Alberta Politics: Leduc No. 1 and all that: Was February 13, 1947, Alberta’s unluckiest lucky day?

PHOTOS: Dignitaries stand around and have their photos taken at the Leduc No. 1 well near Devon on – if the Internet is to be believed – this day in 1947. Not sure if I believe that, seeing as the first photo below was supposed to have been taken on the same day. Below that: ...

Northern Reflections: The Petro Goose Is Getting Cooked

                                                            http://eatocracy.cnn.com/ The oil industry has stopped laying golden eggs. Its profits are being squeezed. That news has not been widely reported. But, Andrew Nikiforuk writes, it has been hiding in plain sight on the U.S. Energy Administration website: Last July the government agency, which has collected mundane statistics on energy matters for decades, quietly ...

Northern Reflections: Oil And Democracy

                                                                            http://www.slate.com/ Oil and Democracy — like oil and water — don’t mix. And, when oil is allowed ...

Northern Reflections: It’s Madness

Andrew Nikiforuk writes that petropolitics are behind what is going on in Ukraine: Russia, a true petro state, sits on one-fifth of the world’s natural gas supply. About one-third of the natural gas burnt in Europe comes from Russia via Ukraine, which once housed the Russian capital centuries ago. In addition, Russia almost exports as ...