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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.
  • Blog

    Aye, aye Captain, forget the torpedoes hit the rocks ahead!

    October 25, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    One thing I garnered, or a better word to use would be, “guessed” from this past election pose-a-rama, was that none of the leaders – and I use that term wincingly – has ever played or paid for a son

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    Apathy persists as federal election nears

    August 30, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know if it’s true or not, but I’m told and have been told since grade school that there are a myriad of ways to cure hiccups. One way is to breathe into a paper bag – the color

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    Trump’s see-saw China policies rattle oil markets

    August 19, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    Admonish the thought (out, damned spot!) that there is no political element in the day-to-day changes in the value of crude oil or its refined derivatives. To compensate, add the thought that I am convinced U.S. President Donald Trump and

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    The news story that just won’t go away…

    July 30, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    There’s this one particular news story that just won’t go away, and it has a surprise ending — or is it just the beginning? I think, in the media world (a world within itself), this is called a teaser. An opening

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    Oil politics: It’s like arguing with the mirror

    July 19, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    Water runs downhill and so does crude oil. Well, at least oil is running south of the border. This, despite the efforts of the foreign-funded E-Wacks, and our very own energy denier, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, ironically the owner of

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  • Feature

    Why all the hate for Canadian crude?

    July 11, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    I spent two weeks out of the country only to return to the same gunfight at the OK Corral, but things are far from OK, in fact they seem worse. Sure, the term gunfight is a political metaphor, but the

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    This investigation could be contagious

    July 8, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    After reading this you may all think that you’ve contracted “Yogi Berra disease”, colloquially known as deja vu all over again syndrome. This is because in a recent report I ruminated on the elliptical thought processes going through the mind

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    New USMCA deal favors U.S. with Canadian oil

    June 4, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    Think before you speak and read it before you sign it. These will be my words of advice to the thundering herd of currently employed and pensioned politicians as they scamper back to their ridings waving their… “remember me?” signs!

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    Canada needs an energy information report

    February 15, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    I don’t know about you, but I fill up my tank, or begin to squint with nervous suspicion, when the fuel gauge says it’s only a quarter full. The only indication we have of where the prices of gasoline and

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    Back to the future

    February 4, 2019 by Roger McKnight

    Am I seeing things or has the Canadian energy sector, specifically Alberta, been forced into an economic version of Back to the Future? Recently, Alberta premier Rachel Notley proudly “podiumed” that the province will provide $400 million in loan guarantees

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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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