Tony Seskus

Senior Producer Western Digital Business Unit

Tony Seskus is senior producer with CBC's Western Business unit in Calgary. He's written for newspapers and wire services for more than 25 years on three continents. In Calgary, Tony has reported on the energy sector and federal politics.

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Texas deep freeze the latest jolt as volatile oil markets recover from 2020

It was only last spring that the price of a barrel of oil plunged below zero amidst a historic crash in fuel demand brought on by a deadly pandemic. Fast-forward to this February and there's talk about how high prices might climb.

TC Energy considers selling steel among next steps after Keystone XL cancellation

TC Energy says it expects to take a “substantive” charge due to the cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Why GM's switch to electric vehicles may be more important for the oilpatch than Keystone XL's cancellation

GM's aim to be nearly all electric by 2035 has been called an "aggressive" goal. But regardless of how realistic it is, it's a big statement about where a leading automaker sees the future.

Can't afford a luxury playhouse? An Alberta builder is opening a 'play cottage' resort

Charmed Playhouses has been making playhouses for the rich and famous for five years. Now, it's working on plans to open a 'play cottage' resort in Alberta this year after a successful test run last summer. 

Layoffs from Cenovus-Husky oilpatch merger expected to begin Tuesday

The fallout from the merger of two oilpatch majors — Cenovus Energy and Husky Energy — is expected to land in downtown Calgary this week as workers begin to receive layoff notices.

With Keystone XL back on the shelf, oilpatch pressure mounts on Trudeau and Trans Mountain

With U.S. President Joe Biden cancelling the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, attention turns to the Trans Mountain expansion project — from those for and against. It's owned by the federal government and is under construction, but many wonder if the oil pipeline will ever be completed.

Alberta braces for Biden's Keystone XL decision

If Joe Biden cancels Keystone XL's U.S. permit in one of his first acts as president, it would be a blow for the province of Alberta and the energy sector, but the size of the hit remains one of many questions.

Alberta drafts Capitol Hill operatives as it seeks support for Keystone XL, trade issues

Alberta’s UCP government is hiring influential lobbyists and communications experts in Washington, D.C., as it seeks support on Capitol Hill for the Keystone XL pipeline and other trade interests south of the border.

How the Keystone XL pipeline could — just maybe — find a path forward under Joe Biden

Despite the political clouds hanging over the Alberta-to-Nebraska pipeline, could there still be a way forward for the long-disputed project under the incoming Biden administration? Some observers say it's possible.

After a turbulent year, Canada's energy industry braces for more upheaval in 2021

An international oil price war combined with a pandemic made 2020 a very difficult year for Canada's oil and gas sector. But the year ahead will offer little respite, with the pace of economic recovery, pipeline development, climate policy and a new U.S. president all part of an unpredictable mix.