by +Keith Schaefer Last week I looked at breaking developments that suggest the Duvernay shale may be the most profitable play in Canadian history. Consider just two points on the play—hot off the press at a tight-knit gathering of Duvernay insiders put on by TD Securities in Toronto a few weeks ago: Well...
Icarus failed to escape with his father from Crete because he flew too close to the sun. Now, some oil companies are now hoping that getting closer to the sun will bring them success.
It’s hard to believe how North America’s oil and gas industry—a conservative bastion—has been turned upside down in such a short period of time. And it’s all because of the Shale Revolution. Look at pipelines. They cost billions, take years to plan, get approvals, sign up committed customers with take-or-pay...
Investors are trained by analysts and management to talk about oil prices when looking at energy stocks. But that’s a misnomer; a mistake even—especially in the United States, where the hydrocarbon geology is deeper and gassier than Canada.  And natural gas is worth a lot less than oil. Investors sadly pay...
At the Marcellus Shale Coalition's Shale Gas Insight conference on Thursday, legislative leaders announced that several legislative proposals would be introduced in the fall.
By Nathan Weiss and Keith Schaefer Where is all the oil coming from?   Oil inventories continue to surge, but U.S. production has flatlined for weeks—even months. I mean really—look at these simple facts that have been staring the Market in the face for months: Year-to-date (YTD) production in 2015 in the U.S. is...
The oil and gas industry has come under fire recently over the environmental impact of some of its extraction techniques for unconventional oil - such as shale gas and oil sands - but there are a number of alternatives out there.