The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) has condemned the Government of British Columbia's decision to take legal action in order to halt the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion Pipeline project.
The National Energy Board (NEB) has approved a proposal from Westcoast Energy Inc., doing business as Spectra Energy Transmission (Westcoast), to build and operate the 27-kilometre-long Wyndwood Pipeline Expansion Project. The NEB announced its decision in a letter and expects to issue detailed reasons on or before September 28, 2017.
On Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, Enbridge hosted a Line 3 Replacement Program (L3RP) construction right-of-way tour for a number of federal, provincial, and municipal leaders, including Premier Rachel Notley. Notley, Amarjeet Sohi, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Kent Hehr, federal Minister of Veterans Affairs were on hand for the tour near Hardisty, AB.
Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has launched the first Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) approved label for biocides for use in offshore oil and gas operations. Dow has updated product labels to reflect to customers which biocides can now be used in offshore operations.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation has announced its results for the second quarter of 2017, an eventful period for the company which joined with Veresen to create one of the largest energy infrastructure companies in Canada. The company reported $2.8 billion worth of new projects going into service by the end of the second quarter, under budget and either on time or ahead of schedule. Pembina generated second-quarter earnings of $124 million, a 10 percent increase over 2Q 2016, and has earned $339 million year-to-date, up 58 percent year over year.
TransCanada will apply to the National Energy Board (NEB) to expand the capacity of the Canadian Mainline System through its Maple Compressor Station near Vaughan, Ontario. The approximately $160 million project is underpinned by 15-year contracts and wil increase capacity to the southern Ontario market plus delivery to Atlantic Canada via the Trans Quebec & Maritimes Pipeline (TQM) and Portland Natural Gas Transmission (PNGTS) Systems.
TransCanada Corporation has launched an Open Season to solicit additional binding commitments from interested parties for transportation of crude oil on the Keystone Pipeline and for the Keystone XL Pipeline project from Hardisty, Alberta to markets in Cushing, Oklahoma, and the U.S. Gulf Coast.
KSB has added a new large-size member to its CHTR series of high-pressure pumps for petroleum industry applications. Members of the CHTR family are designed to be fully compliant with the American Petroleum Institute's API 610 standard for barrel pumps (Type BB5) and are ideal for refineries, petrochemical facilities, boiler feedwater or SAG-D applications. The new model pumps provide capacities of up to 1450 m3/h and heads as high as 2500 m (greater by special request).
The compact, inline ultrasonic Bronkhorst ES-FLOW from Hoskin are Volumetric Liquid Flow Meters/Controllers for very low flow ranges. The instruments operate on an innovative measuring principle, using ultrasound in a very small, straight tube. A wide range of liquids can be measured independent of fluid density, temperature and viscosity.
- Low pressure drop
- Insensitive to vibration
- Hygienic design
- IP67 rating
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued an order to Journey Energy Inc. in response to two releases of an unknown amount of crude oil emulsion near Winfield, Alberta that was originally reported to the AER on June 28, 2017.
Blackmer, part of PSG, a Dover company, has announced that its TX Series sliding vane pumps feature the reliability, durability and efficiency that make them ideal for use in the transfer of a wide array of petroleum-based products, such as diesel fuel. Specifically, the sliding vanes in Blackmer TX Series pumps have been engineered with the strength needed to excel in these types of critical applications over competitive models, especially foreign "knockoff" versions. Lab tests show Blackmer sliding vanes outperform competitive knockoff models by more than two-to-one in flexural-strength tests.
Canada will need more pipelines built through to 2030 to transport an additional 1.3 million barrels per day of oil sands production to markets across North America and around the world, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) announced in its 2017 Crude Oil Forecast, Markets and Transportation report.