Chad Skelton, Vancouver Sun, April 18, 2013
Four of the five most active companies soliciting provincial politicians are in the energy sector
“The real way an industry moves politicians is by moving blocks of voters to align with their interests."
Francesco Trebbi, Assoc. Professor, Economics, UBC
Stephen Harper’s “omnibus” strategy to overhaul green laws was proposed by oil industry, says records
Mike DeSouza, O.Canada.com, April 10 2013
OTTAWA – Lobbyists from Canada’s oil and gas industry recommended the Harper government’s 2012 strategy to put multiple changes to a series of environmental protection laws into a single piece of legislation, says a newly-released internal federal document.
Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post, March 21 2013
While Ottawa agreed in Budget 2013 to extend tax breaks for manufacturers for two years, a request by developers of liquefied natural gas terminals on Canada’s West Coast to receive similar tax savings fell on deaf ears.
Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, February 7, 2013
The Canadian oil and gas industry is asking Ottawa for subsidies that could be worth $2 billion in tax savings to encourage the development of liquefied natural gas plants in British Columbia.
Dan Healing, Calgary Herald, January 11, 2013
News release confirms top executive stepping down after 35 years
Alterra Power and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Announce Partnership in Toba Montrose and Dokie 1 Facilities
News Release, Alterra & Fiera Axium, December 12 2012
VANCOUVER - Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) and Fiera Axium Infrastructure are pleased to announce that they are now partners at the 235 MW Toba Montrose run-of-river hydro facility and the 144 MW Dokie 1 wind farm in British Columbia, effective December 7. A consortium of Canadian investors led by Fiera Axium purchased GE Energy Financial Services' partnership interests, and now owns a 60% interest in Toba Montrose and a 49% interest in Dokie 1. Alterra's ownership interests in these facilities are unchanged at 40% and 51% respectively.
Nathan VanderKlippe, The Globe and Mail, Dec. 24 2012
A struggling natural gas export project on the British Columbia coast is on the cusp of being built after Chevron Corp. agreed to take over as operator of Kitimat LNG.
Barry Critchley, National Poist, Dec 18, 2012
It’s never good news when a company announces it can’t make a scheduled semi-annual interest payment, and it’s particularly bad news given what such a decision implies for the affected bondholders as they try and reclaim some value.
Text By Nathan Vanderklippe; Graphics By Carrie Cockburn & Murat Yukselir, The Globe and Mail, Dec. 03 2012
CALGARY — As Ottawa mulls the fate of two major energy deals – and the implications of foreign ownership in an economy heavily dependant on natural resources – we take a snapshot of who actually owns what in the oil and gas industry.
Shawn McCarthy & Steven Chase, Globe and Mail, Dec. 07 2012
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Stephen Harper has erected new barriers to investment by state-owned companies, fencing off the oil sands from further control by foreign governments.
Dan Healing, Calgary Herald, December 4, 2012
Scale to rise 60 per cent if federal government OK’s $6B takeover
CALGARY — Federal approval of the $6-billion Petronas takeover of Progress Energy will result in a bigger LNG export facility and billions in accelerated investment in B.C. shale gas fields, the companies said Tuesday.
Sabrina Eaton, Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 28 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney visited an Ohio coal mine this month to promote jobs in the coal industry, workers who appeared with him at the rally lost pay because their mine was shut down.
Mitchell Anderson, TheTyee.ca, 22 Aug 2012
A top petro engineer for wealthy Norway says Canada is 'a fantastic country' that's 'totally mismanaged by design.' Fifth in a series.
Nathan VanderKlippe, Globe and Mail, August 9 2012
The spending spree in Canada’s fast-growing oil sands is slowing as some of the country’s largest energy companies trim capital budgets and question the fate of some of their most important projects.
Canadian Press, The Province, July 27, 2012
The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec is investing almost $100 million in a Quebec hydroelectric company that is acquiring a presence in northeastern B.C.
The pension fund manager said Thursday it bought 9.6 million common shares of Innergex Renewable Energy for $10.27 per share for a total cost of $98.9 million.
Brian Dockstader, Campaign for America's Future, July 3 2012
If you've watched any cable news show in the last year, chances are you've probably seen one or a thousand ads from the fossil fuel industry attacking regulations and/or trying to paint their products as necessary for prosperity. If nothing else, the sheer volume of primetime advertisements makes one thing strikingly apparent: the fossil fuel industry has a LOT of money.
Greg Palast, Eco Watch, 20 Apr 2012
Two years before the Deepwater Horizon blow-out in the Gulf of Mexico, another BP off-shore rig suffered a nearly identical blow-out, but BP concealed the first one from the U.S. regulators and Congress.
Paul Burcheit, Nation of Change, April 9 2012
This is tax time, or in the case of many big businesses, just another time without taxes. These companies deserve to be recognized. With the help of SEC data and the results of several excellent research studies, PayUpNow.org has selected the 'winners' of the 2011 Tax Avoidance Awards.
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.
Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, September 26, 2011
You could be forgiven for thinking it was an energy showdown. On the southeast corner of Georgia and Burrard, Canada’s coal industry was holding its annual conference Monday at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
By Mike De Souza, Calgary Herald, September 14, 2011
Alberta firm tried to block news of contribution
by Glenn Hurowitz, Grist, 2 Sep 2011
In his latest attack on the environment, President Barack Obama today announced that he is directing the EPA to withdraw standards that would have cut smog pollution from automobiles, power plants, and refineries. Obama might want to consider that wheezing kids, no jobs, and caving to Big Oil do not a reelection make.
Carrie Tait, Globe and Mail, Jul. 20, 2011
China has agreed to make another multibillion-investment in Canada’s oil sands, this time striking a deal to buy OPTI Canada Inc., the struggling energy company that filed for bankruptcy protection last week.
News Release, Walker Energy & Western Coal, March 8, 2011
Western Coal Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Plan of Arrangement with Walter Energy
BY LIAM DENNING, Wall Street Journal, November 8, 2010
Chevron Corp.'s recently launched "We Agree" advertising campaign resembles at first the usual caring, sharing fluff that reached its apotheosis a decade ago with BP's "Beyond Petroleum."