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Oil & Gas

The Race to the Gulf

Oilsands producers don’t just need more pipeline capacity to crude oil markets; they want it to the right markets. The prize: access to North America’s refining hotbed in Texas and Louisiana. Trouble is, it’s not easy getting there from here >

The Gas Bankers

What if you could hoard natural gas when it’s plentiful and cheap, and sell it onto the market when it’s harder to come by? How a new merchant industry was born in Alberta >

Timing Oil’s Turnaround

A proven prognosticator’s take on when to re-enter the market without getting cut >

Lifeblood of an Economy

As oil and gas sources run down in one area and well up in another, North America’s pipeline network continues to evolve >

A Shudder in the Oilpatch

By simulating earthquakes, an Edmonton company believes it can boost oil recovery >

A Fit of Peak

Peak oil is a function not of geology but of politics >

Fertility Rites

Move aside, big oil. A fertilizer maker, Agrium Inc., is Alberta’s investment darling these days >

Exile in the Oilpatch: Alberta’s oil and gas royalty mess

Jim Roy was the architect of the royalty system that helped revive the oil and gas industry in the 1990s. Now he thinks Albertans are getting shortchanged – and it’s only going to get worse >

The Mini Major

Connacher Oil and Gas is one oilsands junior that’s acting like an integrated oil company >

Expensive Oil Is Bad for Your Health

Imagine a world in which ambulances travel under 20 kilometres an hour to conserve fuel. Where discharged patients sit in hallways because their relatives can’t pick them up. Where non-emergency surgeries are cancelled >