PHOTOS: “Bernard the Roughneck,” Neal Bernard Hancock, addresses the media in Ottawa in this screenshot of the CBC’s tape of his interview. Below: Mr. Hancock at the same event with Mark Scholz, president of the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors, David Lefebvre, director of the Quebec Oil and Gas Association (which the CAODC describes […]
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016 The warmth and relative freedom of summer creates an atmosphere of spontaneity and often last-minute plans come together: “Let&… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: Kinder Morgan’s Salad Days of Summer
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 It has been yet another whirlwind month on the Kinder Morgan file. Staff Cou… . . . → Read More: Environmental Law Alert Blog: The Kinder Morgan roller coaster continues
The impact of this decision tosses the ‘Equivalency Agreement’ with the highly suspect and biased National Energy Board back into the province’s lap. Earlier this month, B.C.’s Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) officially notifi… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Province Steps Into Kinder Morgan Pipeline Proposal
PHOTOS: Actor David Suchet as Agatha Christie’s imaginary Hercule Poirot. Below: Postmedia Alberta Frankenpaper political columnist Lorne Gunter, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Alberta Prosperity Fund President Barry Mc… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Just when the nattering nabobs of neoliberal negativism felt safe to write off the NDP, the crack of Doomsday opens!
The mayor of Burnaby wants Prime Minister Justine Trudeau to “immediately suspend” the National Energy Board (NEB)’s hearings on Kinder Morgan’s $5.4 billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion proposal. The post “Immediately suspend” NEB hea… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: “Immediately suspend” NEB hearings on Trans Mountain pipeline, Burnaby mayor tells Trudeau
A new poll, basically confirming what a lot of older polls suggested:
Canadians are more likely to oppose (44%) than support (36%) the Keystone XL energy pipeline, while 20% have a neutral opinion. The opposite is true on the other side of the border: the figures are 34%, 52% and 14%, respectively. However, support is . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Keystone XL: Don’t Build It For Canada
Dropping explosives into the ocean to scare whales away from balls of floating dilbit is just just one element of Trans Mountain’s “world class” response to oil-spills outta ships carrying Alberta Tar from its pipelines. And if the bombers should overshoot…then hey! they’ll be enough blubber steak for sale in Vancouver’s trendy “game” restaurants to . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trans Mountain: They Had To Bomb The Whale In Order To Save The Whale
Den Tandt’s pro-Keystone sentiments are standard issue, but his bit on Liberal strategy seems sound:
All of which leads us back to the Liberals: They oppose the Northern Gateway project, because it lacks local community support and because its proposed route envisions sending hundreds of oil tankers down the narrow and pristine Douglas Channel, in . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Federal Libs On Northern Gateway, Keystone XL
That’s right, folks. There are untold opportunities to enhance both your gross domestic product and your wallets through the scourge gift of oil spills, as oil pipeline company Kinder Morgan recently explained. But of course, that ‘leftie’ Rachel Maddow looks a gift horse in the mouth as she continues to spread her dangerous ideas:
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It’s unquestionably true that, for some people, disasters can be “good for business”. So can wars.
From here, incidentally.
From his interview with Calgary Metro News:“Because of that I have been a strong promoter of the Keystone XL pipeline and also a harsh critic on the way the prime minister has approached pushing the Keystone XL pipeline. To my mind, the only thing that has prevented Keystone XL from getting approved already in the . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Justin Trudeau On Pipelines
Seventy-three per cent of the proposed new routing will follow existing rights-of-way. About 980 kilometres of new pipe would need to be constructed.
According to my calculations, Kinder Morgan will have to buy or otherwise gain access to a strip of land 311 long (about 186 miles) and probably about 50 or 60 meters wide, . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kinder Morgan Pipeline: Might Be A Little Problem With That
People may have been surprised, but shouldn’t have been. Justin’s position on Keystone XL has been on record for awhile know. And though I personally oppose Keystone and all other pipelines coming out of Mordor, that is not a tenable stance for a politician looking to win a few seats in Alta. or Sask. Indeed, of . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Justin On Keystone
“We see Northern Gateway as the most vulnerable,” Samir Kayande, vice-president at ITG Investments, said during a panel discussion on the Financial Post website this week. “[TransCanada’s Corp.’s] Energy East and TMX [Kinder Morgan Inc.’s Trans Mountain] are most likely [with TMX benefiting from having built the loop through Jasper before the opposition to pipelines . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Andrew Leach Lays Out The Odds
If “a majority of Canadians say they are “concerned” about potential negative financial impacts on their families if proposed pipeline projects fail to get the go-ahead” is the best they can suck out of the results of the latest Ipsos-Reid poll, then I imagine the details are even worse news for team tar-sands. I wonder if . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Canadians Are "Concerned" About A Lotta Stuff
If Harper says that he will not take no for an answer from the U.S. on Keystone — a project over its future he ultimately has no real control — should one not conclude that he will also not accept that provinces such as British Columbia, Quebec or Ontario throw roadblocks in the way on . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Come Get Some, Bituman Cowboy
CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB or Board) is responding to a crude oil release on the TransMountain Pipeline southwest of Merritt, BC owned and operated by Kinder Morgan Canada. The size of the spill has yet to be determined by the NEB. There is no immediate safety concern for local residents and precautions . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kinder Morgan Oil Pipe Spills
From Jansen, Sask.:
The oil industry suggests they will move their product by train if their pipelines don’t get approved. They should really be made to use safe rail cars.
Announcing his environmental platform, Dix said he does “not expect Vancouver to become a major export oil port” as he said appears to be contemplated in the Kinder Morgan proposal.Dix would not definitively rule out the project, saying the company has yet to submit a formal proposal.But he said he it appears the company is . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Adrian Dix On Trans Mountain (Kinder Morgan) Pipeline
Justin Trudeau today told the Toronto Star’s editorial board he’s pro-Keystone and a West Coast pipeline is “a priority”. #cdnpoli— Kai Nagata (@kainagata) April 5, 2013
At least I think that is what this means, as Justin has given a pretty clear “no” to Northern Gateway. Trans Mountain has been flying mostly under . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Justin Trudeau Comes Out In In Favor Of Trans Mountain Pipeline
“…it’s increasingly important that Canada move on one or more of the alternative pipelines to get our product headed Asia’s way. Canada’s own central and eastern oil markets are another option, but longer term demand growth there is also likely to be lackluster.”Its worth noting TransCanada Corps. stock price after yesterday’s announcement that they would . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: CIBC: Keystone XL Not Enough
…which explains why the Canadian government is Hell-and-High-Water-bent on building a pipeline, any pipeline, anywhere.
First, the stats
Over the past few months, new stories have noted that Canada’s oil sector isn’t getting full price for its heavy oil — in large part because American pipelines are well-supplied with newly-flowing tight oil (“shale oil”) from . . . → Read More: Eclectic Lip: Alberta oil selling at 50% discount to world price…
Chief Justin George of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation connects a few of the dots leading from omnibus budget bills C38 and C45 to Kinder Morgan’s expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Most interesting bit from the news release:
[Trans Mountain] is a brand new pipeline following a new route; the existing pipeline was built without First Nations consent; and there have . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Omnibus Bills, Pipelines, First Nations
Generally speaking, the expansion of Kinder-Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline has been regarded as an easier sell than Northern Gateway. But this is because there has been an assumption that the “twinning” of lines will take place within the current right-of-way. That is to say, Kinder-Morgan has rights to all the property it needs to accommodate the . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Trans Mountain Vs. Northern Gateway