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.

Latest from Tony Seskus

Alberta's energy 'war room' targeted by environmental activists, minister says

Sonya Savage expects the Canadian Energy Centre will be less active on social media as it prioritizes other areas.

Watching 'Jeopardy!' helped this woman learn English — and now she's a contestant

Three decades ago, Kristyna Ng immigrated to Canada from China as an eight-year-old, poring over dictionaries and encyclopedias and watching hours of Jeopardy! to watch English. Now, three decades later, she's come face to face with her unwitting TV tutor.

Indigenous pipeline group still wants a stake in Trans Mountain despite cost hike

The soaring cost of the Trans Mountain pipeline has not cooled interest in British Columbia from a group of First Nations that want to ultimately own the project.
Analysis

What the Trans Mountain decision means for Alberta's oilpatch

Federal Court of Appeal decision spurs oilpatch hopes the news will help raise confidence in Western Canada's oil and gas sector.

Cenovus pledges $50M for new homes in Indigenous communities near Alberta oilsands operations

Cenovus, one of Canada's largest oil and gas companies, has two producing oilsands operations but neighbouring First Nations have been dealing with a housing crisis for years. The Calgary-based company has pledged $50 million to build homes in six Indigenous communities.

Cash-strapped rural Alberta 'can't wring money' from struggling oil and gas firms, premier says

Premier Jason Kenney urges rural municipalities to work with the province to help struggling oil and gas companies, following survey showing the oil and gas sector owes $173 million in unpaid taxes to rural municipalities.

Cenovus aims for 'net zero' GHG emissions by 2050

Oilsands producer Cenovus pledges to cut per-barrel emissions amid growing scrutiny of Canada's oilpatch and its environmental legacy.

More volatility expected as oil markets wait for next 'shoes to drop'

Oil prices continued to climb Monday amid rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran.
Analysis

7 things that could go right (or wrong) for Canada's energy sector in 2020

Pipeline protests, nuclear energy, climate policy and an enormous oilsands mine are some of the key issues for Canada's oilpatch in 2020.

How liquid salt could be the answer to oilsands tailings ponds

Researchers at the University of Calgary are aiming to eliminate watery tailings from oilsands production process using ionic liquids.
Analysis

Alberta wants to flip the script in oilpatch's favour — it won't be easy

Premier Jason Kenney's $30-million energy "war room" is open for business, aiming to tell a "positive" narrative about the oilpatch.

Alberta Energy Regulator weighing 'further action' against former executives

AER's interim board is seeking advice from outside counsel following provincial probes that found "reckless and wilful disregard" for the proper management of public funds.

Alberta Energy Regulator vows to strengthen public confidence following damning ICORE probes

Interim chair pledges to strengthen internal controls and oversight at the public agency in wake of what one MLA called a "debacle" involving former executives.

Major pipeline reaches milestone as Line 3's Canadian section goes into service

Enbridge begins commercial operation of 1,000-kilometre pipeline from Alberta to Manitoba, but U.S. portion still in the hands of regulators.

Alberta hyperloop isn't 'science fiction:' Company urges government to climb aboard

The CEO of Canadian hyperloop company, TransPod, thinks he can have Albertans speeding between Calgary and Edmonton in magnetic tubes by 2030.