Warm Toes

Manitoba Hydro, which provides natural gas distribution service in that province, is reporting that approximately 4,000 customers in a cluster of rural municipalities south of Winnipeg toward the border with Minnesota are without gas supply. The outage is the result of a dramatic explosion early yesterday of a very large natural gas pipeline linking TransCanada’s …

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Canada’s Energy Superpower Vacuum

Steven Harper’s government, hellbent on developing Canada as an energy superpower, also harbours a conviction that energy regulation is nothing but counterproductive red tape to be shuffled off to the side. As we saw with his treatment of Linda Keen, head of the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, in 2007, Harper is blind to promoting solid …

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Alberta’s Oil Won’t Help Drivers in the Maritimes

Alberta’s oil is selling these days at a discount to mid-continent oil (North Dakota, Colorado etc.), which is selling at a discount to oil West Texas Intermediate, which is selling at a discount to North Sea Brent. The inability of Alberta producers to get close to world price for their oil has turned out to …

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Frack Gas Hits the Open Road

The successes of the natural gas market in North America are driving major changes in the energy business. The impact of the gas revolution on the electric power industry gets a great deal of attention. One impact is to contributed to the ongoing decline in electricity prices in the US.┬áHere are a few news articles …

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