The pressure to stop major oil pipeline projects prompted the industry to look for other solutions to moving oil. The train seemed like a natural solution. Forget the fact that pipelines are more energy-efficient and emit less carbon. People protest against them so trains carrying millions of barrels of oil are crisscrossing the continent in greater […]
The website Wall St. Cheat Sheet recently posted this article – 3 Industries Run by Cartels. Normally when we hear the word cartel, many of us would think illegal drugs, but that is not included in the articles top 3. 1. The oil industry The oil industry has always been amenable to cartels and monopolies. […]
The Australian mining industry must accept “the new normal” and accelerate its ability to implement innovative thinking in order to survive the higher volatility of the global market, says a report released by Deloitte. The report details the 10 key trends facing the global mining industry in 2015, highlighting the imperative for companies to break […]
The federal government failed to spend $321-million Parliament approved for “environmentally responsible” programs last year—nearly one-third of the money that was available for that purpose. Meanwhile department spent $438,319,980 on programs that primarily support the oil and gas industry through research and marketing development, with support also for mining and forestry. The total was $41,618,530 […]
In part three of this three part series, Rob chats with Doug Ford, of Communica Public Affairs Inc. about the PR and Engagement process in the Oil & Gas industry. You can watch the entire series here.
In part two of this three part series, Rob chats with Doug Ford, of Communica Public Affairs Inc. about the PR and Engagement process in the Oil & Gas industry. You can watch the entire series here.
Ernst and Young handed out its annual Entrepreneur of the year awards on October 16th. The winner of the energy services category for the prairie region is Quinn Holtby from Katch Kan. It’s the second time Holtby has been honoured with the award. The former rig hand has developed numerous devices, including the Kelly Kan, […]
A panel of five academics is getting set to tackle the issue of fracking. The group, put together by the Newfoundland & Labrador government will have a year to investigate the controversial subject. The review panel includes: Graham Gagnon, a professor at Dalhousie University and expert in water management; Maurice Dusseault, a professor in the […]
Novelist Fred Stenson’s new book is “Who By Fire”. the main character engages in a real life battle that causes strife in his community, his family and is the source of his son’s constant guilt throughout his career in the oil patch. “It’s hard to talk about this novel without lapsing off into the issue […]
I have a great idea. Let’s take one of the globe’s most important agricultural regions, one with severe water constraints and a fast-dropping water table. And let’s set up shop there with a highly water-intensive form of fossil fuel extraction, one that throws off copious amounts of toxic wastewater. Nothing could possibly go wrong … […]