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OPI elects officers for 2018

The OPI Board of Directors held its election meeting on November17, 2017 in London. In accordance with the OPI By-laws the executive is elected at the Board’s first meeting after the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The AGM was held on November 2, 2017. Dale Holland of Holland Testers was re-elected President as was First Vice-President, […]

Pipeline assessments to be tested in court

Ontario oil and natural gas industry assets are assessed under the provincial Assessment Act for municipal taxes purposes. Section 25 of the Assessment Act specifically covers pipelines. The Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) provides the assessment of pipelines to enable counties and municipalities apply the yearly taxes. Any disputes a company has regarding the assessment […]

Crafting oil’s comeback

The days of ‘drill, baby, drill’ are gone. Now crude-pumping companies are bringing efficiency and savings to the forefront as they try to compete in a world where prices are on the rise, but stability is threatened by a shifting political landscape. After years of slashing costs, executives are promising to not make the same […]

The Ontario Advantage

Ontario companies have been exploring and producing oil since 1858 and natural gas since the 1880’s.  The advantages of exploring in Ontario include an estimated 50% of the province’s oil and natural gas remains to be developed, high net-backs, an experience workforce, and developed infrastructure. The Ontario Advantage

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