Albertans have a reputation for new investment opportunities This article is published in the 2015 Investment Guide to Alberta's Energy Industry By Peter McKenzie-Brown It’s hard to forget the 2008 financial crisis, when the
economies of North America and E...
Reclamation efforts after the frac are now top of mind for executives who don't want to end up owning contamination. This article appears in the October issue of Oilweek ; image from here By Peter McKenzie-Brown “I find it hard to believe that it’s often a
In a climate of price pessimism, selling forward may be a recipe for survival By Peter McKenzie-Brown All
companies are not created equal. They work in similar environments and get
clobbered by the same economic events, but their narratives are different.
The Stress-timed Rhythm of English This article replaces an earlier piece I wrote, which somehow got mangled. By Peter McKenzie-Brown Imagine yourself at public auditions in which four conductors are competing for
the top job in an orchestra. Each competit...
In an effort to create improved caribou habitat, a Cenovus-COSIA project is altering “wolf highways” This article appears in the September issue of Oilweek By Peter McKenzie-Brown Caribou are a symbol of Canada’s northern forests, but
their populations ar...
Major oilsands players are making strides in dealing with troublesome bitumen tailings. This article appears in the September 2014 issue of Oilweek ; chart from here . By Peter McKenzie-Brown To a large degree
because of its agricultural roots, Alberta’s co...
- Self-employedWriter, 1992 - present
- Canadian Petroleum AssociationPublic Affairs, 1982 - 1992
A Calgary-based author and writer, during the last two decades I have done work for several corporate clients and also for industry and business publications – notably the trade magazines Oilweek and Oilsands Review. Prior to beginning my writing career, I worked for the Canadian Petroleum Association (CPA, a forerunner to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers) and for Gulf Oil Canada – then part of an integrated global oil company.
British by Birth, I amAmerican by upbringing and Canadian by choice.
My major, 300-year history of the oil sands is scheduled for publication in 2015 by a major university press. My earlier books include Barbecues, Booms and Blogs: Fifty Years of Public Relations in Calgary (2008; co-editor and contributor); Reflections on Communicative Language Teaching (2007); In Balance: An Account of Alberta’s CA Profession (2000); The Richness of Discovery: Amoco’s First Fifty Years in Canada (1998); and The Great Oil Age: The Petroleum Industry in Canada (1993, with Gordon Jaremko and David Finch). I also contributed a five-part series on the “History of the petroleum industry in Canada” to Wikipedia (2006)
- Southern Illinois University
- McMurray College,
The Energy Trouble Center Nobody's Talking About (Yet) - Oil & E...
Today, WTI crude hit a new high for the year: $54 a barrel. One reason for this upswing has to do with the disappointing call I just receive
What happened in Vegas—By John D'Agata and Jim Fingal (Harper's Magazine)
From The Lifespan of a Fact, by writer John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, published in February 2012 by W. W. Norton. In 2005, as an intern at
Peak Oil Crisis Being Compounded by Refinery Closures
Due to high costs and unprofitability many oil refineries that supply the US are closing down or up for sale. About 1.5 million b/d of suppl
Meltdown - The Conclusion: "After The Fall" | ZeroHedge
Previously, we brought you parts one, two and three of the Canadian must see documentary "Meltdown." In this final episode "After the Fall",