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Oil companies look to drones as pressure to ship mounts

As other methods of shipment face challenges, oil-by-drone emerges as a new possibility >

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 >

Dawn of the Clean Oilsands

Imagine the oilsands without tailings ponds, CO2-belching upgraders or even the need for water. Researchers working on future generations of oilsands technology are getting there – by thinking small >

Industrial Revolution

For decades, petrochemical makers thrived here thanks to Alberta’s cheap and plentiful natural gas. Now that’s gone, but a new, richer feedstock may be on the horizon >

The Oilsand Producer’s Dilemma

A gold-rush mentality in the oilsands will kill the entire sector’s profitability, warns a mathematical model used to predict industry outcomes. Fuzzy-headed, yes, but so far it’s proven eerily accurate >

The Productivity Edge

Six Oil and gas innovations from Alberta that could change the way the business is done >

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