Brian Zinchuk, Pipeline News

Brian Zinchuk has been editor of Pipeline News since 2008 when the publication first fired up in its current form. When not working as a journalist, he spent several years pipelining and is 1,000 hours short of completing a journeyman program as a pipeline equipment operator - excavator. Thus, unlike many other journalists you might run into, he's actually worked in the field in this sector, building pipelines from Moosomin to Fort St. John, B.C.
In addition to his newpaper work, Zinchuk also works as a professional photographer.
He is based in Estevan, Sask.

​Canada’s drilling fleet is overbuilt, says Trinidad founder

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 2:44 PM MST

Trinidad Drilling founder and former CEO Mike Heier has lived through the evolution of the drilling industry over the last…

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​Saskatchewan’s drilling rigs back at work for the busy season

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7:23 AM MST

Estevan – Saskatchewan’s drilling rig fleet went back to work with a bang on Jan. 6, with Rig Locator reporting…

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Saskatchewan sells five blocks of rights for brine minerals, including lithium

Monday, January 6, 2020, 7:05 AM MST

Regina — If there’s one mineral that you probably have in your pocket right now that the whole world is…

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​Saskatchewan signs MOU with Ontario and New Brunswick on small modular reactor development

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 6:54 AM MST

After months of broadly hinting Saskatchewan would be getting into nuclear power production, as well as a reference in the…

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Enbridge Line 3 project in Canada to ship first oil Dec. 1

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 6:34 PM MST

Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement is complete and will ship its first oil on Dec. 1. In Canada, that is.The Minnesota…

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Saskatchewan aims at 600,000 bbls/d by 2030: Q&A with energy minister Bronwyn Eyre

Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:29 AM MST

Regina – On Nov. 14, Premier Scott Moe released “Saskatchewan’s Growth Plan,” which sets out 30 specific targets for growth…

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PSAC focusing on getting the oil patch message to Ontario: Mar

Friday, November 15, 2019, 7:08 AM MST

Gary Mar, president and CEO of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC), echoed an increasingly common sentiment, that the…

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​Founder of Canadian Prosperity Pipelines dies suddenly, project to continue on

Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:28 AM MST

Canadian Prosperity Pipelines Corporation, which recently announced its plans for a new transcontinental oil pipeline from Hardisty, Alta. to Saint…

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​DEEP advances field work for first geothermal power to Saskatchewan grid

Tuesday, November 12, 2019, 7:21 AM MST

DEEP Earth Energy Production Corporation commenced work on the second well for its Saskatchewan geothermal power project in early October,…

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Infrastructure is the big issue this election for the oilpatch, says PSAC CEO

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 7:45 PM MDT

Regina — Gary Mar, president and CEO of the Petroleum Services, says infrastructure is the key issue for the oilpatch…

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​Baker Hughes goes green, literally, as it becomes independent of GE

Friday, October 11, 2019, 7:16 AM MDT

The rhetorical question of whether a leopard can change its spots may now apply to one of the largest oilfield…

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​Southeast Saskatchewan the focus of October oil and gas land sale

Friday, October 4, 2019, 7:19 AM MDT

Southeast Saskatchewan was the focus of this week’s public offering of Crown petroleum and natural gas rights in the province,…

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