Rendering courtesy BC Hydro Design includes an auxiliary spillway (at left) as a safety feature. Map courtesy BC Hydro Site C is in northeast British Columbia, near the W.A.C. Bennett and Peace Canyon dams. Related Links: Site C panel chairman exasperated by mountains of BC Hydro documents Site C dam protesters preparing to descend on Victoria BC Hydro engineers are disputing accusations that a proposed CA$7.9-billion ($7.2 billion) dam in northeastern British Columbia will damage wildlife migratory routes and trample on First Nation aboriginal rights. At public hearings in December and January, BC Hydro submitted more than 27,000 documents to
Courtesy Canadian Fuels Association Greenhouse gas emitters, such as a Shell refinery in Quebec, pictured above, can now trade carbon credits purchased in the Canadian province or in the state of California. Related Links: EPA Proposes to Cut Carbon Emissions at New Powerplants Climate Change Plan Offers Opportunities for Innovation The governments of California and Québec have become the first in North America to link their greenhouse-gas cap-and-trade systems, enabling companies to swap GHG emission allowances or credits in a joint carbon market. The agreement, which took effect on Jan. 1, follows new regulations in both jurisdictions requiring companies to
Photo By Jeff McIntosh/Associated Press Crews prepare to pump petroleum diluent from railcars stranded on the buckled Calgary bridge into other cars securely placed on a parallel bridge. Related Links: Train Derails on Collapsing Bridge (Video) CP Officials Say Bonnybrook Bridge Had Been Inspected 18 Times Since Flooding Premier Alison Redford says it will take Alberta, Canada, a decade and $5 billion to recover and rebuild from a once-in-a-century flood that tore through the southern portion of the province on June 20. Damage was extensive in Calgary, where a state of emergency extended into July as floodwaters receded.Tens of thousands
Image By ENR Art Dept. Related Links: Innergex's Project Website Now that the British Columbia government has given the go-ahead to build three run-of-river generating stations and a 45-mile transmission line in the Upper Lillooet River Valley, the winning joint-venture and engineering teams are working through the 37 conditions that come with the approval.The $420-million project will proceed only if the developer, Creek Power Inc., maintains minimum in-stream flow requirements and monitors temperature and ice conditions for the life of the 230-KW project, government officials say.The Creek Power JV is two-thirds owned by Innergex Renewable Energy and one-third owned by
Related Links: India's Deepest Offshore Platform To Boost Oil Supply Mixed Reaction to Offshore Oil And Gas Development Delay Capital costs for a newly sanctioned oil field under development 200 miles off the coast of Newfoundland have ballooned to nearly three times the original cost estimate. But despite the $14-billion price tag for the Hebron offshore drilling project, which includes construction of a gravity-based drilling platform, senior project manager and ExxonMobil Vice President Geoff Parker says official project sanction "marks a significant milestone" for Hebron."Construction … has already begun at the Bull Arm fabrication site," Parker said in a press
Courtesy of Kinder Morgan Canada Expanded pipeline diameter and parallel lines would enable Kinder Morgan to add more than a half-million barrels per day from Alberta to terminals along the Pacific coast. Related Links: $20-Billion Investment Will Move Oil-Sands Crude South California Fire Marshall Fines Kinder Morgan $500,000 in Walnut Creek Blast New, long-term contracts with oil- producing companies have prompted Kinder Morgan Canada to expand its proposed twinning of its 714-mile Trans Mountain pipeline between Alberta and Burnaby, British Columbia, and increase by nearly seven times the number of tankers it serves at the port of Vancouver. Company President
Canada's prime minister, Stephen Harper, is winning praise from the country's energy sector for a decision announced in early December that would prevent the takeover by foreign- and state-owned enterprises, or SOEs, of Canadian energy companies operating in Alberta's oil sands.
Courtesy of Kitimat LNG The Kitimat LNG facility is one of a handful seeking to export Canada's natural gas to Asian markets. Courtesy of Kitimat LNG The proposed $5.7-billion Kitimat LNG export terminal received a 50-year export license from Canada's National Energy Board. Related Links: Israel Taps Italian Firm To Build Floating Offshore LNG Terminal DOE OKs Terminal LNG Export Two Canadian energy companies are closer to developing export facilities for liquefied natural gas in the Pacific Northwest, driven by burgeoning demand for natural gas in Asia and vast North American natural-gas reserves. Other companies are also queuing up to