Oil & Gas, Oil Sands

Canada's Energy and Mines Ministers meet amid downturn

Source: Daily News | 2015-07-21
VANCOUVER — On July 20 Canadian federal, provincial and territorial energy and mines ministers gathered in Halifax, N.S., for the 72nd annual Energy and Mines Ministers' Conference (EMMC). The event comes at a time when the mining...

Franco-Nevada sees opportunities amidst oil and gas slump 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-05-27
VANCOUVER — Royalty and streaming outfit Franco-Nevada (TSX: FNV; NYSE: FNV) is a money-maker, and it has seen big success through gold and platinum group metal investments.

Teck posts lower Q1 earnings, slashes dividend  

Source: Print Archives | 2015-04-22
Teck Resources (TSX: TCK.B; NYSE:TCK) cut its semiannual dividend and posted lower-than-expected first-quarter earnings, as the slump in commodity prices continued.

Oil slump spells uncertainty for fracking, frac sand 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-28
The decline in oil and gas prices has clouded the outlook for 2015, particularly for oilfield service providers, including pressure pumping firms, which make most of their revenue from fracturing. 

Editorial: Oil dips below US$50 per barrel 

Source: Print Archives | 2015-01-07
Further sharp declines in oil prices to start 2015 are signalling that oil prices will be a major theme this year for miners.

TSX surges, Dec. 15-19 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-31
A rebound in oil prices and news the U.S. Federal Reserve would take a patient approach to hiking interest rates helped Canada’s benchmark index achieve its best weekly gain in three years. The S&P/TSX Composite Index soared 736.21...

Sherritt surges as Obama ends US isolation of Cuba 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-24
U.S. President Barack Obama’s call for a “new approach” in the U.S. government’s relationship with Cuba, including the establishment of diplomatic relations and an easing of economic and travel restrictions, has lifted...

Freeport-McMoRan rejigs property portfolio as oil prices sink 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-12-10
VANCOUVER — It’s been a year of change for miner Freeport-McMoRan (NYSE: FCX) that has included a portfolio shuffle and renewed focus on a strong balance sheet and dividends. The company remains a big player in the...

Transparency Act brings miners new reporting duties  

Source: Print Archives | 2014-11-19
It will soon be mandatory for Canadian mining and oil and gas companies to report payments to foreign and domestic governments — including, eventually, First Nations governments in Canada.

Editorial: Miners smile at falling oil prices 

Source: Print Archives | 2014-10-15
Mining companies struggling to cut cash costs have caught a welcome break in September and October, as global oil prices have fallen sharply to two-year lows.