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Permian Gains, GOM Declines as U.S. Drilling Total Steady in Latest BKR Tally

Permian Gains, GOM Declines as U.S. Drilling Total Steady in Latest BKR Tally

With gains in natural gas-directed drilling countered by declines in the oil patch, the U.S. rig count finished unchanged overall at 771 for the week ended Friday (Jan. 27), according to the latest numbers from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). Domestic changes for the period included an increase of four natural gas-directed rigs and a decline…

January 27, 2023
BC, Blueberry River to Jointly Oversee Resources, Potentially Limit New Natural Gas, Oil Projects

BC, Blueberry River to Jointly Oversee Resources, Potentially Limit New Natural Gas, Oil Projects

British Columbia (BC) and Blueberry River First Nations struck a historic agreement this week to  partner on resource stewardship that among other things could limit new oil and natural gas development, as well as revamp future energy activities. The agreement would ensure “Blueberry River members can meaningfully exercise their Treaty 8 rights, and provide stability…

January 20, 2023
Canadian Natural Gas Industry Moving Ahead with Carbon Capture, Storage Projects

Canadian Natural Gas Industry Moving Ahead with Carbon Capture, Storage Projects

The Alberta oil and natural gas industry entered 2023 with plans to use carbon capture and storage (CCS) to score an 18-fold jump in discarding greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from production, according to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER). The CER disclosed commitments to increase CCS disposal to 56 million tons (Mt) per year by seven…

January 10, 2023
Superior Ups Ante in RNG, CNG, Hydrogen Fuels with Certarus Takeover

Superior Ups Ante in RNG, CNG, Hydrogen Fuels with Certarus Takeover

Toronto-based Superior Plus Corp. clinched a definitive agreement with Certarus Ltd. to acquire the compressed natural gas (CNG), renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen distributor in a C$1.05 billion ($776.9 million) deal.  After kicking off the year with an announcement that it may offer hydrogen to its commercial and industrial propane customers in Quebec, Superior…

December 28, 2022
Canada Grants Ksi Lisims LNG Project 40-Year Export License

Canada Grants Ksi Lisims LNG Project 40-Year Export License

The native-led Ksi Lisims LNG project has cleared an initial regulatory hurdle by obtaining a 40-year natural gas export license for its planned terminal near Prince Rupert on the northern Pacific coast of British Columbia (BC). The Canada Energy Regulator (CER) granted the approval for overseas sales of up to 2 Bcf/d to the Ksi…

December 19, 2022
Keystone Oil Pipeline Restart Unclear as Leak Repair Continues

Keystone Oil Pipeline Restart Unclear as Leak Repair Continues

Emergency crews over the weekend captured an estimated 14,000 bbl of oil that spilled into a northern Kansas creek, forcing the Keystone Pipeline to be shuttered last week, according to TC Energy Corp. “The affected segment has been isolated and we have contained downstream migration of the release,” the Calgary-based pipeline firm said. “The system…

December 12, 2022
Cenovus Gives Positive Outlook for 2023 with Jump in Offshore, Oilsands Production

Cenovus Gives Positive Outlook for 2023 with Jump in Offshore, Oilsands Production

A start on additions to oil production offshore Newfoundland topped the 2023 growth agenda prompting a 50% budget increase for 2023 by Calgary-based Cenovus Energy Inc. Spending would jump to C$600-700 million ($450-525 million) in 2023 to begin work on a new platform and drilling, dubbed West White Rose, 180 miles east of Newfoundland’s capital,…

December 7, 2022
Enbridge, Chippewa Tribe Ordered to Cooperate on Spill Risk Plan for Line 5 Conduit

Enbridge, Chippewa Tribe Ordered to Cooperate on Spill Risk Plan for Line 5 Conduit

After rejecting a call in September to shut off Enbridge Inc.’s cross-border Line 5, a federal court in Wisconsin has directed the pipeline company and the Lake Superior Chippewa’s Bad River Band to work together on a spill risk reduction plan for the 540,000 b/d oil conduit. U.S. District Court Judge William Conley of the…

December 5, 2022
Canadian Natural Eyeing 5% Natural Gas Production Increase, as U.S. Exports Fetching Premium to AECO

Canadian Natural Eyeing 5% Natural Gas Production Increase, as U.S. Exports Fetching Premium to AECO

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) is targeting a roughly 5% year/year increase in natural gas production next year, and plans to export more than one-third of its output to North American markets outside the AECO hub in Western Canada. Gas production in 2023 is forecast to average 2.17-2.24 Bcf/d, up from 2.11 Bcf/d projected for…

December 2, 2022
Canada’s Eastward Energy Cites Natural Gas Supply, Price Concerns for Saint John LNG

Canada’s Eastward Energy Cites Natural Gas Supply, Price Concerns for Saint John LNG

An Atlantic Canada utility has challenged the plan by Repsol SA to convert its New Brunswick arm, Saint John LNG Development Co. (SJLNG), from an import site into an export terminal for energy-starved Europe. Nova Scotia gas distributor Eastward Energy Inc. has urged the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) to require an east coast market review…

December 1, 2022
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