Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Oct. 22 faced the cold reality of a minority government that will likely be forced to tilt left to survive, a move that risks upsetting the business community and stoking alienation in oil-producing provinces.
The government of Alberta, Canada's main oil-producing province, on Oct. 9 took the first steps towards establishing its so-called 'energy war room' aimed at boosting the image of the oil and gas industry.
Shipments of Canadian crude from the U.S. Gulf Coast since May have more than doubled all of 2018's exports as Asian refiners scramble for heavy sour oil, according to vessel-tracking data, traders and industry sources.
A Canadian court on Sept. 24 temporarily blocked legislation enabling the province of Alberta to restrict oil and gas flows to British Columbia, saying the constitutionality of the measure would be decided at a later trial.
Encana made changes to its executive leadership team on Sept. 10, including the promotion of Michael McAllister to president and Greg Givens to COO.
Encana edged past estimates for quarterly profit on July 31, helped by increased shale oil production in the Anadarko and Permian basins.