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Murphy Oil reports leak up to 17,000 barrels in northern Alberta

Murphy Oil says up to 17,000 barrels of petroleum product have spilled at its Seal heavy oil site in northern Alberta.

The U.S.-based company says on the afternoon of March 1, it found condensate near the surface in three areas.

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Strength of Canadian Pipeline Regulations

Pipeline industry expert, Jake Abes, speaks about the regulatory oversight of Canada’s oil and gas transmission pipelines.

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Kinder Morgan President Says B.C. Spill Plan Doesn’t Need To Be Public

An emergency response plan for the proposed $5.4-billion Trans Mountain pipeline expansion will remain secret in British Columbia — even though a similar plan was recently made public in Washington state.

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Plains Midstream to face full audit from National Energy Board over oil spills

Canada’s energy regulator has ordered a pipeline company with a recent history of large spills to do an independent audit of its entire network across four provinces.

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Political Interference is Preventing Pipeline Safety

TransCanada Pipeline’s Energy East project has run into some serious opposition in Ontario and Quebec.

The premiers of those provinces have joined forces to effectively shake down the $12-Billion, 4,400 km pipeline in the name of the environment, safety, and benefits for their respective provinces.

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NEB – Government of Canada Pipeline Regulations: Criminalization of Farming?

The National Energy Board (NEB) is at it again, proposing new regulations that directly affect pipeline landowner’s property rights and freedoms.

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Enbridge asks NEB to revisit directive for valve shut-off on Line 9 pipeline

Enbridge Inc. says it should not be required to install shut-off valves at every major water crossing of its Line 9 oil pipeline because it has a smarter way to minimize potential leaks from the line.

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Enbridge stands ground, tells National Energy Board that Line 9 design is safe

Enbridge Inc. insists in a regulatory filing that its design for the Line 9 pipeline through southern Ontario has the right shut-off valve configuration to minimize the risk to waterways and reservoirs in the event of a rupture.

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New Technology Could End The Debate Over Pipeline Safety

Who could have ever imagined that North America would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world’s largest producer of oil and natural gas liquids? A decade ago, that would have seemed laughable.

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Agriculture and pipelines: How companies protect land

In order to deliver the energy Canadians use every day, pipelines often have to cross agricultural land. After all, there are over 160 million acres of farmland in this country, according to Statistics Canada.

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The oil industry isn’t defending itself very well

It has been a bad week for the Canadian oil industry.

On Monday, town councillors in South Portland, Me., passed a land-use ordinance that would effectively bar any oil extracted on this continent from passing through the major seaport in that city. Continue Reading

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Northern Gateway and private land: how to go head-to-head with big oil

The controversial Northern Gateway pipeline was conditionally approved by Ottawa this week. If built, about half of the Alberta portion of the pipeline would run through private land. Continue Reading

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Pure Technologies Signs New Multi-Year Oil Pipeline Inspection Agreements Worth $3.5 Million

Pure Technologies Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has signed new multi-year licensing agreements with major North American oil pipeline operators. The agreements allow for the use of Pure’s SmartBall(R) technology to inspect oil and refined product pipelines over three years and are expected to generate approximately $3.5 million over this period.

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Pipeline Devastation

I visited the Ritchie Farm near Cromer, Manitoba last week. What Enbridge has done on their property is very disturbing.

Because the NEB gave Enbridge Right of Entry the company has reverted to shoddy construction practices from 40 years ago and left trapped and flooded land.

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Canadian Association of Energy and Pipeline Landowners Associations

Pipeline Poll

Should pipeline companies be allowed to give money to police?

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