Federal government approves $1.3B Nova natural gas system expansion in Alberta - CBC News

Posted November 2016

The federal government has conditionally approved an expansion of TransCanada's Nova Gas Transmission gathering system in northern Alberta.
The decision includes 36 binding conditions as set out by the National Energy Board in its recommendation for approval in June.
Five of the conditions concern protection and restoration of caribou habitat as the project would run through three boreal woodland caribou ranges.

Subtle Red Flags That Employers Notice - The Toronto Star

Posted November 2016

Seasoned job interviewers can tell a top performer from a weaker candidate just by listening to the way that they describe their past accomplishments. Even if your achievements sound impressive, there are hidden cues in your choice of words that can undermine your chances.
Here are some things that recruiters and hiring managers will be on the lookout for that can be deal breakers in your job interview.

Petronas’s Canada LNG Project Approved by Trudeau Government - Bloomberg

Posted October 2016

Canada approved a C$36 billion ($27 billion) liquefied natural gas project in British Columbia with a raft of environmental-protection requirements. The government attached about 190 conditions on Pacific NorthWest LNG as part of the first decision on a major energy project since a pro-environment campaign swept Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to power last year. Petroliam Nasional Bhd, the Malaysian state oil company leading the development, hasn’t decided whether to fully invest in the plant and its chief executive officer said he hasn’t reviewed the details of the announcement yet.

What the Pacific NorthWest LNG Decision Could Mean for Trans Mountain - CBC News

Posted October 2016

The Liberal government gave its approval this week for a major liquefied natural gas hub on the B.C. coast. If built, it will create jobs and get a Canadian resource to a new, more lucrative market.
There was opposition from environmental groups and First Nations and some real questions about how this project will affect Canada's commitments to lower greenhouse gas emissions. The federal government decided to strike a balance between these competing demands, but ultimately made the decision to build the economy.

Mining Companies to Build LNG Plant in Western Canada - mining.com

Posted October 2016

Vancouver-based Casino Mining Corp., a subsidiary of Western Copper and Gold, and Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd., have signed a memorandum of understanding with Calgary-based Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. to build a $200 million LNG plant in Fort Nelson, British Columbia.
The idea is to power the Casino copper-gold mine in the Yukon using LNG instead of diesel to reduce costs and eliminate 140,000 tonnes per year of C02 emissions over the current 22-year mine life.

Oil Price to Average Above $50 a Barrel in 2017, Ratings Agency Says - Calgary Herald

Posted October 2016

Oil prices are likely to average more than $50 (US) a barrel next year after reaching a low point last winter, according to a report released Wednesday by DBRS.
The cost per barrel of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) has risen to roughly $43 (US) from $26 (US) since January and is likely to stay in that range for the next few months as global supply continues to exceed demand, the credit rating agency says.