North America
Canadian regulator halts Mainline open season
1 October 2019
Midstreamer Enbridge’s plans to switch key north-south crude pipeline infrastructure from spot to long-term capacity access takes a hit
Preparing the US for the energy transition
3 September 2019
Former President Obama special assistant Jason Bordoff says that government and industry need to work together to tackle climate change
Alberta adjusts crude curtailment program
30 August 2019
The provincial government has made major changes to timeframes and volumes
Canada's First Nations vow to continue pipeline push
13 August 2019
The fate of the Eagle Spirit Energy Corridor will either be decided in the courts or by the October general election
Alberta considers bowing to producers
13 August 2019
The Canadian province's new regime sees a way to pivot from a potentially costly repeal threat
Polls point to more Alberta oil patch pain
2 August 2019
Parties less favourable to Canada's oil industry make gains
The disappearing case for coal in the US
18 July 2019
A large wave of pit retirements may soon be followed by another
US energy policies creak in a changing world
2 July 2019
Accepted wisdoms crumble due to energy independence, a capricious administration, Middle Eastern adventurism and the rise of China
Canada's uncivil war
17 May 2019
A big win for populist conservatives in Canada’s oil heartland threaten national energy and environmental policies
Canada at a crossroads
26 April 2019
Regional election in the country’s largest oil producing province will have lingering impacts on national energy policy for years to come
Anadarko battle heats up
26 April 2019
Occidental’s hostile counter-bid throws a potential spanner in Chevron’s big Permian bet
Canada tries out bitumen 'road apples'
28 March 2019
A novel way of transporting bitumen could help overcome Canada’s export pipeline shortage
US midstream boom gathers pace
21 March 2019
Short-term expansion is baked in, but the new decade could pose challenges
Canada's indigenous tribes consider pipeline stake
21 March 2019
Canada's native population, long marginalised from the oil and gas boom, is proposing to buy the Trans Mountain pipeline
Canada divided by carbon conundrum
22 January 2019
Canada’s plans for raising carbon tax face mounting political and popular opposition
Can US political deadlock benefit oil and gas?
2 January 2019
Potential two-year gridlock in Congress following the mid-term elections may be a good thing for the domestic oil and gas industry
Canada-China ties caught in trade war crossfire
29 November 2018
Canada’s commercial and economic ties with China are becoming a victim of Trump’s trade wars
North Dakota's gas flaring challenge lingers on
13 November 2018
Nearly a decade into its hydrocarbons boom, North Dakota, the US’ second-largest oil producing state, still struggles to limit natural gas flaring
Kitimat go-ahead gives Canadian LNG welcome respite
13 November 2018
After years of missteps and doubt, Shell is finally to move ahead with the Kitimat LNG project
USMCA designed to keep Canada from China's orbit
9 November 2018
Despite the deal's benefits, the US veto raises increased uncertainties over trade and investment
Majors eyeing lucrative plays outside the Gulf of Mexico
6 November 2018
ExxonMobil isn’t alone among majors in turning its gaze from the US Gulf of Mexico to significant deep-water and onshore shale opportunities elsewhere
US carbon fight moves to Washington state
23 October 2018
The lack of political enthusiasm for a federal-level US carbon tax contrasts with more positive undercurrents in Washington state’s heated carbon referendum
Chill in the air for Canadian drillers
10 October 2018
Labour day heralded the unofficial start of the Canadian drilling season. This year it’s beginning amid uncertainty
Canada's pipeline paralysis hits Trudeau hard
10 October 2018
A Canadian court has blocked plans for a pipeline expansion
Canada's Saudi spat and oil's new world order
1 October 2018
Canada's relations with the oil superpower have taken a turn for the worse
Destination unknown for northeast US NGLs
26 September 2018
A shale gas boom is creating a surfeit of liquids. The race is on to expand NGL infrastructure and find markets for ethane and propane