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.


​Alberta should stop allowing indefinite suspension of inactive wells: report

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:41 AM MST

The University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy is questioning the rationale behind Alberta’s current policy around inactive oil and…

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​Oilsands a 'vital national asset': Business Council of Canada

Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 7:26 AM MST

Many Canadian business leaders know that energy demand around world is growing rapidly, that renewables still only make up 10…

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​A new Canadian/Mexican regulatory institute aims to establish best practices internationally

Monday, February 6, 2017, 7:48 AM MST

A partnership between the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and the Government of Mexico has launched the International Centre of Regulatory…

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North American Energy Partners sees uptick in oilsands earth moving work

Friday, February 3, 2017, 7:34 AM MST

Edmonton-based heavy construction and mining contractor, North American Energy Partners Inc., (NAEP) announced this week the renewal of a major…

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​Record U.S. imports of Canadian crude contribute to swollen inventories threatening oil price recovery: Platts​​

Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:38 AM MST

U.S. crude inventories rose by 6.47 million barrels for the week ending January 27, spurred by both a jump in…

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​The top Canadian upstream M&A deals in 2016

Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 7:30 AM MST

Here is a look back at some notable Canadian upstream M&A deals in 2016, according to analysis from CanOils. DecemberAthabasca…

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​The Alberta government is celebrating the impact of its Modernized Royalty Framework

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:43 AM MST

Scores of early adopters ushered in Alberta’s Modernized Royalty Framework, the government reported in an update marking a year since…

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​Alberta has some of the most competitive petrochemical production in the world—more or less

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 7:39 AM MST

Two federal pipeline approvals, the green-lighting of an (albeit small) LNG export facility on B.C.’s southern coast, two plastics projects…

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​On a roll: Inside the last year with AltaGas

Friday, January 27, 2017, 7:39 AM MST

Midstream companies have taken the downturn better than other sectors of Canada's oil and industry, but AltaGas has kicked up…

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​Even trace amounts of frac fluids have “significant negative effects” on rainbow trout: U of A study

Wednesday, January 25, 2017, 7:42 AM MST

A first-ever study on the impacts of hydraulic fluid spills on aquatic life has found that fluids produced by hydraulic…

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​Gran Tierra announces 'transformative' 2016, showing a 91 per cent increase in 2P reserves

Tuesday, January 24, 2017, 7:40 AM MST

Colombia-focused Gran Tierra Energy increased total 2P and 3P working interest reserves by 60 MMboe (91 per cent) and 118…

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​Why government support for partial upgrading is more difficult than for propane value-add projects

Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 7:41 AM MST

Partial upgrading is on the Alberta government’s radar. The province understands that creating value from resources sometimes needs a push…

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