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Dakota Access Lifeline

By Bette Grande and Isaac Orr Western North Dakota has a history of oil booms and busts. The cycle began when oil was discovered in the region in the 1950s and again in the 1980s. Today, global oil prices and a lack of pipeline transportation have put the crunch on…

Two Realizations Coming Out of a “Break up from Hell 2.0”

By Mark Salkeld, President and CEO, Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) When times are tough, the first things to go are safety budgets and supply-chain relationships. This is my fifth experience with a downturn in the Canadian oilpatch and I clearly remember when the infamous NEP struck Alberta. My…

Hot Stuff: Gas demand heats up commodity market

By Melanie Franner   Energy is in constant demand — be it for air conditioning in the summer or heat in the winter. Add to that the regular need for electricity for cooking, lighting or even water delivery and the demand continues to rise. The correlation between energy demand and…