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Drilling season drawing to a close for the year, and what a year it was

Saskatchewan’s drilling rig fleet traditionally shuts down over the Christmas holidays, and as of Friday, it looks like that shutdown has started. There were eight rigs working in Saskatchewan, according to Rig Locator (riglocator.
Oil industry has $200M allocation from government

Oil industry has $200M allocation from government

The Government of Saskatchewan announced the allocation of $200 million for Phase Two of the province’s Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP). The ASCP prioritizes Saskatchewan-based oil and gas service companies.
She could have walked around Weyburn, handing out $100 bills, equal to the carbon tax she paid

She could have walked around Weyburn, handing out $100 bills, equal to the carbon tax she paid

Anne Phair was having some coffee with some friends one day, back when you could still do that. They were talking about the federal carbon tax.
Premier Moe says Trudeau and McKenna lied about carbon tax, which could go to $170 per tonne by 2030

Premier Moe says Trudeau and McKenna lied about carbon tax, which could go to $170 per tonne by 2030

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday the next major environmental initiatives with reference to climate change, and the cornerstone is an increase of the federal carbon tax from the current $30 per tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) to $170 per
Provincial government announces another $200 million for oil and gas service workers in Saskatchewan

Provincial government announces another $200 million for oil and gas service workers in Saskatchewan

The Government of Saskatchewan has announced the allocation of $200 million for Phase Two of the province’s Accelerated Site Closure Program (ASCP). The ASCP prioritizes Saskatchewan-based oil and gas service companies.

Whitecap to combine with Torc in the latest in a string of oilfield mergers

Two of Saskatchewan’s intermediate oil producers announced on Dec. 8 they will be combining. Whitecap Resources Inc. and Torc Oil & Gas Ltd.

So what is this oil shale being looked at, anyhow?

The Crown petroleum and natural gas public offering Dec. 1 highlighted the sale of several leases for “oil shale” southwest of Hudson Bay.
Creelman producer elected to Sask Pulse Growers

Creelman producer elected to Sask Pulse Growers

Saskatchewan Pulse Growers (SPG) is pleased to announce the newest members to the Board of Directors, following the close of the election period on November 30. Two board members are new, and SPG retains an existing Director for another term.
First oil shale leases sold in Crown petroleum rights land sale

First oil shale leases sold in Crown petroleum rights land sale

For many years, it has been known that Saskatchewan has oil shale resources, but they have never been developed.

Missing rig shacks have been located

The two rig shacks that were reported as missing from the Estevan area last week have been located. The Estevan RCMP announced last week in a post on the Saskatchewan Crime Watch Advisory Network that it was investigating the theft of the rig shacks.