oil industry

Jan 6, 2014
Photo: Mel Watkins

The Staple Theory at 50: Bitumen as a staple

Mel Watkins
We have invited Mel Watkins to provide a rejoinder to the Staple Theory series, reflecting on the significance and evolution of staple theorizing, and engaging as desired with the commentaries.
Nov 8, 2013
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Harper weakens rules for offshore oil drilling

Brent Patterson
Now, rather than every exploratory offshore well needing an environmental assessment, projects will only be required to undergo an assessment for the first exploratory well.
Oct 28, 2013

Another big winner from CETA: The tar sands

Stuart Trew
There are a lot of connections between the Harper government's trade and energy agendas. The interrelated objective is the continued rapid expansion for export of oil, gas and minerals.
Sep 18, 2013
Photo: Carol Von Canon/flickr

Pipeline vs. rail: A red herring

Bertrand Schepper
Ever since the Lac-Mégantic tragedy, there's a question which constantly comes up with regards to oil transportation. Are we better off transporting oil by rail or using pipelines?
Jul 12, 2013
Photo: Michael Lee-Murphy

Oka, 23 years on

Michael Lee-Murphy
Nothing has changed. But everything has changed. That was the refrain at a gathering for the 23rd anniversary of the Oka Crisis and protest of oil company representatives in Oka and Kanehsatà:ke.
Jul 12, 2013
Photo: Stephen Boyle/flickr

Canada's petcoke problem

Claudio D'Andrea
Three-storey-tall piles of petroleum coke are being stored just metres from the Detroit River in full view of Windsor's riverfront.
Jul 9, 2013
Photo: Michael Lee-Murphy

Oil and blood in Lac-Mégantic

Michael Lee-Murphy
Oil and gas flow throughout the Canadian economy like blood through the body, powering the industries which depend on those resources.


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