Subscribe to our free daily newsletters
  Oil and Gas News from OilGasDaily.Com  




Subscribe to our free daily newsletters



OIL AND GAS
Trans Mountain pipeline planners seek federal intervention
by Daniel J. Graeber
Washington (UPI) Oct 27, 2017


The planners of the Trans Mountain oil pipeline in Canada called for federal intervention in order to proceed with expansions in the face of city-level appeals.

The City of Burnaby, British Columbia, in December filed an appeal in federal court against the approval of Kinder Morgan's plans to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline network, tripling its design capacity to 890,000 barrels per day. The city said it and its residents are "extremely concerned" about the risks from "dangerous" tar sands oil, the 13 new "high-risk" storage tanks in its community and the increase in oil tanker traffic along the western Canadian shore.

Trans Mountain planners, in a notice published late Thursday, called for intervention from the National Energy Board and the federal government.

"After many months of working in good faith to obtain municipal permits from the City of Burnaby without success, we are asking the NEB to allow us to go ahead with work under the terms and conditions of the applicable certificate and NEB orders," planners said in their appeal.

The NEB in early September said it was satisfied with the environmental plans outlined by Kinder Morgan to expand a port in British Columbia to handle the new volumes from Trans Mountain. Later that month, however, the regulator said it completed a pre-construction audit and found planners haven't yet laid out plans regarding safety and environmental protection during the build process.

Trans Mountain planners last month withdrew a request for relief from measures that prohibit spawning deterrents along the pipeline's path. According to advocacy group WaterWealth, pipeline developer Kinder Morgan "was caught" putting fences into waterways that prevented trout and salmon from spawning, in violation of NEB conditions.

The project is part of a national effort to tap into markets outside North America as nearly all of Canada's oil exports go to the United States. Nearly all of the oil that Canada exports heads to the U.S. market and existing pipeline infrastructure means Canada is relatively landlocked to North America.

OIL AND GAS
Raton Basin earthquakes linked to oil and gas fluid injections
Boulder CO (SPX) Oct 26, 2017
A rash of earthquakes in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico recorded between 2008 and 2010 was likely due to fluids pumped deep underground during oil and gas wastewater disposal, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study. The study, which took place in the 2,200-square-mile Raton Basin along the central Colorado-northern New Mexico border, found more than 1,800 earthquakes up ... read more

Related Links
All About Oil and Gas News at OilGasDaily.com


Thanks for being here;
We need your help. The SpaceDaily news network continues to grow but revenues have never been harder to maintain.

With the rise of Ad Blockers, and Facebook - our traditional revenue sources via quality network advertising continues to decline. And unlike so many other news sites, we don't have a paywall - with those annoying usernames and passwords.

Our news coverage takes time and effort to publish 365 days a year.

If you find our news sites informative and useful then please consider becoming a regular supporter or for now make a one off contribution.

SpaceDaily Contributor
$5 Billed Once


credit card or paypal
SpaceDaily Monthly Supporter
$5 Billed Monthly


paypal only

Comment using your Disqus, Facebook, Google or Twitter login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle

OIL AND GAS
Expanding Brazilian sugarcane could dent global CO2 emissions

Stiff fibers spun from slime

Converting carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water, electricity

Separating methane and CO2 will become more efficient

OIL AND GAS
New fractal-like concentrating solar power receivers are better at absorbing sunlight

German utility sees potential in rooftop solar

Recurrent Energy Announces Commercial Operation of 71 MW North Carolina Solar Project

Transparent solar technology represents 'wave of the future'

OIL AND GAS
Construction to begin on $160 million Industry Leading Hybrid Renewable Energy Project

A kite that might fly

Scotland outreach to Canada yields wind energy investment

First floating wind farm starts operation in Scotland

OIL AND GAS
South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

AREVA NP awarded contract for safety upgrades in seven reactors

AREVA NP installs a system allowing flexible electricity generation at Goesgen nuclear power plant

Dessel: a new step forward with the dismantling of the site

OIL AND GAS
IMF chief warns of 'dark future' over climate change

GAO finds big U.S. costs from climate change

US ocean observation critical to understanding climate change

Nicaragua signs Paris climate agreement

OIL AND GAS
Delphi boosts self-driving efforts with $400 mn deal for nuTonomy

Opel drives Peugeot's sales, but China stalls

Self-driving bus to shuttle Bavarian townsfolk

Study: Millions of miles of planned roads shouldn't be built

OIL AND GAS
Iraq's Abadi: 'hero' who tackled mission impossible

Nearly 700,000 Iraqis from war-torn Mosul still displaced: NGO

Cinders and desolation in Iraq's Hawija after IS

Moscow says US 'pretending' to fight IS in Iraq

OIL AND GAS
N. Korea cloud has silver lining for South's armsmakers

CIA chief: North Korea close to nuke that could hit US

Iran warns Europe against new nuke deal conditions

Abe aims at N. Korea after storming to 'super-majority' vote win




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News






The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2017 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement