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Labor Camp Work Beings as First Piece of Keystone XL Pipeline Completed

  • 6 days ago
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The first piece of TC Energy's 1,200 mile long Keystone XL oil sands pipeline is complete. The pipeline has croseed the U.S. border and has started work on labor camps in Montana & South Dakota. Work on the $8 billion pipeline finally started in April at the border crossing in northern Montana. That 1.2-mile section has now been completed except for some site reclamation activity, TC Energy spokeswoman Sara Rabern said. Reportedly, The Calgary-based company has now started site...

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2,100 New Jobs Coming to Sask via New Program

  • 1 week ago
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The Saskatchewan government will be launching a new program to get people back to work in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP) is a reclamation project aimed at abandoned and inactive oil and gas wells and facilities throughout the province. The ASCP will have access to up to $400 million over the next two years through Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. The program will be overseen by the Ministry of Energy and Resources and delivered th...

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Biden Threatens to Kill Keystone XL, Billions in Lawsuits Possible

  • 1 week ago
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Billions of dollars in lawsuits could happen should Joe Biden be elected as the President of the United States next election and make good on his promise to cancel the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.  If the leading Democratic Party Candidate follows through on his promise, confirmed by his campaign office on Monday, U.S. Gulf Coast refineries will be deprived of fresh supplies of Canadian heavy oil, leaving them to depend on supplies from countries such as Saudi Arabia a...

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$1 Billion AB Program to Clean up Orphan Wells Begins May 1: 5,300 Jobs Expected

  • 1 month ago
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Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said Friday morning that a $1 billion dollar program to clean up orphaned well sites in the province will being May 1st. The program - expected to create 5,300 jobs - will be funded via the $1.7 billion the federal government announced last week for cleaning abandoned or orphaned oil well sites. The program pays for between 25% & 100% of the cost of the cleanup, with the final percentage dictated by the company’s ability to pay. Reportedly, oilfield...

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Oil Slump Could Cost Texas 1 Million Jobs According to Report

  • 1 month ago
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According to the Texas economic research firm Perryman Group, Texas could lose up to 1 million jobs in 2020. The report, titled "The Economic Outlook for the US and Texas: Projected Recession and Recovery from COVID-19" indicates the US forecast calls for "significant losses this year" of an estimated 9.8 million jobs and $1.0 trillion in output. It does, however, go on to say that a "fairly rapid recovery is expected" once the worst of the virus issues has passed, with the addition of a proje...

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