Analysts note there are fewer significant assets available after more than a year of consolidation transactions.
Last of 25,000 residents who fled to oil patch work camps have been successfully moved out of harms way.
… while leaving some hard hit areas of the oil patch such as Edmonton out of the budget plan.
Job cuts are in response to lower capital spending plans.
Pembina Institute poll finds 60% of 18,000 respondents say the province must do more to enforce environmental rules.
Massive industry layoffs partly to blame.
Energy sector pay bump is forecast at 3.7% in 2015.
The oil sands will require $100B capital investment into 2019, according to report from the Rotman Institute for International Business
Prices fall 20%, creating concerns some companies may trim capital spending plans.