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Oil sands face uncertain future in post-peak world
31 May 2023
The long-term prospects for the sector may depend on the rate of decline in global oil consumption
Letter from Canada: Oil sands return to domestic ownership
9 May 2023
Continuing exodus of foreign companies means assets are coming back to Canadian-headquartered firms
Higher capex needed for projected oil sands growth
25 April 2023
Producers are not necessarily using their cash on oil sands output
Blueberry River veto casts a long shadow
31 March 2023
Implications of settlement between British Columbia and First Nations group go beyond development of massive Montney shale formation
Alberta’s savings hobbled by oil sands
27 February 2023
Potential bonanza for Heritage Fund is not without caveats
Nova Scotia looks to revive its offshore
20 February 2023
The province on Canada’s eastern coast is attempting to breathe new life into its moribund offshore oil and gas industry
Alaska’s Willow project faces regulatory uncertainty
15 February 2023
Even a completed environmental assessment might not guarantee progress
TotalEnergies pushes forward with oil sands spin-off
14 February 2023
The French major has expanded its stake in the Fort Hills mine to make the divestment more attractive
Letter from Canada: LNG export industry in disarray
1 February 2023
Canada at one stage looked set to be a major LNG exporter, but all except four liquefaction projects have fallen by the wayside
Alberta’s Sovereignty Act stokes controversy
23 January 2023
Supporters say the act will deter Ottawa from introducing further legislation affecting oil and gas, while opponents say it creates uncertainty that will harm investment
Alaska LNG advances on energy security concerns
9 January 2023
The supply shock caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could push the long-delayed liquefaction project across the finish line
Letter from Canada: Greater volatility ahead for WCS discount
15 December 2022
International events, rather than infrastructure bottlenecks, have undermined prices for Western Canadian crude
ConocoPhillips nearing Willow FID
28 November 2022
Alaska's upstream continues to gain momentum despite environmental concerns
MVP throws down the gauntlet to opponents
25 November 2022
Developers are pushing to complete the Appalachian pipeline project despite years of delays
Exodus from Canada’s oil sands continues
17 November 2022
Companies are still fleeing the carbon-heavy assets, despite the industry committing to net-zero emissions by 2050 through the Pathways Alliance
EQT remains bullish on Appalachian gas
14 November 2022
The US producer is calling for a rapid buildout of pipeline and export infrastructure
Letter from Canada: New Alberta premier brings uncertainty
21 October 2022
Danielle Smith’s proposals to take power back from Ottawa do not even have the oil and gas sector’s support
Western Canada’s summertime gas glut
17 October 2022
Pipeline maintenance is restricting routes to market, leading some producers to shut in production as prices fall
Bakken’s best oil days may have passed
13 October 2022
Output from the mature play has not bounced back as expected from Covid-19
Alaska’s North Slope on cusp of potential revival
29 September 2022
But difficulty accessing resources, particularly on federal land, is compounding the usual problems with operating in such a remote and unforgiving environment
Nuclear SMRs could decarbonise Canada’s oil sands sector
2 September 2022
But cost and commercialisation timeframes may prove a barrier to adoption
Canada’s midstream rivals eye LNG opportunities
1 September 2022
The country’s pipeline owners are poised to capitalise as North American LNG export projects proliferate
Letter from Canada: Federal government attempts emissions strategy
24 August 2022
Federal carbon pricing options may allow the central government to outflank provincial opposition
Letter from Canada: Risk of windfall profit tax grows
28 July 2022
Governments around the world are under pressure to implement windfall profit taxes on oil and gas companies, and Canada may be poised to follow suit
Suncor cuts deal with activist investor
25 July 2022
The embattled producer has sought a truce with Elliott Investment Management and brought in new blood to the board
NL offshore has potential for new heights
8 July 2022
Commercial oil discoveries off Newfoundland and Labrador could see three or four new fields coming online in the next ten years
Letter from Canada: Trudeau’s oil pipeline tangle
6 July 2022
Federal policy in recent years has severely limited the country’s ability to raise exports
Pipelines pose problem for Canada’s west coast LNG exports
5 July 2022
The only two projects to have taken FID so far are still not on easy street
LNG NL ‘perfectly positioned’ for a future of high politics and low carbon
1 July 2022
The proposed East Coast liquefaction terminal is trumpeting a number of advantages over competing schemes
Ottawa’s East Coast LNG export support comes with strings
29 June 2022
The federal government looks likely to put stringent conditions on projects aiming to alleviate Europe’s gas crunch
Goldboro LNG gets back on track
27 June 2022
Renewed appetite for quick solutions to get gas to Europe has combined with a more scalable solution to revitalise liquefaction ambitions
Indigenous-led Cedar LNG puts emphasis on shared values
21 June 2022
The west coast liquefaction plant aims to set a standard for responsible resource development
Canada’s LNG export rebirth
20 June 2022
Europe’s ambitions for a Russian import freeze are a boon to a previously stalled sector
High profits double-edged sword for oil sands producers
7 June 2022
Overflowing coffers are likely to impress shareholders but not politicians being asked for decarbonisation subsidies
Letter from Canada: Alberta looks beyond Kenney
31 May 2022
The province’s governing party is struggling to come to terms with the oil and gas industry’s new focus on the energy transition
Eavor aims at geothermal revolution
10 May 2022
Canadian oil and gas drillers plan to use their skillsets to disrupt an entire clean energy sector
Championing the oil sands
9 May 2022
Canadian Natural’s chief is comfortable with his firm’s bet on the controversial resource
Canada wrestles with a produce more/emit less paradox
5 May 2022
The requirement to cut the upstream industry’s carbon footprint places a chokehold on growth ambitions
Shell Canada makes its licence-to-operate case
27 April 2022
The subsidiary is in lockstep with its parent in the IOC-to-IEC pivot
Advantage secures heavyweight CCS backing
25 April 2022
New partnership for Canadian producer’s carbon-capture JV aims to drive further expansion
Letter from Canada: Alberta makes energy promises it cannot keep
11 April 2022
Production capacity and infrastructure do not match province’s rhetoric
Western Canada’s inactive wells back in the spotlight
17 March 2022
Orphan wells are growing in number, but high oil prices may present a good opportunity to tackle the problem
Canada’s pipeline problems continue to worsen
7 March 2022
Recent attack on Coastal Gaslink demonstrates the hostile environment for such projects
Letter from Canada: Emission caps threaten output
22 February 2022
Canada’s lack of progress in meeting ambitious emission reduction goals is a particular threat to the country’s upstream oil and gas sector
Canada’s oil sands fight for their future
14 February 2022
A combination of material reductions in environmental footprint and better communication aims to safeguard the beleaguered industry for the long term
Letter from Canada: Exporters eye pipeline options
1 February 2022
Reverse flows on the Capline pipeline and expansion of the Trans Mountain system will dramatically boost capacity
IEA calls for Canadian emissions reduction action
28 January 2022
The country’s oil and gas sector is a culprit in disappointing delivery despite good policymaking
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