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News Oil & Gas General
August 4, 2020  

Oilfield services rival makes alternative plan to restructure Calfrac debt

Wilks Brothers, LLC, says its offer would significantly lower Calfrac’s debt level and give a better recovery to stakeholders

News Energy Oil & Gas General
June 24, 2020  

Alberta reinstating environmental monitoring in industry, oilpatch on July 15

Testing and reporting had been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General Sustainability
June 5, 2020  

First Nations, environmentalists ask for restart of oilpatch monitoring

Companies no longer have to monitor fumes released by burning, or look for and repair leaks of methane, a greenhouse gas.

News Energy Manufacturing General
May 29, 2020  

Oilpatch advocates tell MPs help needs to be faster, easier to get

OTTAWA — Representatives from Canada’s oilpatch said May 28

News Food & Beverage General
May 26, 2020  

Plastics bans, environmental monitoring get short shrift

Retailers banned reusable packaging as use of plastic containers went up, and some cities cut or cancel recycling programs.

News Energy Oil & Gas General
April 23, 2020  

Alberta’s failed oil and gas bailout a warning to feds: report

Says $1.1 billion invested in small and midsize oil and gas companies – one went bankrupt, more likely to follow as share prices tank.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
April 6, 2020  

Oilpatch workers face pay cuts, layoffs as companies react to low prices

Current downturn has hit the Calgary-based oilfield services sector hardest.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
January 21, 2020  

Unpaid taxes from energy companies to Alberta towns more than double

One oilpatch consultant describes it as a tax revolt to decrease their assessments and change those costs.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
October 23, 2019  

Oilpatch reaction muted after minority Liberal election win

Reaction suggests the widely predicted election outcome was baked into heavily discounted energy stock prices.

News General
May 1, 2017  

High employees, higher costs when marijuana legalized: oil and gas CEOs

Policing safety of the workplace, drug testing, absenteeism, counselling cited.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations General Sustainability
March 1, 2017  

As technology replaces jobs, a leaner oilpatch emerges from downturn

Automation and other labour-saving efficiencies will likely keep many jobs from returning with the economic recovery.

News Manufacturing General
November 24, 2016  

Thieves target crack pipes, copper wire as oilpatch crimes spike

RCMP reports 854 crimes in 10 months, exceeding 2015 total: increase blamed on Alberta’s economic slowdown.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas General
November 23, 2016  

Trump’s vow to soon ramp up US production concerns Canada’s oilpatch

Could divert investment away from Canada to the US and exacerbate a glut in American production.

News Energy Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General Technology
August 4, 2016  

As oilpatch bleeds, Alberta’s high-tech sector needs workers

A 2015 forecast estimated Alberta’s tech sector would need to add 17,000 information technology workers by 2019.

News Energy Government Manufacturing Oil & Gas Business Operations Economy General
March 30, 2016  

Those left out of EI changes should ‘be pleased’ they’re not harder hit: Trudeau

The federal budget boosted EI benefits for some parts of the country, but left some areas of the oilpatch out.