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Canada Officials See American LNG Export Freeze as ‘An Opportunity for Us’ 

Canada Officials See American LNG Export Freeze as ‘An Opportunity for Us’ 

The Biden administration’s pause on LNG export licenses may have opened the door for competing projects in Canada to gain ground after years of lagging behind. Canadian officials this month have been playing up their lower emission bonafides in the wake of their southern neighbor’s pause on licenses, in a bid to push for Canada’s…

February 28, 2024
Enbridge Touts U.S. Utility Expansion, Long-Term Natural Gas Export Strength

Enbridge Touts U.S. Utility Expansion, Long-Term Natural Gas Export Strength

Enbridge Inc. heralded the more than $20 billion of acquisitions it announced in 2023, including a string of deals to transform its natural gas utility operations in the Lower 48. The utilities would boost Enbridge’s Lower 48 customer base to 7 million and position it for long-term growth following the surge in fourth-quarter and full-year…

February 12, 2024
Canada Natural Gas Activity Strengthening Ahead of LNG, Pipe Start-Ups, Says Precision CEO

Canada Natural Gas Activity Strengthening Ahead of LNG, Pipe Start-Ups, Says Precision CEO

Canadian energy market fundamentals are improving enough to support a “sustained period of elevated natural gas drilling,” particularly in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin, Precision Drilling Corp.’s chief said. While Lower 48 demand for drilling services by exploration and production (E&P) customers remains muddled, the picture is much clearer in Canada for the Calgary-based oilfield…

February 12, 2024
Canadian Natural Gas Market Mirrors United States – Plump Production, Stout Storage and Low Prices

Canadian Natural Gas Market Mirrors United States – Plump Production, Stout Storage and Low Prices

The state of Canada’s natural gas market largely reflects that of the United States: robust production, elevated storage levels and suppressed prices. To be sure, the Arctic blast in mid-January that briefly bolstered heating demand and caused wellhead freeze-offs that slowed production in the Lower 48 also gave the Canadian market a boost. Cash prices,…

February 6, 2024
AltaGas Greenlights Montney Shale Natural Gas Processing Expansion 

AltaGas Greenlights Montney Shale Natural Gas Processing Expansion 

Calgary-based AltaGas Ltd. has sanctioned the Pipestone Natural Gas Processing Plant Phase II expansion project in the Alberta Montney Shale region. Construction is set to begin this year on the expansion, which is fully permitted. The project would provide an additional 100 MMcf/d of sour deep-cut natural gas processing capacity and an additional 20,000 b/d…

January 4, 2024
BC Regulators Deny FortisBC Proposal to Add Natural Gas Pipeline as Capacity Shortfalls Loom

BC Regulators Deny FortisBC Proposal to Add Natural Gas Pipeline as Capacity Shortfalls Loom

FortisBC Energy Inc. was sent back to the drawing board to supply a growing customer base after Canadian regulators rejected a proposal for a C$327 million ($285 million) natural gas pipeline.  The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) in late December denied a certificate of public convenience and necessity for FortisBC’s proposed Okanagan Capacity Upgrade (OCU)…

December 29, 2023
Cedar LNG FID Slips to Early 2024 as Pembina Prepares for Western Canada’s ‘Transformational Period’

Cedar LNG FID Slips to Early 2024 as Pembina Prepares for Western Canada’s ‘Transformational Period’

Pembina Pipeline Corp. disclosed that a possible final investment decision (FID) for its Cedar LNG project on the British Columbia (BC) coast could slip to early next year as the project partners hammer out final details for its construction and tolling agreements. In its recently released 2024 guidance, the company said it expects to make…

December 14, 2023
Alberta Sees Double-Digit Growth in Oil, Natural Gas Investments This Year

Alberta Sees Double-Digit Growth in Oil, Natural Gas Investments This Year

Alberta, Canada’s top hydrocarbon producing province, has seen strong investment in both oil and natural gas projects, which is leading to a strong revenue boost in 2023. “Prospects for the energy sector remain positive, underpinned by solid energy  prices and the anticipated increase in Alberta’s takeaway capacity,” according to Alberta’s recent fiscal update. “Energy prices…

December 8, 2023
Canada Says ‘Hold My Labatt’ After U.S. Methane Rules Finalized

Canada Says ‘Hold My Labatt’ After U.S. Methane Rules Finalized

Canada has unveiled draft regulations to curb methane pollution from the oil and natural gas sector, coinciding with the finalization of similar rules by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  The proposed federal regulations, presented during the Global Methane Pledge Ministerial at the 28th Conference of the Parties climate summit in Dubai, are designed to help…

December 6, 2023
NGI Correspondent and Renowned Canadian Energy Journalist Gordon Jaremko Remembered

NGI Correspondent and Renowned Canadian Energy Journalist Gordon Jaremko Remembered

Journalist Gordon Michael Jaremko, who was Natural Gas Intelligence’s Canadian correspondent for nearly 40 years, has died. He was 76. Jaremko, who died Nov. 28, was long recognized as the dean of Canadian oil and gas  journalism. He spent decades working at some of Canada’s largest newspapers and energy magazines, as well as writing and…

December 4, 2023