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Scorching-hot American Midwest burns the most Canadian gas since May

The U.S. Midwest is sizzling and it’s taking all the natural gas it can get from Western Canada to keep cool.

Canada gas set to strike back against U.S. shale as glut eases

Canadian natural gas, locked in a fierce battle for market share with U.S. shale, may stage a modest recovery as output from some longtime producers wanes and pipeline maintenance ends.

NuVista Energy provides operational update, Pipestone well test results

NuVista Energy Ltd. has provided a significant operational update, including the startup at Bilbo block--its largest pad drilled to date; powerful IP30 success from Elmworth block high intensity fractured wells (HiFi); the successful and on-time conclusion of the Keyera Simonette gas plant planned turnaround; and the achievement of a compelling well test in our emerging Pipestone block.

Calima Energy advances its liquids-rich Montney play

Calima Energy Limited continues to advance the liquids rich Montney play and has licensed a high-quality 3D seismic database covering a significant portion of Calima’s landholding.

Canadian Natural Resources buys Cenovus' Pelican Lake project for $787 million

Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. agreed to buy Cenovus Energy Inc.’s Pelican Lake heavy-oil project and other assets in northern Alberta for C$975 million ($788 million), bulking up its operations in the area.

Fracing frenzy shifts to thrift in Canada race to tap shale

After starting the year at a torrid pace, the explorers of Canada’s shale riches are taking a step back, much like their peers in the Permian basin south of the border.

TechnipFMC awarded EPCI contract for the Husky Energy West White Rose project in Canada

TechnipFMC has been awarded an Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract from Husky Energy for the West White Rose Project in Eastern Canada.

Energy Transfer suit claims Greenpeace incites eco-terrorism with Dakota Access interference

Energy Transfer Partners LP accused Greenpeace International, Earth First! and other groups of inciting terrorist acts and vandalism to generate publicity and raise money for their causes while hampering the Dakota Access pipeline majority owner’s ability to raise money for projects.

Apache Corp. completes strategic exit from Canada

Apache Corporation has announced that it has completed the previously disclosed sale of its Apache Canada Ltd. subsidiary to Paramount Resources Ltd.

Nabors agrees to acquire Tesco Corp. in all-stock transaction

Nabors Industries Ltd. has announced that the company has signed an arrangement agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Tesco Corporation.

Venezuela's Citgo turns to Canada for oil as crisis deepens

Venezuela’s oil-supply woes are so dire that its U.S. refineries are turning to Canada for help.

Patterson-UTI reports stable summer rig count, credits demand for high-spec rigs

Patterson-UTI Energy has reported that for the month of July 2017, the company had an average of 162 drilling rigs operating, including 159 in the U.S. and three rigs in Canada.

Newfoundland and Labrador shrug off mediocre market, as offshore projects proceed

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

Despite less than ideal oil prices, operators are proceeding with multiple field projects offshore Newfoundland, given their long timeframes. The exploration side of the local industry is also active, while provincial officials consider the next role for the long-serving, Bull Arm fabrication site.

Canada continues its fight for recovery during arduous times

Robert Curran, Contributing Editor

Amid increasing political uncertainty and a stagnant unemployment rate, Canadian operators are still fighting to regain E&P stability and drive pipeline projects forward.

SNC-Lavalin, Dragados, Pennecon awarded construction contract for West White Rose

SNC-Lavalin, Dragados Canada and Pennecon Ltd. are pleased to announce that their General Partnership (GP) has been awarded a construction contract from Husky Energy as part of the company’s West White Rose Project in Newfoundland and Labrador.

CNOOC announces the start of production at Hangingstone in Alberta

CNOOC Limited has announced that the Hangingstone project in Canada has already commenced production.

PSAC increases its 2017 drilling forecast following strong second quarter

The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), in its third update to its 2017 Canadian Drilling Activity Forecast, announced that it was increasing its forecasted number of 6,680 wells to be drilled (rig released) across Canada for 2017 to 7,200 wells drilled.

Battle over abandoned oil wells in Canada may go to the Supreme Court

A battle over whether energy-company creditors should help pay for cleaning up thousands of abandoned oil wells in Canada may be heading to the country’s Supreme Court.

TransCanada still sees producer support for Keystone XL

TransCanada Corp. said it still expects commercial support for its controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline, tamping down speculation that it was having trouble finding customers for the long-delayed line.

Shell still thinks Canada LNG project could be a go, says CEO

Royal Dutch Shell Plc said it hasn’t written off its Canadian liquefied natural gas project in Kitimat, British Columbia, yet as a global supply glut killed off a competing project earlier this week.