the opening salvo, complaining about Canadian contractors, should come from a guy associated with Beijing's newly acquired Nexen before the ink is even dry on the takeover deal.
As oilsands firms struggle to contain costs while producing some of
the world's most expensive crude, "fat, lazy and inefficient" suppliers
and contractors will have to be replaced, oilsands leaders said Tuesday.
officials attending the inaugural Edmonton Network of the Association
for Corporate Growth on Tuesday were critical of supply companies they
say have not yet grasped the new business reality - the need to "wring
the towel" and reduce both capital and production costs.