Service & Supply


Sturgeon Refinery says it is processing bitumen after two years of delays

Friday, May 22, 2020, 6:20 AM MDT

The operators of the $9.7-billion Sturgeon Refinery say it is now processing oilsands bitumen as designed after two years of…

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'Immense amount of pain' predicted for Canadian oilfield services sector

Friday, May 22, 2020, 6:16 AM MDT

Canada's oilfield services sector is in for "an immense amount of pain'' over at least the next year thanks to…

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​Calfrac Well Services cuts deepen to 70% in Canada, U.S. due to low oil prices

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 7:21 AM MDT

Calfrac Well Services Ltd. says it has now cut 70 per cent of its North American staff as demand for…

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LNG development a lifeline for Canada’s oil and gas supply chain: new report

Wednesday, April 29, 2020, 6:26 AM MDT

Declines in capital investment in Canada’s oil and gas industry, combined with technological changes, have had a negative impact on…

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Mullen Group reports 1,000 layoffs as pandemic slows economy

Thursday, April 23, 2020, 7:06 AM MDT

Trucking, logistics and oilfield services firm Mullen Group Ltd. says it has temporarily laid off about 1,000 people because of…

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​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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