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AUC suspends transmission infrastructure applications at government request - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
AUC suspends hearings, more information includes link to the site and the letter sent from Minister Morton.  
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AUC introduces changes to protect vulnerable customers - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) introduces changes to utility disconnection and reconnection practices to identify customers with disconnected utility services, determine those who are vulnerable and refer them to support agencies.  
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Energy Deputy Minister named Deputy Minister of Executive Council - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
Peter Watson is the new Deputy Minister of Executive Council.  
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New Alberta cabinet announced - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
The Honourable Dr. Ted Morton is the new Minister of Energy.  
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ERCB announces changes to well spacing framework - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
Effective immediately, the ERCB has made four changes to its well-spacing framework.  
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Alberta's story shared at Energy Council annual meeting in Alaska - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
Fred Lindsay, MLA for Stony Plain, will promote Alberta's work in responsible energy development as a representative on the board of the Energy Council. The Energy Council is a legislative organization of 11 energy-producing U.S. states, 5 provinces and Venezuela.  
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Liepert to promote Alberta responsible energy sector in U.S. - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
Energy Minister Ron Liepert will continue to promote Alberta as a leading source of secure energy in New York.  
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ERCB approves resumption of pipeline operations - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
The Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB) has issued final approval to Plains Midstream Canada (Plains) to resume operations of the NPS 20 Rainbow Pipeline. The approval follows a comprehensive review and assessment, a third-party engineering review of the incident, and a number of conditions Plains was required to complete following the pipeline failure on April 28, 2011.  
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CCS project agreement in place - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
The Government of Alberta and Swan Hills Synfuels have signed a final funding agreement for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project. The in-situ coal gasification project will tap into a deep, unmineable coalbed near Swan Hills and turn the coal into a synthetic gas (syngas) while underground. The syngas will then be used to generate electricity.  
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ERCB responds to oil spill near Swan Hills - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
ERCB responding to Pembina Pipelines incident that occured Tuesday near Swan Hills. The company estimates 1,300 barrels of crude oil has leaked into the pipeline right of way and a nearby unnamed creek. The well has been shut in.  
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Alberta highlights energy and environment at PNWER summit next week - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
The 21st Annual Pacific Northwest Economic Region (PNWER) Summit starts Tuesday in Portland, Oregon. Approximately 550 key business leaders, legislators and government leaders from Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska will attend.  
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Province supports six innovative energy projects - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
The Government of Alberta is funding six innovative energy projects through the ground-breaking Innovative Energy Technologies Program (IETP), Round 6 is now open for applications.  
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Fiscal results improve in Alberta - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
Alberta's fiscal results reflected growing confidence in the Alberta economy  
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Alberta inks deal for Shell Quest CCS project - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
The Government of Alberta has taken another step toward realizing its climate change goals  
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2,300 successful oil wells were drilled in 2010 - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
The ERCB reports over 2,300 successful oil wells were drilled in 2010, more than double the numbers drilled in 2009. Crude oil remaining established reserves increased 3.7 per cent, the first increase since 2005.  
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$841 million land sale record - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
The highest ever total from a land sale in the history of Alberta. This nearly doubles the previous high of $474 million set in December 2005. The sale also set a record for average price hectare of $3,110.85.  
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New ERCB toll free energy information line - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
New ERCB toll-free energy information line available 1-855-297-8311  
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Alberta in US - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 07:20
Energy Minister Ron Liepert wants to ensure our best customer knows about the technological advancements that are making oil sands extraction increasingly efficient and sustainable.  
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European legislators visit the oil sands - Thu, 09/15/2011 - 02:09
Ten members of a European delegation recently spent a day visiting the Athabasca oil sands region. The delegation included Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) from Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg and Poland, and was part of a mission organized by the European Energy Forum, an organization that brings together MEPs and others who want to stay informed about energy-related issues. It was the second EU delegation and repeated the success Alberta has consistently had with allowing policy and decision makers to see the reality of the oil sands first hand. "We learned a lot, that's the most important thing in helping us make decisions," said Edit Herczog, of Hungary. The site visit began with an airborne approach to Fort McMurray. From 20,000 feet, the delegation had a panoramic view of the oil sands region in the context of acres and acres of boreal forest and lush greenery. Delegates landed at the Shell/Albian Aerodrome, and began their tour at the site's truck shop, where they climbed aboard a 400-ton Caterpillar 797B heavy hauler truck. Then it was off to the Jack Pine and Muskeg River Mines , where production has grown from zero to 255,000 barrels per day in less than a decade. Following the visit to Shell's operations, delegates saw the reality of reclamation up close at Gateway Hill ; 104 hectares of green grass and forestry that marked Syncrude's first certified piece of reclaimed land. The final stop was ConocoPhillips' Surmont Phase 1 in situ facility. The delegation received an overview of the process that, in a nutshell, uses one pipe to heat and liquefy the bitumen with steam, and another which collects pipe and brings it to the surface. Delegates had a lot of questions for their hosts in regard to this less invasive way to produce oil. "It was extremely important to see these operations," one delegate told us. "It's the best way for us to legislate." Members of the delegation included:
1. Robert Goebbels, MEP, Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S & D), Luxembourg
2. Edit Herczog, MEP, S & D, Hungary
3. Sean Kelly, MEP, European People's Party (EPP), Ireland
4. Konrad Szymansky, MEP, European Conservatives and Reformists Group (ECR), Poland
5. Pascale Verheust, Deputy Director General, European Energy Forum
6. Ivan Martin, Deputy Head European Union Liaison, Shell International, EEF Associate Member
7. Sami Tulonen, European Union Representative, Wartsila Finland Oy, EEF Associate Member
8. Hans van der Loo, Shell, EEF Associate Member
9. Catherine Dickson, Counsellor, Canadian High Commission to the EU, Brussels
10. Dr. Rachel Geddy, Senior Trade Policy Officer, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Ottawa
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