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OPEC deal to cut oil production unlikely to stick, analysts tell Edmonton conference

The recent increase in oil prices and OPEC’s plan to cut production won’t fix the petroleum industry’s underlying problems, an American expert said Thursday at a conference in Edmonton. 444 more words

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'Evidence not politics': Committee recommends ending Ottawa veto on pipelines

CALGARY – Federal politicians should not be able to veto National Energy Board decisions on pipelines, a Senate interim report on pipeline infrastructure recommended Wednesday. 686 more words


Optimism blooms in the oil patch, but the recovery is likely to be slow — and jobless

Some optimism is returning in Canadian oil and gas, but the recovery is expected to be slow, and mostly jobless, as surviving companies remain cautious. 788 more words


Yedlin: Energy illiteracy alive and well in Canada

The response to last week’s approval of two pipeline projects — Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement — has exposed the lack of energy literacy in Canada that’s exacerbated by a fragmented media and convenient ignorance of Alberta’s climate plan. 900 more words


Spartan Controls announces funding for U of A oilsands research

Alberta-based oilpatch supplier Spartan Controls has made a five-year funding commitment for oilsands research and development at the University of Alberta.

Spartan, in conjunction with Emerson Process Management, will fund research in the field of oilsands process control at the U of A’s faculty of engineering. 73 more words

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US Oil Sands lays off staff, defers Utah mine startup

The Calgary company developing an oilsands mine in Utah says it has delayed the project’s startup and temporarily laid off most of its Canadian and American employees while it secures new financing. 204 more words


Precision Drilling hikes spending in another signal of growth in the oilpatch

Canada’s largest driller will increase spending in North America next year by more than 60 per cent in another sign of recovery in the oilpatch after two years of cuts and layoffs across the industry. 563 more words