October, 2015

Features

Quebec Vs. TransCanada: How the War Over Energy East Is Playing Out

TransCanada’s Energy East was billed as a can’t-miss, slam-dunk project. Then it met Quebec >

Departments

Alberta's Energy Minister on Pipelines, Royalties and Standing Up to Brad Wall

Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd sits down with the magazine for an exclusive one-on-one interview >

Allan To Delivers the Goods for Suncor

The 42-year-old is helping keep Suncor’s massive supply chain in order and on budget – and showing others how to do the same >

In the Global Game of Petroleum Poker, the Saudi Hand Just Got a Bit Weaker

Betting the House (of Saud) is an increasingly risky bet as the kingdom's bluff becomes more and more apparent >

Market Recap: Trican Scores a Premium for its Russian Assets

From Russia, with love >

The Threat to Junior E&P Companies Could Be a Problem for Everyone

When juniors are suffering, that sickness will eventually make its way up the food chain >

U.S.-Mexico Crude Swaps Are Bad News for Canadian Producers

Another headwind emerges for Canadian heavy crude >

When Should a Company Get Rid of its Dividend?

Is eliminating the dividend worth it, given that it invites more selling pressure on shares that are already badly beaten by a pessimistic market? >

Columns

How To Capitalize On Refracking

Refracking is the latest leap forward for the industry. But to capitalize on its long-term upside, companies need to survive the short-term downside first >

Small Firm, Big Savings For The Energy Industry

How a Toronto firm is turning the legal business upside down – and not a moment too soon, as far as its energy sector clients are concerned >

Why Canada Needs a National Energy Information Agency – and Quickly

"As a country, we simply don’t know where we are going or how to get there," says the University of Calgary's Michal Moore >

Report on Juniors

Alberta's New Abandoned-Well Program Makes Compliance Impossible for Some

The Alberta Energy Regulator has updated its LLR rules preventing wells from being abandoned. But the new law could inadvertently kill the companies that own them >

For Junior Oil Sands Companies, the Hunters Have Become the Hunted

For companies in the fledgling junior oil sands sector, it was all about capturing the upside. Now it’s about limiting the downside – and holding on >

The Threat to Junior E&P Companies Could Be a Problem for Everyone

When juniors are suffering, that sickness will eventually make its way up the food chain >

Three of a Kind: Meet Three Publicly Traded Juniors That Are Thriving

It’s been tough lately to be a publicly traded junior. Meet a trio that’s endured better than most, and find out why they’re likely to thrive going forward >