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…

Weyburn: fostering business and personal growth

The City of Weyburn is a dynamic community that has both a strong and diverse economic base. Weyburn has long been established as a central figure for the upstream oil industry in Saskatchewan. Weyburn sits geographically atop the Bakken Formation, one of the most prolific oil-producing patches in the world….