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Will COVID-19 spell the end of fossil fuels? Not likely.

  • 4 days ago
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The media has long had a love-hate relationship with the oil and gas industry. Yet oil & gas perseveres. Why is that? 2020 has been a difficult year for the oil and gas industry. Between a price war, government-mandated economic shut downs, and a reduction in global travel have all taken their toll on the industry. While patch workers may feel bombarded with doom-and-gloom articles about the fall of the oil and gas industry, the claims that fossil fuels are going extinct comes prematurely....

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US Shale Companies Turn Oil Taps On Again

  • 1 month ago
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Following April’s US oil cost dip into the negatives, shale drilling companies across the country slowed production to reduce output as oil consumption around the globe slowed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  As the world slowly reopens and oil costs rebound close to $40 a barrel, producers such as Parsley Energy Inc. and WPX Energy Inc. are turning their wells on once again. The elevated production volumes still remain well below the peak ranges before the pandemic, where US...

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Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Begins in Kamloops, 600 Workers Expected at Height of Construction

  • 2 months ago
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Today the Trans Mountain pipeline project kicked off construction in British Columbia with work starting in Kamloops.  Preparation has begun for the Kamloops Urban Area section of the pipeline, which will span seven kilometres and take approximately seven months to complete.  According to Trans Mountain Corporation chief executive Ian Anderson, the beginning of construction in Kamloops is a key milestone for the project. Read More: How to find a job with Trans Mountain “We kn...

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

  • 2 months 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

  • 2 months 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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