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Shots in the Dark

Long before cresting that hill in the Two Lakes area, 130 kilometres southwest of Grande Prairie, Calvin Biollo’s spinning tires lost traction. His truck and trailer began their descent. Downhill, in reverse.

Moving West, Facing North

For Tim Hearn, it’s old hat. Imperial Oil’s relocation to Calgary from Toronto a month ago represents the 16th or 17th move he’s made in his career; he can’t remember which. Surprisingly for a Canadian who has spent that entire time in the oil and gas business, this represents his first stint in Calgary.

Big and Bigger

As a province long accustomed to energy riches, Alberta has tried hard over the years to diversify its economy whilst remaining home to the vast majority of Canada’s energy companies, both large and small. And it is a fact that the province’s 150 largest companies today now span a wide range of industries, from agriculture to construction to transportation.

Catch Me If You Can

From insolvency six years ago to a coveted international oil producer with $2 billion in sales, PetroKazakhstan appears to thrive in a place other roughnecks (wisely) fear to tread

Situation Critical

The words "global economy" have never been more important to Alberta than they are now >

Northern Rights

Dragging the Alaska Highway pipeline back in front of Canada's National Energy Board would be like replaying the Stanley Cup finals -- at the insistence of the losing team. Bob Blair chuckles at his analogy. And for good reason. After three decades of convoluted corporate mergers and acquisitions, the analogy -- like the future of the pipeline project itself -- is anything but clear-cut. >

Defying Convention

Alberta's natural gas resources are running out - that is, until you dig a little deeper >

The China Syndrome

Beijing thinks the oilsands could be the answer to its energy problems >

Labour Pains

Why are unions so concerned about the plan to import foreign oilsands workers?

Reap of Faith

Launched from a standing start in 2001, Calgary-based Savanna Energy Services Corp. was recently identified as the third biggest well driller in Canada and one of the country’s fastest growing oilfield service companies. Savanna now has another feather for its hardhat: it’s the fastest growing company in Alberta in the over $20 million revenue category.