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Canada’s Crude Oil Pacific Exports and Northern Gateway Likely Dead if Proposed Tanker Ban Becomes Law

Canada’s Crude Oil Pacific Exports and Northern Gateway Likely Dead if Proposed Tanker Ban Becomes Law

On Friday, the Canadian government introduced C-48, the Oil Tanker Moratorium Act (Source: oilandgas360.com)It’s no longer living as a temporary moratorium or simply a political threat. On Friday Canada’s federal government introduced legislation that will turn its informal ban on crude oil tanker traffic off the North Coast of British Columbia into law. This…

Towns on the clock: What comes after coal for B.C.’s mining towns?

Towns on the clock: What comes after coal for B.C.’s mining towns?

By Josh Pagé and Liam Britten, CBC News Mining coal for steelmaking has been the way of life — a good life — for coal miners in towns like Elkford, Sparwood and Fernie for more than a century. But there’s also tension there, as coal truck driver Katie Bulger, who originally moved…

Uptick in drilling in northeastern B.C. good sign for Alberta producers

Uptick in drilling in northeastern B.C. good sign for Alberta producers

Increasingly empty industrial yards around the northeastern B.C. city of Fort St. John are a welcome sign for Jennifer Moore. Moore, a regional economic development officer, says the return of parked natural gas drilling rigs and related equipment to the field shows that a recovery is underway for one of…

Resource Development in Northern British Columbia

Resource Development in Northern British Columbia

Here in Northern BC the next 6 months will be busy with numerous projects in the natural resource sector. In the short term there are a number of events that will help set the pace forward for the next 10-20 years of business development. Cambridge House First up is the…

Oil and gas downturns in B.C. and Alberta ease Site C labour force concerns

Oil and gas downturns in B.C. and Alberta ease Site C labour force concerns

VICTORIA – Alberta’s loss is British Columbia’s gain as fears of labour shortages for the construction of the massive Site C dam evaporate amid a slump in the oil and gas industry, says a new report released Tuesday. The slowdown is providing a steady supply of skilled workers for the…

Hundreds Face Layoffs As Wolverine Mine Idled

Hundreds Face Layoffs As Wolverine Mine Idled

From Opinion 250 Tumbler Ridge, B.C.- Nearly  700 jobs  will disappear  from the Chetwynd – Tumbler Ridge region as  Walter Energy  shuts down it’s Wolverine and Brazion coal mines. “We certainly didn’t  anticipate this, this morning” says Frank Everitt, the president of  United Steelworkers  local 1-424, which represents about 400…

Cardero’s Carbon Creek Project Selected for Streamlined Environmental Assessment Process

Cardero’s Carbon Creek Project Selected for Streamlined Environmental Assessment Process

Cardero Resource Corp. (“Cardero” or the “Company”) (TSX: CDU, NYSE MKT: CDY) provides an update on the Environmental Assessment process for the Carbon Creek Metallurgical Coal project.  The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (“CEAA”) and the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (“EAO”) recently announced the finalization of a Memorandum of Understanding…

Atrum Secures Option to Acquire Coking Coal Projects

Atrum Secures Option to Acquire Coking Coal Projects

Atrum Coal is pleased to announce it has secured an option to acquire 100% of both the Adams Project and White Rabbit Project in the coking coal rich Peace River region of British Columbia, Canada. The projects, which total 20,876 hectares in size, are close to key infrastructure and immediately contiguous (north and…

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