Author: Vincent Lauerman
Letter from Canada: Alberta’s oil sands in the rifle hairs
3 July 2020
The Alberta government and Western Canadian oil industry love to blame Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government for the lack of oil pipeline capacity leaving the region, but in fact they should largely blame themselves
Canadian pipelines to nowhere
16 June 2020
Lack of midstream takeaway capacity had been a growing concern for years, but Covid-19 has reversed the danger
Pandemic risks slowing the energy transition
12 June 2020
Beyond the forecast of a ‘new normal’ that accelerates the move to a lower-carbon future, there is also a scenario where change is retarded
Different horses for the oil sands course
22 May 2020
Norway pulls funding from Canada’s heavy, sulphurous crude as Saudi Arabia expands its footprint
Tough times ahead for US refiners
20 May 2020
Slumping global oil consumption, tightening margins and throttled-back throughput pile on the pressure
Canadian oil firms battle for survival
14 May 2020
Profits plunged during the first quarter for a sector already struggling to contend with growing debt and a shortage of midstream takeaway
Canadian oil industry in dire straits
7 May 2020
Production across the country is in freefall, prompting oil-rich province Alberta to plead for financial support
Gas and LNG brace for tougher times
1 May 2020
The global gas market faces choppier waters on demand uncertainty, overbuoyant supply and lower-for-longer oil
Alberta’s orphan well crisis
17 April 2020
The province is seeing a sharp rise in the number of inactive wells without operators, and the problem will be expensive to fix
Ovintiv faces test of staying power
26 March 2020
The Canadian firm has rebranded and joined the US shale revolution. But the oil price crisis is raising doubts about whether recent acquisitions will be economically viable
Canadian LNG faces finance fight
17 March 2020
The exodus of international partners and the global gas glut raise doubts about the economic viability of an already challenged sector
Teck gives up amid Canadian tensions
27 February 2020
The miner abandons its oil sands plan as long-term fissures between opposing lobbies claim another investment casualty
Alberta suffers loss on crude-by-rail contracts
14 February 2020
Canadian province reverses policy after financial burden begins to mount
Row engulfs Canadian oil sands project
13 February 2020
Battle lines are drawn as the contentious Frontier project awaits ultimate verdict
Canada takes methane emissions reduction lead
7 February 2020
The country’s oil and gas industry, often maligned for an overall high carbon footprint, is setting the pace on a GHG hot button issue
Canadian oil primed for modest recovery
30 January 2020
Reversal of crude curtailments and improved capex spending are encouraging signs for the country’s principal producers
US shale patch faces worsening headwinds
23 January 2020
Mounting constraints on US light-tight oil only compound the hazardous task of predicting growth
Chalk one up for MbS
21 November 2019
The Aramco IPO may fall short of his talismanic figure, but an anticipated result of the largest ever public offering is a rare win for the prince
Alberta hopes for better, prepares for worst
4 November 2019
Conservatives’ first budget forecasts a slight uptick in most oil and gas industry measures, but also includes planning for a ‘doomsday scenario’
Canadian election puzzle for oil industry
28 October 2019
Industry bugbear Justin Trudeau may have lost his majority, but a minority government could be even less helpful for oil and gas
Newfoundland finds new vigour
9 October 2019
The island’s offshore oil industry is rebounding after a sustained lull
Global oil demand to disappoint
7 October 2019
Peak requirements may be here much quicker than in some forecasts
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
New Canadian regulator faces immediate test
2 September 2019
A flurry of responses to a proposed change in pipeline capacity allocations has compelled the new authority straight into action
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
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