Canada Oil Sands Asia Export Dream Faces Port Bottleneck

By Catherine Ngai VANCOUVER, Nov 20 (Reuters) - The bullish view for Suncor Energy Inc, Cenovus Energy Inc and other Canadian energy producers calls for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau by next month to approve a major pipeline expansion to the west coast, boosting sales of land-locked oil sands crude to Asia. But a growing number of shipping brokers and physical oil traders … [Read more...]

Vancouver Port Traffic Falls as Canadian Economy Struggles

by Natalie Obiko Pearson (Bloomberg) Traffic through Canada’s biggest port fell during the first half of the year, hit by weak industrial activity at home and slackening demand for commodities in Asia, another sign of trouble for the nation’s sputtering economy. Following a record year for the Port of Vancouver in 2015, cargo fell 5.9 percent to 66 million … [Read more...]

Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas’ Statement on Vancouver Bunker Spill

Canadian Coast Guard Commissioner Jody Thomas issued statement Sunday defending the Coast Guard's response to the bunker fuel spill from the MV Marathassa bulk carrier in English Bay, near downtown Vancouver. Below is her full statement: April 12, 2015 - The Canadian Coast Guard was notified by municipal emergency services on April 8 at 5:10 p.m. that they received a report … [Read more...]

British Columbia: Vancouver Oil Spill Response ‘Inadequate’

By Julie Gordon VANCOUVER, April 10 (Reuters) - British Columbian officials on Friday criticized the Canadian government's response to an oil spill in the waters around Vancouver, calling into question plans for new crude oil export pipelines in the Pacific Coast province. Nearly 3,000 liters of oil spilled after an anchored bulk carrier began leaking bunker fuel in … [Read more...]

Bulk Carrier Confirmed as Source of Vancouver Bunker Spill

A newly-built bulk carrier has been confirmed as the source of a bunker spill in Vancouver's English Bay. The oil spill was first reported to Port Metro Vancouver by the Canadian Coast Guard on Wednesday evening, and was later confirmed as heavy bunker fuel coming from one of a handful of cargo ship's at anchor in the Bay. On Friday, the Canadian Coast Guard confirmed the … [Read more...]