Canadian producers are receiving $20 a barrel or less for their heavy oil, according to some estimates, making it tough to cover costs, particularly when, like Connacher, they also need to buy natural gas to produce the steam that’s pumped into the ground to liquefy the bitumen. For full story, click here
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Producing heavy oil in Canada, much of which comes from the big oil sands deposits of northern Alberta, is a tough business and it’s getting tougher. For full story, click here
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Market news The short to medium term outlook for oil sands and heavy oil projects remains negative. As the barrel price for light sweet crude remains (relatively) low, new investments in oil sands projects are unlikely to be forthcoming. The combination of low prices and [...]
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Market news As predicted, the combination of falling oil prices, demand destruction and tight credit is beginning to affect heavy oil and oil sands. Energy stocks and trusts are down, and the news marginalia suggests that companies have a bleak outlook for the future profitability [...]
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Brass tacks In markets like these, it behooves investors, advisers, businesspeople and journalists to return to first principles. May I first offer a mea culpa for failing to forecast the precipitous decline in barrel prices? Sorry. Getting down to brass tacks, the economic fundamentals of [...]
By Duncan Sutherland – Exclusive to Heavy Oil Investing News Hello to everyone out there. Sorry that Upgrader is later than usual this week. I have been in Winnipeg and Northern Ontario on a semi-vacation. On that note, it was helpful to be without news for a few days as it offered perspective on what [...]