Western Canada takes crude turn
Late winter rush pushes oil rig count to new record; permits slightly down from ‘07, but point to gas recovery; service sector benefits
For Petroleum News
A final burst of activity before spring thaw puts an end to winter drilling — along with the latest surge in oil prices — has pushed the oil sector to its highest level in Western Canada.
The hunt for crude in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan (mostly the latter two) involved 300 rigs in ea....
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