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.

Oilwell drilling contractors association expands

Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:19 AM MST

Seeking to broaden its membership and voice, the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) announced this week a new…

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Saskatchewan NDP sees geothermal as a zero-emissions energy solution for the province

Friday, September 18, 2020, 6:53 AM MDT

The Saskatchewan NDP announced Thursday a significant plank in their energy platform, swinging for the fences by backing geothermal electrical…

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Pipeline right-of-way reclamation nears the finish line

Monday, August 31, 2020, 7:08 AM MDT

Enbridge’s newly constructed Line 3 replacement pipeline (L3RP) runs for 1,070 kilometres in Canada, from Hardisty, Alta., to the Manitoba-North…

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Oilfield company fined $50,000 for worker’s fall off drilling rig

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 7:10 AM MDT

Bonanza Drilling Inc., a drilling rig company based out of Brooks, pleaded guilty to one count under The Occupational Health…

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​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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