• The last section of Kinder Morgan Canada's TMX pipeline (TransMountain expansion) anchor loop marks the successful completion of one of the most environmentally-sensitive pipeline projects in Canadian oil industry history. The looping project involved running a 36-inch pipeline through Jasper National Park, Mount Robson Provincial Park and the Burgess Shale UNESCO World Heritage site in Yoho National Park. The project will increase capacity on the TransMountain system by 40,000 bpd of oil taking the total capacity to 300,000 bpd of oil. The 158 kilometer system runs from west of Hinton, Alberta to Jackman, British Columbia and is ahead of schedule.
  • Geoscience B.C., the Horn River basin shale gas producers group and the government of British Columbia have partnered to pledge $5 million towards a geoscience program in the Horn River basin. The funding will be used for geoscience studies, focused on identifying and evaluating potential water sources for shale gas production. Identification and characterization of subsurface water source aquifers as water sources for production and as sites for used water disposal and carbon dioxide sequestration is a top priority for producers.