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Province Continues Lobbying for Offshore Supports

The provincial government is still seeking incentives to help stimulate exploration in the Newfoundland offshore. This week the federal government announced that offshore exploration wells will be moved to a regional environmental assessment process through the impact assessment agency, greatly reducing the amount of time for approval. That still falls short of the incentives those […]

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Exploratory wells in Newfoundland and Labrador offshore will be exempt from individual assessment: Feds

Federal Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says a federal exemption of exploratory wells in the province’s offshore oil and gas industry will ensure the industry is competitive after the COVID-19 pandemic. Federal Environment Minister Jonathan Wilkinson introduced the exemption on Thursday. The move means exploratory drilling in a specific area of the province’s offshore i

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Noia Responds to Regional Assessment Regulation

The following is a statement by Noia CEO Charlene Johnson on the regulation for the regional assessment for offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. “Noia would like to thank the governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada, particularly Premier Ball and ministers Coady, O’Regan and Wilkinson, as well as the Regional Assessment Committee, for their work to […]

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Guest Column: Canada’s offshore oil and gas industry is the ticket to clean growth for Newfoundland and Labrador

By Kieran Hanley, Executive Director for the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA). The success of our offshore oil and gas industry is critical to Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy. We know this. But what may be surprising is that it is also a centrepiece of the province’s clean growth strategy. Let’s be clear: urgent […]

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Fire onboard Terra Nova FPSO, extinguished without injury

No injuries, no gas or crude on board the vessel, C-NLOPB says Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil regulator says it was notified early Saturday morning of a fire onboard the Terra Nova FPSO. The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board said that it had been told by Suncor Energy that the fire was extinguished, everyone on board is accounted for

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Irving Oil’s Come By Chance refinery purchase a ‘building block’ to get Western Canadian oil east

CALGARY – One of Canada’s richest families is buying Newfoundland and Labrador’s only oil refinery, which will be a “building block” in a larger strategy to process more Canadian oil. Saint John, N.B.-based Irving Oil announced Thursday plans to buy North Atlantic Refining Corp. and its Come By Chance, Nfld. refinery from New York-based investment […]

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