30 June

One winter while in high school, I landed a short-term job. A neighbour was going south for a month of respite from a Saskatchewan winter and asked if I’d come over daily to feed his cows. Having done this for years at home I was up to the task and jumped at it. Before he […]

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29 June

The pandemic and the oil war has badly damaged the North American oil and gas industry. Good morning! Chesapeake Energy Corp. is the depressed oil market’s latest victim — but it likely won’t be the last. On Sunday, the company filed for Chapter 11 to become the largest American oil and gas producer to seek […]

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28 June

As Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan dole out $1.5 billion in federal funding to reclaim inactive oil and gas wells, Indigenous leaders are concerned none of the cash will be spent cleaning up their land. The federal government announced the program as part of its aid package to the oilpatch, designed to stimulate work for […]

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27 June

Tara Weber BNN Bloomberg Western Correspondent Adapt or die. That could very well be the mantra of Canada’s energy sector right now. The ground has been shifting for almost five years, but with this year’s short-lived Saudi-Russia price war and the devastating demand destruction caused by COVID-19, an entirely different landscape is starting to take […]

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27 June

ARC Financial is in the middle of an M&A groundswell in Canada’s energy patch, playing a major role in the planned combination of Steelhead Petroleum Ltd., Rifle Shot Oil Corp. and Primavera Resources Corp. with Longshore Resources Ltd. in a deal that’s expected to close on July 1. BNN Bloomberg’s Tara Weber has more. Tara […]

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24 June

The shortage of pipeline space that has hamstrung Canada’s oil producers for years may finally be over — just not in the way they had hoped. The pandemic-induced oil crash prompted Canadian companies to cut about 1 million barrels of daily crude output, freeing up space on the country’s previously congested pipelines. With that production […]

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24 June

The Alberta government is moving to speed up the approval of oil and gas projects by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER). In 2019 Alberta’s minister of energy began a review of the timelines of the AER’s processing of oil and gas applications. The minister noted that the AER was taking four times longer than other […]

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23 June

This week, industry champions Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest took on the daunting task of inviting meaningful discussion with the Honorable Seamus O’Regan, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament in the same Federal Government that has so doggedly obstructed, opposed, and over-regulated the Western Canadian Oil and Gas Industry for the last five […]

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23 June

CALGARY (Bloomberg) –The shortage of pipeline space that has hamstrung Canada’s oil producers for years may finally be over — just not in the way they had hoped. The pandemic-induced oil crash prompted Canadian companies to cut about 1 million barrels of daily crude output, freeing up space on the country’s previously congested pipelines. With […]

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21 June

President of Great Plains College, David Keast. (file photo) With the cooperation of the Re-Open Saskatchewan Post-Secondary Sector strategy, Great Plains College has obtained approval to reopen some programs that would be beneficial to the economic recovery of the province as it digs itself out of the COVID-19 hole. The strategy during the two-month summer […]

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