Territories

Mackenzie Gas Project Advances on Regulatory Nod

The stage is set at last for a final regulatory ruling on Canada’s Arctic natural gas production and pipeline project after the federal and Northwest Territories governments kept a promise to remove a lingering obstacle.

November 22, 2010

Horn River Faces Extra Obstacles, But They Can Be Overcome

The Horn River Basin (HRB) Shale — in the northeastern corner of British Columbia (BC) snug up against the Northwest Territories border and not far west of the Alberta line — is quite a bit more remote than other North American plays. There’s also not a lot of processing facilities in the area, and it’s far from being at a pipeline crossroads.

November 22, 2010

Rallies to Target House Climate Change Bill, Producer Tax Hikes

With congressmen on recess testing public sentiment in their home territories, opponents of the House-passed climate change legislation are gearing up to stage public rallies at key points across the country to stir up opposition before companion legislation shows up in September in the Senate. The first rally against the climate change measure and proposed producer tax hikes is scheduled to take place in Houston Tuesday.

August 18, 2009

Imperial Says Economics of Mackenzie Pipeline ‘Not Robust’

Arctic natural gas has become an energy counterpart to the Northwest Territories diamonds marketed as Canadian Ice as a result of steeply hiked cost estimates for the proposed northern production and pipeline system.

April 16, 2007

Imperial Says Economics of Mackenzie Pipeline ‘Not Robust’

Arctic natural gas has become an energy counterpart to the Northwest Territories diamonds marketed as Canadian Ice as a result of steeply hiked cost estimates for the proposed northern production and pipeline system.

April 10, 2007

Northern Pipelines Face Threat from LNG Competition, NWT Energy Minister Warns

Northwest Territories Energy Minister Brendan Bell is urging Canadian and American producers alike to get on with arctic pipeline projects, warning them that waiting could make them uneconomic because of overseas imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

April 11, 2006

NiSource Feels Impact of Customer Energy Conservation

Despite weather than was 5% colder than normal in the fourth quarter of 2005 and 2% colder for the year, gas customers in NiSource’s utility territories in the Northeast and East North Central regions used about 5% less gas because of conservation due to high prices, the company reported.

February 3, 2006

Bush Administration Doles Out $733M in LIHEAP Aid

The Bush Administration on Thursday said it released $100 million in emergency contingency funds to states, Native American tribes and territories to assist low-income customers with their energy bills this winter, along with $633 million in block grant funds to states.

January 6, 2006

Mackenzie Pipeline Hearings Set to Begin in January

The National Energy Board (NEB) said Tuesday public hearings on the long-proposed Mackenzie Gas Project will begin Jan. 25 in the Northwest Territories in Inuvik. If the hearings proceed without further delays, the consortium negotiating the terms of the pipeline expects deliveries to begin in late 2011 (see Daily GPI, Dec. 14).

December 21, 2005

Hearings on Mackenzie Project Postponed Until 2006

Regulatory hearings on Canada’s entry in the arctic pipeline race have been postponed until 2006, prompting the Northwest Territories government to warn that the C$7-billion (US$5.6-billion) Mackenzie Gas Project could be shelved. The lag gives Alaska a chance to take over the North American lead in northern supply development, territorial energy minister Brendan Bell said.

September 22, 2005
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