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Canada Oil Recovery Faces Threat From Potential Rail Strike
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 A potential strike by Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. workers threatens to derail a recovery in Alberta's beaten-down heavy oil prices.

Caisse's Stake in Kinder Brings Quebec Into Bitter Pipeline Feud
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec discloses a large stake in Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.

Oil Cutoff Threatened as Canada Provinces Feud Over Pipeline
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Canada's internal fight over Kinder Morgan Inc.'s Trans Mountain pipeline escalates.

Trudeau Seeks Talks With Kinder to Get Line to Pacific Built
Monday, April 16, 2018 PM Trudeau plans to start talks with Kinder Morgan to backstop the Trans Mountain pipeline after failing to end a spat between Canadian provinces that put the vital project at risk.

In Canada's Wild West, Pipeline Politics Pay No Heed to the Law
Thursday, April 12, 2018 British Columbia Premier John Horgan was told by legal advisers last year before taking power that blocking the Kinder Morgan project would be against the law.

Trans Mountain or No, Alberta Has Some Oil Shipping Options
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 If Kinder Morgan Canada decides to shelve its now-stalled Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, oil sands producers will have to get creative about moving their crude.

Alberta Premier Says Willing to Buy Trans Mountain Pipeline
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 The Canadian province of Alberta is willing to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline outright should Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd walk away from its planned expansion of the crude oil line.

Canadian Railways In A Catch-22 Over Crude Shipment
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Canadian railway operators see a lucrative opportunity to transport more crude oil to the United States.

Petronas Says Involved In Proposal To Build Gas Pipeline Extension
Friday, March 23, 2018 Petronas says it is one of the producers involved in TransCanada's proposal to expand a pipeline system.

Cenovus Energy Says Transportation Bottlenecks Hit Production
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Cenovus says it was running oil sands production below capacity and stockpiling excess oil due to trouble with exporting.

Canada's LNG Export Dream Isn't Dead Yet, Thanks to Trump
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Trump may be helping to revive Canada's dream of a liquefied natural gas export industry to supply growing markets in Asia.

Oil Sands Upgraders May Make a Comeback Amid Pipeline Crises
Monday, March 12, 2018 Turning Canada's heavy oil sands into a more marketable kind of crude is making a comeback, or rather half a comeback.

Cenovus CEO Optimistic Rail Will Help Clear Canadian Crude Glut
Tuesday, March 06, 2018 Rail companies will start shipping more western Canadian crude by mid-year.

Canadian Natural Resources Slows Heavy Oil Output Over Steep Price Discount
Thursday, March 01, 2018 Canadian Natural Resources says it will slow its output of heavy crude due to a steep price discount tied to tight transportation capacity.

Keystone Saga Takes Toll on Alberta as Oil Holdups Worsen
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Pipeline bottlenecks aren't just hurting the companies operating in Canada's oil patch - they're taking a bite out of government coffers as well.

Investors Bail on Trapped Canada Oil as Pipeline Woes Deepen
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Canada's energy companies can't get any love, even from many Canadians.

TransCanada Expands Gas Pipelines With Keystone XL in Limbo
Thursday, February 15, 2018 TransCanada announces another major expansion of its natural gas system in Alberta.

Kinder Morgan Canada Set To Fight Back In Pipeline Battle
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Kinder Morgan Canada is gearing up for a legal fight over British Columbia's plans to block increased oil shipments.

Canada's MEG Energy To Sell Pipeline, Storage Assets For C$1.61B
Thursday, February 08, 2018 MEG Energy has agreed to sell some pipeline and storage assets in Alberta to Wolf Midstream.

Canada Trims Pipeline Reviews as Oil Patch Says Details Missing
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Justin Trudeau is trying to make the oil industry's life a little easier.

Shell Canada Extends Jacobs' Scotford Contract into Fourth Decade
Tuesday, February 06, 2018 Jacobs provides mechanical maintenance and turnaround services at Scotford.

Canada's Imperial Oil Misses Profit Estimate As Expenses Weigh
Friday, February 02, 2018 Imperial Oil reports a lower-than-expected adjusted quarterly profit.

Kinder Pipeline Battle Spirals as Alberta Halts Power-Deal Talks
Friday, February 02, 2018 Alberta is striking back at British Columbia after the neighboring Canadian province proposed restricting shipments.

Suncor Going Autonomous in Oil Sands
Thursday, February 01, 2018 Implementing electric AHS will change some employees' roles, skill sets.

Canada LNG Project Developers Trim List of FEED Contenders
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Four EPC bidders advance to next round for Vancouver Island project.

Husky to Restart SeaRose Operations after Iceberg Probe
Friday, January 26, 2018 Canadian regulators lifted a suspension notice on Husky Energy's SeaRose floating production vessel off the coast of eastern Canada, allowing the company to resume operations on the 27,000-barrel-per-day project.

Kinder Morgan Makes Utopia a Reality
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Ethane pipeline links Utica to Ontario petchem plants.

Spokesman: Keystone Oil Pipeline Still At Reduced Pressure
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 TransCanada's Keystone crude pipeline is still operating at 20% reduced pressure, a spokesman for the company says.

As Crude Rallies, Husky May Gain as Top Oil-Sands Stock Pick
Monday, January 15, 2018 Husky Energy, the best oil-sands stock last year, may emerge as a top pick for investors.

Canada Crude-By-Rail Exports To US Rise To 6-Month High
Friday, December 29, 2017 Canadian crude-by-rail exports to the United States climbed to a six-month high of 137,000 barrels per day in October.

Trudeau to Lay Out Predictable Timelines for Pipeline Reviews
Thursday, December 28, 2017 Justin Trudeau wants to make reviews of pipeline and other major projects run on time as Canadian producers struggle to get oil to market.

Nebraska Regulators Deny TransCanada Request On Keystone XL Route
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Nebraska regulators deny TransCanada's request to amend its route application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline.

Canada Oil Producers Exhaust Options As Pipelines, Railroads Fill
Monday, December 18, 2017 Canadian oil producers are running out of options to get crude to market as pipeline and rail capacity fills up.

Canadian Oil Collapses Amid Pipeline and Rail Bottleneck
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Heavy Canadian crude fell to a three-year low against benchmark prices as bottlenecks on pipelines and rail networks crimped exports.

Kinder Morgan Canada Rises Most Since IPO on Pipeline Decision
Friday, December 08, 2017 Shares in Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd rose as much as 9.5% to a 4-month high early Friday.

Kinder Morgan Canada Wins Appeal On Trans Mountain Expansion
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Canada's energy regulator ruled in favor of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd.

Kinder Morgan Canada Shares Drop 3% After More Potential Pipe Delay
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Kinder Morgan Canada shares fall, the day after the company said its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion could miss the revised timetable.

Enbridge Shares Jump After Company Targets $2.3B Asset Sales
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Enbridge shares jumped after North America's largest energy infrastructure company announced plans to sell noncore assets to focus on its 'crown jewels'.

TransCanada to Restart Keystone Pipeline on Tuesday
Monday, November 27, 2017 TransCanada Corp will restart its Keystone crude oil pipeline at reduced pressure after getting approval from U.S. regulators, the company said.

Keystone XL Clears Major Obstacle in Nebraska
Monday, November 20, 2017 Nebraska panel clears path for Keystone XL.

Sources: Two Alberta Oil Sands Upgraders Warn Customers Of Volume Cuts
Monday, November 20, 2017 Two oil sands upgraders in Alberta have warned customers about cuts to synthetic crude output.

South Dakota Pipeline Spill Hits TransCanada Shares, Canada Crude Price
Friday, November 17, 2017 Canadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada shares slid as officials in Nebraska mulled whether to approve another pipeline proposed by the company.

TransCanada's Keystone Pipeline Shut After 5,000-Barrel Leak In US
Thursday, November 16, 2017 TransCanada has shut part of its Keystone pipeline after 5,000 barrels of oil leaked in Amherst, South Dakota, the company says.

Canadian Pacific Watching Signs of Life in Crude by Rail Shipments
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd is watching shipments of crude by rail which are now "coming alive a little bit," the company's chief marketing officer told a Toronto transportation conference.

Kinder Morgan Appeals to Canada Regulator Over Trans Mountain Pipeline
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd has appealed again to the country's energy regulator, asking it to set up a process to resolve potential disagreements with provincial or municipal governments over its planned Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion project.

TransCanada: Keystone XL Pipe Has Adequate Commercial Support
Thursday, November 09, 2017 TransCanada receives adequate support from crude oil shippers on its long-delayed Keystone XL pipeline.

Kuwait's PIC Signs Contract with US Jacobs for Plant in Canada
Monday, November 06, 2017 Jacobs will be in charge of carrying out front-end engineering and design for a propylene and polypropylene facility in Alberta.

Suncor Says Makes Progress In Oil Sands Project Dispute With Total
Thursday, October 26, 2017 Suncor Energy says it has made progress in resolving a commercial dispute with joint venture partner Total.

Storm In Western Canada Disrupts Crude Oil Pipelines
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Two crude oil pipelines in western Canada were shut down on Wednesday after stormy weather caused power outages in parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Canadian Oil's High-Priced Run Set to End as Supply Surges
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Canadian oil-sands producers enjoying the strongest market for heavy crude since 2008 will soon face a renewed glut.