Canada Prepares a Vision for its Energy Future

Winnipeg forum says government policy will need to emphasize bold leadership and action, risk-taking, entrepreneurship and the creation of new energy industries. More than 600 experts, industry representatives, traditional and emerging energy sectors, and Indigenous and community leaders gathered last week in Winnipeg to discuss how Canada is preparing for the low-carbon energy economy of

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Canadian Oil Pins Hopes on Two Troubled Pipelines After Energy East Cancellation

With Energy East scrapped, Western Canada’s producers are now counting on Kinder Morgan’s project to carry crude to the Pacific Coast, and TransCanada’s Keystone XL to connect with US Gulf Coast refineries. TransCanada’s cancellation of the Energy East pipeline leaves domestic producers more dependent than ever on the Keystone XL and Trans Mountain proposals, two

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British Columbia Wants Gas Exports, Not Oil Pipelines

British Columbia’s opposition to Kinder Morgan’s $5.8 billion oil pipeline expansion won’t stop Canada’s westernmost province from welcoming natural gas exporters, according to Carole James, the province’s finance minister. Kinder’s plan to haul more crude to the Pacific shore threatens coastal fisheries and tourism, James told Bloomberg in an interview in New York earlier this

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Huge New Mexico Energy Summit & Job Fair Oct 16th

The Event Mayor’s Energy Summit. Carlsbad: A New Energy Frontier! Now recruiting Candidates for Eddy County’s Oil, Gas, and Mining Industries! In Attendance Come and apply for a career opportunity with Devon Energy, Exel Energy, Bock Electric WPX Energy, Elite Well Service, Chase Energy Services, Select Energy Services Rily Geological Consultants, Tessenderlo Kerley Services, and

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Instrumentation and Controls Training Set for Rapid Growth

Instrumentation and controls training is expected to grow rapidly in the oil and gas sector, particularly at the entry and middle level, according to a new report from Technavio, a global technology research firm. The report analyses the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2017-2021. Jhansi Mary, a lead analyst from

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Kinder Morgan Signs Contracts for Trans Mountain Expansion

The pipeline supports a national ambition to export oil out of North America, but faces NEB hearings and challenges from leaders in British Columbia. Pipeline company Kinder Morgan has firmed up its relationship with two of the contractors lined up for the expansion of the Trans Mountain line in Canada. Macro Spiecapag Joint Venture has

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PESA offers Oil & Gas 101 seminar in Houston

PESA, the US national trade association for the oilfield service, supply and manufacturing sector, is offering an introduction to the industry with the highly-acclaimed Oil & Gas 101 seminar Oct. 11-12 at Baker Hughes, a GE company. As the service and supply sector has become more technologically advanced and specialized, a thorough and broad understanding

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End of the Line for TransCanada’s Energy East Oil Pipeline

Supporters of the project blast regulators for a lack of clarity and an unclear decision-making process that put environmental issues ahead of the national interest and killed thousands of  jobs in western provinces and New Brunswick. TransCanada Corp. has scrapped its Energy East Pipeline and Eastern Mainline projects, oil and natural gas conduits that have

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Industry Transformation is Changing the Oil & Gas Labour Force

Canada’s pool of oil and gas workers is shrinking as many displaced workers search for opportunities in other industries, and a growing negative perception regarding the industry’s viability is discouraging new entrants. As the oil and gas industry struggles to become sustainable in a price slump, it is experiencing some notable shifts in labour requirements,

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