Latest Central Alberta Stories

2008-09-04 03:00:18

Mountain Capital Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MCI), subject to regulatory approval, has signed an agreement to purchase a 100-per-cent interest in the Vermilion 15 Potash Property, located in east-central Alberta. The property consists of four metallic and industrial minerals permit applications that were recently awarded through private bid by the Department of Energy, Alberta. The Vermilion 15 Potash Property encompasses approximately 77,665 acres (31,430 ha), located about 30 km west to southwest of...

2008-08-27 09:01:20

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 27, 2008) - Enhance Energy Inc. ("Enhance") and Fairborne Energy Ltd. (TSX:FEL) ("Fairborne"), both Calgary-based energy companies, are pleased to announce they have signed a definitive agreement to develop and implement a CO2 enhanced oil recovery project at the Clive oil field in the Leduc and Nisku reservoirs, subject to the terms and conditions outlined in the agreement. "We are pleased to be working with Fairborne on this significant development in...

2008-07-10 09:01:18

CALGARY, July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Enhance Energy Inc. ("Enhance"), a private Alberta-based energy company specializing in enhanced oil recovery (EOR), today announced plans to build a new CO(2) transmission system through the central part of Alberta. The Enhance CO(2) Pipeline System will be capable of gathering CO(2) from several sources in Alberta's Industrial Heartland and transporting the CO(2) to existing mature oil fields throughout South-Central Alberta. These oilfields will see...

2008-06-17 15:00:24

Officials in the Canadian province of Alberta ordered a lake closed as a water supply after more than 5,000 gallons of oil from a pipeline leaked into it. The Alberta Environment agency ordered the water shut off and declared the area around the recreational lake off-limits after the leak was detected Sunday night by the Pembina Pipeline Corp., the Calgary Herald reported. Monday, a boom was placed across the mouth of river at Gleniffer Lake in south-central Alberta, and the company's...

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By THE CANADIAN PRESS RED DEER, Alta. - Emergency crews are working to clean up a leak from an oil pipeline that has left an oily sheen on the Red Deer River in central Alberta. The leak was discovered about 10:30 last night in a section of pipe underneath the river. The leak has now been stopped, but not before between 75 and 125 barrels of oil escaped. An oily sheen has been spotted on Glennifer Lake, a popular resort and boating lake about 33 kilometres downstream. Alberta...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'