Commodities

Oil by rail to grow without new pipelines, NEB says

Daily oil-by-rail shipments are set to climb tenfold within 25 years if no new major pipelines are built to help move Western Canadian oil to domestic refineries and international markets, the National Energy Board told a Senate standing committee studying the transport of crude.   Thursday, September 22, 2016

In the oil patch, a gusher of stock sales

Big players in the Canadian energy sector have pumped out a slew of stock sales to pay down debt and fund new production projects. While oil executives pitch these deals as paving the way for growth, investors have yet to be rewarded for their faith.   Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Encana unveils stock sale to pay down debt, fund spending

Encana Corp. is seeking to raise more than $1-billion in a marketed share issue, a departure from priced bought deals that are more often used to raise money in the oil patch.   Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tables turned

A decade after a flurry of corporate takeovers spurred worries that deep-pocketed foreign giants would turn Canada into a branch-plant economy, precisely the opposite story is playing out across North American markets.   Saturday, September 17, 2016