Service & Supply


​Oil’s collapse is taking an entire service industry down with it

Thursday, April 16, 2020, 7:14 AM MDT

No one is feeling the pain of an oil collapse more than the shale producers. Except, perhaps, their suppliers. Take…

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​Trican Well Service cuts jobs, salaries as low oil prices stall drilling plans

Tuesday, April 7, 2020, 6:35 AM MDT

Trican Well Service Ltd. says it has cut its employee costs by half through salary reductions, layoffs and job sharing…

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​Oilpatch workers face pay cuts and layoffs as companies react to low prices

Friday, April 3, 2020, 6:08 AM MDT

Budget cuts in the western Canadian oil and gas sector are hitting home for front-line workers who are facing smaller…

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​​Oil storage tanks are filling up, making production cuts ‘inevitable’ in Canada

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:29 AM MDT

Rock-bottom prices for Canadian oil and a lack of demand are setting the stage for “inevitable” production cuts, according to…

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​Trucking demand throws a lifeline to ailing refineries

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:33 AM MDT

With jets grounded and cars parked, diesel fuel for trucking is giving some relief to refiners as the coronavirus spread…

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Mar steps down from the Petroleum Services Association of Canada

Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 6:11 AM MDT

Gary Mar is leaving the Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) less than two years after he took the position.…

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As pandemic spreads, a wave of industry executive teams announce pay cuts

Thursday, March 26, 2020, 6:06 AM MDT

Murray Mullen says he was focused on the bigger picture when he approached senior executives and directors at his trucking…

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​Citi identifies winners and losers of plastic packaging backlash

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 5:05 PM MST

A sustained backlash against plastic packaging might benefit aluminum container makers such as Ball Corp. and scrap metal recyclers including…

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Ensign, Precision, Nabors, Akita delist rigs

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:22 AM MST

Calgary — Fewer drilling rigs were registered with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors (CAODC) by the end of…

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Goodbye but see you soon! Message from JWN editor Deborah Jaremko

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 7:10 AM MST

Dear JWN readers, After almost 16 and-a-half years, today is my last day as a reporter and editor with JWN.…

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Capital cost increases as EPC contract awarded for new Alberta petchem plant

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 7:26 AM MST

Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Corporation has awarded the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a large piece of its new…

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​Saskatchewan’s drilling rigs back at work for the busy season

Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7:23 AM MST

Estevan – Saskatchewan’s drilling rig fleet went back to work with a bang on Jan. 6, with Rig Locator reporting…

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