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Canada’s oil and gas producers are struggling to stay competitive with their U.S. counterparts because of the struggle to expand pipeline capacity, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute. The analysis by associate director of research Benjamin Dachis is the first in what he says will become an annual comparison of Canada’s oil […]

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased 0.4% in November, says StatsCan, with growth reported in 17 of 20 industrial sectors. Read: Economic growth will mean higher LTD claims: report The finance and insurance sector grew 0.3% in November, after four consecutive months of decline. Financial investment services, funds and other financial vehicles were up 0.5%, […]

  • By: Staff
  • January 31, 2018 August 21, 2018
  • 10:31

NAFTA negotiations took a more positive tone recently, but if the trade agreement were to go sideways, the Canadian energy sector would see little impact, says a commodity note from Scotiabank. In fact, the sector might see a benefit. Read: Why this PM is overweight energy for 2018 To explain why, the authors first note […]

There's more to the energy sector than oil prices

Which factors to monitor over the coming year

Stable oil prices may be on the horizon, on the back of the most recent OPEC event

The boons and headwinds for Alberta going into 2018

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 10:20

Last week, the WTI benchmark rose $2 to more than US$57 per barrel — its highest level since mid-2015. Read: Markets hitting highs? Don’t panic While OPEC and other contributing non-OPEC members plan to extend oil production cuts through 2018, last week’s price increase was attributable to a crackdown on corruption in Saudi Arabia, as […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 13, 2017 February 25, 2019
  • 10:25

Energy markets are experiencing gradual, range-bound recoveries against volatile metals performance.

  • By: Staff
  • October 17, 2017 August 21, 2018
  • 12:41

Trends in mining, oil and gold are leading this portfolio manager to other commodities