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Coverage of natural gas since November 27, 2023.

Regulators approve $500M pipeline tunnel project under channel linking 2 Great Lakes

"...Enbridge Energy has been operating the Line 5 pipeline since 1953. The pipeline moves up to 23 million gallons (87 million liters) of crude oil and natural gas liquids daily between Superior, Wisconsin, and Sarnia, Ontario..."

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Expansion to Calgary's composting facility sees costs balloon 75%

"...The current composting facility opened in 2017 and is now processing volumes above its capacity of 100,000 metric tons of food and yard waste per year..."

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The CHFCA is excited to welcome Greenfield Global as a new member

"...Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Greenfield Global is family-owned and operated and has been awarded “Canada’s Best Managed Companies” Platinum-level designation since 2015. Greenfield’s low-carbon ethanol helps industry decarbonize and meet net-zero targets, while its team of researchers and engineers continue to innovate and produce other sustainable fuels and chemicals such as green hydrogen, green methanol, sustainable aviation fuel, and renewable natural gas. The company’s mission statement is to unlock the potential of people, partnerships, and nature to accelerate sustainable solutions for the health of the planet..."

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Saskatchewan to stop collecting carbon tax on electric heating as of Jan. 1 Globalnews.ca

"...Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe says the province will stop collecting the carbon levy on electric heat starting Jan. 1. He says many people in northern Saskatchewan use electricity to heat their homes, and that they should be exempt from paying the price..."

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More BC natural gas bound for Europe via Louisiana

"...ARC Resources Ltd. (TSX:ARX), a major natural gas producer in B. C..."

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S&P/TSX composite led higher by financial stocks Wednesday, U.S. markets mixed Globalnews.ca

"...Canada's main stock index posted a small gain Wednesday, led higher by financials and battery metals, while U. S. markets were mixed..."

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Smith, Freeland announce new $8.9B Dow investment in Alberta Globalnews.ca

"...Both the federal and provincial representatives claimed the Dow project was proof of success of their respective tax breaks and grants. Freeland pointed to Canada’s investment tax credits for clean hydrogen and carbon capture and storage. Smith pointed to Alberta’s Energy and Minerals’ Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP)..."

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Feds won't challenge Alberta's Sovereignty Act as electricity providers unpack implications Globalnews.ca

"...Alberta is also looking to launch a court challenge against the federal clean electricity regulations. “This is just the indication that we're moving on this,” Smith said. “We're not going to sit and wait while they break the law, drag their feet make us take them to court and spend years creating economic uncertainty for our investors..."

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Deadline met, B.C's Coastal GasLink pipeline mechanically complete

"...READ ALSO: Construction phase of northern B. C. natural gas pipeline complete..."

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Federal Energy Minister says Ottawa was always flexible on clean energy rules Globalnews.ca

"...Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson says the federal government is open to extending the deadline for existing natural gas plants to operate without emissions-trapping technology..."

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Smith's Sovereignty Act resolution on clean electricity regs enshittifies energy politics even more

"...The more they push back, the greater the enshittification of energy politics, the better the chance Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal government will be forced to compromise – again, I might add – and offer more money for fossil fuel-extending projects like carbon capture and storage. The Liberals are looking ever more hapless on this file. Natural Resources Minister Jonathan Wilkinson was reportedly gobsmacked by Smith’s Sovereignty Act maneuver because federal-provincial energy discussions behind closed doors were quite amiable..."

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The Bridge

Natural Gas in a Redivided Europe

"...Any vision of a modern Russia integrated into the world economy and aligned in peaceful partnership with a reunited Europe has abruptly vanished. Two opposing narratives vie to explain the strategic future of Europe, one geopolitical and one economic, and both center on the same resource: natural gas..."

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Jobs in natural gas

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Lead, Process Engineer

"...Our clients include several of the largest oil and gas producers in Canada and worldwide, and we are currently executing a wide range of sweet..."

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EIC Measurement Technician - High Level

"...natural gas compressor stations, measurement stations, and pipeline assets operating safely and reliably..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention natural gas.

Farm groups urge senators to reject any amendments to Bill C-234

Duration: 18:42

"...Farm groups are calling on senators to reject any amendments to Bill C-234 coming from the Senate's agriculture and forestry committee..."

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Senate ag committee passes major amendment to remove buildings from on-farm carbon tax exemption bill

Duration: 14:22

"...The Senate's agriculture and forestry committee has approved a significant amendment to the legislation that was supposed to remove the federal carbon tax from propane and natural gas used on farms for at least eight years..."

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Farm groups urging Senate to avoid stalling on Bill C-234

Duration: 6:24

"...Farm groups are urging members of the Senate to avoid stalling on Bill C-234, with limited time left on the calendar before Parliament's summer break..."

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Bullish factors at play in the diesel, natural gas markets

Duration: 13:24

"...While the energy markets should be focused on supply and demand fundamentals, nagging economic factors and volatility in geopolitics are getting all the attention right now..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about natural gas.

Are Heat Pumps the Answer for Clean Heat? It Depends

"...Heat pumps have been around for residential heating and cooling for decades, but the movement toward carbon-free energy has made them more relevant than ever..."

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Blue Hydrogen. The greatest fossil fuel scam in history?

"...Blue hydrogen is being enthusiastically promoted by natural gas producers as the simplest and cheapest answer to decarbonising our economies..."

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Is green hydrogen the answer to the climate crisis? | DW Documentary

"...Green hydrogen produces zero emissions and many believe it holds the key to limiting global warming..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about natural gas relevant to the latest news.

Maritime Energy Transition: Future Fuels and Future Emissions

"...This review provides an outlook on fuels that could help shipping respond to the decarbonization effort including Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), methanol, ammonia, and hydrogen..."

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Reforming of Hydrocarbon Fuel in Electrochemical Systems (Review)

"...Most SOFC systems employ methane or methane-rich (biogas, natural gas, industrial or petrochemical waste, etc..."

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Artificial Intelligence and Security Challenges

"...Due of its simplicity and speed of calculation, particle swarm optimization for MPPT is preferred by swarm intelligence classes Predictive technologies are frequently used to anticipate load demand, electricity costs, generation from RES (such as wind, hydro, solar, and geothermal energy), as well as fossil fuels (such as oil, natural gas, and coal)..."

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Recent advances in methanol production from methanotrophs

"...There are conventional chemical routes for methanol production such as, steam reforming of natural gas to form syngas, followed by catalytic conversion into methanol; direct catalytic oxidation of methane, or hydrogenation of carbon dioxide..."

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"...The results of predicting the safety factor for a typical welded part of a main gas pipeline with postulated surface cracks during the transportation of gas-hydrogen blends of various compositions showed that the most susceptible to brittle fracture are the weld metal and heat-affected zone..."

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Measurement of Ice-Binding Protein Inhibition of Non-ice Crystal Growth

"...The kinetic hydrate inhibitor (KHI) was developed to prevent the formation of undesirable gas hydrate crystals in natural gas pipelines..."

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Demand-side management in microgrid using novel hybrid metaheuristic algorithm

"...The microgrid is coupled with the natural gas network to overcome the intermittent nature of renewable energy..."

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Yellow, red, and brown energy: leveraging water footprinting concepts for decarbonizing energy systems

"...Energy use has historically been a high-quality proxy for socioenvironmental impacts of interest, but this characteristic depends on the relatively stable historical relationship between energy use (typically measured as exchanges of marketed energy resources and carriers like natural gas and electricity) and these impacts?a relationship that is increasingly weak..."

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