Shales

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May 05, 2022
Canada is becoming more reliant on the fossil-fuel sector, even as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seeks to strengthen the country’s policies on climate change.
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April 28, 2022
Whitecap Resources Inc., a Canadian conventional and shale driller, plans to increase natural gas activity in the second half of the year to capitalize on a surge in prices, Chief Executive Officer Grant Fagerheim said.
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March 15, 2022
Demand for rigs is now higher than it’s been in years, and the Canadian summer drilling season is likely to start earlier than usual.
News
January 27, 2022
The combined shares of five of the largest oil sands companies have outpaced the broader S&P 500 Energy Index over the past three months. The 25% surge comes as U.S. crude oil prices approach $90 a barrel for the first time since 2014.
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January 14, 2022
Canada is preparing to roll out a tax credit for investments in carbon capture, a key step to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions from its oil sands, and will soon outline its 2030 goals for pollution cuts.
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January 13, 2022
Exxon and its majority-owned Imperial Oil Ltd. unit will start marketing XTO Energy Canada, which produces 9,000 barrels a day of crude and 140 million cubic feet a day of natural gas in the Montney and Duvernay shale formations of Alberta and other areas, Imperial said in a statement.
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January 13, 2022
Canada will face challenges in retaining its status as a global oil and gas power in a world transitioning toward net zero carbon emissions by mid-century, the International Energy Agency said.
News
December 09, 2021
Canada’s oil production could continue to rise for the next decade and then begin declining as countries strive to reduce carbon emissions, the Canada Energy Regulator said Thursday.
News
December 07, 2021
Enbridge Inc. is evaluating two tolling options for its vast Mainline oil pipeline network after a proposal to offer long-term contracts to keep the conduits full was rejected by Canada’s energy regulator.
Article
September 2021
Although there are some hopeful signs that a recovery may be on the way for Canada’s oil patch, the ongoing global pandemic, misguided politicians, and skittish markets have left producers wary and risk-averse.
News
July 24, 2020
Canada’s Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan said he’s in talks with the U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette about finding a path to move ahead with oil pipeline projects, the Globe & Mail reported.
News
July 20, 2020
BJ Services Company, one of the pioneers of the fracing techniques behind America’s shale revolution, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday morning amid a severe downturn in oilfield services demand.
News
June 23, 2020
The pandemic-induced oil crash prompted Canadian companies to cut about 1 million barrels of daily crude output, freeing up space on the country’s previously congested pipelines. With that production likely slow to return and as many as three new conduits slated to be built in the next three years, the industry may have years of cheap, plentiful shipping capacity ahead.
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June 04, 2020
Canadian banks’ exposure to oil and gas loans has surged to a record as energy firms tapped credit lines to combat plunging oil prices.
News
May 29, 2020
Our look ahead the coming week, including how drillers' ability to react to an increase in oil and gas demand could be impacted by technical and manpower limitations, and what key OPEC players have in store for the first week of June.
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May 07, 2020
Enbridge Inc., North America’s largest pipeline operator, is cutting jobs, lowering executive pay and deferring some capital spending as measures to fight the Covid-19 virus reduce oil flows on its system and slow down construction.
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April 16, 2020
ConocoPhillips is voluntarily curtailing 225,000 gross boepd, and reducing cash usage by more than $5 billion in 2020.
News
March 15, 2020
Canadian oil and gas companies are cutting C$2.4 billion to C$3.5 billion ($1.7 billion-$2.5 billion) from their budgets for this year as low prices make most production unprofitable.
News
January 29, 2020
Now based in Denver, Ovintiv Inc. will update investors Wednesday on its progress for the shale oil assets in Oklahoma it amassed after the $5.5 billion acquisition of Newfield Exploration Co. in 2018.
Article
January 2020
Hope for the Canadian oil industry?
News
January 14, 2020
Canadian natural gas is trading at the highest price relative to U.S. benchmarks in about 10 months after producers cut back on drilling and a rule change on a key Alberta pipeline system last year helped better manage flows of the fuel.
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