Jeff Lee & Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun, April 14 2012
Oil pipeline expansion to be 40 per cent larger than anticipated on strong demand
David Ebner & Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Apr. 12, 2012
VANCOUVER AND VICTORIA— Stephen Harper’s ambition to feed Canadian resources to customers in Asia is going to hit a thunderous clash of opposition in Vancouver after a major U.S. pipeline company announced that it will go ahead with a $5-billion plan to more than double the output of a pipeline moving oil from Alberta to the Vancouver harbour, with a tanker-a-day proposed to export it.
Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project has yet to be formalized in an application to the National Energy Board. Until then, there is very little substantial information available.
News Release, Kinder Morgan, April 12 2012
Customers Submit Binding Bids for 660,000 Barrels Per Day
Next Steps - Extensive Engagement and Regulatory Review
Jim Hightower, Nation of Change, April 9 2012
"It's certainly true," declared Energy Secretary Stephen Chu, "that having Canada as a supplier for our oil is much more comforting than to have other countries supply our oil."
By Winston Ross, The Register-Guard, Eugene, Apr 9, 2012
COOS BAY — Three years ago, Bob Braddock was telling anyone who would listen that the idea of exporting liquefied natural gas from the United States was nuts.
Christopher Poon, Whistler Question, April 5, 2012
In a surprise move, Whistler council introduced and passed a motion officially declaring its opposition to the Northern Gateway oil pipeline project on Tuesday (April 3).
By BECKY BOHRER, Anchorage Daily News, April 4th, 2012
The state of Alaska may decide this week to give TransCanada Corp. permission to shift its attention to a building liquefied natural gas pipeline, capable of facilitiating overseas exports.
By Delores Broten, Watershed Sentinel, April 6, 2012
Comox Joint Review Panel Hearings, March 30 & 31st, 2012
Speaker after speaker poured out their passionate pleas to an impassive panel at the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline hearings in Comox, BC, March 30 & 31. Some described in loving detail their ocean-side worlds and the terrible weather on the north coast.
Justine Hunter, Globe and Mail, Apr. 05, 2012
VICTORIA— The federal review of the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline has hit another setback this week after a coastal first nation community withdrew from the process, saying the Harper government has predetermined the outcome.
By Mike Hager, Vancouver Sun, April 2, 2012
BELLA BELLA - Members of the Heiltsuk First Nation are negotiating with the review panel this morning in Bella Bella to try to get the scheduled hearings on Enbridge's proposed Northern Gateway pipeline back on track amid safety concerns.
News Release, Enbridge, March 26, 2012
HOUSTON, TEXAS and CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 26, 2012) - Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB) (TSX:ENB) ("Enbridge") today announced that it is upsizing the capacity of its U.S. Gulf Coast Access projects. The Flanagan South Pipeline from Flanagan, Illinois to Cushing, Oklahoma will be upsized to a 36- inch diameter line with an initial capacity of 585,000 barrels per day (bpd). In a separate announcement today, Enbridge and its partner Enterprise Products Partners L.P. indicated that they will twin their jointly owned Seaway Pipeline from Cushing to the U.S. Gulf Coast at Houston, with an extension to Port Arthur/Beaumont, adding 450,000 bpd of capacity to that system.
Reporting by Scott Haggett in Calgary and Arpita Mukherjee and NR Sethuraman in Bangalore, Chicago Tribune, Reuters, March 27, 2012
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc and Enterprise Products Partners LP will more than double capacity of the Seaway Pipeline and expand another line from Illinois to ship more crude oil out of the glutted U.S. Midwest.
Ian Austin, The Province, March 26, 2012
Protesters marching through downtown Vancouver Monday promised to fight big oil and big government and put a stop to proposed pipeline expansions in B.C.
Damien Gillis, TheCanadian.org, March 26, 2012
Amanda Coyne, Alaska Dispatch, Mar 23, 2012
On Friday, a bill that would allow a public-private corporation to take the reins in building a bullet line in Alaska to bring vast North Slope gas reserves to Alaskans passed the House Finance Committee. The vote was 9-2. Reps. Les Gara, D-Anchorage, and Rep. David Guttenberg, D-Fairbanks, voted against passage.
By JACKIE CALMES, New York Times, March 22, 2012
RIPLEY, Okla. — President Obama stood in a red-dirt field before acres of stacked pipeline pieces on Thursday to illustrate his support for expedited construction of the southern leg of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. But his public declaration for the project pleased neither the industry and its Republican allies nor environmentalists.
By Paul J. Henderson, Chilliwack Times, with files from Vancouver Sun and Burnaby Now, March 15, 2012
Few people aware of company's plans to twin a crude oil pipeline that runs right through our city
By Wanda Chow, Burnaby NewsLeader, March 08, 2012
The woman on the other line was concerned.
A Kamloops resident, she had called the office of Burnaby-Douglas MP Kennedy Stewart after participating in a telephone survey he had commissioned to gauge support for a potential twinning of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline.
Peter O'Neil, Calgary Herald, March 8 2012
OTTAWA — Canada needs a pipeline from the Alberta oilsands all the way to the Atlantic coast to counter environmentalists blocking projects to the Gulf Coast and Asia, Alberta Wildrose Alliance leader Danielle Smith said here Thursday.
By Juliet Eilperin & Ed O’Keefe, Washington Post, March 8 2012
In the wake of lobbying by President Obama and Senate Democratic leaders, the Senate defeated legislation to speed up construction of a U-S.-Canadian oil pipeline by a margin of 56 to 42 on Thursday.
Jeffrey Jones, Reuters, Chicago Tribune, March 3, 2012
CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Enbridge Inc shut down a key segment of the main Canada-to-United States oil pipeline for an undetermined period on Saturday after a deadly vehicle accident caused a fire at an Illinois pumping station.
By MARTIN ESPINOZA, Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA, February 28, 2012
PG&E officials Tuesday reiterated their position that ratepayers should bear the bulk of the cost of its Pipeline Safety Enhancement Plan, which the company pegged at $2.2billion.
Stephen Kelly, Globe and Mail, Feb. 29, 2012
As Alberta’s Premier makes her rounds in the United States this week to sell the oil sands, she might want to capitalize on the current American preoccupation with gasoline prices, which have soared more than 20 per cent in parts of the country since mid-December.
News Release, TransCanada Corp., Feb 27, 2012
Calgary, Alberta - TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) announced today it has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) informing the Department the company plans to file a Presidential Permit application (cross border permit) in the near future for the Keystone XL Project from the U.S./Canada border in Montana to Steele City, Nebraska. TransCanada would supplement that application with an alternative route in Nebraska as soon as that route is selected.