Author: Shaun Polczer
New markets for Canada's oil remain elusive
14 June 2018
A war of words, along with legal challenges and counter-challenges, could see plans for Canada's Trans Mountain export pipeline scrapped
Can new upgraders solve Alberta’s differential dilemma?
25 May 2018
The government wants to help ailing oil sands producers by funding new upgraders
Life after Nafta
10 April 2018
With talks over the deal at loggerheads, Canada's oil industry is contemplating what comes next
Pipeline fight splits Canada
1 March 2018
Alberta is trying to transform its image and pry open new markets
Canadian rocky road to recovery
23 February 2018
Oil output is still ticking higher, but depressed prices and persistent pipeline problems are weighing on the industry
Shrinking Canadian expectations
22 February 2018
The future of unconventional gas drilling in the western basins is uncertain because of the cancellation of several high-profile LNG projects
Fading Canadian pipeline ambition
5 January 2018
The revival of Keystone XL and Canada's tricky pipeline politics doomed Energy East
US—revival in the north
7 November 2017
Drilling in Alaska is pricey compared with tight oil in the Lower 48. But the potential remains huge
Canada's home-ice advantage
7 November 2017
Vast reserves are the oil sands' main advantage. Local producers think they can drive costs down where foreign entrants couldn't
Nafta 2.0: Dealing with the Devil
12 October 2017
Despite being such a prominent component of the trade relationship, energy has hardly come up in Nafta talks. That could change
Petronas abandons Canadian LNG
28 September 2017
British Columbia's gas export dreams took another hit with the axing of the Pacific NorthWest project
Oil sands coping on the cusp of change
27 September 2017
Canada's big four producers are profitable at $50 oil, but the growth outlook is murky
Suncor's long-term value
28 June 2017
Suncor is Canada's oil sands champion. It celebrates its hundredth anniversary this year
Cenovus goes big
28 June 2017
Can the Deep Basin help Cenovus make a success of its ConocoPhillips deal?
Canada's great IOC exodus
10 May 2017
International oil companies are fleeing the oil sands for greener pastures elsewhere
Keystone XL's first hurdle passed
10 May 2017
The challenges are not over for the pipeline which will run from Alberta to the Gulf Coast
Canada's missing barrels
3 May 2017
The majors have carried billions of barrels of oil sands reserves on their books. The price downturn is making them disappear
Finding the sweet spot: Canadian conventional oil
19 April 2017
The oil sands get most of the attention and investment, but there is life in the country's oil sector beyond bitumen
Canada: Trump OK is not the end of the line for Keystone XL
28 March 2017
The challenges are not over for the pipeline which will run from Alberta to the Gulf Coast
Reality bites for Canada
27 March 2017
Canada's export plans are among the world's most ambitious. And slowest to get moving
Canada's dearth to deluge
1 March 2017
Not long ago the oil sands looked hemmed in by a lack of pipeline capacity. Now they may have too much
Plus ça change: Quebec reverses fracking ban
18 January 2017
The province will allow the technique. But it may be too little too late
Collateral gain
18 January 2017
The market's gaze may be on tight oil's reaction to the Opec deal. But the agreement buoys Canadian suppliers too
Things can only get better for Canada
23 November 2016
For Canada's oil industry, 2017 will surely be an improvement on last year's annus horribilis
Canada's high-flying juniors fall to earth
9 November 2016
Smaller companies that push at the frontiers of technology and geology are going bust
Day late, dollar short for Canada
9 November 2016
Weak prices and local protests are threatening Canada's LNG-export plans