oil industry

May 26, 2014
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Jim Prentice and the oil industry

Joyce Nelson
Harper's decision on Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline project is deeply linked to the fact that Jim Prentice is now officially in the race for leader of Alberta's Progressive Conservative Party.
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
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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?


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