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The only growing business in the oilpatch: dead wells

Business Cleaning up old wells is the only growing business right now in the oilpatch in Western Canada. Still, the rise in business is somewhat limited and is just enough to help keep some small oilfield service companies in business. A rig crew works to clean up an old natural …

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Scientists discover big storms can create ‘stormquakes’

Technology & Science Scientists have discovered a mash-up of two feared disasters — hurricanes and earthquakes — and they're calling them "stormquakes." A 2011 NOAA satellite image shows Hurricane Irene, a Category 2 storm. According to a study published on Oct. 14, 2019, in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, scientists …

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On the road to a low-cost, carbon-free Alberta: Don Pittis

Business·Analysis Instead of criticizing Greta Thunberg, as Alberta's environment minister did, and pitting its economy against efforts to reduce carbon emissions, the province should be boasting about world-leading innovation in low-carbon trucking that's cheaper than diesel. The Alberta Zero-Emissions Truck Electrification Collaboration will see transport trucks hauling freight between the …

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