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B.C. Premier Clark, Alberta Premier Redford reach deal on pipelines

Ian Bailey & Gary Mason, Globe and Mail, Nov. 05 2013

Vancouver — B.C. Premier Christy Clark and her Alberta counterpart Alison Redford have reached a broad framework for an agreement to satisfy B.C.’s five conditions for supporting oil pipeline development in the province.

Alberta and British Columbia reach agreement on opening new markets

News Release, BC Government, Nov 5 2013

VANCOUVER - After officials worked through the night, Alberta Premier Alison Redford and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark today announced a framework agreement between the two provinces on moving energy resources to new markets.

‘Fireball’ streaks across Yellowhead after train derailment, explosion west of Edmonton

Edmonton Journal, The Canadian Press, October 19, 2013

GAINFORD, Alta. - Emergency crews are monitoring a massive fire burning after a tanker train carrying oil and gas derailed west of Edmonton overnight.

Pipeline safety review fails to answer key questions, critics say

Sarah O'Donnell & Dan Healing, Edmonton Journal & Calgary Herald, August 23, 2013

EDMONTON - A promised report into the safety of Alberta’s vast pipeline network prompted by a series of high profile spills fails to dig into some of the most serious concerns, critics said Friday.

Alberta Pipeline Safety Review

Alberta Energy, 23 Aug 2013

The Government of Alberta supports the innovative, responsible and sustainable development of our province’s energy resources through a variety of technology funds and initiatives.

Eastern pipeline will have to face hurdles

Editorial, Vancouver Sun, August 16, 2013

Prospect of a pipeline to deliver oilsands crude embraced in New Brunswick, opposed in B.C.

Thomson: Will we ever see pipeline report?

Graham Thomson, Edmonton Journal, August 13, 2013

I’m not sure anybody looks forward to the end of summer. But I would hazard a guess that of all those not looking forward to it, nobody is dreading the end of summer more than Energy Minister Ken Hughes. Not even schoolchildren and road construction crews.

'Every plant and tree died:' Huge Alberta pipeline spill raises safety questions

Kiley Kroh, Climate Progress, June 19 2013

Following initial speculation that the leak stemmed from aging infrastructure, officials from Apache Corp. revealed that the pipeline was only five years old and had been designed to last for 30.

Alberta exploring at least two oil pipeline projects to North

Yadullah Hussain, Financial Post, Apr 25 2013

Hemmed in by unco-operative jurisdictions to the south, west and east, Alberta is looking upward, exploring at least two new northern projects that would help the province get its oil to tidewater, making it available for export to overseas markets.

Plains Midstream charged in 2011 Rainbow Pipeline spill

Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal, April 26, 2013

Government acts after receiving Greenpeace report

EDMONTON - One day after receiving an advance copy of a scathing Greenpeace report, the Alberta government charged Plains Midstream Canada in connection with the Rainbow Pipeline oil spill.

Total sets sights on getting oil sands crude to Gulf Coast

Shawn McCarthy, Globe and Mail, Mar. 28 2013

France’s Total SA says current market conditions favour processing oil sands crude on the U.S. Gulf Coast rather than building an $11.6-billion upgrader in Alberta, as the company took a $1.65-billion (U.S.) loss on its 49-per-cent stake in the cancelled Voyageur project.

Suncor cancels Voyageur project, takes hit to profit

Brent Jang, Globe and Mail, Mar. 27 2013

Suncor Energy Inc., Canada’s biggest oil-sands producer, has cancelled its $11.6-billion Voyageur upgrader project because of soaring capital costs – and the belief that better profits are to be found in shipping out unprocessed bitumen.

Alberta aboriginals oppose B.C. Hydro's Site C dam project; say needs more study

Bob Weber, The Canadian Press, Edmonton Journal, March 3, 2013

EDMONTON - Alberta aboriginals are lining up against an energy project deemed crucial to the B.C. economy.

Alberta cancels funding for carbon capture project

Richard Blackwell, Globe and Mail, Feb. 25 2013

For the second time in less than a year a key carbon capture and storage project in Alberta has been hit with a major setback, denting the province’s efforts to combat carbon emissions.

Ottawa could force B.C. to accept Gateway pipeline

By Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, February 7, 2013

But Alberta reluctant to ask for intervention, fearing it could backfire

Alberta desperately wants a pipeline built across a reluctant B.C., but not badly enough to court Ottawa's constitutional intervention.

Energy minister solidifies federal acceptance of west-to-east oil pipeline

Terry Pedwell, Canadian Press, Winnipeg Free Press, Feb 1 2013

OTTAWA - The federal government is firming up its support of two projects that would see oil from Alberta piped to Atlantic Canada.Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver says he gave a tentative nod to one proposal in a meeting with industry giant Irving Oil.

Atco eyes $700M to replace high-pressure gas pipelines in Calgary, Edmonton

Dave Cooper, Edmonton Journal, November 21, 2012

EDMONTON - Atco Pipelines is proposing to spend about $700 million to replace 260 kilometres of high-pressure natural gas pipelines in Edmonton and Calgary, with homeowners paying an extra $2 per on their monthly bills over five years to cover the work.

$1.5B Hinton coal mine planned to fuel Asian power plants

Dave Cooper, Edmonton Journal, August 24, 2012

EDMONTON - A proposed coal mine on Hinton’s doorstep could cost $1.5 billion if fully developed and bring more than 500 new jobs to the town.

Independent third party to scrutinize Alberta’s pipeline safety protocols

By Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal, July 20, 2012

EDMONTON - Government and industry bowed to public pressure Friday, announcing a review of Alberta’s pipeline safety rules and $500 million in new spill-prevention features for the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline.

Calls for Alberta pipeline safety review grow louder

Bob Weber, Globe and Mail, Jul. 12 2012

Calls for an independent review into pipeline safety in Alberta are growing, with some saying it’s even more urgent now that a U.S. investigation has sharply criticized a Calgary company’s efforts to clean up a major oil spill.

Groups launch campaign calling for independent review of pipeline safety

By Karen Kleiss, Edmonton Journal, June 26, 2012

Government says oversight already exists

A coalition of 17 landowner and environmental groups launched an advertising campaign Monday to demand an independent review of pipeline safety in Alberta.

Major Oil Spills In Alberta Prompt Questions And Concerns About Keystone XL Pipeline

Matt Kasper,, June 22 2012

The proposed Keystone XL pipeline running from Alberta’s tar sands south to Nebraska and Texas continues to stay in the public eye. Mitt Romney gave it center stage in a

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