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.


​Is Alberta’s $235 million pledge to accelerate the clean up of abandoned wells enough?

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 5:16 PM MDT

Alberta’s oil and gas industry will get a $235 million government loan to accelerate the clean up of wells and…

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Oil market re-balancing is essentially here and will continue: IEA report

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:03 PM MDT

The global oil market supply and demand was “almost balanced” in Q1 2017, according to a new International Energy Agency…

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FEED underway for smaller-scale Pembina petrochemical facility as joint venture established with Kuwait

Monday, May 15, 2017, 5:26 PM MDT

A joint venture of Pembina Pipeline and Petrochemical Industries Company (PIC) of Kuwait has reached binding commercial terms for Pembina's…

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​Paramount increases 2017 capex in part on the strength fracking advances

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:42 PM MDT

Producers that are determined to continue growing aren’t waiting for floundering oil prices to improve but are pushing hard on…

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​Asian investors may start moving back in on US tight oil: Wood Mac

Monday, May 8, 2017, 5:30 PM MDT

Asia’s top 20 upstream companies have traditionally invested in mature conventional plays and are facing production declines of 20 per…

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​Trump’s executive order on offshore drilling is no “turn-the-spigot” policy change

Tuesday, May 2, 2017, 7:18 AM MDT

President Donald Trump’s executive order last week pushing the Interior Department to reconsider offshore drilling safety measures may have little…

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​‘Growth spurt’ expected in jobs for methane emissions management: Study

Sunday, April 30, 2017, 9:43 AM MDT

A wave of jobs in methane emissions management may be on the way as the oil and gas industry navigates…

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​Oilfield startup Collaborative Energy goes on a spending spree: Q&A with CEO Darryl Wilson

Friday, April 28, 2017, 7:13 AM MDT

Oilfield startup Collaborative Energy Services Inc. (CoEnergy) announced this week it has acquired two oilfield service companies operating in Canada…

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​Here’s what’s new with AltaGas’ $650 million in major project development

Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:42 PM MDT

Riding on the wings of record profits in Q1 2017, midstreamer AltaGas announced that it plans to invest $650 million…

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​Another LNG approval adds to the growing list of U.S. export capacity in the works

Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 6:30 PM MDT

Under President Trump, the U.S. may become the energy superpower that Canada’s former Prime Minister Stephen Harper aspired to make…

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Precision Drilling to demonstrate ‘highly encouraging’ rig automation tech

Monday, April 24, 2017, 7 PM MDT

Precision Drilling is gearing up to show the investment community the “exciting” automated capabilities of a new rig the company…

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​Surge Energy makes a $37-million “strategic tuck in” in central Alberta

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 5:23 PM MDT

Surge Energy has announced a $37 million acquisition of assets in the Sparky area of central Alberta, which is a…

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