Author: Shaun Polczer
Guar proves a sticky problem for Halliburton
26 July 2012
Higher fracking costs and thinner North American margins weighed on Halliburton's results
Canadian leaders spar over Northern Gateway
26 July 2012
It is unusual for one of Canada’s provincial governments to demand money from another in exchange for approval of a pipeline
CNOOC goes global with Canada buy
25 July 2012
China National Offshore Oil Corporation seeks to expand influence with Nexen takeover
CNOOC seeks to expand influence with Nexen takeover
25 July 2012
China National Offshore Oil Corporation aims to expand its global influence with the $15.1 billion takeover
Pipeline safety threatens Canadian oil-sands expansion
19 July 2012
US regulators have reported concerns over the safety of the pipelines
Shell’s Quest CCS clears hurdle
12 July 2012
Shell’s Quest carbon capture and and storage (CCS) project has been given the nod by Alberta’s energy regulators
Permian production tops 1m b/d
12 July 2012
Production at the Permian basin is in danger of overtaking processing and transport capacity from the region
Canadian explorers pin hopes on the Duvernay
10 July 2012
Canada’s oil and gas industry is going back to where it all began: the Duvernay shales
Canada must speed up LNG export plans, says Shell CEO
10 July 2012
Chief executive of Shell, Peter Voser, tells Shaun Polczer about the supermajors plans for global LNG
North America’s gas producers look to liquids for salvation
9 July 2012
As dry gas prices weaken, US natural gas producers are increasingly looking to liquid gas solutions
Canadian frackers dampened by wet weather
5 July 2012
Unusually wet weather in western Canada has hampered access to the country’s oil fields and delayed drilling programmes
Enbridge to be fined $3.7m for 2010 Michigan oil spill
5 July 2012
Canada’s Enbridge has been handed the largest fine ever levied by the US government’s pipeline regulator following a 2010 oil spill in Michigan
Encana investigates US land buys
29 June 2012
Canada’s Encana has initiated an investigation into alleged wrong-doing regarding US land purchases
Talisman exits GTL project
29 June 2012
Talisman Energy has withdrawn from South African firm Sasol’s plans to build Canada’s first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant
Petronas to buy Canada’s Progress Energy for $5.5bn
29 June 2012
The company has agreed to buy the Calgary-based company, including the assumption of debt
Apache rules out breaking oil link
26 June 2012
US independent Apache has ruled out linking the value of its pending liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to anything other than the price of oil, according to the firm’s vice-president of gas monetisation
North America becomes Statoil’s growth engine
22 June 2012
Statoil will look to North America as the driver of future growth, with plans to triple oil output by 2020
Canada’s forgotten CBM play
21 June 2012
As country's unconventionals sector booms, few remember Horseshow Canyon, the field which kickstarted it all
EU tells Canada to stop fussing about new fuel-quality rules
18 June 2012
A representative from the EU denied that the bloc is seeking to discriminate against Canada’s oil sands, even as new studies suggest bitumen output from Canada is less polluting on a “well-to-wheels” basis than crudes from Nigeria and Iraq, which are both imported into Europe
Apache’s Liard find swells North America gas stash
18 June 2012
Apache is sitting on what could be the largest shale-gas discovery in the world, at Fort Liard in Canada’s Northwest Territories
Nationalisation need not be disruptive, say representatives
14 June 2012
Latin America's resource nationalisation need not be disruptive for private oil companies, a panel of international representatives concluded at Canada’s Global Petroleum Show in Calgary
Oklahoma looks to reassert energy dominance
14 June 2012
North America’s oil roads all lead to Oklahoma, and now the state is looking to reassert its century-old role as a leading distribution point and production centre, governor Mary Fallin told PEU in an interview
Shell to roll out LNG filling stations in US
13 June 2012
Shell is continuing efforts to move up the North American natural gas value chain with plans for an extensive network of liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling stations in the US
Oil-sands risks weigh on future expansions: Wood Mackenzie
8 June 2012
Falling oil prices and competition from unconventional plays such as the Bakken threaten future expansion of Canada’s oil sands, says Wood Mackenzie
Sasol moves forward with Canadian GTL
7 June 2012
Sasol expects to detail ambitious plans for what would be Canada’s first natural gas-to-liquids (GTL) project later this year
Japan to recalibrate LNG demand by summer
7 June 2012
Japan will have a clearer idea of its demand for fossil fuels later this summer when it decides how much nuclear capacity will be idled, the Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI) said in an interview with Petroleum Economist