oil & gas

Pumpjacks pump crude oil in Alberta on June 20, 2007.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal

Court asked to step in as SanLing Energy warns it intends to stop operations

Court asked to step in as SanLing Energy warns it intends to stop operations

 

The Suncor mine facility along the Athabasca River is seen from a helicopter tour of the oilsands near Fort McMurray, Alta., Tuesday, July 10, 2012. The head of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says predictions of the end of the oil industry during a global price war and the onset of the pandemic a year ago have proven false and the sector is quickly rebounding to pre-COVID levels of production and pricing.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Industry optimism rising with production but producers still cautious

Industry optimism rising with production but producers still cautious

 

Inter Pipeline's Heartland Petrochemical Complex in Fort Saskatchewan, Alta. is shown in this undated handout photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Inter Pipeline *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Bigger grant for petrochemical complex should boost Inter Pipeline bid, analyst says

Bigger grant for petrochemical complex should boost Inter Pipeline bid, analyst says

 

Whitecap Resources strikes deal to buy Kicking Horse for $300M in cash and shares

Whitecap Resources strikes deal to buy Kicking Horse for $300M in cash and shares

A pumpjack is silhouetted against the setting sun in Oklahoma City, March 22, 2012. No surprises are expected today as shareholders in ARC Resources Ltd. and Seven Generations Energy Ltd. vote virtually on an all-shares transaction to form Canada's sixth-largest oil and gas producer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sue Ogrocki

Seven Generations Energy and Arc Resources shareholders approve $8.1-billion merger

Seven Generations Energy and Arc Resources shareholders approve $8.1-billion merger

A pumpjack is silhouetted against the setting sun in Oklahoma City, March 22, 2012. No surprises are expected today as shareholders in ARC Resources Ltd. and Seven Generations Energy Ltd. vote virtually on an all-shares transaction to form Canada's sixth-largest oil and gas producer. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Sue Ogrocki

Alberta regulator orders takeover of Mojek Resources’ wells, pipelines, facilities

Alberta regulator orders takeover of Mojek Resources’ wells, pipelines, facilities

The Tourmaline Oil Corp. logo is shown in this undated handout photo. The CEO of Tourmaline Oil Corp. says there are still plenty of potential acquisition targets in Western Canada but that may change if recently higher global oil prices continue to strengthen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tourmaline Oil Corp. *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Tourmaline Oil CEO says oilpatch acquisition environment still ‘positive’

Tourmaline Oil CEO says oilpatch acquisition environment still ‘positive’

The Tourmaline Oil Corp. logo is shown in this undated handout photo. The CEO of Tourmaline Oil Corp. says there are still plenty of potential acquisition targets in Western Canada but that may change if recently higher global oil prices continue to strengthen. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, Tourmaline Oil Corp. *MANDATORY CREDIT*
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Alberta oil and gas well information available on non-profit website

Wellwiki.org makes it easier to track down info on drilled wells

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A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Alberta Energy Regulator says it is suspending all of the licences held by an oil and gas producer with more than 2,200 wells and 2,100 pipelines after it failed to bring its operations into compliance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Alberta Energy Regulator suspends licences of oil and gas producer that owes $67M

Alberta Energy Regulator suspends licences of oil and gas producer that owes $67M

A decommissioned pumpjack is shown at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. The Alberta Energy Regulator says it is suspending all of the licences held by an oil and gas producer with more than 2,200 wells and 2,100 pipelines after it failed to bring its operations into compliance. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
The corporate logo of Enerplus Corp., Calgary-based oil and gas producer, is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

Calgary’s Enerplus announces US$465M takeover as court rules against N.D. pipeline

Calgary’s Enerplus announces US$465M takeover as court rules against N.D. pipeline

The corporate logo of Enerplus Corp., Calgary-based oil and gas producer, is shown. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO
Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre speaks as he gives the company quarterly capital market update in London, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alastair Grant

Norwegian company signals focus shift to East Coast after selling oilsands interests

Norwegian company signals focus shift to East Coast after selling oilsands interests

Equinor CEO Eldar Saetre speaks as he gives the company quarterly capital market update in London, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alastair Grant
Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground near Olds, Alta., Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

Oil and gas industry forecasts small spending rise after slashed budgets in 2020

Pumpjacks draw oil out of the ground near Olds, Alta., Thursday, July 16, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Several pipeline projects now under construction to deliver Alberta oil to export markets, are helping fuel CAPP’s rosier forecast for the oil and gas sector in 2021. (Flickr photo)
Several pipeline projects now under construction to deliver Alberta oil to export markets, are helping fuel CAPP’s rosier forecast for the oil and gas sector in 2021. (Flickr photo)
FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)

US holds first oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge

US holds first oil lease sale for Alaska’s Arctic refuge

FILE - In this undated file photo provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, caribou from the Porcupine caribou herd migrate onto the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in northeast Alaska. The U.S. government held its first-ever oil and gas lease sale Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 for Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, an event critics labeled as a bust with major oil companies staying on the sidelines and a state corporation emerging as the main bidder. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service via AP, File)
A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta. Central Alberta counties are struggling to cover millions in unpaid taxes from oil and gas companies. (File photo by The Canadian Press)

Central Alberta counties owed millions by oil and gas industry

Counties having to write off large tax debts deemed uncollectible from energy industry

A pumpjack works at a well head on an oil and gas installation near Cremona, Alta. Central Alberta counties are struggling to cover millions in unpaid taxes from oil and gas companies. (File photo by The Canadian Press)
The Cenovus logo seen at the company's headquarters in Calgary, Alta., on November 15, 2017.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Approvals in hand for Cenovus buyout of Husky, now expected to close Jan. 1

Approvals in hand for Cenovus buyout of Husky, now expected to close Jan. 1

The Cenovus logo seen at the company's headquarters in Calgary, Alta., on November 15, 2017.  THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
A haul truck carrying a full load drives away from a mining shovel at the Shell Albian Sands oilsands mine near Fort McMurray, Alta., Wednesday, July 9, 2008. A survey by energy labour market organization PetroLMI shows that more than two-thirds of the employers in Canada's oil and gas sector imposed labour cost reduction measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, including 37 per cent who enacted permanent layoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Survey shows two-thirds of energy company employers cut labour costs due to COVID-19

Survey shows two-thirds of energy company employers cut labour costs due to COVID-19

A haul truck carrying a full load drives away from a mining shovel at the Shell Albian Sands oilsands mine near Fort McMurray, Alta., Wednesday, July 9, 2008. A survey by energy labour market organization PetroLMI shows that more than two-thirds of the employers in Canada's oil and gas sector imposed labour cost reduction measures in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, including 37 per cent who enacted permanent layoffs. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
Imperial Oil President and CEO Brad Corson answers questions at a news conference in Calgary, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The CEO of Imperial Oil Ltd. says rising COVID-19 infection numbers have stalled a promising recovery in demand for vehicle fuels produced in its Canadian refineries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol

Pandemic resurgence blunts refined fuel demand recovery, says Imperial Oil CEO

Demand stalled for vehicle fuels produced in Canadian refineries

Imperial Oil President and CEO Brad Corson answers questions at a news conference in Calgary, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The CEO of Imperial Oil Ltd. says rising COVID-19 infection numbers have stalled a promising recovery in demand for vehicle fuels produced in its Canadian refineries. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Todd Korol
FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Exxon lost $1.1 billion in the second quarter, Friday, July 31, 2020, its economic pain deepening as the pandemic kept households on lockdown, diminishing the need for oil around the world. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Losses mount for oil companies as pandemic grips economy

Losses mount for oil companies as pandemic grips economy

FILE - In this April 23, 2018, file photo, the logo for ExxonMobil appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Exxon lost $1.1 billion in the second quarter, Friday, July 31, 2020, its economic pain deepening as the pandemic kept households on lockdown, diminishing the need for oil around the world. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix speaks at a news conference in Calgary on January 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

Cenovus to buy Husky Energy for $3.8 billion in shares, CEO will be Alex Pourbaix

Cenovus to buy Husky Energy for $3.8 billion in shares, CEO will be Alex Pourbaix

Cenovus CEO Alex Pourbaix speaks at a news conference in Calgary on January 30, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh