giant

Arc Resources, 7G Combination to Create Montney Natural Gas, Condensate Giant

Canada’s Arc Resources Ltd. and Seven Generations Energy Ltd. (7G) agreed to merge on Wednesday, a combination that would create one of the top natural gas operators in the country, with output centered in the Montney Shale. Combined production this year is estimated at 340,000 boe/d-plus, including 1.2 Bcf/d of gas and 138,000 b/d of…

February 11, 2021
Enbridge Again Victorious as U.S. Court Tosses Line 3 Injunction Request

Enbridge Again Victorious as U.S. Court Tosses Line 3 Injunction Request

Enbridge Inc. has defeated the second protest lawsuit aimed at halting construction of the $2.6 billion Minnesota leg in its Line 3 pipe replacement project by winning a U.S. district court verdict. The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia rejected a demand for a preliminary injunction to stop work on the 340-mile oil…

February 9, 2021
Enbridge Wins Round in Minnesota Appeals Court for Line 3 Oil Pipeline Replacement

Enbridge Wins Round in Minnesota Appeals Court for Line 3 Oil Pipeline Replacement

Enbridge Inc. has won the first in a series of court rulings regarding lawsuits protesting the construction of the $2.6 billion Minnesota leg in its Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project. The Minnesota Court of Appeals turned down a request by two Ojibwe native bands for a preliminary injunction to halt work launched in December…

February 3, 2021
Tale of Two Neighbors During Covid as U.S. Natural Gas Exports Grow, Canada’s Shrink

Tale of Two Neighbors During Covid as U.S. Natural Gas Exports Grow, Canada’s Shrink

Covid-19 shrank Canadian natural gas exports while American sales abroad grew despite the pandemic by reaching multiple international markets in the first nine months of 2020, according to the latest trade scorecard by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). U.S. exports increased by 12.4% to a new high, almost double the Canadian volumes. Canadian exports…

February 2, 2021
Enbridge Line 5 Secures Michigan Water Permits, but Fight to Avoid Shutdown Still Looms

Enbridge Line 5 Secures Michigan Water Permits, but Fight to Avoid Shutdown Still Looms

Enbridge Inc. won an environmental round in Michigan on Friday to keep its 540,000 b/d Line 5 oil pipeline running by securing state water permits to bury the pipe leg across the Straits of Mackinac. The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) approved the $500 million conduit. Regulators said “the proposed tunneling…

January 29, 2021
Enerplus Builds Bakken Stronghold with Takeover of Pure-Play Bruin E&P

Enerplus Builds Bakken Stronghold with Takeover of Pure-Play Bruin E&P

Canadian producer Enerplus Corp. has gained more exposure in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale with a $465 million takeover of Houston-based Bruin E&P HoldCo LLC. The deal announced Monday for the North Dakota assets of the Bakken pure-play is forecast to propel a 20% production jump for Calgary-based Enerplus to a combined 103,500-108,500 boe/d.  The acquired…

January 26, 2021
Canada’s Trudeau ‘Disappointed’ as Biden Cancels Keystone Permit, while Alberta Premier Suggests Retaliation

Canada’s Trudeau ‘Disappointed’ as Biden Cancels Keystone Permit, while Alberta Premier Suggests Retaliation

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised to cooperate with President Biden on climate change even though one of the new president’s first actions was to halt the construction permit for Keystone XL (KXL), the Canada-to-Gulf Coast system. “We are disappointed but acknowledge the president’s decision to fulfill his election campaign promise on Keystone XL,” said…

January 21, 2021
TC Halts Keystone XL Pipeline Work in Advance of Expected Biden EO

TC Halts Keystone XL Pipeline Work in Advance of Expected Biden EO

TC Energy Corp. called an immediate halt today to work on Keystone XL (KXL) as President Biden was expected to keep an election promise to revoke the U.S. construction permit for the $8 billion oil pipeline on Wednesday. “Advancement of the project will be suspended,” said the Calgary firm. Unless attempts to recover costs to…

January 20, 2021
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