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Results from the most recent Fraser Institute survey: Saskatchewan continues to be very attractive for petroleum exploration and development

By Gerry Angevine, Senior Fellow, the Fraser Institute Saskatchewan ranks as the most attractive Canadian jurisdiction for upstream petroleum oil and gas investment according to participants in the Fraser Institute’s 2013 Global Petroleum Survey. Saskatchewan dislodged Manitoba from the top spot—regaining the position that it held in 2011. Both provinces…

With great production comes great storage opportunity

Saskatchewan has had an exceptional last few years when it comes to oil production. According to the Ministry of the Economy, Saskatchewan produced 172.9 million barrels of oil in 2012, which is the new record. Some refer to the increased production as the “Bakken Boom”. The name comes from the…

Oil boom creates new opportunities for Saskatchewan’s construction industry

By Lisa Fattori The oil boom in Saskatchewan fosters spin-off benefits for a variety of sectors, including the construction industry. Oil production requires the construction of on-site infrastructure in the oilpatch, but it also necessitates new development to support the influx of oilfield suppliers and related businesses, as well as…