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Shell to cut 5 to 10 percent of jobs at Canada oil sands project

Logos for Shell are seen on a garage forecourt in central London March 6, 2014. REUTERS/Neil Hall

CALGARY, Alberta – Royal Dutch Shell <RDSa.L> will cut from 5 to 10 percent of the about 3,000 jobs at its Albian Sands mining project in northern Alberta, a company spokesman said on Friday, but refrained from connecting the move to plunging oil prices. Spokesman Cameron Yost said the actual number of job reductions at the Canadian operation had not ...

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Canada’s B.C. bans transport of oil in pipelines built for LNG

VANCOUVER, Jan 6 – British Columbia has banned the transport of oil on pipelines built specifically for proposed liquefied natural gas terminals, in an effort to quell fears that those lines could eventually be converted to carry oil sands crude to coastal markets. The regulation covers six proposed pipelines, which would all carry natural gas destined for LNG export terminals ...

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Train derailment near Banff spills coal ash into creek

A train derailed in Canada over the holiday weekend, pushing seven rail cars into a nearby creek. Although there was no volatile cargo to cause a flashback to Lac-Megantic, the train was carrying coal ash, which was spilled into the surrounding area. The Canadian Pacific train derailed on December 26 at about 2 a.m. in Alberta near Banff National Park. ...

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Enbridge oil spill settlement is $6.25M, not $6.75M

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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — A settlement over a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan is worth $6.25 million, not $6.75 million as lawyers reported earlier in December. A new filing has been made in Grand Rapids federal court. Judge Gordon Quist still must approve the deal between a Canadian company and residents and land owners near the Kalamazoo River. The ...

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2014’s Booms, Bans, and Busts no. 6: Keystone XL

The 2014 year is on its way out, and Shale Plays Media is taking these last two weeks to recap the various major stories that have impacted the world of oil and gas over the last year. Last Friday, the big moves from OPEC in the past year were highlighted in an original piece you can view here. Today, in ...

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Enbridge settles Michigan class-action lawsuit

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The Canadian company responsible for a 2010 oil spill in southwestern Michigan has agreed to pay about $6.8 million to settle a class-action lawsuit. A federal judge must still approve the settlement reached last week by Enbridge Inc., based in Calgary, Alberta. The company has agreed to pay about $2.2 million to residents and land owners ...

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EOG Resources kicks their assets in Canada

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EOG Resources Inc. said goodbye to most of its assets in Manitoba and Alberta, Canada, in transactions that finalized late November and early December of this year. According to the company, the $410 million production divestitures consisted of 1.3 million acres of land and totaled 7,050 barrels of crude oil, 580 barrels of natural gas liquids (NGL) and 43.5 million ...

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Christie encourages closer ties to Canada

Emphasizing the importance of the relationship between the United States and Canada, Gov. Christie called again for completion of the Keystone XL pipeline during a speech Thursday in Calgary, Alberta. Christie previously criticized the delay of the pipeline extension — which would carry petroleum from Alberta to refineries in the Gulf Coast — in a September speech in Mexico. On ...

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The six-year battle over the Keystone XL pipeline timeline

Nov 13  – The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives prepared to vote on Friday to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline that will help send Canadian oil to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, but the bill still faces hurdles to final passage. The 1,179-mile (1,900-km) pipeline would move 830,000 barrels per day of oil sands crude from Hardisty, Alberta, ...

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Enbridge files to replace Minnesota pipeline

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Enbridge Energy says it wants to build a second major crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The proposed pipeline would replace a 1960s-era line that has ruptured repeatedly. The Calgary, Alberta-based company says it intends to replace the entire pipeline, known as Line 3, that carries Canadian oil from Alberta to a storage terminal in Superior, ...

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