December, 2016

Features

Alberta ponies up petrochemical grants

B.C. LNG gets one step closer

Carbon Nation

Husky pipeline spill

Iran surprises the world with record oil output

Oil hits—and quits—its one-year high

Suncor is king of the oil sands castle

The "worst year ever” for Canadian oil drillers

The 2016 Year in Review

In Canada and around the world, 2016 will go down as one of the toughest years on record for the energy industry and its dependent economies. These were some of the stories that mattered most >

The biggest deals of 2016

The unforgettable fire

Trans Mountain pipeline

Columns

Data Analytics Is A Bulwark Against Low Oil Prices

Collecting data from a refinery or oil field is one thing. But using it properly is another >

OPINION: This is What Sets Alberta's Energy Industry Apart

Canada’s heavy oil industry can adapt to any challenge. And today’s difficult challenges are no different, writes Darcy Spady >

This Engineer's Search for A Corrosion-Free Steel Coating is Over

How Ken Wang battled with molecules and fought for funding to guarantee a non-flaking, corrosion-free steel coating—for life >

Report on Finance

All signs point to oil’s growth, but there may be detours along the way

OPEC and the International Energy Agency agree that there's nothing to fear from the electric car—yet >

Can Insuring Unpaid Invoices Stop the Cascade of Energy Bankruptcies?

Accounts receivable insurance offers peace of mind in hard times. But is it really worth it? >

How Royalty Firms Take the Risk Out of the Barrel

Land royalty firms are picking up non-core assets while avoiding capital or operational expenditures to de-risk the oil industry for their investors >

How the Big Banks Are Weathering the Downturn

The major financial institutions are certainly weathering this commodities slump better than those before it. But can we say the same about the oil patch? >