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.

Alliance Pipeline changes business model, plans expansion

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 3:39 PM MDT

Calgary — The Alliance Pipeline, which transports natural gas from northeast British Columbia, western Alberta and northwest North Dakota, is…

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AECOM pulls out of Estevan, Sask. and Virden, Man.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018, 3:31 PM MDT

Estevan — In a month when WTI crested US$70, AECOM, which was the last in a line of companies that…

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​Former Saskatchewan energy minister fined $35,000 for disturbing native grasslands and riverbank

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 3:22 PM MDT

Kindersley – Former long-time Saskatchewan Energy and Resources Minister, then minister of Economy Bill Boyd, was sentenced in Kindersley provincial…

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Saskatchewan premier supports cutting off oil to B.C.

Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:54 PM MDT

Regina — By mid-March it was apparent, both in Edmonton and Regina, that governments and their respective premiers have become…

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​Husky to face charges on North Saskatchewan River oil spill

Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:45 PM MDT

Regina — Husky Energy is scheduled to appear in Lloydminster provincial court on March 29 to face one charge under…

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​The new Energy Safety Canada wants to lead a more proactive and efficient approach to oil and gas safety

Thursday, March 8, 2018, 3:10 PM MST

Weyburn — What used to be known as Enform, and before that, Petroleum Industry Training Society (PITS) is now Energy…

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​Here’s what new Saskatchewan energy minister Bronwyn Eyre has to say about the future

Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 2:04 PM MST

Saskatoon — On Feb. 2, Premier Scott Moe appointed his new cabinet. Most of the cabinet was a continuation of…

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​Trump’s big move towards energy independence is offshore

Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 5:41 PM MST

George Strait sang about “Ocean front property in Arizona.”I don’t know about Arizona, but I’m pretty sure about most of…

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​The oil company CEO with a straight-shooting blog

Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 2:48 PM MST

Most oil company CEOs eschew publicity or speaking plainly. I don’t know if they are whipped into corporate-speak by their…

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​Saskatchewan’s rig count approaching the best numbers in three years

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 2:38 PM MST

The third week of January saw Saskatchewan’s drilling rig levels in their best shape since the downturn hit.The month of…

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​Matrrix adds to Saskatchewan rig fleet with acquisition of D2 Drilling

Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 2:35 PM MST

Calgary, Estevan — Matrrix Energy Technologies Inc. is adding another flavour to it’s multi-coloured fleet of drilling rigs in southeast…

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​Saskatchewan’s winter drilling season kicks off with a bang

Friday, January 5, 2018, 2:43 PM MST

Estevan, Sask. – Bang! Sixty rigs kicked off right at the start of the year.With oil over US$60 WTI in…

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