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November 20, 2018

More pipelines “not the solution” says Ottawa

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi shares Albertans’ frustration at billions of dollars being lost to due to oil price discounts linked to export pipeline capacity constraints. But…

Pucks and pellets: new ways to move Alberta crude

Canada’s biggest railroad says it is attracting interest from oil producers in its effort to move crude in solid, puck-like form, as clogged pipelines divert more oil to riskier rail transport.

AER apologizes for $200 billion overestimate

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) wants to clear up one thing: the liabilities faced by the industry are much lower than reported.

There will be a new PSAC president next month

Effective Dec. 1, there will be a new president and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) who brings with him a blend of business and government experience.
Sponosred Spotlight 

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Process News Now 

New Niche TV segment…

In this episode of Process News Now, we look at beer makers who are saying cheers to the elimination of a 10 per cent duty on aluminum cans; Kinder Morgan execs are smiling as their remaining Canadian assets rise in value; and the story of how one company is saving oil and gas companies thousands with artificial intelligence technology. » Read More
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Yokogawa EJK Series Pressure transmitters maximize safe-availability while optimizing operations

The Yokogawa EJX series of pressure transmitters with DPharp® technology deliver high-level safety and performance with an industry leading stability guarantee. TÜV certification to IEC61508 and IEC61511 is standard, and all DP transmitters provide a static pressure measurement of 0.2%, providing greater insights into your process with fewer devices and ensured reliability. Multi-variable DPharp® multi-sensing capability integrates an onboard flow computer and can be configured for multi variable (DP,SP,T) or dynamically compensated mass flow outputs. >> Learn more

Short rotation woody crops could save us from disaster

When the trees start to fall next month at the Ellerslie Short Rotation Woody Crop Technical Development Site in Edmonton, Alta., will anyone in the pulp and paper sector or government care? » Read More

New sensor design provides more precise inspections

A new, more powerful generation of a patented Southwest Research Institute magnetostrictive sensor withstands extreme temperatures, automatically adjusts frequencies and incorporates a stronger magnet. » Learn More

Testing chamber for electrical oil and gas well penetrator systems

ITT Inc.’s BIW Connector Systems brand has unveiled a new $1.5 million high pressure, high-temperature chamber for qualification testing of new electrical penetrator systems used in oil and gas wells. » Learn More

LANDTEC SEM5000 methane detector versatile, easy to use

Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc., has announced the new LANDTEC SEM5000 methane (CH4) detector, ideal for landfill surface emissions monitoring (SEM). » Learn More

Valve engineered to handle industrial process control requirements

Leslie Controls, a CIRCOR International brand, features its K-Max Eccentric Plug Rotary Control Valve, one of the most versatile and robust valves of its type, and an improvement on the performance and durability of traditional rotary control valves. » Learn More

Operational Excellence in Energy & Utilities Summit

The Old Mill
Toronto, Ont.
Nov. 26-28, 2018
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2019 Canadian School of Hydrocarbon Measurement

Calgary TELUS Convention Centre
Calgary, Alta.
March 11-13, 2019
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19th Annual Arctic Oil & Gas Symposium

The Canadian Institute
Calgary, Alta.
March 20-21, 2019
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ISA Calgary Show

Stampede Park
Calgary, Alta.
April 9-10, 2019
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