Energy Ink

Iran Prepares to Unleash Oil Wave

Iran’s oil ministry has ordered companies to prepare a crude export boost of 500,000 bpd, Tehran announced Sunday. But it could take at least six months to ramp up. More →

Nexen’s Flagship Oil Sands Project Long on Problems

Friday’s explosion at the Long Lake hydrocracker facility is yet another stumble in CNOOC’s ambitions in the oil sands More →

The Alberta NDP’s Pipeline Paradox

In Alberta, it’s not just the low oil price and tanking Canadian dollar that are undercutting economic stability More →

Editors Note: Happy New Year?

The forecasts are grim, but the oil patch is rarely predictable More →

A North West Redwater Refinery Primer

The Alberta Party is calling on the province’s auditor general to review government spending on the Sturgeon County bitumen refinery project More →

When Will Saudi Arabia Come Up For Air?

Saudi Arabia bets it can dive deeper and for longer than Iran and Russia, whose oil cash buys missiles for Saudi enemies More →

Lifting U.S. Oil Export Ban Impacts Condensate For Canada

U.S. condensate producers being able to sell outside of North America means Canadian buyers face increased competition. But it also supports shale gas production. More →