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.


Canadian oil and gas M&A to pick up in 2017: Torys

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:29 AM MST

A more robust Canadian energy mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market is expected in 2017 than in the previous year, according…

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​Krzys Palka’s venture into carbon-negative plastics makes no apologies for being ambitious

Thursday, March 9, 2017, 7:26 AM MST

Spend any amount of time with Krzysztof (Kris) Palka and you quickly realize you’re not in the presence of your…

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​How legacy underground coal mines could become part of the world's alternative energy infrastructure

Wednesday, March 8, 2017, 7:23 AM MST

Converting legacy underground mines into large-scale, low-cost bioreactors or for thermal energy storage has been a subject of two large-scale…

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​Why Painted Pony is cutting its 2017 and 2018 capital spend

Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 7:49 AM MST

Painted Pony Petroleum announced this week it would reduce its capital spending going forward, citing the recent decline in forward…

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​Cold heavy oil production gets a boost from CO2-free in situ heating tech

Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 7:32 AM MST

Cold heavy oil production with sand (CHOPS) operations face some of the most challenging economics of any play in western…

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Saskatchewan thermal oil is hot, especially for Husky Energy—here​'s why

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

Last week junior producer BlackPearl Resources announced it would proceed with a second thermal heavy oil project in Saskatchewan, shining…

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​Why Exxon and Conoco's massive oilsands write downs aren't massive concerns for those companies

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:38 AM MST

ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips wrote down a combined 4.65 billion barrels of proved reserves this week, erasing $183 billion of oilsands…

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Infographic: Measuring Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions reductions success

Friday, February 24, 2017, 7:38 AM MST

While climate change may not be at the top of the list when a company is developing a project or…

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​Climate legislation is a work in progress full of risks energy companies can’t ignore

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:47 AM MST

A national climate plan is coming, whether industry likes it or not. And energy companies need to figure out how…

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​TransCanada takes another shot at lower natural gas tolling from Western Canada to Ontario

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:47 AM MST

TransCanada Corporation announced it launched an open season for binding commitments on a revised, long-term, fixed-price proposal to flow natural…

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Kineticor to repurpose cancelled oilsands project cogen units for Alberta coal phase-out

Wednesday, February 22, 2017, 7:37 AM MST

A Calgary-based company that provides on-site power generation to the resources sector has acquired cogeneration units in the Peace River…

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​Where ARC Resources will spend its newly increased 2017 capital spend of $750 Million

Friday, February 10, 2017, 7:39 AM MST

ARC Resources has approved an increase in its 2017 capital spending program to $750 million, up from the previously announced…

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