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.

​94-year-old Canadian oil and gas veteran patents technology for safer pipelines

Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 7:36 AM MST

If it weren’t for the efforts of men like Ned Gilbert, who believed in the vast potential of the oilsands…

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​First Nations have been called the “first order of government” in B.C. That reality may be spreading.

Monday, January 16, 2017, 7:46 AM MST

Two scenarios capture First Nations’ involvement in the oil and gas industry. The first is of widespread aboriginal opposition—to Kinder…

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AER’s Jim Ellis wins 2016 Resource Leader of the Year award

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:31 AM MST

Jim Ellis, president and chief executive officer of the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is being recognized by the Alberta Chamber…

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​Trump or no Trump, Canada stays the course on climate change: 2017 Oilweek Outlook Survey

Thursday, January 12, 2017, 7:30 AM MST

With Donald Trump as the U.S. president-elect, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has lost an environmental ally in the White House.…

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​Hiring uptick in 2017 expected across Canadian oil and gas: Oilweek 2017 Outlook Survey

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:54 AM MST

Job losses are the bleeding edge of the global oil price rout. According to Enform’s Petroleum Labour Market Information (PetroLMI),…

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Total Energy Services fires back in response to Savanna directors' circular

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:54 AM MST

The plot thickens in Total Energy Services' hostile takeover bid for Savanna Energy Services, following a Savanna's directors circular urging…

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Government involvement in oil and gas should focus on market access: Oilweek 2017 Outlook Survey​​

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 7:53 AM MST

Even along its simplest axis—big versus small government—there’s plenty to fight about in political discussions on the role of government…

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​13 things to know about AltaGas’ up-and-coming Ridley Export Terminal

Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 7:28 AM MST

With approvals and commercial agreements in hand, AltaGas announced on January 3 it will proceed with construction of Canada’s first…

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Why Sproule and Deloitte have different views on future WCS oil price recovery

Thursday, January 5, 2017, 6:33 PM MST

Pending OPEC and non-OPEC production cuts have pushed international oil prices higher into the New Year and local crude indexes,…

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​Savanna Energy Services urging shareholders to reject hostile takeover bid

Wednesday, January 4, 2017, 7:07 AM MST

Savanna Energy Services is urging its shareholders to reject the unsolicited takeover offer on the table from Total Energy Services.In…

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​“Significant obstacles” face those who seek injunctions against Trans Mountain and Line 3

Tuesday, December 20, 2016, 7:31 AM MST

Opponents may seek injunctions to prevent or delay Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion and Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement following…

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​What the Pengrowth, Baytex and Athabasca royalty interest sales say about the downturn

Friday, December 16, 2016, 7:47 AM MST

A trio of recent royalty interest deals by Pengrowth, Baytex and Athabasca Oil Corporation likely reflect a growing sentiment that…

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