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.

​Saskatchewan doing its own thing on climate change, and doesn’t care what the feds think

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 2:33 PM MDT

Moose Jaw — Of all the industrial sectors in Saskatchewan, oil and gas is targeted for the highest cuts in…

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​Saskatchewan drilling numbers continue to be better this year than last

Friday, August 24, 2018, 7:09 AM MDT

Estevan — Saskatchewan’s active drilling rig count in 2018 has, at almost all points except the month of June, been…

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​Interest building in Saskatchewan helium drilling

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, 4:06 PM MDT

Regina, Consul — In the very southwest corner of Saskatchewan this summer, Savanna Drilling Rig 629 was in pursuit of…

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​Geologist Jim Christopher laid the foundation for billions in Saskatchewan oil and gas development

Friday, August 17, 2018, 2:30 PM MDT

Regina – In many ways, the history of Jim Christopher, professional geologist, is that of the Saskatchewan Geological Survey. He’s…

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​Saskatchewan Geological Survey celebrates 70 years

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 2:48 PM MDT

Regina – “It all starts with the rocks.” That’s something you’ll often hear from Gary Delaney, chief geologist of Saskatchewan.…

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​Collapsed caves in west-central Saskatchewan may hold oil reservoirs

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, 2:23 PM MDT

Regina – In early July, the world was enraptured with the plight of 12 Thai soccer players who were led…

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First Trinidad couldn’t find a buyer, now Ensign makes an offer

Monday, August 13, 2018, 6:42 PM MDT

Drilling rigs across the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin will need new signs, and possibly new paint, if a blockbuster deal…

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​Crescent Point moves spending, shuts in barrels as new leadership team focuses on transition

Monday, July 30, 2018, 2:15 PM MDT

Crescent Point Energy says it will spend less than planned in the third quarter and move that money to later…

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North Dakota on sharp oil and gas growth curve

Wednesday, July 25, 2018, 2:29 PM MDT

Bismarck, N.D. — The forecast for North Dakota in almost all areas of petroleum production is on a sharp curve…

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Saskatchewan rig count climbs as Crescent Point gets into the game

Friday, July 13, 2018, 7:02 AM MDT

Carnduff, Estevan — Saskatchewan’s active rig count hit 58 on July 10, a bit better than the 51 it was…

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North Dakota’s biggest oilman sees Canada as a competitor, not a compatriot

Monday, June 25, 2018, 7:31 AM MDT

Bismarck, N.D. – Continental Resources chairman and CEO Harold Hamm has had a lot to say about energy independence for…

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​Big promises, nothing delivered: Quantum Energy president questioned about Saskatchewan refinery

Friday, June 1, 2018, 2:04 PM MDT

Estevan — In early 2017, two refineries were proposed for Saskatchewan. One, a 30,000 bbl/d asphalt refinery at Lloydminster, was…

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