Jim Bentein

Jim Bentein is a regular contributor to JWN publications. 


​While Montney development likely to continue without LNG, BC’s Horn River Basin may not be so lucky

Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 2:24 PM MDT

The head of one of Canada’s largest geophysics consulting companies says the decision by Pacific NorthWest LNG (PNW LNG) to…

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Canada 150: From early oil wealth to global GHG reduction tech enabler, Saskatchewan’s Weyburn-Midale oilfield just keeps giving

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 2:09 PM MDT

As with much of the early history of the oil and gas industry in Canada, Saskatchewan’s first major oil strike…

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Canada 150: ​Canada’s first long-distance oil pipeline took less than two years to make happen

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 2:23 PM MDT

Often, the first time a new type of project is executed is its most challenging and time consuming. This is…

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Alberta has requested a detailed proposal for Sturgeon Refinery Phase 2

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 5:50 PM MDT

As construction of the Sturgeon Refinery progresses towards completion, the company behind the facility says it has been asked by…

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​Edmonton-area program helps immigrants gain Alberta construction employment

Monday, May 15, 2017, 1:41 PM MDT

A program launched this year to help newcomers to Canada gain industrial employment is still needed despite lower oil and…

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​Alberta's petrochem investment incentives could be the model for Canada: CERI

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 5:48 PM MDT

Canadian governments need to be more proactive to attract new petrochemical plants to the country, says the head of a…

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Canada 150: ​Early development in Northeast B.C. laid the foundation for today’s spot at the heart of Canada’s oil and gas future

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 12:59 PM MDT

Geoff Morrison is a bit of an amateur historian and, as the manager of British Columbia Operations for the Canadian…

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​COSIA head Dan Wicklum to bring oilsands tech innovation message to Ottawa low-carbon conference

Friday, April 7, 2017, 3:59 PM MDT

Technology development is underway to dramatically reduce the oilsands industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, and for that reason, the sector is…

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​Canada is lagging on clean tech commercialization: SDTC

Tuesday, April 4, 2017, 6:04 PM MDT

Canada has an opportunity to leap ahead of the U.S in the development of clean technologies, particularly in the context…

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​After years of decline, Mexico’s oil industry is making a comeback

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 12:49 PM MDT

An energy industry analyst describes the successful first deep Gulf of Mexico auction—part of the country’s historic reform to its…

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Technology can take the bad news out of Canadian oil and gas: PTAC

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 2:39 PM MDT

Canada has a good news—bad news story to tell the world about its rich hydrocarbon resources, but through innovation including…

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​Inside Mexico energy reform research at the U of A and U of C

Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 7:42 AM MDT

Mazatlan—Alberta’s two largest and oldest universities have signed deals with the Mexican government that will help it shift to a…

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