The price oil sands producers receive fell to $47.50 a barrel below the international benchmark after a 14.58% one-day drop in the price of Western Canada Select – a blend of heavy oil sands crude and conventional oil.
By Michael Byers, Seattle Times, May 17 2012
Canada's disregard for the impacts of selling oil sands to China will lead to the near-inevitability of another Exxon Valdez-type spill in U.S. waters, writes guest columnist Michael Byers.
Vanessa Lu, The Star, May 9, 2012
Dozens of police and security guards were out in full force outside the King Edward hotel on Wednesday as protesters were marching toward the venue.
Robyn Allan, May 6 2012
British Columbians have been told the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline and Marine Terminal represents 220 tankers a year when it could be upwards of 340 per year.
Matthew Daly, Associated Press, May 4 2012
WASHINGTON — The Canadian company trying to build the disputed Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. submitted a new application for the project Friday after changing the route to avoid environmentally sensitive land in Nebraska.
Robert Johnson, Business Insider, Apr. 28, 2012
Sulfur is produced as a by product in the refining of oil and natural gas, so naturally there is a lot of it here in the Alberta oil sands.
By Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post, April 27, 2012
Pushback to expansion has already begun
Alexis Stoymenoff, Vancouver Observer, Apr 23rd, 2012
First let me say that my background is all in the Marine industry, first as a professional Master Mariner with worldwide seagoing experience and secondly ashore in ship management.
CBC News, 26 Apr 2012
City council and Park Board gird for battle over Kinder Morgan twinning project
The City of Vancouver is ramping up efforts to oppose the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion from Alberta to the Burnaby end of Vancouver Harbour.
Steven Ewart, Calgary Herald, April 20 2012
The focal point of the oilsands debate, which moved from the pastoral U.S. Midwest to the pristine B.C. wilderness, has now shifted to the decidedly troubled waters off Canada's West Coast in response to a plan to ship more oil through the port at Vancouver.
Barbara Yaffe, Vancouver Sun, April 20 2012
VANCOUVER — As yet another proposal emerges to carry ever-greater volumes of Alberta oil to the West Coast, British Columbians have every good reason to ask: What's in it for us?
Dave Fehling, State Impact, NPR, April 18 2012
Joe Wertz, StateImpact, NPR, April 17 2012
This is the first of a four-part collaborative series by StateImpact Oklahoma and Texas on the economic and environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline.
Oklahoma is in an unlikely economic predicament: It has too much oil.
BC Almanac, CBC, 17 Apr 2012
Mark Forsyth interviews Kinder Morgan's Ian Anderson about the Trans Mountain Expansion project.
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."
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 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.
Claudia Cattaneo, Financial Post, March 29, 2012
Frik Els, Mining.com, March 28, 2012
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.