Energy Ink

Another Week of Oil Sands Bashing, Another Backwards Step

This week, crude-to-tidewater pipelines have come under fire from two sources—one predictable Naomi Klein, author of the anti-hydrocarbons “Leap Manifesto”—and the other more worrying, a federal government think tank More →

Don’t Expect Production Cuts—Or Any Policy At All—At OPEC’s June Meeting

Many OPEC members are on the edge of economic collapse, face armed rebellions or are fighting each other in proxy wars—“agreement” is not a word in their current vocabulary More →

Ali al-Naimi and the End of an Era at OPEC

The Saudi oil minister and de facto head of OPEC was easily one of the most influential voices in oil markets for the past two decades. He leaves a world in which OPEC’s influence is waning More →

Fort McMurray Wildfires Fuel Oil Price Rally As Companies Cut Production

Oil sands operators like Suncor Energy and Shell Canada are cutting oil production as workers flee wildfires in Canada's oil sands region More →

The Worst Of The Oil Rout Might Already Be Behind Us

International oil prices are the healthiest they’ve been in a long while. Now producers face a long, slow climb back to a balanced market More →

To Bring Crude to Tidewater, Respectful Consultation With Aboriginal Groups Will Go a Long Way

A relatively unknown crude-to-tidewater project has crashed into a familiar obstacle — Aboriginal land rights More →

How Green Technology is Driving Economic Diversification in Nisku

The sun is rising over at least some oil service firms in Nisku that have become poster children for exports and economic diversification More →