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IEEFA U.S.: FERC gives blank check approval to pipeline builders, while investors and consumers pick up costs

IEEFA U.S.: FERC gives blank check approval to pipeline builders, while investors and consumers pick up costs

Commission’s 21-year-old pipeline policy puts contracts ahead of utility customers

December 17, 2020 (IEEFA) — The federal agency responsible for approving interstate gas pipeline projects is basing its decisions on contracts rather than on today’s consumer energy needs or the public interest, according to a report released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report—FERC’s Failure to Analyze Energy Market Forces—details […]

IEEFA: Canadian assessment of LNG ‘rising tide’ would drown balance sheets in red ink

IEEFA: Canadian assessment of LNG ‘rising tide’ would drown balance sheets in red ink

Hope springs eternal for Chinese demand but reality suggests bleak forecast for new projects

October 19, 2020 (IEEFA)— The Conference Board of Canada, an Ottawa-based research organization, has doubled down on a bad hand, according to an analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The Conference Board’s report, A Rising Tide: The Economic Impact of B.C.’s Liquified Natural Gas Industry, claims an expansion of the British […]

IEEFA report: ‘Canada’s Folly’ could drive national budget deficit 36% higher while ensuring Houston-based Kinder Morgan a 637% gain

IEEFA report: ‘Canada’s Folly’ could drive national budget deficit 36% higher while ensuring Houston-based Kinder Morgan a 637% gain

Purchase of stalled Trans Mountain Pipeline would benefit Texas company at expense of taxpayers; Call for full public disclosure; C$11.6 billion in completion costs for ‘a pipeline project that is unnecessary’

June 26, 2018  (IEEFA)— Canada could see its budget deficit grow by more than a third with the national government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Houston-based Kinder Morgan, according to a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report —“Canada’s Folly: Government Purchase of Trans Mountain Pipeline Risks […]

Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

Report – No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity

No Need for New U.S. Coal Ports: Data Shows Oversupply in Capacity (pdf) By Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, IEEFA  

November 19, 2014 Read More →
Report: ‘A Constellation of Risks’: How Public Accountability Is Slowing Tar Sands Development

Report: ‘A Constellation of Risks’: How Public Accountability Is Slowing Tar Sands Development

Material Risks: How public accountability is slowing tar sands development (pdf) By: Tom Sanzillo (IEEFA), Lorne Stockman (Oil Change International), Deborah Rogers (Energy Policy Forum), Hannah McKinnon (Oil Change International), Elizabeth Bast (Oil Change International), and Steve Kretzmann (Oil Change International)

October 29, 2014 Read More →

More News and Commentary

Editorial: Transparency needed in Trans Mountain Pipeline analysis

Business in Vancouver: Clarity is key to unravelling complex energy industry issues in Canada. Too bad it’s in such short supply. That deficit is pushing the latest energy hot button in B.C.: the high price of gasoline in Metro Vancouver. As chronicled recently in Business in Vancouver (“How B.C. Could Deflate Its Gas Bubble”– issue […]

April 22, 2019 Read More →

Canadian court deals major blow to Trans Mountain Pipeline

Reuters: A Canadian court on Thursday overturned approval of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion, ruling that Ottawa failed to adequately consider aboriginal concerns, in a blow to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s efforts to balance environmental and economic issues. Trudeau’s government agreed in May to buy the pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd for C$4.5 […]

August 31, 2018 Read More →
IEEFA report: ‘Canada’s Folly’ could drive national budget deficit 36% higher while ensuring Houston-based Kinder Morgan a 637% gain
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IEEFA report: ‘Canada’s Folly’ could drive national budget deficit 36% higher while ensuring Houston-based Kinder Morgan a 637% gain

Purchase of stalled Trans Mountain Pipeline would benefit Texas company at expense of taxpayers; Call for full public disclosure; C$11.6 billion in completion costs for ‘a pipeline project that is unnecessary’

June 26, 2018  (IEEFA)— Canada could see its budget deficit grow by more than a third with the national government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Houston-based Kinder Morgan, according to a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis. The report —“Canada’s Folly: Government Purchase of Trans Mountain Pipeline Risks […]

Commentary: Trans Mountain Financial Problems Are Kinder Morgan’s Issue, Not Canada’s

National Observer: In an unusual action for a Sunday afternoon, on April 8, 2018, Kinder Morgan Canada Limited (KML) issued a press release announcing it had taken the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project hostage. The company said it was suspending “all non-essential activities and related spending” on the project. The demands? Meet two conditions by […]

May 17, 2018 Read More →

B.C. Pipeline Opposition Roils Canadian Politics

Bloomberg: British Columbia Premier John Horgan, who has vowed to use every possible means to thwart a Kinder Morgan Inc. pipeline expansion, was told by legal advisers last year before taking power that blocking the project would be against the law. That hasn’t stopped the 58-year-old former pulp mill worker from digging in his heels to stop […]

April 13, 2018 Read More →

Op-Ed: A Road to Nowhere

Seattle Times: The reality is that the economic prospects for West Coast coal exports have collapsed. China’s demand for coal, which once seemed limitless, has been falling for three consecutive years. India’s coal imports fell last year and are projected to drop even further as the country increasingly taps domestic coal reserves to fuel its […]

April 26, 2017 Read More →

DIM NEW OUTLOOK FOR CANADIAN OIL-SANDS INVESTMENT

(Bloomberg) Portfolio managers and analysts say that as a result of this week’s election, new government policies will no longer favor oil-sands development. Investors Urged to Avoid Oil Sands After Alberta Election

May 7, 2015 Read More →

Media Monitor: Mitch McConnell Is Miffed

‘Liberal Progressives’ Are the Problem; Where the Energy-Transition Leadership Isn’t Coming From; Teck Resources Has a Bad Week

Mitch McConnell takes umbrage—great umbrage!—at the Lexington Herald-Leader for calling him out on his campaign to incite states to defy the Environmental Protection Agency’s enforcement of the Clean Air Act. The paper gives him room to rant this week, granting the senator prime op-ed space for the second time since early March, when he used […]

April 24, 2015 Read More →
Toronto Forum Thursday Will Focus on ‘Risky Business’ of Oil Sands Investing

Toronto Forum Thursday Will Focus on ‘Risky Business’ of Oil Sands Investing

Investment analysts, policy makers, socially responsible investment advisors, and the media will come together at a forum in Toronto this week to discuss how changing market trends are influencing plans for oil sands development in Canada. The event, “Risky Business? Oil Sands Investing in a New Economic era,” will take place at the Spoke Club […]

April 21, 2015 Read More →