Researchers have gained valuable insights into the movement and measurement of natural gas in the shallow subsurface, as well as assessments of impacts to groundwater, using a custom-built field station in British Columbia’s northeast region.
June 9, 2021, 11:11 AM MDT
The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) this morning released a Roadmap to Investing in Canada: Indigenous Inclusion in ESG report.
June 8, 2021, 9:13 AM MDT
In the absence of a larger shift to policies that reduce oil consumption, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) says it’s too early to foresee a rapid decline in oil demand negatively impacting prices.
June 2, 2021, 10:04 AM MDT
After a decline in 2018 and 2019, average daily production of marketable natural gas in Alberta stabilized in 2020 at 10.2 bcf/d, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) says in its annual ST98 report.
June 2, 2021, 10:48 AM MDT
In Part 1 of this two-part series, I explored the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) recently released Net-Zero Emissions (NZE) scenario, a worst-case scenario for Alberta.
May 27, 2021, 6 AM MDT
In the first decade of this century Alberta was fueled by incredible optimism. Peak oil — on the supply side —reigned supreme, oilsands projects were popping up like mushrooms, while natural gas prices were through the roof. The province was rolling in royalty revenue.
May 26, 2021, 6:55 AM MDT
To address the issue of long-term inactive and un-reclaimed wells, the province should strengthen the governance of surface rights and well liabilities, suggests a new School of Public Policy report.
May 21, 2021, 10:11 AM MDT
May 19, 2021, 12 AM MDT
The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) first in-depth study into pathways for reducing emissions from the energy sector to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 proposes that no investments in new fossil fuel supply projects be committed beyond 2021.
May 18, 2021, 7:49 AM MDT
Canada is expected to report production gains of 340,000 bbls/d in 2021, with an exit rate of 5.9 million bbls/d, a record high, the International Energy Agency (IEA) noted today in its monthly oil report.
May 12, 2021, 12 AM MDT
Climate policy action abroad could reduce global demand for fossil fuels and, by extension, prices. And because all of these drivers are fully outside of Canada’s control, Canada’s oil and gas sector could face significant challenges independent of any domestic choices, according to a recent report.
May 5, 2021, 6 AM MDT
Canada’s goal to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 is not only achievable, but there are many different possible avenues to pursue to get there, according to the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices.
May 3, 2021, 6 AM MDT
COVID-19 has shone a spotlight on the risk management practices of energy and natural resource (ENR) companies, highlighting weaknesses in identifying emergent and long-term risks and trends — and made all too real the effect that external shocks can have on the operations, sales and profitability of companies.
May 3, 2021, 7:05 AM MDT
The Alberta government continues to work on a number of priorities highlighted in a newly-released joint report by Energy Futures Lab (EFL) and Canada West Foundation (CWF), says the province’s energy minister, including the development of a geothermal policy framework, modernization of the oil and gas liability management framework, and an updating and modernizing of the mineral tenure and regulatory frameworks.
April 28, 2021, 10:28 AM MDT
Alberta can prioritize repurposing of inactive oil and gas sites for new energy developments, according to a new Energy Futures Lab (EFL) and Canada West Foundation (CWF) joint report, but the provincial government must first clear roadblocks and facilitate the necessary investments and entrepreneurship in a timely and effective manner.
April 27, 2021, 12 AM MDT
Evaluate Energy’s latest report shows that 72 U.S. and Canadian companies gained a combined $7.6 billion thanks to settled oil and gas derivatives in 2020.
April 20, 2021, 8:12 AM MDT
An average of 1.5 million bbls/d were hedged by North American oil producers heading into 2021 in fixed swaps, collars and three-way collars, according to a new Evaluate Energy report on hedging activity and the extent to which companies gained or lost out as per-barrel values stabilized.
April 15, 2021, 9:33 AM MDT
Canadian oil production fell in the first quarter of 2021 after nearly touching six million bbls/d in December, the International Energy Agency (IEA) reported in its April report on the oil market.
April 14, 2021, 3:43 AM MDT
A new report commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and released today reinforces the “valuable trading relationship” in petroleum liquids between Canada and the United States, says a top API official.
April 6, 2021, 11:03 AM MDT
The history of Canadian federalism suggests that bilateral agreements and unilateral action by individual provinces are the most common paths forward on energy and environment matters, says Duane Bratt, Positive Energy faculty affiliate and a Mount Royal University political science professor.
April 1, 2021, 7:30 AM MDT
April 1, 2021, 8:55 AM MDT
While the technology sector might be “getting a lot of media attention these days,” the likelihood of a mass exit for oil and gas workers into tech seems unlikely at this point, says Breanne O’Reilly, program manager, PetroLMI.
March 30, 2021, 7:13 AM MDT
A national vision for carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS): That is the first recommendation of a newly-released study.
March 25, 2021, 12 AM MDT
March 25, 2021, 8:12 AM MDT
Canada’s oil and gas industry workforce can expect to see some further contraction in 2021 but modest employment growth will follow over 2022 and 2023, says a labour market outlook released today by the PetroLMI division of Energy Safety Canada.
March 23, 2021, 10:22 AM MDT