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The Roughneck

The Roughneck
The Roughneck 
was founded in 1952 as the voice of the Canadian oil community. The magazine reports on the people and events of that community - both past and present - that have made the oilpatch in Canada what it is today.

The Roughneck analyzes political events that affect the industry and profiles people and businesses that are a part of it. The magazine covers the news that others miss because it is a part of the industry about which it writes. Opinions expressed herein are those of the staff writers and may not reflect those of the magazine's readers or advertisers.


4: The Douglas Report

• Volcanologists Use High-Res Images of Earth to Locate Fossil Fuel Reserves – North America Sitting on Huge Resources

8: Money Matters

• It's Tax Time! (Again)

12: Opinions

• The Alberta Independence Interview

20: Saskatchewan

• Battle Royal Over Carbon Tax – In Hands of  SK Court of Appeal

24: Oil Shows

• Plan to Attend = Peace Region + Saskatchewan Oil Shows

26: Equipment and Services

• Quorum Software Buys Coastal Flow Measurement, Inc. &
Flow-Cal, Inc.

28: Jokes

29/30: Rig Count, Ad Index


Front Cover

"You’re open to talk about the mechanics of Alberta independence, and that’s where I’d like to focus but, just as an introduction, how likely do you think Alberta's independence is?"