North America
The emerging energy superpower
1 September 2009
Canada's oil and gas industry is surviving the economic downturn. The boom times may be over, but stories of a bust are wide of the mark
Obama set to reinvigorate climate-change talks
25 November 2008
Under Barack Obama, the US will introduce its own cap-and-trade greenhouse-gas emissions scheme and take centre stage in international climate talks, writes Tom Nicholls
Tide could be turning for troubled US ethanol industry
25 November 2008
Volatile corn and ethanol prices have hit industry profits, but the election of Barack Obama could bring a reversal of fortunes, writes Anne Feltus
Confusion reigns over energy policy
1 November 2008
October's federal election barely changed the balance of power, but the Conservative party's energy plans face growing opposition, writes WJ Simpson
Testing times for Alberta's oil sands
1 November 2008
With project costs rising and credit hard to secure, forecasts for oil-sands production are being scaled back, writes WJ Simpson
US GOM: Rig market stalls development
1 October 2008
Despite a rush to build new vessels, a lack of ultra-deep-water drilling units will hinder GOM development for at least four years, writes Anne Feltus
Petro-Canada's operational struggles
1 October 2008
Cost inflation in the oil sands and a mixed performance elsewhere are disappointing Petro-Canada's investors. Derek Brower reports
The energy election
1 October 2008
John McCain and Barack Obama both want the US to buy less foreign oil. Will the Republicans' wish to open the country's offshore to drillers make a difference? Derek Brower reports
Alberta's chronicler
1 September 2008
David Finch's historical perspective on Canada's energy sector has made him a prominent commentator on Alberta's oil patch. But he still found time to take a canoe trip with Petroleum Economist. Derek Brower braved Calgary's Bow River
What's driving the US?
1 August 2008
Americans' taste in motor vehicles are changing in response to high oil prices and climate change, writes Anne Feltus
US oil sheds macho image
1 June 2008
Given the shortage of skilled labour, oil companies cannot afford to ignore half the population, writes Anne Feltus, in Houston