Trans Mountain Pipeline

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IEEFA report: Additional $320 million in subsidies used to finance Trans Mountain Pipeline in first half of 2019

IEEFA report: Additional $320 million in subsidies used to finance Trans Mountain Pipeline in first half of 2019

Economic case for TMX weaker than ever, according to financial analysis

November 19, 2019 (IEEFA North America) – The most recent analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) shows an additional $320 million in new subsidies was given in the first six months of this year to finance the already highly-subsidized multi-billion dollar Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX), calling into question the economic […]

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 […]

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Lloyd’s of London to stop issuing new insurance for coal projects, oil sands and Arctic energy exploration

Reuters: Lloyd’s of London is scaling back its exposure to coal and oil sands, the commercial insurance market said in its first sustainability report on Wednesday, in a reversal of its traditional hands-off approach to climate change strategy. Lloyd’s acts as regulator for around 100 syndicate members, and leaves decisions on underwriting and investment strategy […]

December 17, 2020 Read More →

Zurich Insurance pulls out of Trans Mountain pipeline project

Reuters: Insurer Zurich has decided not to renew cover for the Canadian government’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline, said a spokeswoman for the project, which is opposed by environmental campaigners and some indigenous groups. All financial services companies are under pressure from environmental campaigners to cease doing business with the fossil fuel industry. A planned expansion […]

July 24, 2020 Read More →
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IEEFA update: Three major pipeline projects are scrapped in short order

Popular opposition, financial realities and alternative solutions spell defeat for multi-billion-dollar plans

Difficult and complex decisions are being made to reject the buildout of oil and gas pipelines in the United States and Canada. Long-term debates have finally come to a head, and three major pipeline projects have been halted as a result.  The companies that planned to build the Atlantic Coast Pipeline recently threw in the […]

Cost to complete Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline project soars to C$12.6 billion, up 70%

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The projected cost of Trans Mountain Corp.’s plan to almost triple the capacity of its aging oil pipeline network has surged to C$12.6 billion from a last estimate of C$7.4 billion because of court-ordered changes and numerous delays. The price tag for the 590,000-barrel-per-day expansion project has not been updated […]

February 10, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA update: Teck Resources, wisely, casts doubt on Frontier Oil Sands mine project
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IEEFA update: Teck Resources, wisely, casts doubt on Frontier Oil Sands mine project

Proposed mine based financial viability on inflated oil price estimates

Don Lindsay, CEO of Teck Resources, said last week that proceeding with the Frontier Oil Sands project may not happen, even if Canada approves its pending permit. A key reason he cites is the persistently low price of oil. Beyond any environmental considerations that might impact the final decision, the Federal Cabinet, which has until […]

and February 7, 2020 Read More →

Opponents push Canadian government to update cost estimates for Trans Mountain pipeline

Vancouver Sun: Opponents of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline expansion projects want the Trudeau government to provide an updated construction-cost estimate. The estimated cost has already risen significantly, to $9.3 billion from $5.4 billion. The latest cost figure is from 2018, contained in documents filed by Houston, Texas-based Kinder Morgan with the U.S. Securities and […]

December 13, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA report: Additional $320 million in subsidies used to finance Trans Mountain Pipeline in first half of 2019
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IEEFA report: Additional $320 million in subsidies used to finance Trans Mountain Pipeline in first half of 2019

Economic case for TMX weaker than ever, according to financial analysis

November 19, 2019 (IEEFA North America) – The most recent analysis by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) shows an additional $320 million in new subsidies was given in the first six months of this year to finance the already highly-subsidized multi-billion dollar Trans Mountain Pipeline (TMX), calling into question the economic […]

Canadian government approves Trans Mountain pipeline expansion a second time

NPR: Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has given the green light for a second time to a $5.5 billion pipeline expansion that has attracted strong opposition from environmentalists and some indigenous groups. Trudeau, an ardent supporter of green energy, has found himself defending the 620-mile Trans Mountain pipeline expansion since his government first approved it […]

June 20, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA update: Commercial need for Trans Mountain Pipeline no longer holds – if it ever did
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IEEFA update: Commercial need for Trans Mountain Pipeline no longer holds – if it ever did

Canadian oil sands becoming less and less cost competitive

The Government of Canada is expected to rule by June 18 on whether the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion should move forward. In addition to possible legal challenges, the business case for the pipeline expansion continues to weaken. An updated financial analysis needs to be conducted before committing Canadian taxpayers to spending billions more on this […]

Analysis shows Trans Mountain Pipeline losing money

Business in Vancouver: The Trans Mountain pipeline generated a massive loss in the first four months that it was owned by the Canadian public – or a small profit, depending on which economist or accountant you talk to, and which financial report you read. Annual financial statements by the Canada Development Investment Corp. (CDEV), the […]

June 11, 2019 Read More →