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Sep 20, 2012

Opposition to fracking grows in the U.S.

Fracking as a political issue is catching fire. Travelling the country covering the 2012 election, I continually meet people who are deeply concerned about what is percolating beneath them.
Blog
Aug 7, 2012
Stacked pipes in a field. Photo: Loozrboy/Flickr

Alberta's bogus labour shortage

Tony Clark
A labour shortage occurs when the demand for labour exceeds the supply of labour, right? Well, apparently not in Alberta.
Blog
Jul 25, 2012
Nexen building in Calgary. Photo: James Bremner/Flickr

China's bid to take over Nexen

Erin Weir
The China National Offshore Oil Corporation's (CNOOC) bid to acquire Nexen is a large and complex proposal. A preliminary outline of possible costs and benefits follows.
Blog
Jun 14, 2012
Photo: . Shell/Flickr

Dutch disease on the Rideau

Erin Weir
A report recently released by the Macdonald-Laurier Institute claims Canada does not suffer from Dutch disease. Unfortunately, the studies the authors draw on for this conclusion are riddled by it.
Blog
Jun 8, 2012
Aerial shot of Athabasca tar sands. Photo: Shell/Flickr

Debating the uses of resource royalties

Brian Topp
In an interesting and well-argued column in the Calgary Herald recently, Mark Milke from the Fraser Institute took issue with my last post here. I can't resist replying to one of his points.
News
Apr 19, 2012
Pipeline inspection gauges on White Island, California. Photo: EnergyTomorrow/Flickr

Canada's broken pipeline safety system

Joyce Nelson
Awash in inadequate regulation and captive regulators, how ironic and hypocritical that Harper and Joe Oliver are railing about a "hijacking of our regulatory system."

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