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Unexpected construction issues, rising labour costs increase pipeline cost to $14.5 billion

February 1, 2023 Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The estimated cost of the Coastal GasLink pipeline has increased by 29 per cent to $14.5 billion, as the company behind the project continues to be dogged by unexpected construction issues and rising labour costs. Calgary-based TC Energy

Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta. on Tuesday June 18, 2019. A coalition of 32 environmental and Indigenous groups is calling on 27 insurance companies to drop or refuse to provide coverage of the Trans Mountain pipeline, although they concede its lead liability insurer is planning to continue coverage. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
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Grassroots orgs demand insurers withdraw coverage for Trans Mountain Pipeline

August 26, 2022 by Alyssa DiSabatino

Liberty Mutual Insurance is among a list of insurers being asked by grassroots and Indigenous organizations to withdraw insurance support for the Trans Mountain Pipeline, which carries crude and refined oil from Alberta to British Columbia.  A petition with more

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Poilievre promises to build more pipelines, remove oil tanker ban in northern B.C.

March 4, 2022 The Canadian Press

REGINA – Ottawa-area MP Pierre Poilievre says he would repeal what he calls Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “anti-energy” laws if he becomes the next leader of the Conservatives. Pierre told a campaign stop in Regina that if he becomes party

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Politicians condemn violence at Coastal GasLink construction site in northern B.C. 

February 22, 2022 Hina Alam - THE CANADIAN PRESS

Politicians are denouncing what police have called a violent confrontation in separate attacks against officers and employees at a construction site for a natural gas pipeline being built across northern British Columbia.   Federal Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino called the

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Canada has existing options if Line 5 shuts down, environmental report argues

February 17, 2022 James McCarten - THE CANADIAN PRESS

WASHINGTON – Viable alternatives to Line 5 already exist if the controversial cross-border pipeline gets shut down, says a new report from a Canadian environmental group looking to bridge the ideological gulf in the public debate over North America’s continuing

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Indigenous non-profit looks to acquire ownership of Trans Mountain Pipeline

January 24, 2022 Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – A new Indigenous non-profit organization is seeking an ownership stake in the Trans Mountain Pipeline, saying its aim is to make sure communities along the pipeline’s route receive its benefits directly. Nesika Services publicly launched Monday, calling itself

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Enbridge says Line 3 ‘substantially complete,’ will be in service on Friday

September 29, 2021 Amanda Stephenson - THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 pipeline replacement project, a critical piece of export infrastructure for Canada’s energy sector, will be in service on Friday. The pipeline giant said Wednesday the 1,765-km Line 3 – which will carry oil from

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Trans Mountain pipeline operator wins fight to avoid naming its insurance companies

April 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The Canada Energy Regulator says it has decided to grant a request by the operator of the Trans Mountain pipeline to protect the identity of its insurers in its regulatory filings. In a ruling, the federal regulator says

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Northern Alberta pipeline leak spills estimated 100,000 litres of oilfield liquids

March 30, 2021 The Canadian Press

CALGARY – The Alberta Energy Regulator says an oil and gas company under court protection from creditors is reporting the leak of an estimated 100,000 litres of oilfield liquids from a pipeline in northern Alberta. The provincial regulator says it

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Pipeline owner fined for unsafe incident near GO tracks in Greater Toronto

July 29, 2020 THE CANADIAN PRESS

CALGARY – The Canada Energy Regulator is fining Trans-Northern Pipelines $40,000 for an incident near a commuter train line in Greater Toronto that resulted in damage to a pipeline transporting gasoline. It says the incident near Oakville could potentially have

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$107-million Saskatchewan oil leak results in guilty plea

June 12, 2019 Colette Derworiz - THE CANADIAN PRESS

LLOYDMINSTER, Sask. – Husky Energy has pleaded guilty in a pipeline leak that sent oil spilling into a major river and fouled the source of drinking water for thousands of people. The spill into the North Saskatchewan River in July

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This little piggie caused a $24-million subrogated claim

April 16, 2019 by Greg Meckbach

A $24.3-million lawsuit by an oil and gas company against a contractor over an accident that spilled 60 cubic metres of oil is one of Canada’s largest-ever subrogated claims, a lawyer for the plaintiff says. In ISH Energy Ltd v