Dan Healing

Dan Healing, Canadian Press reporter

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Twice laid off due to sawmill closures, B.C. worker ready for new career

Rachelle Dumoulin admits her second layoff in 12 years from a northern B.C. sawmill has soured her on the boom-and-bust industry.

Foreign share of oilsands production fell over past 4 years, analysis shows

Oilsands output attributable to non-Canadian companies rose from about 320,000 barrels per day in 2010 to 647,000 bpd in 2014, then slipped back to about 573,000 bpd in 2018, according to a Canadian Press analysis of Alberta Energy Regulator production numbers.

Dashcams in cars proving helpful when bad things happen to good drivers

Dashboard cameras, commonly used in police cars and other emergency vehicles, are increasingly being installed in personal vehicles by motorists who want to bring along an impartial witness when they hit the road.

Low prices, LNG uncertainty add to frustration levels for natural gas producers

Greg Kist admits he was burned out when he resigned as president of Pacific NorthWest LNG at the end of 2014, as the Vancouver-based venture led by Malaysian energy giant Petronas advanced its ill-fated mission to build a liquefied natural gas project in B.C.

Inter Pipeline confirms takeover offer on regulator request after stock halted

Inter Pipeline Ltd. confirmed Friday afternoon it received a "proposal" to purchase the company, in a statement issued at the behest of regulators a few hours after executives refused to discuss the matter on a conference call with analysts.

Crude curtailment 'no way to run a railroad,' says Imperial Oil CEO

Alberta's oil curtailment program has worked to reduce inventories that had resulted in steep discounts in local oil prices, but it has hurt crude-by-rail economics and it's time for it to end, the CEO of Imperial Oil Ltd. says.

Enbridge CEO 'deeply saddened' by death in Kentucky gas pipeline explosion

The CEO of Enbridge Inc. says he is "deeply saddened" by the death of a woman in central Kentucky in an explosion on Thursday involving the company's Texas Eastern natural gas pipeline.

Fewer 'big, boozy' parties but corporate Calgary awaits Stampede after months of protests

Calgary's business community is looking forward to heading outside for pancakes and parties as the Calgary Stampede kicks off this week.

Canadian agriculture is using more energy — but more efficiently, too

Overall energy use from Canadian agriculture has grown, along with average farm size but energy efficiency has seen improvements that mitigate it.

Sale shows big loss in investment value of China-backed Alberta oil project

A Chinese company's $817-million investment in a northern Alberta heavy oil project nine years ago has collapsed in value to less than $80 million, based on the price its Canadian partner has negotiated for the sale of its majority stake.

Encana CEO says Canadian oilfield would produce more if regulated in U.S.

Western Canada's Montney oil and gas region would be two to four times more productive if it was in the United States with its more efficient regulatory systems, says the CEO of Encana Corp.

Ensign Energy exec forecasts Canadian drilling rebound as oil discounts ease

Drilling firm Ensign Energy Services Inc. is reporting a 72-per-cent increase in revenue in its first full quarter since buying Trinidad Drilling Ltd. late last year.

Vancouver expected to headline long Canadian summer of high gasoline prices

Gasoline prices are expected to remain just below record highs all across Canada this summer, except in Vancouver — where a perfect storm of factors will likely ensure motorists continue to pay new all-time records at the pumps.

Encana reports $245M US loss in 1st quarter

Encana Corp. reported a loss of $245 million US in its latest quarter as it was hit by restructuring costs and an unrealized hedging loss.

Greyhound replacements find tough road to prosperity in Western Canada

Six months after Greyhound Canada shut down most of its service in Western Canada and northern Ontario, the companies that stepped in to take its place say they still face a rough road full of unexpected turns.