Category Archives: Features

Pipe Dreams – Keystone XL debate continues to rage into 2015

It is amazing how sometimes random events can serve to highlight areas of public controversy. In terms of fossil fuel production and distribution the past year has seen more than its share of headline-generating developments. From more distant regions we note that the Ukraine-Russia dispute has served to place new…

Economic Pain Before Recovery

            The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) revised its annual drilling activity forecast – and scratched its earlier estimate of $85/bbl WTI – as oil prices tanked in late 2014 and stayed low into the early months of 2015. Not since 2009 have…

Saskatchewan still Canada’s most attractive jurisdiction for petroleum investment

By Gerry Angevine Petroleum explorers and developers participating in the Fraser Institute’s latest Global Petroleum Survey indicated that Saskatchewan is the most favourable place in Canada for upstream petroleum exploration and development, repeating the province’s achievement in the 2013 survey. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Saskatchewan has placed…