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OGC rolls out vaccine mandate

OGC rolls out vaccine mandate

The BC Oil and Gas Commission says it will require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all employees and contractors in the next three months. Staff and office-based contractors at the Commission’s seven offices throughout B.C.
Environment, energy files get new ministers in cabinet shakeup ahead of COP26 summit

Environment, energy files get new ministers in cabinet shakeup ahead of COP26 summit

OTTAWA — Environmental groups say Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is sending a signal that combating climate change will fall to more than just one department in his government.
The case for Canadian natural gas playing a key role in drive to decarbonize is strong

The case for Canadian natural gas playing a key role in drive to decarbonize is strong

Energy transition sparks power struggles
REPORT: Methane found in groundwater in northeast BC occurs naturally

REPORT: Methane found in groundwater in northeast BC occurs naturally

Wells were spaced both close to and distant from natural gas wells, and close to the communities of Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Hudson’s Hope.
LNG Canada, TC Energy in a dispute over pipeline’s escalating costs

LNG Canada, TC Energy in a dispute over pipeline’s escalating costs

TC Energy warns Coastal GasLink work could be halted
Report calls for public takeover of old oil and gas wells to fund their cleanup

Report calls for public takeover of old oil and gas wells to fund their cleanup

A new report by a group of independent researchers concludes that most of Alberta's energy wells no longer hold enough oil and gas to pay for their cleanup.
Plans for Oilmen's Golf Tournament remain up in the air

Plans for Oilmen's Golf Tournament remain up in the air

There will be no Oilmen's Golf Tournament in June for the second straight year. After cancelling the 2020 tournament, the Fort St. John Petroleum Association hoped to hold this year's tournament June 5 to 8.
Federal Appeal Court tosses B.C. injunction over Alberta's turn-off-the-taps law

Federal Appeal Court tosses B.C. injunction over Alberta's turn-off-the-taps law

OTTAWA — The Federal Court of Appeal has set aside an injunction granted to British Columbia in its constitutional fight over Alberta's so-called turn-off-the-taps legislation, saying the dispute is more theoretical than real.
Resolving to reduce environmental impacts

Resolving to reduce environmental impacts

There are three steps in retiring a well site: scouting, planning, and action
In split decision, Supreme Court says the federal carbon price is constitutional

In split decision, Supreme Court says the federal carbon price is constitutional

OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada says the federal carbon price is entirely constitutional.