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Roger McKnight

Roger McKnight
Roger McKnight is the Chief Petroleum Analyst with En-Pro International Inc. Roger has over 25 years experience in the oil industry, and has held senior marketing management positions responsible for national and international accounts. He is the originator of the card lock concept of marketing on-road diesel that is now the predominant purchase method of diesel in Canada. Roger's knowledge of the oil industry in North America, and pricing structures has resulted in his expertise being sought as a commentator by local, national, and international media. Roger is a regular guest on radio and television programs, and he is quoted regularly in newspapers and magazines across Canada.
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    Oil woes in Alberta

    December 17, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    If I were to personify the state of this country’s interest (or lack thereof) of advancing energy production and global investor visage, I would settle on that of a one-handed circus juggler! Yes, the exercise normally incorporates hand-eye coordination using

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    Trudeau’s carbon tax and pipeline troubles

    October 26, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    There’s no denying that more needs to be done to increase the number of women in the trucking industry, but what does success look like? It’s been three years now since I became the editor of Truck West magazine, and

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    The way ahead now that driving season is over – as far as the refiners are concerned

    August 22, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    I am a believer that things go backward because it makes no sense to go forward. Yes, but if you keep looking backward you can’t see where you’re going. Take that Confucius! Confusion would be an appropriate word to describe

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    The elephant in the room

    July 10, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    If you thought that one elephant in the room was a, ‘what’s-that-thing-doing-in-the-room?’ conversation topic, how about two of them? No insult by inference, but this week’s 8 cents or so gasoline pump price spike that was levied on consumers across

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    Canada’s Hadrian’s Wall of hipocrisy

    May 17, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    Television news is a carefully curated selection of stories that go 24/7. When it comes to petroleum stories, to get a sense of what it’s like to be the analyst helping the reporter understand what’s going on in the markets, try holding your breath

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    Vancouver pump prices are highest in North America

    May 11, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    There’s the fish that got away story, and then there’s the story that just won’t go away. The first is subject to harmless, outdoorsy embellishment, the second should be subject to a surgical, financial dissection – the Vancouver area pump

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    That’s cap and trade, folks!

    January 23, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    So, I got bored with my latest collector’s edition of the Farmers’ Almanac and switched my intellectual channel to, “Home Remedies that Prevent Death and Other Things.” Don’t smirk, this is a first edition and possibly the one and only

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    An inconvenient truth in global crude

    January 16, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    The inconvenient truth is whether climate change is just the weather or not. This thought of mine was triggered when leafing through some obscure, “we can’t throw that out,” July edition of a magazine with a picture of Al Gore in

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    Another year, another fuel price increase

    January 10, 2018 by Roger McKnight

    Ah yes, a new year and a new opportunity for new thoughts or thought processes … at least that’s what I believed on New Year’s Eve. But thinking is a foreign invader in the lexicon sanctity of governmental direction. I

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    Wake up Canada! We need to move oil across this country to tidewater – and soon!

    December 11, 2017 by Roger McKnight

    Let’s face it, changing your mind is just re-targeting to a more ‘hittable target,’ or focusing on the ‘focusable.’ Recently, two people come to mind who have changed their minds and are re-focusing — Alberta’s Premier, Rachel Notely, and me

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    Wheels coming off the logic wagon with Clean Energy Canada

    December 7, 2017 by Roger McKnight

      I often wonder if in the days before the webernet, and even before Prime Minister Trudeau’s, “Say, hey! What you say, don’t you love my sunny ways?’ decriminalization of marijuana, what the difference was between real and surreal. Shortly

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    The National Energy Board should take a page from the Liberals’ wacky tabacky concept

    September 25, 2017 by Roger McKnight

    I admit that I’m in a strange minority – better known as the minority of the strange. That’s because I actually read a hard copy of the news and, yes, I am equal opportunity strange in that I subscribe to

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    Stop criticizing and start coming up with good solutions

    August 28, 2017 by Roger McKnight

    The critics are annoying because they’re so critical. They point out, with an over bearing pride of their ocular skills, that there’s a hole in the bucket but then they offer no solution on how to fix it. I too

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    Should crude oil from Alberta be refined in Alberta?

    August 21, 2017 by Roger McKnight

    Shortly before the demise of the Alberta Conservative dynasty when they were morphed out – or is it smurfed out – of office by a then and still now palpitating NDP political offering, it was decided that Alberta oil sands

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    The quest for Wally World inside the world of crude oil refining

    August 15, 2017 by Roger McKnight

    It’s with the threat of a tsunami of frustration, impending doom, and boredom that I will attempt to lighten this discussion by using personification to capture your interest, thus preventing terminal glassy-eyed (or should I say gassy-eyed) syndrome, which accompanies

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