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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
CER provides narrow view of Canada’s oil production future
21 December 2021
The worst possible future for the country’s oil producers goes underexplored in scenario planning
LNG Canada hits pipeline problem
21 December 2021
Canadian export project buffeted by hitches in its Coastal GasLink feedstock provision
Enbridge loses regulatory decision
10 December 2021
Pipeline verdict is music to the ears of many Western Canadian oil producers, but will only add to surplus capacity
Letter from Canada: Time for Biden to end hypocrisy
30 November 2021
The US president talks the talk on urgent decarbonisation, but cannot ignore bilateral midstream dispute between Michigan and Canada
Oil sands producers keep the reins tight
23 November 2021
No extravagant spending is planned ahead of a capital-intensive push towards a lower carbon footprint
IEA and Opec out of step on long-term perspective
1 November 2021
The Paris-based intergovernmental organisation has its eyes firmly on a net-zero future. Opec not so much
Letter from Canada: Under siege oil sands pledge support for emissions cuts
28 October 2021
Critics highlight that the energy sector needs to accelerate decarbonisation if Canada is to meet its climate goals
Western Canada’s gas revival
19 October 2021
Midstream pipeline expansion and cautious operator spending is fuelling an uptick in prices
Letter from Canada: Kenney gives Alberta a clean energy image problem
21 September 2021
The home of Canada’s oil and gas sector is seeking to reposition itself but is being hamstrung by the record of its provincial government
US shale upsurge put on hold
14 September 2021
Domestic production has gradually crept up since the worst of the pandemic, but significant growth is unlikely to take place before 2023
Oil set to miss out on supercycle bounty
19 August 2021
Consultancies warn that a sluggish demand outlook will largely prevent crude from joining in any sustained post-Covid price spikes
Letter from Canada: Kenney hits accelerator along dead-end road
10 August 2021
Positive CCS dialogue highlights an alternative path if the populist provincial leader can stomach it
Letter from Canada: The oil sands revolution has begun
22 June 2021
Oil Sands Pathway offers sector renewed long-term hope
Letter from Canada: Net zero poses existential threat to oil sands
8 June 2021
Oil sands producers will need to make drastic changes if they are going to survive the next few decades
Worst is over for US refining
24 May 2021
Wave of recent refinery closures and competitive edge make consolidation increasingly less likely
Saudi Arabia looks positively to the future
18 May 2021
The president of Riyadh-based thinktank Kapsarc sees the Kingdom as well-positioned for the industry changes to come
Letter from Canada: Alberta concedes to energy transition
12 May 2021
The region’s hydrocarbons sector grudgingly accepts the inevitable rise of low-carbon energy, and the government is taking steps not to be left out
BP and Shell prepare for the worst
28 April 2021
The UK-headquartered majors are pursuing strategies that assume the future plays out least favourably for hydrocarbons
BP and Shell prepare for the worst
27 April 2021
The UK-headquartered majors are pursuing strategies that assume the future plays out least favourably for hydrocarbons
IEA cries wolf again
25 March 2021
The agency may be overestimating demand and lowballing Opec supply to foresee a tighter market than will materialise
Canadian oil sands in shackles
12 March 2021
Producers tighten their belts even as financial conditions rally and midstream expansion looms
Letter from Canada: Alberta’s debt quagmire
8 March 2021
The province’s strategy of stimulating economic diversification through oil revenue largesse has largely proved a failure
Shell sees common trends in its transition scenarios
17 February 2021
Certain themes dominate across the range of the major’s view of potential futures
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