Jim Bentein

Jim Bentein is a regular contributor to JWN publications. 


Canada 150: ​In Canada, provinces control natural resource development—or do they?

Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:35 AM MDT

For western Canadians who believe their provinces have often played second fiddle to the central Canadian provinces that helped form…

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​Welcome to the jungle: Peru struggles to develop its petroleum industry

Monday, February 27, 2017, 7:40 AM MST

After decades of on-again, off-again exploration, the jungles of Peru have yet to yield large deposits of oil and gas…

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Canada 150: ​Calgary can trace its roots as Canada’s oil and gas headquarters to Dingman #1

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:52 AM MST

If you’ve ever wondered how Calgary became the capital city of Canada’s oil and gas industry—and not Edmonton, where proximity…

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Norway's Gassnova CEO impressed by Canada's onshore CCS achievements

Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 7:51 AM MST

It’s “too early to tell” if Norway, a world leader in carbon capture and storage (CCS), would invest in CCS…

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Canada 150: ​Canada’s world-class natural gas business began as a mistaken water well in southern Alberta

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:41 AM MST

In 1883, an accident of chance resulted in the birth of a city and an industry that continues to build…

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H​ow Brazil’s oil industry is working to recover from commodity crash, scandal

Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:38 AM MST

The boom-bust oil-driven cycle in Alberta looks benign compared to that of Brazil, where that country’s commodity-driven economy saw growth…

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​Colombia hits the reset button as it tries to stem huge production declines

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:53 AM MST

Colombia might be best known for its coffee, but like its Latin American counterparts of Brazil and Mexico, the federal…

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Mexico's oil and gas future is in farm outs and partnerships

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:30 AM MST

The success earlier this month of the first farm-out by Mexico’s state-owned Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) for a deep Gulf of…

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​Wide variety of service and supply companies could benefit from Trans Mountain: RISA

Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 7:37 AM MST

In partnership with Business in Vancouver, JWN looks at the potential business impacts of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion…

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​How technology helps Canadian pipeline operators achieve high reliability and safety performance

Friday, December 2, 2016, 7:38 AM MST

In partnership with Business in Vancouver, JWN looks at the potential business impacts of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion…

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​An expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline could result in a Kamloops investment boom

Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 7:33 AM MST

In partnership with Business in Vancouver, JWN looks at the potential business impacts of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion…

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​Richmond environmental containment systems provider sees business growth from an expanded Trans Mountain Pipeline

Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 7:20 AM MST

In partnership with Business in Vancouver, JWN looks at the potential business impacts of the proposed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion…

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