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A Cautionary Tale on Refining for the Alberta Government

Alberta’s new government wants to see more refining done in-province, but as their predecessor’s experience with the Sturgeon upgrader shows, that’s far easier said than done More →

The NDP Royalty Review Worries Most Energy Companies – But Not These Two

Two ways to play an increase in value of privately held mineral rights are Freehold Royalties (FRU) and PrairieSky Royalty (PSK) More →

Why Waiting Might Be the Hardest Part With Alberta’s Looming Royalty Review

In retrospect, it might have been better if Rachel Notley had raised oil and gas royalties on day one of her tenure as Alberta’s first NDP Premier More →

It’s time we put a stop to the Norwailing

Colby Cosh on why comparisons between how Alberta and Norway handle their resource revenues differently need to stop More →

The Lax Kw’alaams-Pacific NorthWest talks suggest the LNG race is not over

How much is social license worth? More than a billion dollars, apparently. More →

The rig count is still falling but shares in this junior will go the other way

After completing a $430-million asset sale to TORC Oil & Gas, Surge Energy is worth more than just a second look More →

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission and the strong case for carbon pricing

Why we don’t have to choose between a price on carbon or a profitable energy sector More →