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TC Energy finally pulls plug on Keystone XL oil pipeline

Wall Street Journal ($): Canada’s TC Energy Corp and the Albertan provincial government said Wednesday they would scuttle the Keystone XL oil pipeline project, bringing to an end a years-long controversy over an effort to pipe more Canadian crude to the U.S. The decision had been expected after President Biden used his first day in […]

June 10, 2021 Read More →

FERC policy update likely to make new pipeline projects more difficult

S&P Global ($): The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s effort to update its permitting policy for natural gas infrastructure could result in a process that makes it more difficult to build pipelines, requiring developers to go further to show their projects will be needed and will not cause excessive impacts to people and the climate, according […]

May 13, 2021 Read More →

Developers begin work on 500MW, $2.2 billion wind farm off the French coast

Renewables Now: The developers of the 500-MW Fecamp offshore wind project today announced the launch of the construction process, having closed financing deals between them and the financial partners. EDF Renewables and Canada-based Enbridge Inc each hold 35% stakes in the project, while the offshore wind unit of Wpd has the remaining 30% interest. They […]

June 2, 2020 Read More →

Cancellation of Constitution pipeline a troubling sign for other projects, analysts say

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The cancellation of a proposed natural gas pipeline into New York may be a sign of challenges ahead for other projects, both at the grassroots level and in Washington, D.C., according to energy analysts. Anti-fossil-fuel activists have grown more successful in recent years, but Williams Cos. Inc.’s move to scrap […]

February 26, 2020 Read More →

Foreign investors selling their stakes in Canada’s oil industry

Bloomberg: Capital keeps marching out of Canada’s oil industry, with Kinder Morgan Inc.’s sale of its remaining holdings in the country on Wednesday adding to more than $30 billion of foreign-company divestitures in the past three years. Pembina Pipeline Corp., based in Calgary, is snapping up Kinder’s Canadian assets and a cross-border pipeline in a […]

August 22, 2019 Read More →

Disputed Enbridge Line 3 Pipeline Heads to Minnesota Regulators for Decision

Associated Press: Minnesota regulators should approve Enbridge Energy’s proposal for replacing its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline only if it follows the existing route rather than company’s preferred route, an administrative law judge recommended Monday. The proposal has drawn strong opposition because Enbridge’s preferred route would carry Canadian tar sands crude from Alberta across […]

April 25, 2018 Read More →

Pipelines Say They See Benefits in Expanding Existing Assets

Some of North America’s biggest new pipeline projects are already in the ground. As environmentalists and local activists make it extraordinarily difficult to build new oil and gas lines, energy companies are working around the opposition by supersizing old pipes that already crisscross parts of the continent. Executives at some of the biggest pipeline operators […]

January 18, 2018 Read More →

How Are For-Profit Pipelines Fair Use of Eminent Domain?

A Topic From the GOP Presidential Campaign That’s Worthy of More Discussion

One of the many sharp—and welcome—arguments among the GOP presidential candidates of late has been over what constitutes reasonable use of eminent domain. Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas) has called Donald Trump out, for instance, for having used eminent domain to try to demolish the home of an elderly widow in Atlantic City so he could […]

February 29, 2016 Read More →

Divestiture Movement, Deepening Distress of Coal Industry, Emerging Battles Over Solar, Overbuilding of Shale Gas Pipelines Highlight IEEFA Energy Finance 2016 Conference in New York City

Panelists From Deutsche Bank, Moody’s, S&P Capital IQ, New York Mayor’s Office, CalSTRS, Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Norwegian Parliament

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, MARCH 14-16; EXPERTS FROM EUROPE, ASIA, AUSTRALIA,  AND THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, Feb. 29, 2016 — The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) today announced a 2016 conference lineup that includes leading energy finance experts, industry regulators, institutional investors, activists, market analysts and commentators from around the world. The conference, Energy […]

February 29, 2016 Read More →

More Headline Risk Around Alberta’s Oil-Sands Industry

Questions Multiply on Future of Canadian Projects

July hasn’t been a very good media month for Alberta’s oil-sands industry, and not just because of all the coverage given the fifth anniversary of the Enbridge Inc. spill in the Kalamazoo River of northern Michigan. The Wall Street Journal had a one-two oil-sands punch with separate articles on the same day last week, one […]

July 27, 2015 Read More →