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United Illuminating

The United Illuminating (UI) Company has a long and storied history as a regional electric transmission and distribution organization. It is one of the operating companies of the UIL Holdings Corporation...
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Ronald Lane Inc.

Ronald Lane Inc.’s business value system is the same as its family value system. They believe in honesty, respect and doing the job right. RLI began in 1979. Today, President Ronald Lane manages his...
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Pure Gold Mining Inc.

Ontario’s Red Lake district has been recognized as one of the richest gold-producing areas of North America for many years, but that doesn’t mean just anyone can move in and strike it rich. The geology...
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Puma Energy – Puerto Rico operations

Puma Energy has greatly expanded its operations in Puerto Rico since it arrived on the island in 2008. The company has evolved from a wholesale provider to independent service stations to become one...
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Mountain V Oil & Gas Inc.

The winning combination of hard work and good people has been key to the growth of Mountain V Oil & Gas Inc., President S. Michael Shaver says. “We all get up early, stay late and everybody looks...
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Fleur de Lis Energy

Headquartered in Dallas, Fleur de Lis (FDL) Energy is a private energy firm focused on acquiring, operating and exploiting oil and gas assets in North America. Through a partnership established in early...
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Entegra Energy Solutions

Although it is a new company, Entegra Energy Solutions is built on a foundation of experience. Founding the company in July, its leaders had already carved out strong track records in the energy industry...
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CoilChem LLC

CoilChem LLC came to the oil and gas industry in 2009 with plans to introduce new chemical solutions designed to improve horizontal well completions and work-overs. The Washington, Okla.-based company...
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CH•IV International

Some firms focus only on one service, but CH•IV International offers several. “From gas treatment and liquefaction for peak shaving or export, through marine and land transportation to final import...
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Bottom Line Services

After swinging through the ups and downs of the energy industry in the past decade, new ownership is helping Bottom Line Services (BLS) transition to the stability of the midstream oil and gas market.  For...
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Commodity Challenges

Slowing global growth, oversupply and rising regulatory demands are pressuring markets and producer stock prices alike. Few industries have felt the squeeze more acutely than the mining sector, which...
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Representing the Future

As the markets for alternative fuel sources continue to heat up, the LNG/LPG sector is one of those that is receiving a lot of interest from people around the world. The number of projects based on LNG...
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Behind the Scenes

Efficient field operations improve profits and reduce waste. But what about efficient back office operations? Are you doing all you can to streamline your back office financial processes? Have you optimized...
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Leveraging the Digital Economy

The process industries have been ahead of the curve on digitization, having high-value assets digitized and sending signals back for the past 30 years. Now, however, the ability to digitize and track...
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Streamlining Processes

The oil industry has been hit hard this year and companies are struggling to keep afloat financially. With the price of a barrel of oil selling for almost half of what it was in 2014, consumers are rejoicing,...
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A Certain Future

Today’s energy and mining companies face an almost certain future: Wearable technology very soon will become an integral part of day-to-day operations. As I’m writing this article, energy and mining...
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Final Frontiers?

When Canada began seriously considering adopting International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), the management of many junior exploration companies feared the loss of their exploration and evaluation...
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Sealed and Delivered

A ccording to the World Corrosion Organization, the global cost of corrosion is estimated to be $2.2 trillion. Corrosion is defined by the degradation of a substrate due to its interaction with the environment....
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Clarity or Confusion?

On June 29, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers issued a much-anticipated rule defining “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) for purposes of the federal...
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Rare Earth Mining

Rare earth elements are used in wide abundance today, in everything from communication to defense technologies. First discovered over 200 years ago, they have since gained in global prominence and are...
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Special Focus

Some people throw out the mayonnaise jar when they can’t scoop any more out of it. Other people will take a knife and painstakingly scrape the jar’s sides and get enough mayonnaise for at least another sandwich, maybe more. But they need time and different tools to do the job. Read more...
Veresen Inc. closed a deal in February 2012 on a low-risk asset with high-growth potential. The company’s $920 million acquisition of the Hythe/Steeprock Complex, formerly owned by Encana Corp., has ushered it into Canada’s booming Montney Shale Play, the prolific natural gas resources located in British Columbia and Alberta. Read more...
TWD Technologies began its evolution into construction management approximately four years ago as a way to ensure that its engineering designs were executed flawlessly. “I think the top reason is to have more control,” co-founder and Principal Scott Wilson maintains. “The traditional way of doing things is, we do the engineering and then a contractor builds it. Read more...
Rambler Metals and Mining struck gold at its Ming Mine in Baie Verte, Newfoundland in 2004 when it began its exploration campaign searching for base and precious metals.  The Ming Mine is an underground volcanic massive sulfide style copper deposit with anomalously high gold grades, allowing the small company to become a mid-size mine developer in a short period of time. Copper and gold pricing fluctuate with economic trends. Read more...
Colter Energy Services Inc.’s commitment to safety goes beyond inspections and meetings to permeate every aspect of the company and its operations. In fact, that commitment has driven the company since its founding. Read more...
A once-dormant copper-gold-silver development in British Columbia is seeing new life. Vancouver-based Yellowhead Mining Inc. in March 2012 completed a feasibility study on the Harper Creek project, which was initially explored in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Read more...
After nearly a quarter of a century, The Rig Shop Ltd. has stayed successful by maintaining strong values in its approach to work, Head Engineer Fred Jolivet says. “[Our senior managers] are straight-up, honest businessmen,” he says. “I enjoy working for them.” Read more...
For the province of Alberta, 1962 was an important year. The Alberta Conservation Board had approved the Great Canadian Oil Sands Project and the Alberta-California pipeline was completed. Seeing the need for Canadian-made products that were suited to Canadian conditions, Duncan McNeill launched Stream-Flo Industries Ltd. and the Crown Energy product line in 1962. In its first year of operation, Stream-Flo manufactured the first Canadian swing check valve used in the oil industry. The company’s global expertise and industry dominance have continued to grow, making it a leader in the energy market. Read more...
The rise in oil and natural gas prices beginning in the late 1990s encouraged the use of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to access large areas rich in oil and gas deposits that had been, until then, too expensive to extract. While oil and gas companies focused on opening wells at a rate of 1,800 wells per year just in North Dakota’s Bakken area, others wanted to minimize the environmental effects of fracking. Ridgeline Energy Services Inc. created solutions to recycle and re-use water used for fracking, along with recycling contaminated soil to use on green landfills. Read more...
At Pilot Gold, no decision is based on a hunch – either the science is there, or it’s not. It may sound restricting, but in its essence it’s liberating. By practicing its philosophy – “the Science of Discovery” – Pilot Gold has looked beyond traditional mining regions and opened new areas of exploration. Read more...
Brian Impey started his company in 1985 when he purchased a used 1-ton oilfield maintenance truck. More than 25 years later, the Gazelle’s Group of companies is a multimillion-dollar company with three divisions: Insulation Snakes®, Canline Pipeline Solutions and Gazelle’s Oilfield Service Ltd. Read more...
Subtract the inherent risks present in operating gold companies and add more potential benefits than a gold ETF and you get Franco-Nevada Corp. A gold-focused royalty and stream company, Franco-Nevada’s business model limits exposure to operating and capital cost inflation while allowing to it take advantage of rising commodity prices and new discoveries. Read more...
When people usually think of mine shafts, they tend to picture workers starting at the surface and moving downward to the resources that lie below. But Arkbro Industries has found success by offering mining clients the products that allow them to create mine shafts – “raises” in mining terms – from the bottom up. Read more...
Ventana Gold Corp. barely has entered its fifth year in Colombia’s mining industry, but already President and CEO Stephen Orr believes the company has discovered a project that could position it as Colombia’s leading precious metals producer. Read more...
Sometimes, all that’s necessary for a company to break through and reach the next level of success is a new perspective. That’s exactly what Vancouver-based Zincore Metals gained in 2009 when its new management team took over. Manager of Investor Relations Adam Ho says the company has a new outlook on life, from big-picture optimism all the way down to how it approaches its assets in the field. Read more...
ROCK Construction and Mining Inc. was founded by Peter Walker in 2002 after a career in excavation and mining. The company philosophy is to provide safe, efficient and guaranteed service, always knowing project parameters before a bid and always meeting client expectations. ROCK specializes in drilling and blasting for hydroelectric development, quarry and mine production, road and highway construction, infrastructure foundations and specialty drilling. Read more...

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