Jim Bentein

Jim Bentein is a regular contributor to JWN publications. 

Meet the 2020 Rising Stars nominees

Tuesday, September 8, 2020, 9:54 AM MDT

Optimism has been in short supply in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting plunge in oil prices has put an…

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Distillery owned by father-son duo, former resource industry employees, ‘bridges’ into hand sanitizer business

Monday, May 11, 2020, 8:41 PM MDT

After decades of working in the oil and gas and mining industries, father-and-son duo Diego and Tomas Romero were ready…

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Tertzakian releases ‘passion project,’ launches Energyphile

Monday, February 17, 2020, 12:21 PM MST

Respected economist and author Peter Tertzakian didn’t want to write “a dry business book” for a third time — and…

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Canadian LNG: Global opportunity, global competition

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 7:41 AM MST

The march towards building a significant liquefied natural gas sector in Canada continues to see challenges, but proponents maintain that…

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Western Canadian gas, European demand key for LNG projects in eastern Canada

Monday, December 2, 2019, 7:25 AM MST

Liquefied natural gas projects planned for eastern Canada represent a significant opportunity for Alberta’s gas producers to reach tidewater and…

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LNG light at end of tunnel for Canada’s gas producers

Monday, August 19, 2019, 7:39 AM MDT

Building on a decade of challenges, Western Canada’s gas producers continue facing low prices, intense competition from U.S. producers for…

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Biojet: Developing a Western Canada solution to reduce emissions from the airline sector

Monday, June 17, 2019, 5:50 PM MDT

While it’s likely petroleum-based jet fuels will continue to prevail in the airline business for many more decades, an initiative…

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New partners and innovators join the Energy Futures Lab

Monday, June 17, 2019, 5:23 PM MDT

Given her role as an executive with one of Canada’s largest real estate organizations, Cheryl de Paoli has attended numerous…

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Oilsands growth to continue decelerating despite ‘dramatic’ cost reductions and improved prices: IHS Markit

Thursday, May 2, 2019, 7:08 AM MDT

The cost of building and operating oilsands projects has fallen dramatically in the last five years, making the sector competitive…

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Think-tank says new Mexico refinery has just 2% chance of success

Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:51 AM MDT

A Mexican think-tank has proposed the cancelation of the federal government’s 160-billion-peso (US$8.5-billion) refinery project in the Mexican coastal state…

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Alberta coal mining activity rebounds in 2018

Monday, April 1, 2019, 7:19 AM MDT

A downtrend in coal mining in Alberta over the last several years appears to be being reversed. Last year saw…

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Community leaders In Alberta praise value of energy futures roadshows

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:04 AM MDT

As the world shifts to the use of more electric vehicles (EVs) and power grids dominated by renewables, fossil fuel-based…

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