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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

​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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

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.…

Read Article

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…

Read Article

Dear user, please be aware that we use cookies to help users navigate our website content and to help us understand how we can improve the user experience. If you have ideas for how we can improve our services, we’d love to hear from you. Click here to email us. By continuing to browse you agree to our use of cookies. Please see our Privacy & Cookie Usage Policy to learn more.