The National Energy Board has approved energy giant Enbridge's plan to reverse the flow and increase the capacity of a pipeline that has been running between southern Ontario and Montreal for years.
The green light for the Calgary-based company is subject to certain conditions and requirements.
A statement from the National Energy Board says "the board’s conditions require Enbridge to undertake activities regarding pipeline integrity, emergency response, and continued consultation."
Enbridge will also have to submit a plan to manage cracking features in the pipeline, and manage water crossings.
Iowa received about 27 percent of its energy from wind generation last year, placing it first in the nation, ahead of South Dakota at 26 percent, a report released Wednesday shows.
The American Wind Energy Association said Iowa generated enough wind energy last year to power 1.4 million homes, second only to Texas, which generated enough wind energy to power 3.3 million homes.
Iowa has 5,117 megawatts of installed wind energy capacity, with 1,055 megawatts under construction.
The Alberta energy regulator has suspended the fastest-growing source of bitumen production around Fort McMurray due to concerns about fracturing the region's cap rock.
Last January, the regulator quietly issued a bulletin announcing the freeze on development in the Wabiskaw-McMurray deposit of the Athabasca Oil Sands Area while it completes “a thorough technical review of the factors that affect reservoir containment of steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) projects.”
The suspension affects the development of steam operations in one hundred townships where bitumen developers plan to inject hot steam 100 to 150 metres into the ground to melt shallow formations of bitumen.
Enbridge Inc. said it will spend $7 billion to nearly double capacity on a major Canada-to-U.S. oil pipeline without triggering a review by the U.S. State Department, skirting potential delays that have sidelined rival export projects.
Calgary-based Enbridge said late Monday it has support from customers to build a new pipeline between Hardisty, Alta. and Superior, Wisc. to replace a 46-year-old conduit that is running at nearly half its design capacity. It said the new line would start up by the second half of 2017, boosting shipments of fast-growing Canadian crude production to the U.S. and trimming the company’s maintenance bill by $1.1-billion.
Nearly half the methane released into the atmosphere from the U.S. oil and gas industry could be eliminated using existing technologies at an affordable cost, according to a study released today.
The report, by the analyst group ICF International, was commissioned by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), an environmental group spearheading an effort to measure and decrease emissions of methane from natural gas
Youth activists held a rally on Sunday outside of the White House demanding President Obama stop construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline that would carry tar sands south across the country from Alberta, Canada to Texas.
About 1,000 were expect to turn out for the protest, many of them university students. An estimated 300 people locked themselves to the White House fence before being arrested by security.
Amid an outcry from worried residents and environmental activists, Los Angeles is poised to ban hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and other technologies used to increase production from oil and gas wells.
The City Council voted unanimously Friday to start drafting rules that would bar such practices until city politicians are sure Angelenos and their water are safe.
The council asked the city attorney and other staffers to prepare an ordinance that would change the city zoning code.
Under the proposal, so-called fracking, acidizing and other kinds of “well stimulation” would be prohibited until the council was assured that state and federal regulations adequately protected people from their effects.
The U.S. State Department’s inspector general said the agency's selection of a contractor to write an environmental review of the Keystone XL pipeline didn’t violate federal conflict of interest rules, a finding that removes another hurdle for the long-delayed project.
Environmental groups including Friends of the Earth had alleged that the contractor, Environmental Resources (TRP) Management, didn't disclose financial ties to TransCanada Corp., the Calgary-based pipeline company that is proposing to build Keystone.
A months-long review didn't back-up the claims.
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The Government Accountability Office will begin an investigation into the State Department's environmental review process of the Keystone XL pipeline, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.) said on Tuesday.
The Arizona Democrat asked the GAO to take a look at the process the State Department went through to complete its recently released environmental analysis of TransCanada's plans for the pipeline, which would carry oil sands crude from Alberta to Gulf refineries.
The GAO said every Congressional request goes through a review process before a decision is made to investigate.
The government of Shinzo Abe took its biggest step yet toward reviving its shuttered nuclear energy program on Tuesday, announcing details of a national plan that designates atomic power as an important long-term electricity source.
The new plan, which states Japan will push to restart reactors closed in the wake of the Fukushima disaster and suggests it might build new ones, overturns a promise made by a previous government to phase out the country’s atomic power plants. It also marks a major vote of confidence for nuclear energy at a time when its worldwide prospects have been clouded by the multiple meltdowns at Fukushima three years ago.