Technology lets energy companies shed office space

Implementing a mobility strategy means employees are no longer tethered to a desktop computer and a phone

Technology lets energy companies shed office spaceKatie Tedham is associate, senior designer & client relationship manager with Gensler. How will the real estate needs of oil and gas companies change as they adopt more technology into their operations? Tedham: We find when organizations transition to become more technology-focused, they’re able to shed real estate. For instance, moving to cloud-based storage negates…

Alberta’s UCP needs the feds to get Trans Mountain done

It was actually the federal Liberals and Alberta’s previous NDP government that did the heavy lifting needed to get the project started

Alberta’s UCP needs the feds to get Trans Mountain doneIt was more than a little disingenuous for Alberta’s still newish UCP government to stand up and claim last week that its “perseverance” led to the start of construction of the long-delayed Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. “Perseverance has got us to this point,” clucked Alberta Energy Minister Sonya Savage. “When others were criticizing our energy…

Crude oil production, exports up in September

Production of crude oil and equivalent products was up by 2.8 per cent, while production of natural gas, electricity and coal all declined compared to 2018

Crude oil production, exports up in SeptemberProduction of crude oil and equivalent products increased by 2.8 per cent in September, while production of natural gas, electricity and coal declined compared with the same month in 2018, Statistics Canada reported on this week. They were down 4.5, 1.1 and 11.3 per cent, respectively. Exports were up, meanwhile, of crude oil and equivalent…

U of C report reopens debate on refining bitumen

One of the ways Alberta can help alleviate its worsening bottleneck in oil export pipelines is by partially upgrading oil sands bitumen before shipping it to market, a report argues

U of C report reopens debate on refining bitumenOne of the ways Alberta can help alleviate its worsening bottleneck in oil export pipelines is by partially upgrading oil sands bitumen before shipping it to market, according to a report released this week by the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Partial upgrading is the process of changing raw bitumen into a higher-value,…