Jim Bentein

  • Gulf Alumni Event To Celebrate ‘Glory Days’

    It’s being billed as the final annual Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. alumni reunion, but there’s much more to the story about the March 12 event — just ask former Gulf employee Doug Phillips.

    February 24, 2020, 9:35 AM MST

  • Teck Withdraws Regulatory Application For Frontier Project; 'Sad' Situation For Canada, Says CAPP

    Teck Resources Limited announced Sunday it is withdrawing the Frontier project from the regulatory review process.

    February 23, 2020, 7:45 PM MST

  • Teck Working To ‘Optimize’ Frontier; Negative Decision Would Result In Billion-Dollar Charge

    With a federal cabinet decision on the Frontier oilsands project looming next week, proponent Teck Resources Limited warned of an impairment should there be a “negative decision.”

    February 21, 2020, 12 AM MST

  • Solid Year Of Revenue Growth For North American Construction

    Despite difficult times being experienced by many in the oilsands construction and maintenance sector, North American Construction Group Ltd. continues to perform well, with strong fourth quarter and year-end results, headlined by strong revenue growth.

    February 20, 2020, 9:35 AM MST

  • Baytex Will Voice Objections To Enbridge Plan, Conference Hears

    Baytex Energy Corp. plans to voice its objections to the Canada Energy Regulator (CER) about plans by Enbridge Inc. to change the contracting approach it uses to move crude on its pipeline network, a conference heard on Thursday.

    January 30, 2020, 2:08 PM MST

  • Teck Awaiting Decision On Frontier; FID Not Automatic If Govt Approves It

    Vancouver-based Teck Resources Limited appears to be in no rush to make a final investment decision (FID) on its proposed Frontier Oil Sands Project, which would be built about 110 kilometres north of Fort McMurray.

    January 29, 2020, 1:03 PM MST

  • Concerns About Pieridae’s Financial Viability ‘Overdone,’ Conference Hears

    The CEO of Pieridae Energy Limited told those attending an investor conference Wednesday that concerns about the company’s financial viability are overdone and Pieridae will deal with those concerns at an upcoming hearing.

    January 29, 2020, 10:49 AM MST

  • Private Companies Challenged By Mexico Policies

    Since socialist-leaning Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) was elected Mexican president in 2018, it’s been challenging for privately-owned companies like Vancouver-based Renaissance Oil Corp. to operate in the country.

    January 13, 2020, 1:40 PM MST

  • Canadian LNG: Global Opportunity, Global Competition

    The march towards building a significant liquefied natural gas sector in Canada continues to see challenges, but proponents maintain that the country’s core advantages — large untapped gas reserves, competitive supply costs, close proximity to markets, and the ability to produce some of the cleanest LNG — will help it become a major world supplier in the years ahead even as competition rises.

    December 23, 2019, 6:34 AM MST

  • Canadian LNG: Global Opportunity, Global Competition

    The march towards building a significant liquefied natural gas sector in Canada continues to see challenges, but proponents maintain that the country’s core advantages — large untapped gas reserves, competitive supply costs, close proximity to markets, and the ability to produce some of the cleanest LNG — will help it become a major world supplier in the years ahead even as competition rises.

    December 20, 2019, 6 AM MST

  • Canadian LNG: Global Opportunity, Global Competition

    The march towards building a significant liquefied natural gas sector in Canada continues to see challenges, but proponents maintain that the country’s core advantages — large untapped gas reserves, competitive supply costs, close proximity to markets, and the ability to produce some of the cleanest LNG — will help it become a major world supplier in the years ahead even as competition rises.

    December 19, 2019, 6 AM MST

  • Canadian LNG: Global Opportunity, Global Competition

    The march towards building a significant liquefied natural gas sector in Canada continues to see challenges, but proponents maintain that the country’s core advantages — large untapped gas reserves, competitive supply costs, close proximity to markets, and the ability to produce some of the cleanest LNG — will help it become a major world supplier in the years ahead even as competition rises.

    December 18, 2019, 6 AM MST

  • Canadian LNG: Global Opportunity, Global Competition

    The march towards building a significant liquefied natural gas sector in Canada continues to see challenges, but proponents maintain that the country’s core advantages — large untapped gas reserves, competitive supply costs, close proximity to markets, and the ability to produce some of the cleanest LNG — will help it become a major world supplier in the years ahead even as competition rises.

    December 17, 2019, 6:58 AM MST

  • Alberta Government Officially Launches Energy ‘War Room’

    With a promise to counter a “15-year-long campaign of misleading and dishonest propaganda,” against the Alberta energy industry, Premier Jason Kenney on Wednesday announced the official launch of the Canadian Energy Centre (CEC) to counter that campaign.

    December 12, 2019, 7:34 AM MST

  • New Police Funding Model To Cost O&G Companies In Rural Areas: RMA

    Financially-challenged oil and gas companies in rural Alberta may be hit with another bill to help cover more than $200 million in expanded policing costs.

    December 10, 2019, 7:38 AM MST

  • Provincewide Revenue Sharing Scheme Needed: Cold Lake Mayor

    Rural governments coping with the loss of millions of tax dollars from financially hard-pressed oil and gas companies should consider what happened in the Cold Lake area as a way out of the financial mess, says the town’s mayor.

    December 6, 2019, 12 AM MST

  • Western Canadian Gas, European Demand Are Key Elements For LNG Projects In Eastern Canada

    Liquefied natural gas projects planned for eastern Canada represent a significant opportunity for Alberta’s gas producers to reach tidewater and access markets in western Europe.

    December 5, 2019, 6 AM MST

  • Western Canadian Gas, European Demand Are Key Elements For LNG Projects In Eastern Canada

    Liquefied natural gas projects planned for eastern Canada represent a significant opportunity for Alberta’s gas producers to reach tidewater and access markets in western Europe.

    December 4, 2019, 6 AM MST

  • Western Canadian Gas, European Demand Are Key Elements For LNG Projects In Eastern Canada

    Liquefied natural gas projects planned for eastern Canada represent a significant opportunity for Alberta’s gas producers to reach tidewater and access markets in western Europe.

    December 3, 2019, 6 AM MST

  • Rural Municipalities Sideswiped By Tough Times In Oilpatch

    The Alberta government, already coping with the loss of billions of dollars in royalty and tax revenue from the province’s troubled oil and gas sector, has another problem on its hands.

    December 2, 2019, 8:49 AM MST

  • Western Canadian Gas, European Demand Are Key Elements For LNG Projects In Eastern Canada

    Liquefied natural gas projects planned for eastern Canada represent a significant opportunity for Alberta’s gas producers to reach tidewater and access markets in western Europe.

    December 2, 2019, 7:19 AM MST

  • Orphan Well Clean Up Needs A Radical Approach, Says Researcher

    Cleaning up thousands of orphan wells in Alberta will require a radical approach, says a researcher with Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project.

    November 25, 2019, 6 AM MST

  • ‘Continued  Difficult Industry Conditions’ In Canada: Total Energy

    Total Energy Services Inc.’s third quarter financial results reflect just how difficult it is to make a buck in the business.

    November 8, 2019, 11:01 AM MST

  • Decision To Cancel Gateway A Missed Opportunity, Conference Hears

    A B.C. coastal chief highlighted possible missed opportunities from the canceled Northern Gateway project, which Enbridge Inc. was forced to abandon in 2016.

    November 6, 2019, 7:51 AM MST

  • CP3 Founder Dies

    One of the keynote speakers at this week’s National Coalition of Chiefs Energy and Natural Resources Summit, held in Calgary, died of an apparent heart attack the night after he spoke at the conference,

    November 6, 2019, 11:33 AM MST