The assassination of Iranian Quds Force commander Qasem Soleimani was a brilliant move by the Trump administration, if its goal is regime change.
January 8, 2020, 10:40 AM MST
After choking the life out of Canada’s oilsands industry, the global environmental movement, led by the likes of teen activist Greta Thunberg, is now targeting the global LNG industry.
December 23, 2019, 6 AM MST
Saudi Arabia rode to the rescue of crude oil prices yet again by pushing through 500,000-bbl-day of additional output cuts for the first quarter of next year. This was reportedly after putting the price war gun to the heads of fellow OPEC+ members, especially laggards to the previous production pact such as Iraq, Nigeria and Russia.
December 16, 2019, 6 AM MST
The recent dud of a licensing round appears to support the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ negative long-term outlook for Newfoundland’s offshore oil industry. But, in fact, the Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) government has done much to revive the industry in recent years, and the province is more likely to see a substantial increase in oil production through the year 2035 than a substantial decline.
November 26, 2019, 9:20 AM MST
The Canadian flag is flying at half-mast in Calgary with Encana Corporation’s Oct. 31 announcement that it is planning to domicile in the U.S. and change its name to Ovintiv Inc.
November 11, 2019, 12 AM MST
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal party may have won a strong minority mandate on Oct. 21, following four-years of majority rule, but this does not mean the sky will continue to fall for the western Canadian oil and gas industry. It partly depends on how Trudeau decides to secure majority votes in the House of Commons, and to a greater degree whether the massive Indigenous-led Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor project moves forward.
October 23, 2019, 8:52 AM MDT
Since gaining power in December 2018, Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador — nicknamed AMLO — has made it clear through actions and rhetoric that he is no fan of his predecessor’s energy reform.
October 16, 2019, 7:28 AM MDT
The precedent set by the extremely successful drone and cruise missile attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abqaiq oil processing plant and Khurais oilfield on Sept. 14 has tremendous implications for eastern Canadian oil security.
September 30, 2019, 7:44 AM MDT
Public opinion polls are looking bleak for the federal Conservative Party, and hence Western Canada’s oil industry, now that the writ has been dropped.
September 17, 2019, 6 AM MDT
All modesty aside, I’ve had a very good track record forecasting crude oil prices since returning to the industry in the late 1990s, and have been particularly adept at anticipating major market turning points. But, holy cow, I’ve been far too bullish since late last year.
September 4, 2019, 7:53 AM MDT
Canada has gone from potential energy superpower to global laughingstock over the past several years.
August 26, 2019, 7:15 AM MDT
The Alberta natural gas industry is in dire straits. In an open letter to Premier Jason Kenney, nine CEOs of primarily gas-producing companies recently begged the Alberta government to consider some sort of royalty tax credit scheme to support a voluntary curtailment plan in an attempt to stabilize gas prices at higher levels.
July 31, 2019, 6 AM MDT
It’s hard not to respect people who look adversity in the face and appear to laugh at it.
July 15, 2019, 7:24 AM MDT
Isn’t it ironic? Norway is viewed as a paragon of environmental virtue and Canada an energy pariah, despite both being major producers and exporters of oil and gas.
July 8, 2019, 9:04 AM MDT
The Notley government’s crude oil curtailment program, backed by the opposition United Conservative Party, to reduce a glut of oil in storage in Western Canada and bolster catastrophic regional prices, was to run from January to December of this year. The program’s sunset clause was predicated on Enbridge Inc.’s Line 3 Replacement project coming online in late 2019, adding 370,000 bbls/d of incremental pipeline capacity out of the region.
June 20, 2019, 10:01 AM MDT
“The sky is falling! The sky is falling!” the crude oil price bears are yelling from the woods.
June 6, 2019, 10:59 AM MDT
The Liberal Party is trailing in the polls, and based on history our natural ruling party will do whatever it takes to shore up support prior to the federal election on or before October 21, including throwing Western Canada’s oil industry under the bus yet again.
May 21, 2019, 7:43 AM MDT
To cancel the recently signed contracts with Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP) or not, that’s the question newly-installed Premier Jason Kenney must now answer.
May 1, 2019, 6:54 AM MDT
I’m thrilled Alberta will again have a pro-business government in power as of April 30. But Premier-designate Jason Kenney and the United Conservative Party (UCP) will have their work cut out for them, especially to fulfil their campaign promise of getting a “fair price” for Alberta’s natural gas.
April 25, 2019, 7:23 AM MDT
Part four of the 2019 Oil & Gas Survey Outlook Report looks at capital spending plans, where the industry plans on spending money, and how it plans to manage costs in 2019.
April 22, 2019, 7:27 AM MDT
April 18, 2019, 9:35 AM MDT
The NDP has been bounced from power in Alberta. Now the hard part. To get new crude pipeline capacity constructed to tidewater.
April 17, 2019, 7:19 AM MDT
sectors to understand the key issues facing the industry in 2019. In this four-part series, Vince Lauerman sifts through the results of the 3rd annual Industry Outlook Survey to identify the challenges faced by the industry in 2018, and where it is headed in 2019.
April 17, 2019, 9:48 AM MDT
I’m thrilled to see the federal and Alberta governments talking about a possible large Aboriginal stake in the Trans Mountain crude pipeline, assuming completion of the expansion project.
April 3, 2019, 9:17 AM MDT
Today’s installment of the 2019 Service & Supply Outlook Survey looks at how oilfield service companies view the challenges of implementing technology in their operations.
April 1, 2019, 7:04 AM MDT