The recurring theme at this year’s Noia conference was that we could be looking at North American energy independence by 2020. In other words, we (Canada, the United States and possibly Mexico) could go from being energy importers to having more energy than we need …

They came. They announced. They won over the home town crowd. For the second year in a row. Norwegian oil company Statoil was the undeniable champion of Noia’s 2012 conference, besting all challengers with its Mizzen announcement: an appraisal well drilled in 2011 confirmed that …

Launch pad

July 8, 2013 // 0 Comments

Located in the middle of the Memorial University St. John’s campus, in the Bruneau Centre for Research and Innovation (named for Dr. Angus Bruneau, the founding dean of the university’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science), is an appropriate place for the Genesis Centre. Well …

Business can make for strange bedfellows. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the recent move by two longstanding, familybased Nova Scotia businesses to join forces to develop the province’s largest wind farm. Oxford Frozen Foods, run by the Bragg family, is best known for …

For a moment, this spring, all the voices both for and against developing a shale petroleum industr y in New Brunswick seemed poised to vanish like sand running down an hour glass. News accounts suggested that exploration companies, once bullish about the potential of the …

Ground rulesNew Brunswick adopts tough new regulations for shale extraction As promised, if not exactly as scheduled, the New Brunswick government has installed its version of the “toughest rules in North America” governing hydraulic fracturing for shale gas and oil. The quotation marks are courtesy …

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