The Honourable Jim Carr, federal Minister of Natural Resources, met with Alberta Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd and energy and environmental stakeholders in Calgary to discuss economic and environmental issues affecting the oil and gas sector, including lower oil prices, infrastructure development and access to markets. He outlined the Government's commitments to grow the economy and protect the environment while investing in clean technologies to develop Canada's natural resource sectors and create good jobs for Canadians.
In 2007, Alberta became the first North American jurisdiction to put a price on carbon - demonstrating that it could be a leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, that emissions policy was more symbolism than a meaningful reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched its new Warrior YardFeed 200 and MobileFeed 301AVS, which join the previously launched MobileFeed 201AVS to provide a complete line of portable wire feeders compatible with the Warrior 400i MV CC/CV and Warrior 500i power sources. All feeders deliver premium feeding performance, especially with the cored wires common in construction, field repair and similar uses.
Tsawwassen First Nation (TFN) has launched a consultation with members regarding a proposed concept for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility on Tsawwassen Lands, south of Vancouver, BC.
Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. has completed the expansion of its Service and Distribution Super Centre in Grande Prairie, Alberta. The expansion doubles the size of the facility to 47,000 square feet on 5.6 acres of land and represents a significant investment in the community and in the region’s oil and gas industry.
Petrofac, the international oil and gas services provider, has chosen to expand the use of Intergraph Smart solutions in the execution of its global engineering projects. The renewed three-year contract includes license agreements for the SmartPlant Enterprise solution portfolio, containing Intergraph Smart 3D for engineering design and SmartPlant Foundation for centralized, integrated engineering information management.
Natural gas production in the lower 48 United States averaged 71.9 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in October, a decline of more than 0.5 Bcf/d, or 1%, from September, according to Platts Bentek, an analytics and forecasting unit of Platts, a provider of energy and commodities information.
Four of Canada's largest oil sands producers have come together to demonstrate leadership on climate change. Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Cenovus Energy Inc., Shell Canada Limited and Suncor Energy Inc., support the Government of Alberta's climate plan related to the oil and natural gas industry, which includes a carbon pricing regime coupled with an overall emissions limit for the oil sands. These measures provide predictability and certainty and will help ensure that producers can responsibly develop and grow this significant Canadian resource while also addressing global concerns about climate change.