R.P. Stastny

Paul (R.P.) Stastny is a staff writer with JWN. He researches, interviews and writes about all facets of the oil and gas industry, following its trends, people and technology.


​Modest Canadian oil and gas job recovery expected to begin this year: PetroLMI

Thursday, March 30, 2017, 6:04 PM MDT

More than 17,000 new workers will be needed in Canada’s oil and gas industry from 2017 to 2021, according PetroLMI's…

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​U.S. crude exports reached 26 countries in 2016

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 5:33 PM MDT

U.S. crude oil exports averaged 520,000 bbls/d to 26 countries in 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).Since…

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​‘Virtual drafting table’ could improve EPC and project owner cost efficiencies

Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 2:44 PM MDT

Cost control efforts in the construction of complex oil and gas projects often overlooks what happens when a project is…

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​Total Energy Services succeeds in hostile takeover of Savanna Energy Services

Monday, March 27, 2017, 6:09 PM MDT

Sweeping aside a competing friendly bid for Savanna Energy Services by Western Energy Services, Total Energy Services appears to have…

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​T-minus three years to radio frequency oilsands production after successful field test: Acceleware

Sunday, March 26, 2017, 9:37 AM MDT

A three–day field test of a radio frequency in situ oilsands technology has successfully met its objectives, allowing for plans…

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U.S. border tax would punish both Canadian heavy oil exporters and U.S refiners: report

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:33 PM MDT

The proposed U.S. border adjustment tax plan, if passed, would hurt Canadian heavy crude exporters and create a “rampant increase”…

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​Anti-corruption rules stronger than U.S. in Canada and even Russia after Trump repeal

Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:05 AM MDT

U.S. President Trump ruled on a matter close to his heart on February 14, signing into law a repeal of…

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​Oilsands producers wrestle down costs through better technology and well design

Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:03 PM MDT

Reducing operating costs has been a huge focus for the oil and gas industry in the downturn, but nowhere is…

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​LNG or not, $1.4B North Montney Mainline is ready to go ahead: TransCanada

Monday, March 20, 2017, 5:55 PM MDT

TransCanada says it doesn’t need to wait until there is a positive final investment decision on the Pacific NorthWest (PNW)…

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Huge increase in LNG to change the structure of global gas trade

Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:44 AM MDT

Rapid electrification and industrialization in Asia and the developing world will drive long-term demand for natural gas, according to two…

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​U.S. leads global oil and gas capex bump with 60 percent increase in 2017: Wood Mackenzie

Thursday, March 16, 2017, 6:31 PM MDT

Exploration and production companies focused on the U.S. lower 48—particularly those with production in the Permian Basin—expect the highest year-on-year…

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Canada’s ‘fickle’ oil and gas investors may open the vault in 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 7:41 AM MDT

Even through the depths of the downturn, big companies and intermediates with the right management teams and assets in the…

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