Author Archive: Jude Hislop

rss feed

Calgary, Edmonton leads with strongest economic growth among metropolitan cities

Calgary, Edmonton leads with strongest economic growth among metropolitan cities

Both cities unemployment expected to remain above national average in 2018 Calgary and Edmonton are forecast to be the fastest growing census metropolitan areas (CMAs) in Canada this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada’s Metropolitan Outlook: Autumn 2017. “The worst appears to be over for Calgary and Edmonton. Alberta’s economy has been getting stronger […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
When will the market face peak demand? Wood Mackenzie

When will the market face peak demand? Wood Mackenzie

Prospect of peak oil demand very real, industry needs to plan ahead The market is no stranger to peak oil. But industry focus is shifting from concerns about peak oil supply to a more concrete threat– peak demand. The Rise and Fall of Black Gold, released today by Wood Mackenzie, is a comprehensive, cross-commodity, cross-value chain […]

By October 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Canadian energy imports growing again, oil biggest import – NEB

Canadian energy imports growing again, oil biggest import – NEB

Crude oil largest contributor to energy imports into Canada Energy imports and exports are important and growing components of Canada’s international trade, according to a market snapshot from the National Energy Board. Although Canada exports far more energy than it imports, it still imports a considerable amount. As shown in the figure below, quarterly energy imports have […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Crude oil, petroleum product exports reach record levels in first half of 2017

Crude oil, petroleum product exports reach record levels in first half of 2017

  Mexico received 53% of total U.S. gasoline exports in first half of 2017 Crude oil exports in the first half of 2017 increased by more than 300,000 b/d from the first half of 2016 to 784,000 b/d, a 57 per cent increase, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Petroleum product exports also grew over […]

By October 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Declining energy research budgets cause for concern – IEA

Declining energy research budgets cause for concern – IEA

Clean energy sectors increased energy research spending but did not compensate drop By Simon Bennett, IEA Energy Technology Analyst and Remi Gigoux, IEA Energy Data Manager Investment into energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) has delivered crucial breakthroughs that have contributed to an increasingly sustainable, accessible and affordable global energy system. But despite this success – as […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trudeau Govt spending $16 million to assess risk of transportation to climate

Trudeau Govt spending $16 million to assess risk of transportation to climate

Extreme weather events can damage infrastructure such as roads, bridges, rail lines, ports and airports The Government of Canada is spending up to $16.35 million over five years for the Transportation Assets Risk Assessment initiative, which focuses on climate risk assessments of federal transportation assets, according to a press release from the Government of Canada. […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
U.S. coal production fell in first half 2017 after late 2016 increase

U.S. coal production fell in first half 2017 after late 2016 increase

Coal accounted for 30% of electricity generation mix first half of 2017 U.S. coal production averaged 192 million short tons (MMst) per quarter in the first half of 2017, a slight decrease from the second half of 2016 but still above levels reached in the first half of 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. […]

By October 17, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ExxonMobil expands algae biofuel and carbon capture research facility

ExxonMobil expands algae biofuel and carbon capture research facility

Expansion of ExxonMobil research center expected to be completed by 2019 ExxonMobil announced today that it has broken ground on the expansion of its research facility in Clinton, N.J., a key center of innovation that supports research and development programs, according to a press release. “The expansion of our New Jersey research and engineering center will […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
US oil production to increase through end of 2017, setting up record 2018

US oil production to increase through end of 2017, setting up record 2018

Forecast based on recent drilling, production and driven largely by WTI crude oil price EIA forecasts that U.S crude oil production will average 9.4 million b/d in the second half of 2017, 340,000 b/d more than in the first half of 2017, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Production in 2018 is expected to […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The end of pipelines? New innovation could change oil transportation

The end of pipelines? New innovation could change oil transportation

A UCalgary discovery leads to spill-resistant bitumen By Michael Platt , Schulich School of Engineering Ian Gates describes each pebble of bitumen as resembling a liquid-filled headache capsule and, for an Alberta struggling to build pipelines, this tiny package could spell pain relief indeed. Freshly patented and weeks away from pilot-scale production, the professor’s revolutionary […]

By October 16, 2017 1 Comments Read More →