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.


​TransCanada requests one-month suspension of Energy East review

Friday, September 8, 2017, 7:12 AM MDT

TransCanada has asked the National Energy Board (NEB) for a 30-day suspension of the Energy East pipeline review to study…

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​Why things can only get better for Western Canada oil and gas: Peyto CEO

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 5:44 PM MDT

Darren Gee says that things can only get better because they can’t get much worse.“The level of despondency that has…

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​RMP Energy joins list of oil and gas companies changing names

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 2:24 PM MDT

Junior producer RMP Energy announced the sale of its west central Alberta crude oil and natural gas interests along with…

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​​Union sounds ominous safety warning at Newfoundland’s only oil refinery

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 5:06 PM MDT

The union representing the employees of North Atlantic Refining Limited (NARL) says that the owners and the provincial government are…

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Governments must engage indigenous peoples as equals in resource development approvals: study

Thursday, August 31, 2017, 2:34 PM MDT

A mutually beneficial model for decision making in land and resource development in Canada requires a new approach—one that commits…

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​Counting the ways the B.C. NDP/Green coalition could make life difficult for oil and gas

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 5:17 PM MDT

Apart from the fact that B.C.’s minority NDP/Green coalition government has threatened to use “every tool in the toolkit” to…

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​Gibson may accelerate divestitures under pressure from major shareholder: GMP FirstEnergy

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 5:33 PM MDT

Gibson Energy’s divestitures of non-core assets may come “sooner than originally anticipated,” according to GMP FirstEnergy.Gibson’s biggest shareholder, M&G Investment…

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​Cold Lake First Nations going solar under oversubscribed Alberta program

Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 6:56 AM MDT

Cold Lake First Nations will install solar energy panels on five of its buildings this fall, cutting its annually utility…

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​Data analytics helping upgrader, refinery operators reduce maintenance spend without compromising safety: EY

Sunday, August 27, 2017, 5:10 PM MDT

A new market study has found that leading industry practices are allowing operators to sustain or even exceed average asset…

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​10 ways Canadian oil and gas was different in summer 2007

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 5:23 PM MDT

By mid-2007, western Canada’s oil and gas industry was starting to come to terms with the loss of the income…

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Big improvements in efficiency aren’t helping Canada’s drillers: GMP FirstEnergy

Monday, August 21, 2017, 5:33 PM MDT

Contract drillers continue to drill more metres per day, but their day rates continue to decline. The average rate of…

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​Acceleware steps closer to commercializing RF oilsands production technology

Friday, August 18, 2017, 2:20 PM MDT

Following a successful 1/20-scale field test earlier this year, Acceleware continues to invest in its radio frequency (RF) heating research…

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