News from Carver PA Corporation News Feed From Carver PA Corporation en The Carver Team 2019 15 Suncor opens Fen 2013-08-27 16:01:10 Mark Little, Suncor’s vice president of oilsands and in situ operations, kneels down as he plants a sedge plant into the ground. Behind him, as well as Wood Buffalo mayor Melissa Blake and Fort McMurray Metis president Richard Dragon, the land is dotted with greenery: blueberry and cranberry bushes, jackpine, willows, and dozens of other plants typically found in wetlands. Shell seeks artists to capture story of Scotford’s ‘turnaround’ 2013-08-27 11:22:32 EDMONTON - Refining crude oil into gasoline may be mostly science, but there is always room for a little art in the process. And Shell Canada hopes a project called “Art Refined” will capture the humanity behind the steel and steam at the Scotford Refinery near Fort Saskatchewan. Manufacturing Intelligence – The Central Nervous System Of Your Plant 2013-08-06 12:01:25 Consider this. You touch something hot and you immediately drop it or snap your hand from the heat source. It’s automatic — you do this so instantly that you don't even think about it. Ladies and gentlemen, this is our wonderful nervous system at work — which consists of your brain, spinal cord and nerves — which work together so well that it feels instant or real-time. It sensed the hot object in your hand and signaled your muscles to let it go subconsciously. Basic studies have tracked this process of “feeling pain” to see that some nerves transmit at more than 200 MPH. Quite amazing when you think about it. U.S. trade gap hits three-and-half year low, may boost GDP growth 2013-08-06 11:59:56 (Reuters) - The U.S. trade deficit narrowed sharply in June to its lowest in more than 3-1/2 years as imports fell and exports touched a record high, suggesting an upward revision to second-quarter growth. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday the trade gap fell 22.4 percent to $34.2 billion, the smallest since October 2009. The percentage decline was the largest since February 2009. The shortfall on the trade balance was $44.1 billion in May. Quality Helps Americans Keep Old Cars Longer 2013-08-06 11:57:10 TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Americans are keeping their cars and trucks longer than ever, and even with new car sales increasing, the average age will continue to rise, an industry research firm says. The average age of the 247 million cars and trucks on U.S. roads hit a record of 11.4 years in January, the latest figures available from state registration data gathered by the Polk research firm. Icahn Ups Stake In Dell 2013-08-06 11:55:56 NEW YORK (AP) -- Carl Icahn's stake in Dell now stands at close to 9 percent, supporting his promise that the fight for the embattled computer maker will go on. The billionaire investor disclosed in a regulatory filing late Monday that he's purchased an additional 4 million shares in Dell Inc. Detroit property owners can file tax appeals, judge says 2013-08-06 11:54:47 (Reuters) - The judge overseeing Detroit's bankruptcy filing will allow Detroit property owners to file tax appeals despite a stay preventing all legal action against the city while it is in bankruptcy court. Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Tuesday that property tax appeals could be filed but that property owners can't collect on any decision or refund without prior approval from the court. Toyota Opens Training Facility For Quality Control 2013-07-22 11:57:47 TAJIMI, Japan (AP) -- Toyota is opening a training facility for mechanics complete with a test course that simulates 13 driving conditions including cobblestones and bumpy roads as part of the automaker's efforts to avoid a repeat of its recall fiasco. A ceremony with Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda and government officials was held at the 9 billion yen ($90 million) Tajimi Service Center Monday in Gifu Prefecture, central Japan, near Toyota city where the car maker is headquartered. Major events in Caspian countries' oil and gas industry for last week 2013-07-22 11:56:00 Indian company announces oil sale from Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field In August 2013 the Indian Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) put on sale the oil from the Turkish Ceyhan port, for the first time after the purchase of a share in Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli oil and gas fields' block, Reuters reported on Friday with reference to a representative of the company. TIC’s Control Plant Expansion: Creating Jobs, Space, Quality 2013-07-22 11:53:27 What products will be manufactured in the Control Plant South? Products manufactured in Control Plant South include Low Voltage Drives, Medium Voltage Drives, and transportation propulsion inverters. On The Road To Sustainability: A High-Speed Lane Of Sustainable Ideas 2013-07-22 11:51:48 Amy Francetic, CEO of Chicago’s Clean Energy Trust (CET), calls herself a “science junkie.” The entrepreneur and investor says she’s spent her entire career working alongside scientists and engineers, but not being a trained scientist, “my contribution is to help these people come up with a business approach for what they do.” New predictive maintenance monitoring and diagnostics tools take charge 2013-07-22 11:49:42 Sheila Kennedy says predictive technologies can provide a benefit to electrical systems. Predictive maintenance of electrical systems helps to prevent electrical hazards and downtime and optimize power quality. New electrical testers, mobility solutions, infrared (IR) thermometers, thermal imaging cameras, and temperature monitoring systems are available to protect and enhance the health of electrical systems. Service providers are adopting new technologies to improve performance. Renewables to make up 1/4 of world's energy by 2018 2013-06-26 15:43:39 Renewable sources to outpace natural gas as 2nd biggest source of electricity by 2016 Renewable energy is growing fast around the world and will edge out natural gas as the second biggest source of electricity, after coal, by 2016, according to a five-year outlook published Wednesday by the International Energy Agency. Wind energy touted as clean solution to B.C.’s power needs 2013-06-26 15:42:08 A clean energy choice is being touted as the solution to meet growing energy demands in this province. Wind farms are a low-cost and relatively low-impact energy supply. Samsung plans final green energy plant 2013-06-26 15:39:55 Samsung will open a solar energy equipment plant in London -- its last under a green energy deal with Ontario The last of four manufacturing plants promised under Samsung Renewable Energy’s controversial green energy deal with Ontario will open in London, the company says. Moscow hosts international oil and gas exhibition 2013-06-26 15:38:46 An international Oil and Gas exhibition has opened its doors to thousands of people in Moscow for the twelfth time. The event gives visitors a chance to learn about the latest technologies, achievements and developments in the oil and gas industry in Russia and abroad. U.S. Oil and Gas at Greater Risk for Cyber Attacks 2013-06-26 15:37:36 The U.S. energy sector, including oil and gas producers, was hit by more targeted malware attacks from April to September last year than any other industry, says a new Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) report, citing data from a Houston-based security company, Alert Logic. U.S. oil and natural gas operations are increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks that can lead to costly outages at pipelines, refineries or drilling platforms, it says. Provincial energy regulator up and running 2013-06-17 14:28:12 The Alberta Energy Regulator officially launched on Monday and will be responsible for regulating the province’s upstream oil, oilsands, natural gas and coal development. The launch is just the first step towards full implementation of the regulatory agency and officials say additional regulatory functions will added over the next few months. Warburg Pincus to back new African oil and gas explorer 2013-06-17 14:27:17 (Reuters) - Private equity company Warburg Pincus is leading an investment of up to $600 million in Delonex Energy, a newly formed oil and gas exploration and production company planning to tap into the central and east African hydrocarbon boom. The region has become hot property for energy investors after gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania, and other hydrocarbon finds in Uganda and Kenya. However, progress towards production, notably in Uganda, has taken years. EU, U.S. Advance Free-Trade Deal 2013-06-17 14:24:34 ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland—The U.S. and the European Union on Monday said they would start talks to build a free-trade agreement to boost growth and create jobs across the Atlantic—a deal that officials hope will strengthen the world's biggest two-way economic relationship. The talks' launch was announced by U.S. President Barack Obama, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron, who spoke in a joint news conference ahead of a meeting here of leaders from the Group of Eight. NRP to buy oil and gas interests for about $35.3M 2013-06-17 14:23:30 HOUSTON (AP) — Natural Resource Partners LP said Monday that it reached a deal to buy non-operated working interests in producing oil and gas properties in North Dakota and Montana from Abraxas Petroleum Corp. for about $35.3 million in cash. Magellan Aerospace signs agreement for work on F-35 2013-06-17 14:22:11 PARIS AIR SHOW, Le Bourget, June 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Magellan Aerospace has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with BAE Systems for work on the F-35 Lightning II program. Under the agreement Magellan will produce more than 1,000 sets of horizontal tails for the Conventional Take Off and Landing (CTOL) variant of the F-35 program over a 20-year period. The agreement, announced today at the Paris Air Show, Le Bourget, formalizes the continuation of the strategic relationship between BAE Systems and Magellan. Airbus, Boeing battle over long-haul jets heats up 2013-06-03 13:40:42 (Reuters) - The battle between Airbus (EAD.PA) and Boeing (BA.N) over their next-generation of long-haul jets is heating up, with a string of major airlines flagging plans on Monday to place multi-billion dollar orders. Germany's Lufthansa (LHAG.DE), Japan Airlines (9201.T) and Malaysia Airlines (MASM.KL) were among carriers at the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) annual general meeting to say they were sizing up Airbus's new A350 widebody jets and Boeing's rival 787 Dreamliner and revamped 777 models. Manufacturing activity contracts in May to four-year low 2013-06-03 13:39:20 (Reuters) - The manufacturing sector contracted in May, driving activity to the lowest level in nearly four years, in the latest sign the economy is encountering a soft patch. Still, growth is not expected to pull back sharply, and separate data on Monday showed construction spending rose slightly in April, though it trailed expectations. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity in May fell to 49.0 from 50.7 in April, short of expectations for 50.7. It was the lowest level since June 2009. Kodiak Oil and Gas to buy assets in North Dakota for $660 mln 2013-06-03 13:38:30 (Reuters) - Kodiak Oil & Gas Corp said it would buy oil and gas assets in North Dakota for about $660 million from privately held Liberty Resources to expand in the region. The company said it was acquiring properties in the Bakken and Three Forks formations and undeveloped leasehold in the Williston Basin of North Dakota. Georox Acquires Alberta Producing Oil and Gas Interests 2013-06-03 13:36:32 KELOWNA, BC, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Georox Resources Inc. ("Georox" or the "Corporation") (GXR:TSX-V; OF6A:FRA) is pleased to announce that it has completed an acquisition of oil and gas interests located in the Pouce Coupe area, NW Alberta (the "Assets") from a company at arms-length. The purchase price of the Assets is approximately $2,000,000 with an effective date of May 1st, 2013. The acquisition was funded from the Corporation's working capital (33%), a recently revised bank credit facility (60%) and a subordinated unsecured loan from an insider (7%). Scorpio Mining Updates El Cajón Project Status and Signs Letter of Intent for Contract Mining at La Verde 2013-06-03 13:35:23 TORONTO, June 3, 2013 /CNW/ - Scorpio Mining Corporation (TSX: SPM) ("Scorpio" or the "Company") reports that the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) of the state of Sinaloa has declined the Company's initial submissions for Change of Land Use permits pertaining to the development of underground mining operations at the El Cajón and San Rafael projects and continued exploration drilling at El Cajón. As previously disclosed, Scorpio requires two independent permits in order to commence mine construction at El Cajón: the Environmental Permit, which was delivered to the Company on April 30, 2013, and the Change of Land of Use Permit. Pieridae Energy signs LNG deal for proposed project in Nova Scotia 2013-06-03 13:34:19 HALIFAX — Pieridae Energy Canada says it has signed a 20-year agreement with a German utility company that would buy liquefied natural gas from a proposed project in Nova Scotia. The deal would see E.ON Global Commodities SE purchase about five million tonnes of liquefied natural gas annually from a development that Pieridae has proposed for Goldboro, N.S. TSX lower amid falling commodities, N.Y advances on strong manufacturing data 2013-05-31 14:08:40 TORONTO – Mining and energy stocks led the way to a lower session on the Toronto stock market Friday amid falling prices for oil and copper. The S&P/TSX composite index fell 53.13 points to 12,693.42. China looks to ‘deepen’ energy ties with Canada, ambassador says 2013-05-31 14:07:14 CALGARY — China is counting on “breakthroughs in energy trade” with Canada to help fuel economic growth in the world’s most populous country, one of the country’s top diplomats said Thursday. Speaking to a Calgary business crowd, Zhang Junsai, China’s ambassador to Canada, said his country is prepared to “deepen” ties with Canada on infrastructure development to help move the country’s oil and natural gas to the West Coast for export. MasTec Acquires Canadian Oil and Gas Pipeline and Facilities Contractor Big Country Energy Services Inc. 2013-05-31 14:04:48 CORAL GABLES, Fla., May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - MasTec, Inc. (NYSE: MTZ) today announced that it has acquired Big Country Energy Services Inc., and its affiliated operating companies (collectively, "Big Country"), a North American oil and gas pipeline and facility construction services company headquartered in Calgary, Canada. The Company also has construction offices in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan, as well as in Wyoming and North Dakota. Big Country's services include: oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids gathering systems and pipeline construction; pipeline modification and replacement services; compressor and pumping station construction; and other related services supporting the oil and gas production, processing and transportation industries. Boeing moving engineering work out of Washington 2013-05-31 14:03:43 State will compete against other sites for future work Boeing is moving some design work for new commercial airplanes to South Carolina and Southern California, the company announced Friday. New Ontario green energy rules to give municipalities greater control over projects and a chance to collect revenue 2013-05-31 14:01:50 Major changes to Ontario’s rules on green energy projects will give municipalities a greater say over the location of new wind and solar farms, and a chance to get a slice of the revenue, Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said Thursday. “There’s a lot more incentive for municipalities to want to participate,” said Mr. Chiarelli. The Future of Quebec's Manufacturing Industry- 2013-05-29 14:50:45 Deloitte presents a series of manufacturing roadshows and ways to benefit from the reindustrialization of North America Oil and gas revenue on track for second-best year 2013-05-29 14:49:10 Taking the pencil from out behind the ear, the first thing a manager of any business asks is, “What are the sales figures for the week?” The boss will be pleased after running the numbers on the oil and gas division of Canada’s economy. Five months into 2013, the top line revenue of the industry is on track for a robust year, second only to the peak recorded in 2008. Blue Earth Announces Agreements With National Energy Partners to Build a Total of 4 Megawatts in Hawaii 2013-05-29 14:47:37 HENDERSON, NV--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - Blue Earth, Inc. (OTCQB: BBLU) a renewable energy and energy efficiency services company, announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Xnergy Inc. signed two agreements totaling approximately 4 megawatts with National Energy Partners, LLC ("NEP") for the sole purpose of building and providing operational services for custom solar PV rooftop power systems for 24 schools in Hawaii. Nine of the schools are located on the Island of Oahu and 15 of the schools are located on the Island of Kauai, which constitutes the majority of the Kauai Complex Area School System. Energy XXI Aims To Get Back On Track Shortly 2013-05-29 14:44:42 Over the last year, Energy XXI has been a dramatic underperformer. Production levels were missed. It drilled a couple of bad wells and oil prices subsided from their peaks of a year or two ago. On the other hand, gas prices have doubled over the last year which helps a little. Little income is derived from gas compared to the huge contribution to cash flow and earnings EXXI derives from being an “oily” company. South Korea and Saskatchewan to talk energy 2013-05-29 14:43:25 A joint meeting on energy will be one of the key elements of a visit to Regina by the ambassador of the Republic of Korea in June. Ambassador Cho Heeyong will meet with provincial cabinet ministers or senior civil servants in the field of energy and agriculture. CAW hopeful deal can be reached with Northstar Aerospace 2013-05-29 14:42:23 The union representing workers at Northstar Aerospace in Lakeshore said Wednesday it was hopeful the two sides will reached a tentative agreement before the current contract expires Friday. “We’re very optimistic, said Fran LaSorda, second vice-president at CAW Local 444. “We are currently discussing monetary issues.” Alberta’s bitumen loss could be B.C.’s shale gas gain 2013-05-27 13:30:20 CALGARY – British Columbia’s shale gas fields stand to gain as buyers flee landlocked bitumen reserves in neighboring Alberta. Canada’s westernmost province is likely to see an uptick in “selective” merger and acquisition activity as global liquefied natural gas players seek reserves needed to backstop export developments, Greg Pardy, co-head of global energy research at RBC Dominion Securities Inc., said in May 22 report. Bigelow Aerospace Is Working on Plans for a Moon Base before NASA 2013-05-27 13:29:10 You might think that if a moon base were ever created allowing astronauts to live on the surface of the moon for extended periods of time, its creation would be by NASA. That might not be the case with a private space company called Bigelow Aerospace planning a moon base for NASA. Below Aerospace has conducted a study of about two dozen companies and research organizations looking for ideas, plans, capabilities, schedules, and costs on certain station initiatives. Red tape limits oil and gas industry productivity 2013-05-27 13:26:01 A report released today reveals productivity in Australia's oil and gas industry is being limited by red tape, lengthy approvals processes and the high Australian dollar. A report released today reveals productivity in Australia's oil and gas industry is being limited by red tape, lengthy approvals processes and the high Australian dollar. 3D printers give rise to 'desktop manufacturing' 2013-05-27 13:24:34 Technology lets ordinary people design goods and upload to factories to mass produce Customizable objects from plastic dollhouse furniture to medical prosthetics can now be designed and made by almost anyone at the press of a 3D print button, and this rise of "desktop manufacturing" is going to lead to an "explosion of new stuff," predicts Chris Anderson, author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution. Biomass from algae now a better choice than ever for green energy 2013-05-27 13:22:45 Biomass from algae can now be produced more efficiently than ever, thanks to a new photobioreactor developed by researchers from the University of Alicante. Although currently too small for commercial use, the technology developed holds promise for future technologies in the near future. Once produced, algae can be used as a raw material for renewable energy, replacing fossil fuels. Because of this, biomass has fueled a good deal of research. Canada is working: Carney praises economy, but warns against relying on consumer debt to stoke growth 2013-05-21 13:32:49 If Mark Carney was to write Canada’s economic legacy during his time as the country’s top banker, it would likely be one of sound monetary policy, a resilient financial system and a monetary union “that works.” In his final speech as Bank of Canada governor, Mr. Carney said Tuesday that “relative to our peers, Canada is working.” Keystone XL lobby targets undecided Democrats as decision looms 2013-05-21 13:31:06 Canadian energy producers lobbying for U.S. approval of the Keystone XL pipeline are targeting undecided Democratic lawmakers in Washington in advance of a decision on the US$5.3-billion project. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, which represents more than 100 energy producers including Canadian Oil Sands Ltd. and Exxon Mobil Corp.’s Imperial Oil Ltd., will travel to the U.S. capital next month to promote TransCanada Corp.’s plan to carry Alberta oil-sands crude to Gulf Coast refineries. A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama on the pipeline is expected this year. Fiat Industrial plans U.K. move to lower tax rate 2013-05-21 13:28:49 Italy-based truck and tractor maker Fiat Industrial plans to lower its tax bill by shifting its residence to Britain after a planned merger with unit CNH, a move that drew angry reactions from politicians and unions on its home turf. The criticism tapped into a widening debate on corporate tax avoidance which has become a hot political topic in some western countries in recent months. Goldman Sachs sells remaining stake in Industrial & Commercial Bank of China for $1.1 billion 2013-05-21 13:27:26 MACAU, Macau - Goldman Sachs has sold its remaining stake in China's biggest commercial lender for $1.1 billion. A person familiar with the deal said Tuesday that Goldman Sachs Group Inc. sold just under 1.6 billion shares of state-owned Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd. The person was not authorized to discuss Monday's sale publicly and asked not to be identified. Chesapeake Energy hires Anadarko executive as CEO 2013-05-21 13:26:20 Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Monday named a top executive at rival Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to head the No. 2 U.S. natural gas producer, which has suffered a governance crisis and liquidity crunch over the last year. Chesapeake hired Robert Douglas Lawler, senior vice-president of international and deepwater operations at Anadarko, to fill the post vacated by co-founder Aubrey McClendon in April. Energy Storage: Continuing to Evolve 2013-05-15 13:05:37 I recently had an opportunity to speak with Gary Wetzel, Director of Commercial and Industrial Business Development at S&C Electric Company about prospects for energy storage in the industry. S&C sells a variety of products to the electric industry, including switching equipment, automation products, and storage systems.