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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 >

Tapped Out

A confluence of conditions has battered oil and gas drillers this past year. But a new sector looks ready to emerge from the downturn >

More than a Bit Player

Pacesetter Directional and Performance Drilling tries to think and act like a small company. Hard to do when your sales have multiplied 87 times in just three years >

The Roughneck’s Last Hurrah

Energy-related companies dominate this year’s Fast 50, but they’re already digging in for leaner times ahead >

Foreign Exposure

In 2005, Saxon Energy Services was a small firm, newly gone public. Then a new management team jumped aboard from a downsizing competitor, and everything changed – quickly >

Upgraderville

What will Alberta’s Industrial Heartland look like once all the projects being planned and built today are operational? A glimpse into the future of that other community being reshaped by the advent of the oilsands age >

Business Person of the Year 2007: James Kinnear, Pengrowth Energy Trust

In James Kinnear’s memory, the origins of Canadian energy trusts are indelibly entwined with the flavours of steaming noodles and rice, served in a Chinese restaurant in downtown Montreal >

The Remains of the Fray

We’re still pissed off. It’s been a year since “Nightmare on Halloween,” as oilpatch executives and investors still refer to Ottawa’s October 31, 2006 announcement that the income trust tax efficencies would be sharply curtailed. The effect was immediate and bloody >

A Contagion of Confidence

Risking scorn and ridicule from both sides, this column has for three years explored the complex relationship between the business communities of Alberta and Eastern Canada (better known out East as “Ontario”) >

Chemical Reaction

How can Alberta maintain a viable petrochemical industry in a time of declining natural gas production? The government’s made a good first step >

Hunting Brian Hunter

A year ago Calgary energy trader Brian Hunter lost $6.6 billion US for an American hedge fund, rocking the investment world. Now he's back with his own fund, but his detractors are out for blood >

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