Canadian oil supplies to the U.S. Midwest were disrupted after Enbridge Inc. shut a pipeline because of a leak.
The company isolated its Line 4 pipe at the Regina terminal in Saskatchewan yesterday after about 1,350 barrels of oil were released within an on-site pumping station, according to a statement. The company is excavating the line around a pumphouse and hasn’t provided an estimate for how long repairs may take, Gerard Kay, deputy chief of operations at Regina Fire and Protective Services, said by phone.
EDMONTON — The Alberta government has charged an energy company for a massive 2011 oil pipeline spill that fouled land in the northwestern part of the province.
Plains Midstream Canada faces three charges under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act.
The April 2011 breach, about 95 kilometres northeast of Peace River, caused 4.5 million litres of oil to spill onto the land, closed a school in the nearby community of Little Buffalo and created health problems for people in the area.
CALGARY – Construction of new oil pipelines linking Albertan crude with key U.S. refining markets helped Enbridge Inc. move into the black in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Enbridge, Canada’s largest pipeline company, said Thursday it posted net earnings of $88 million, or 11¢ per share, in the final three months of last year, compared with a $271 million (33¢) loss in the same quarter the year before and a rebound from an $80 million loss in the third quarter of 2014. Revenue rose to almost $8.8 billion from $8.29 billion.
Big shippers, including Imperial Oil Ltd, Exxon Mobil Corp, Suncor Energy Inc, Marathon Petroleum Corp and Phillips 66, have all filed motions with the regulator in protest
CALGARY — Enbridge Inc and its crude oil pipeline customers are battling over a plan by the company to try to cut the over-booking of capacity on the massive export network that has played a role in the deep discounting of Canadian crude prices.
Enbridge Inc has approved a new stream of heavy Canadian crude for export on one of its major oil pipelines to the United States, according to four trading sources. The only problem? No one wants it.
Canada produces more heavy than light crude because of its vast oilsands projects in northern Alberta. Space on the Enbridge system for heavy barrels is in short supply, with congestion set to worsen as oilsands production grows.
CALGARY – Enbridge Inc. said it will idle Line 9 if an application to reverse and expand the pipeline that runs between southern Ontario and Montreal is rejected by the National Energy Board.
Canada’s No. 1 pipeline company is seeking permission to switch the flow and expand the 1970s-era conduit to send light and heavy oils from Alberta and North Dakota’s Bakken region to refineries in Montreal and Quebec City.
EDMONTON — You break it, you fix it.
Compelled by government requirements, several energy companies with operations in Alberta’s oilsands have constructed fake lakes nearby to replace fish habitat their companies have destroyed.
It’s not enough to dig a pit, fill it with water and leave, says University of Alberta biologist Mark Poesch, an assistant professor in the department of renewable resources.
“It’s really creating a new ecosystem from scratch, which is pretty exciting for a biologist,” Poesch said.
The National Energy Board handed a conditional approval to a proposal to reverse the flow and expand Enbridge’s controversial Line 9 so it can move western oil to refineries in Ontario and Quebec, and doled out harsh words to activists who disrupted its hearings.
In a 141-page ruling released Thursday, the board said the decision “enables Enbridge to react to market forces and provide benefits to Canadians, while at the same time implementing the project in a safe and environmentally sensitive manner.”
WASHINGTON — Enbridge Energy and its affiliates will pay $75 million to settle a 2010 oil spill into Michigan’s Talmadge Creek and Kalamazoo River that dumped 800,000 gallons of oil, state officials said on Wednesday.
“The agreement will finalize cleanup and restoration requirements for areas affected by the spill,” that stemmed from an Enbridge owned and operated pipeline, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Director Dan Wyant said in a statement.
Canada’s Enbridge Inc has returned a major section of the 540-km (335-mile) Athabasca oil pipeline to service, after a spill on a smaller line disrupted the flow of oil sands crude and forced Suncor Energy to shut in output in Alberta.
Enbridge said on Monday the southern portion of the 345,000 barrel per day Athabasca pipeline, which carries blended crude to the Hardisty terminal in Alberta, was restarted late on Sunday, but the northern segment remains shut.