Montana judge blocks Keystone XL permit for river crossings, Bloomberg Green ($)

By Tom Korosec and Kevin Orland • April 15, 2020, 6:02 PM EDT | Updated on April 16, 2020, 2:20 PM EDT Montana judge invalidates Army Corps river crossing permit TC Energy missed 2019 construction season due to legal issues TC Energy Corp.’s Keystone XL oil-sands pipeline was a dealt a setback with a judge’s ruling that the U.S. Army

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Wins a Victory in Dakota Access Pipeline Case, New York Times ($)

By Lisa Friedman WASHINGTON — In a significant victory for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered a sweeping new environmental review of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline, which runs from North Dakota to Illinois, has been carrying oil for nearly three years and has been contested by environmental groups and Native

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Washington state deals setback to massive methanol plant, Seattle Times ($)

By Gene Johnson • The Associated Press • Nov. 22, 2019 at 10:28 am | Updated Nov. 24, 2019 at 2:20 pm   SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state dealt a setback Friday to efforts to build one of the world’s biggest methanol plants on the Columbia River, saying that five years in, its backers had failed to

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Federal appeals court strikes blow to PennEast pipeline project, StateImpact Pennsylvania (NPR)

The Third Circuit decision blocks PennEast from condemning state-owned land in New Jersey Susan Phillips • September 10, 2019 | 5:41 PM A federal appeals court has blocked PennEast pipeline company from condemning state-owned land for its proposed 116-mile long line that would ship Marcellus Shale gas from northeast Pennsylvania to New Jersey. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel

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Federal government announces new Canada Energy Regulator appointments, JWN Energy

By JWN staff  Cassie Doyle, a former deputy minister of Natural Resources Canada and a former Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) board member, will chair the board of directors of the new Canada Energy Regulator (CER). The vice-chair is George Vegh, head of McCarthy Tétrault’s national energy regulatory practice and leader of its Toronto energy regulation practice.

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Canadian Energy Regulator officially replaces NEB, iPolitics

By Marco Vigliotti • Published on Aug 28, 2019 6:00am After some 60 years, the National Energy Board is officially no more.  At 12:01 a.m. (Eastern time) today, the regulatory body that oversaw interprovincial and international energy infrastructure like oil and gas pipelines and power lines was officially replaced by the new Canadian Energy Regulator (CER),

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Inslee pulls support from two Western Washington natural gas projects, Seattle Times ($)

By Hal Bernton, Seattle Times staff reporter • May 9, 2019 at 12:00 am Gov. Jay Inslee — citing the “accelerating threat of climate change” — withdrew support Wednesday for two Western Washington natural-gas projects: one in Kalama that would turn this fossil fuel into methanol, and another in Tacoma that would produce a transportation fuel for

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Controversial Kalama Methanol Plant May Be Misleading Public, Regulators, OPB

By Molly Solomon (OPB) • April 19, 2019 9:30 p.m.VANCOUVER, WASH. Nearly four years ago, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee touted a new company that was coming to Kalama to revolutionize the methanol market. On that sunny August day on the banks of the Columbia River, Inslee spoke alongside city and county leaders, business people and executives from NW

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Trump signs executive orders to stop states from delaying energy projects, Globe and Mail ($)

Jeff Mason and Timothy Gardner • Reuters • Published April 10, 2019 | Updated April 11, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump signed two executive orders in the heart of the Texas energy hub on Wednesday seeking to speed natural gas, coal and oil projects delayed by coastal states as he looks to build support ahead

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Trump signs permit for construction of controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Washington Post ($)

By Brady Dennis and Juliet Eilperin March 29, 2019 at 5:55 p.m. EDT President Trump signed a new order Friday granting permission for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, marking the White House’s latest effort to jump-start one of the most controversial infrastructure proposals in recent U.S. history. Trump’s presidential permit gives TransCanada, the Calgary-based firm behind

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In A Setback For Trump, Judge Blocks Keystone XL Pipeline Construction, NPR

Emily Sullivan • November 9, 2018 3:54 AM ET A U.S. district judge has issued an order blocking construction of the controversial transnational Keystone XL Pipeline until the State Department conducts further study of its impact on the environment. Judge Brian Morris’ 54-page order, issued late Thursday, overturns the Trump administrations’s approval last year of

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Le pétrole du Québec vient désormais d’Amérique du Nord, Radio-Canada

Le pétrole du Québec vient désormais d’Amérique du Nord Gérald Fillion • Publié le 2 novembre 2018 ANALYSE – Pendant des années, il était de bon ton de dire qu’il fallait produire du pétrole au Québec et construire un pipeline pancanadien pour réduire notre dépendance au pétrole étranger et pour faire baisser les prix. Or, l’idée

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Liberals to buy Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5B to ensure expansion is built, CBC News

Canadian public could also incur millions to construct expansion project with estimated price tag of $7.4B Kathleen Harris • CBC News The Liberal government will buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and related infrastructure for $4.5 billion, and could spend billions more to build the controversial expansion. Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced details of the agreement reached with Kinder Morgan

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Kinder Morgan issues ultimatum, suspends ‘non-essential’ spending on Trans Mountain pipeline, Globe and Mail ($)

Darryl Dyck • The Canadian Press Kinder Morgan has suspended all “non-essential” spending on its Trans Mountain pipeline expansion due to opposition from the British Columbia government, issuing an ultimatum that it won’t commit any more dollars to the $7.4-billion project unless it can get agreement from the province to stand aside by the end

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PennEast gas pipeline gets FERC approval, Oil & Gas Journal

PennEast Pipeline has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission construction approval 3 years after filing with agency. The roughly 120-mile natural gas pipeline begins in the Marcellus Shale near Dallas, Pa., and connects with Williams Co.’s Transco Pipeline near Pennington, NJ. OGJ editors • Jan 22nd, 2018 PennEast Pipeline has received US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running, MPR News

The Associated Press • Bismarck, N.D. October 11, 2017 6:53 p.m. A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg’s decision will come as a blow to the Standing Rock

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Basic economics – not regulation – ended the Energy East pipeline, Globe and Mail ($)

Benjamin Dachis • Published October 5, 2017 Benjamin Dachis is associate director of research at the C.D. Howe Institute. TransCanada Corp. announced on Thursday that it would not proceed with its Energy East proposal to ship Western Canadian oil to Eastern Canada. Widely thought to have been felled by overzealous regulators, in truth the king

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Permits invalidated for big Washington state methanol plant, Financial Post ($)

The Associated Press • Sep 19, 2017  SEATTLE — U.S. environmental groups opposed to the Pacific Northwest becoming an international fossil fuels gateway scored a major victory when a Washington state board invalidated two permits for a $2 billion project to manufacture methanol from natural gas and export it to China. Last week’s decision by

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Board hits brakes on $1.8 billion methanol plant planned for Kalama, Seattle Times ($)

The state Shoreline Hearings Board found fault with permits for the planned $1.8 billion methanol plant and called for more analysis of greenhouse-gas emissions. By Hal Bernton, Seattle Times staff reporter • Originally published September 19, 2017 at 6:00 am | Updated September 19, 2017 at 7:03 am A state hearings board has found flaws in an

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The Standing Rock Sioux Claim ‘Victory and Vindication’ in Court. The Atlantic ($)

A federal judge rules that the Dakota Access pipeline did not receive an adequate environmental vetting. Robinson Meyer A federal judge ruled in favor of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday, handing the tribe its first legal victory in its year-long battle against the Dakota Access pipeline. James Boasberg, who sits on D.C. district

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Donald Trump and the Order of the Pipelines, The Atlantic ($)

Legal experts aren’t sure the president can succeed in his attempt to revive Dakota Access and Keystone XL. Robinson Meyer WASHINGTON, D.C.—Environmental advocates suspected it was coming, but few thought it would happen this quickly. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump ordered the re-authorization and rapid completion of the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL pipelines,

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Trump Revives Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama, New York Times ($)

By Peter Baker and Coral Davenport • Jan. 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — President Trump sharply changed the federal government’s approach to the environment on Tuesday as he cleared the way for two major oil pipelines that had been blocked, and set in motion a plan to curb regulations that slow other building projects. In his latest moves to dismantle the

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Protesters Gain Victory in Fight Over Dakota Access Oil Pipeline, New York Times ($)

By Jack Healy and Nicholas Fandos CANNON BALL, N.D. — The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a major victory on Sunday in its battle to block an oil pipeline being built near its reservation when the Department of the Army announced that it would not allow the pipeline to be drilled under a dammed section of the Missouri

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Quebec’s Jean Charest had private meeting with pipeline watchdog after TransCanada hired him, National Observer ($)

By Mike De Souza • July 7th 2016 Jean Charest gave political advice to members of a federal panel reviewing a major TransCanada Corp. pipeline project in a private meeting while he was under contract with the Alberta-based company, says Grégory Larroque, the spokesman and counsel for the former Quebec premier. The meeting, held at the downtown

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PennEast Pipeline In A Tailspin Of Delay And Uncertainty As Opposition By Legislators, Regulators, And The Public Grows, Cision PR Newswire

Multiple Gas Pipelines in the U.S. Halted as Difficulties Abound for Beleaguered Fossil Fuel Projects News Provided BY ReThink Energy NJ • Jun 09, 2016, 12:40 ET STOCKTON, N.J., June 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — According to ReThink Energy NJ, PennEast’s proposed pipeline project in NJ and PA is considerably delayed in gaining necessary approvals from the Federal Energy Regulatory

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California planners reject Valero oil-by-rail project, Reuters

By Kristen Hays HOUSTON (Reuters) – Valero Energy Corp’s proposed oil-by-rail project at its northern California refinery was quashed by local planners this week, the first such facility on the U.S. West Coast to end a years-long wait for permits with a rejection. The Benicia Planning Commission late Thursday unanimously renounced Valero’s request to build the

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South Dakota: Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Renewed, New York Times ($)

By The Associated Press • Jan. 5, 2016 State regulators on Tuesday again approved the section of the Keystone XL oil pipeline that would go through South Dakota, despite the project’s stalled status at the federal level. The Public Utilities Commission’s decision also hinges on a requirement that TransCanada Corporation receive a presidential permit for the

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Reversal of Enbridge’s Line 9B to begin this month, CBC

Pipeline set to bring Western oil to Montreal refineries finally after string of delays CBC News • Posted: Nov 30, 2015 7:41 PM ET | Last Updated: December 1, 2015 After years of negotiations and months of testing, oil is set to flow west to east again in Enbridge’s Line 9B. Starting this month, the flow

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Citing Climate Change, Obama Rejects Construction of Keystone XL Oil Pipeline, New York Times ($)

By Coral Davenport • Nov. 6, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Obama announced on Friday that he had rejected the request from a Canadian company to build the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ending a seven-year review that had become a symbol of the debate over his climate policies. Mr. Obama’s denial of the proposed 1,179-mile pipeline, which

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Keystone Battle in Washington Belied Pipeline’s Real Impact, Bloomberg News ($)

Elizabeth Wasserman, November 6, 2015 President Barack Obama, flanked by VP Joe Biden (left) and Secretary of State, John Kerry, announces his denial of a Presidential Permit for the TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. WASHINGTON – The fight over the Keystone XL pipeline had all the elements of a classic Washington scrap: protests, political ads and lobbyists

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Obama rejects Keystone XL, National Observer ($)

By Charles Mandel | News, US News | November 6th 2015 After seven years of acrimonious court battles, profligate spending and hardball political lobbying, the Keystone XL pipeline is dead. U.S. President Barack Obama rejected the proposal, as most suspected he would. “Several years ago, the State Department began a review process for the proposed construction of a pipeline that would

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Barack Obama rejects Keystone XL pipeline citing ‘national interest’, CBC

U.S. president says Canadian PM Justin Trudeau expressed ‘disappointment’ pipeline won’t proceed The Associated Press • Posted: Nov 06, 2015 11:14 AM ET | Last Updated: November 6, 2015 The Obama administration has rejected TransCanada’s application to build the Keystone XL pipeline, capping a seven-year saga that became an environmental flashpoint in both Canada and the U.S.

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PennEast Pipeline Job Creation Claims Significantly Overstated, Study Finds, Rethink Energy NJ

ReThink Energy NJ says renewable energy will create more jobs than fossil fuels Posted November 4, 2015 | Updated January 17, 2019 TRENTON, NJ, (November 4, 2015) – A study commissioned by New Jersey Conservation Foundation of the economic impact analysis contained in the proposal to construct the PennEast gas pipeline in New Jersey and Pennsylvania concludes that the

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PennEast foes say pipeline jobs numbers are bloated, nj.com

By Keith Brown | For NJ.com • Posted Nov 04, 2015 | Updated Jan 17, 2019 PennEast has overestimated by two-thirds the number of jobs it would create to build its proposed 118-mile natural gas pipeline, according to a new study commissioned by pipeline opponents. The New Jersey Conservation Foundation, a vocal opponent of the proposed $1.2 billion

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Approval of Enbridge’s Line 9 applauded by Quebec refineries, Globe and Mail ($)

Kelly Cryderman The owners of the two Quebec refineries readying for shipments of Western Canadian crude say the National Energy Board’s decision to approve Enbridge Inc.’s Line 9 project will provide a long-awaited boost to their bottom lines. “It’s a project that we’ve been waiting for,” said Julie Cusson, director of public and government affairs

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Approval of Enbridge’s Line 9 applauded by Quebec refineries, Globe and Mail ($)

The owners of the two Quebec refineries readying for shipments of Western Canadian crude say the National Energy Board’s decision to approve Enbridge Inc.’s Line 9 project will provide a long-awaited boost to their bottom lines. “It’s a project that we’ve been waiting for,” said Julie Cusson, director of public and government affairs in Canada

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Native Americans, Landowners Protest Keystone XL Pipeline In South Dakota, NPR, Heard on All Things Considered

The U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline but the issue appears headed for a green light in the GOP-controlled Congress next year. Heard on All Things Considered • November 21, 2014 4:22 PM ET Transcript ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: While the lame-duck Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL pipeline this week, Republicans vow

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Kinder Morgan pipeline benefits for B.C. ‘substantially overstated’: report, BIV

Kinder Morgan has “substantially overstated” the benefits to be gained from the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline, according to a report released Monday (November 10) calling into question figures used by the oil company to promote the project.  By Tyler Orton • November 10, 2014, 11:20am Kinder Morgan has “substantially overstated” the benefits to be gained

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Trans Mountain expansion would be of far less benefit to B.C. than Kinder Morgan says: report, Financial Post ($)

A new report says Kinder Morgan is overplaying the economic benefits, and downplaying the costs of its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion Author of the article: The Canadian Press • Publishing date: Nov 10, 2014 CALGARY — A new report says Kinder Morgan is overplaying the economic benefits, and downplaying the costs of its proposed

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Study questions benefits of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline expansion, CTV News

Lauren Krugel • The Canadian Press • Published Monday, November 10, 2014 11:36AM PST | Last Updated Monday, November 10, 2014 12:10PM PST CALGARY — A new report says Kinder Morgan is overplaying the economic benefits, and downplaying the costs of its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Public Policy Research

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Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline benefits questioned, CBC News

Simon Fraser University study claims company overstates employment, downplays costs The Canadian Press • Posted: Nov 10, 2014 10:27 AM MT | Last Updated: November 10, 2014 A new report says Kinder Morgan is overplaying the economic benefits, and downplaying the costs of its proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Public Policy Research teamed with

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Kinder Morgan overplaying economic benefits: SFU, NEWS 1130

By News Staff • Posted Nov 10, 2014 8:23 am PDT VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Kinder Morgan is being accused of overplaying the economic benefits, and downplaying the costs of its proposed Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion. Including the expense to clean up an oil spill after the proposed tripling of the pipeline’s capacity, Kinder Morgan pegs the

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Energy East, Line 9 Pipelines Will Have “Insignificant” Economic Impact on Quebec, Says Report, The Narwhal

Derek Leahy • Jun 19, 2014 Quebec will gain “minimal economic benefits” from west-to-east oil pipeline projects such as TransCanada’s Energy East and Enbridge’s Line 9 according to a new report released this month. Both projects would transport western Canadian oil and oilsands (also called tar sands) bitumen to refineries and ports in Quebec, but would only make a combined

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Des retombées « négligeables » pour le Québec, Le Devoir ($)

Les projets de transport de pétrole des sables bitumineux vers le Québec produiront des retombées économiques «négligeables» pour la province, conclut un nouveau rapport produit par un cabinet d’experts en énergie à la demande de groupes environnementaux. Le rapport évalue que le secteur du pétrole brut contribue actuellement à 0,50 % de l’ensemble de l’économie du Québec et

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Pipelines: deux économistes minimisent les bénéfices à long terme, Le Soleil

Ceux qui s’attendent à ce que la construction de pipelines aide à la croissance économique du Québec risquent d’être déçus, d’après une étude faite par deux économistes de l’énergie. Même si tous les projets qui sont dans l’air se concrétisaient, l’effet à long terme sur le PIB québécois ne serait que d’environ 0,03 %, calculent-ils.

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Quebec’s oil economic benefits questioned in new report, Global News

By Tim Sargeant • Global News MONTREAL – The oil and gas industry won’t create a windfall of new jobs from the construction and opening of two new pipelines in Quebec. The U.S. based Goodman Group argues the economic and job benefits from the reversal of oil flow in the Enbridge 9B pipeline and the possible construction

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Proposal to pipe oil sands crude to Quebec refineries would barely benefit province: report, Financial Post ($)

A new report says proposals to pipe oil sands crude to Quebec refineries would only deliver negligible economic benefits to the province Author of the article: The Canadian Press MONTREAL — A new report says proposals to pipe oil sands crude to Quebec refineries would only deliver negligible economic benefits to the province. An economist

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