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Incredible numbers continue to emanate from Alberta’s oilpatch. Just days after Calgary-based oilsands giant Suncor Energy Inc. announced that its cash operating costs per barrel are an incredibly low $23-$26, Scott Saxberg, Crescent Point Energy Corp.’s president and CEO, announced that cost-savings measures – implemented with much pain over the past two years – will […]

  • December 1, 2017 December 1, 2017
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I was back east last summer – in Ottawa to watch my kids play in an ultimate frisbee tournament – when my aunt dropped by to watch a couple of games. Talk turned to the Alberta economy, the lagging price of oil and ongoing conflicts over pipelines. In particular, she expressed concern about Kinder Morgan […]

  • September 21, 2017 December 18, 2017
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Oil prices are still unimpressive and oilsands producers are shrinking, but pipeline approvals and rising demand are expected to bring brighter days for the energy sector

  • March 30, 2017 January 21, 2018
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Everyone is still trying to digest the news that Donald Trump is the president-elect of the U.S. and to figure out what that means regarding everything from immigration and war in the Middle East to a woman’s right to choose. But let’s focus on Alberta. Trump looks certain to approve the Keystone XL pipeline and, […]

  • November 25, 2016 January 21, 2018
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Alberta should mitigate its dependence on resources revenue by developing a long-term hedging strategy for its oil and gas assets

  • October 11, 2016 October 11, 2016
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The people of Fort McMurray face a huge rebuilding task. But more than effort, time and money, the town's future will turn on the price of oil

  • June 23, 2016 June 23, 2016
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From east to west, Alberta's pipe dreams are foundering on local fears of spills and their costs. But these worries are overblown

  • February 12, 2016 February 12, 2016
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Low oil prices, now rising, have led to leaner business models, while setting the stage for consolidation

  • October 22, 2015 October 22, 2015
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It’s been more than a year since the price of oil began its decline. And, despite West Texas Intermediate plateauing at around US$50 for a few months, the price of that grade of crude oil slid again in recent weeks. As a result, the pressure on the oil and gas industry has been intense, with […]

  • August 20, 2015 August 20, 2015
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News of the NDP win rippled around the world. But Alberta experts suggest there won't be a huge departure in business policies

  • May 21, 2015 May 21, 2015
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