Passenger operator VIA Rail Canada said on Tuesday it would soon resume partial services between Quebec City and Ottawa while the government sought to end anti-pipeline protests that are blocking rail freight in eastern Canada.Read more about it here.
Bill C48 defeated in Senate, but legislation not dead.
A federal ban on tanker traffic off British Columbia’s north coast, bill C48, has been defeated in a Senate committee. The committee’s five Conservative senators voted against it, joined by Alberta independent Paula Simons.
Five other independents and one self-identified Liberal voted in favour. Read more about it here.
Wespro Has Moved!
We have moved! Effective April 01 Wespro will be located in a brand new facility at 6608 – 41 Ave, Ponoka.
Our new mailing address is, 6608 – 41 Ave, Ponoka, Alberta T4J 1J8
All other contact information remains the same.
Open letter to those Canadians opposing Canadian Pipelines
Please take the time to read this heartfelt open letter by Demian Newman to those who oppose Canadian pipelines and oilsands. Please share in your respective networks.
The letter can be found here: https://energynow.ca/2018/12/open-letter-to-those-canadians-opposing-canadian-pipelines-and-oilsands-what-if-you-win-demian-newman-please-share/
Canada Action Presents Vivian Krause: The Cause of Oil Price Discounts
Hear Vivian Krause present her research on the foreign funding against Canadian pipelines in Calgary on the 7 and 9, Red Deer on the 8, and Edmonton on the 12.
If you care Canadian energy sector and its often unfair treatment at the hands of non-Canadian supported protest groups, then you probably know about Vancouver-based independent researcher and writer Vivian Krause.
Her carefully documented research on the funding network of foundations and their influence on Canadian anti-energy groups is becoming both widely known and highly valued by interested citizens of every stripe from coast to coast to coast.
Please attend our upcoming events next week. Here are the details.
Oil patch faces ‘short-term pain for long-term gain’ by tightening taps, says Notley
As Premier Rachel Notley threatens to assemble the ultimate weapon in the pipeline fight — legislation to throttle back oil and gas shipments to B.C. and, potentially, the rest of Canada — the energy industry is divided on the tactic. Read more about the potential bill here.
Help Shape The Energy East Pipeline Hearing
The National Energy Board wants your input on the design of the Energy East Pipeline hearing process and expanded engagement activities. Complete a short survey on the NEB Energy East web page here. A team of four Board Members, who are independent from the Hearing Panel, will gather the comments into a report.
Alberta needs to find its own tools in the pipeline toolkit
As any jogger knows, you sometimes have to endure some punishment on the road to success. Alberta’s climate plan, which includes an unpopular carbon tax, a cap on oilsands emissions, and methane reductions from oil and gas facilities, has been one of those bargains. Read more of Chris Varcoe’s story here.
Alberta receives federal money for orphan wells
On Wednesday, the federal budget took a tentative step toward addressing Alberta’s orphan well problem by providing $30 million to the Notley government “to support provincial actions that will stimulate economic activity and employment in Alberta’s resource sector.” Read more about the funding here.
Federal help for Alberta’s orphan oil wells may be on the way
Alberta may receive federal aid to help clean up the rising number of oil wells whose owners have gone bankrupt. Read more here.