Canadian Natural Resources eyes Rail Contracts
Canadian Natural Resources, the country's biggest oil and gas producer, is looking at taking on the Alberta provincial government's contracts to move crude by rail, a senior company executive said on Thursday.Shipping more crude by rail is seen as critical for Canadian oil producers due to congested pipelines that forced Alberta to order mandatory oil curtailments this year.Alberta's United Conservative Party government said in June that it would divest rail contracts amounting to 120,000 barrels of crude per day (bpd) to the private sector this fall.
Canada LNG Import on Indian Menu
India is considering importing liquefied natural gas from Canada towards meeting its requirements, the petroleum ministry said. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan met Canadian Natural Resources Minister Greg Rickford to discuss enhancing energy cooperation between the two countries, a statement said. Moving forward, Canada could potentially supply a significant amount of the 44 billion cubic metres of natural gas that India is forecasted to import annually by 2025. Two Indian…
EU Abandons 'Dirty' Label for Canada Tar Sands Oil
A European Union plan to label Canadian tar sands oil as highly polluting as part of its fight against climate change has been abandoned after years of opposition from Canada, clearing the way for exports of tar sands crude to the European market. A proposal published by the European Commission on Tuesday removes what could have been an EU obstacle to shipments of the crude and comes at a time when tensions between the EU and its top oil supplier, Russia, are running high. EU sources…
Port Metro Vancouver Posts Healthy Growth 1H 2012
Canada's largest & most diverse port releases its 2012 mid-year results, posting growth of 6% overall. The 2012 mid-year statistics report shows that Port Metro Vancouver handled 62.3 million tonnes of cargo through the end of June and is on track for another strong year. The half-year throughput volumes reflect the success of Port Metro Vancouver's collaborative approach with our senior government partners, terminal operators, shippers and land transport logistics suppliers to improving sustainability, capacity and efficiency.
BMT Offers CNRI Decommissioning Support
BMT Cordah won a contract by Canadian Natural Resources International (CNRI). This project will see BMT provide vital support and guidance for the environmental aspects during two of CNRI’s decommissioning projects, both of which are currently in the planning and consenting phase. CNRI’s Murchison and Ninian Northern fields located in the northern North Sea have both been in operation since the early 1980’s. To ensure compliance with the requirements of key legislation and regulations set out by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)…