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Weyburn, Sask. struggles to fill jobs in the oil industry

“Now hiring” — the words workers in the oil patch have been waiting to hear are flashing across billboards in Weyburn, Sask.

“We’re struggling finding employees, not even trained employees. 401 more words


Virtue Signaling in the Petrochemicals Industry

Virtue Signaling: noun

Definition: the action or practice of publicly expressing opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one’s good character or the moral correctness of one’s position on a particular issue. 541 more words

Oil Slump Socks Texas Budget, Making Spending Cuts Likely

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AUSTIN (AP) — A prolonged oil slump is leaving Texas with a grim spending forecast, and one top Republican lawmaker says budget cuts are now certain. 122 more words


Oil Price Spike May Not Save Energy Sector

This article originally appeared on Oilprice.

The ‘lower for longer’ oil price reality of the past two years has spared virtually no one in the industry, and the UK’s oil and gas companies have been among the hardest hit, strained by the oil price slump in the high-cost production area of the North Sea. 677 more words


The Future Of Oil And Gas? Look To The Past

By Chris Ross, Executive Professor, C.T. Bauer College of Business

In the early days of 2017, it behooves oil and gas companies to reflect on the past, while making plans robust to an uncertain future outlook. 1,205 more words

Energy Fellow

Different Strokes: Life on the Eagle Ford

by Sean Watson

When asked to picture a global city you probably would think of towering New York skyscrapers, London’s sprawl across the Thames, the Hollywood sign watching over Los Angeles, or the megacities of East Asia. 3,182 more words

Politics & Society

Emotions and Elections: Arlie Russell Hochschild's Strangers in Their Own Land

Last week, I wrote on two books that helped me reflect on our current political moment. One, Hillbilly Elegy, told the story of how limited opportunity connects to family dysfunction (a story told more sociologically in Robert Putnam’s Our Kids). 1,232 more words