Jim Bentein

Jim Bentein is a regular contributor to JWN publications. 


Co-Benefits: Timing right for higher-efficiency, lower-emission cogeneration to power the oilsands

Wednesday, September 2, 2015, 2:14 AM MDT

EDC Associates, a Calgary-based economics consulting firm, looked at the prospects for more cogeneration plants being developed in Alberta, particularly…

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The oil and gas industry is down, but not out

Friday, August 7, 2015, 6 PM MDT

Even an economist with an environmental organization that spends much of its time criticizing Canada’s oilsands sector acknowledges that it…

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High-tech surveillance keeps tabs on storage levels, provides market transparency

Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8:55 PM MDT

Until Louisville, Ky.­-based Genscape developed a suite of sophisticated monitoring technologies, there was no reliable way to measure how much…

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​Concocting a new resource revenue recipe won’t be easy for Alberta’s rookie premier

Friday, July 17, 2015, 7:14 PM MDT

Oil and gas producers in Alberta at least have an “industry-friendly” face heading up Rachel Notley’s royalty review panel, even…

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Advanced web-based medical technology migrates to the oilpatch

Friday, June 26, 2015, 11:24 PM MDT

While not all technology development roads in Alberta lead to the energy industry, that is exactly the course that is…

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Alberta teams up with Mexico’s Silicon Valley to advance tech solutions

Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 8:21 PM MDT

In the Prairie provinces' largely energy-driven boom-and-bust economy, the siren call is again being heard about the need for diversification—something…

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End of the Pemex monopoly in Mexico will challenge Canadian heavy in the Gulf Coast market

Monday, May 11, 2015, 8:16 PM MDT

Canadian oilsands and heavy oil producers have an advantage in gaining access to U.S.-upgrading capacity, but they will face increasing…

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The Peace River region chamber just recognized the support of local heavy oil producers

Sunday, March 1, 2015, 5 PM MST

The Peace River region chamber of commerce, which represents businesses in the town of about 6,800 as well as surrounding…

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Internet-hosted services bring cost savings for growing energy services company

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:02 AM MST

Although the move from information technology (IT) chief at Canada's largest furniture and appliance retailer, to overseeing the shift of…

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Oilpatch increasingly seeing the benefits of moving services to the cloud

Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 12:55 AM MST

The old expression had it that when someone was out of touch with reality their head was in the clouds.…

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Bought and paid for

Sunday, February 1, 2015, 5 PM MST

The boom is off of the Alberta rose, with oil prices having plunged by more than 40 per cent in…

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