Drilling association forecasts almost no growth in 2020 oilpatch activity

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 13, 2019 12:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The association that represents Canadian drilling companies is forecasting a minuscule improvement in drilling activity…

Imperial ‘scurrying’ to ramp up crude-by-rail but uninterested in rail contracts

Imperial Oil Ltd. is “scurrying” to quickly ramp up crude-by-rail shipments from its Edmonton terminal to take advantage of improved profitability caused by the Keystone pipeline spill in North Dakota, CEO Rich Kruger said Tuesday. But the company has little…

Enbridge topping up Mainline oil capacity as shipments drive Q3 results record

Oil export options for western Canadian producers continue to expand in small increments as delays persist for major proposed pipeline projects. On Friday, Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. said an optimization program on its Mainline system — which accounts for about 70…

Alberta government to allow new conventional oil well drilling

Just in time for the winter drilling season, the Alberta government is hoping to boost production by allowing new wells to be drilled. Effective Friday, the province said all producers can drill new conventional oil wells without being restricted by…

Keystone pipeline to remain closed until corrective action taken after North Dakota oil leak

Federal regulators in the United States have ordered the Keystone pipeline to remain shut down until its Calgary-based owner takes corrective action aimed at determining the cause of a breach that leaked an estimated 1.4 million litres (383,000 gallons) of…

Sturgeon Refinery facing more delays after tests, won’t process bitumen until early 2020

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted November 5, 2019 4:49 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A new refinery northeast of Edmonton is facing more delays and won’t begin processing oilsands…