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ARC Financial Corp. is a Calgary-based, employee-owned, private equity management firm founded in 1989, with an exclusive focus on the Canadian energy industry. Through in-depth investment research capability leveraged to build a highly successful corporate advisory practice, ARC Financial Corp created ARC Resources Ltd in 1996. ARC Resources Ltd. is a TSX-listed company (ARX) that has become one of the leading players in the Canadian oil and gas sector. The mandate for the ARC Energy Funds is to provide growth equity capital for energy companies with a core focus on the Canadian oil and gas industry.

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Peter Tertzakian

Peter Tertzakian is Chief Energy Economist and Managing Director at ARC Financial Corp., Canada’s leading energy focused private equity firm. Peter has an undergraduate degree in Geophysics from the University of Alberta, a graduate degree in Econometrics from the University of Southampton UK, and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the Sloan School of Management at MIT. In addition to his principal role at ARC Financial, he is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Calgary and has lectured at many leading universities and conferences around the world.

Jackie Forrest

Jackie Forrest is Vice President of Energy Research at ARC Financial Corp. At ARC, Jackie is responsible for actively monitoring emerging strategic trends related to Canadian oil and gas. With 20 years of experience in the energy industry, she is a sought after speaker at industry conferences and is frequently quoted in the press. She has written numerous blogs and columns on energy issues. She published a paper that outlines the ARC method for analyzing climate change risks when investing in crude oil, titled “Crude Oil Investing in a Carbon Constrained World”. Prior to joining ARC, she was the leader of North American crude oil research for IHS CERA. Among her many roles, Jackie has been an active facilitator in the debate surrounding Canada’s future oil sands development, and has published more than 15 public papers on topics critical to oil sands development, including five papers on life cycle GHG emission from crude oil. Jackie attended the University of Calgary where she receiv

Awards & Publications

Books: A Thousand Barrels a Second (2005) The End of Energy Obesity (2009)

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July 15, 2019 Charts

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Canadian Natural Resources: An interview with Steve Laut

This week we interview Steve Laut the Executive Vice Chairman of Canadian Natural Resources that has risen to be Canada’s largest oil and gas producer aided by recent acquisitions, including purchasing Shell Canada and Devon’s oil sands assets. S...

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Cheap, clean, safe and secure. Whether it’s petroleum products, natural gas or electricity, that’s how we like our energy. But we’re never really satisfied, are we? Our wallets feel picked by the monthly utility bill. Only a perpetual motion m...

July 8, 2019 Charts

The CAD has increased 2.3 cents since May; Alberta production fell 174 kB/d in May; The UK seized an Iranian oil tanker ...

Energy Security: Does Canada Have it?

Canadian’s take for granted that they have energy security. But on this week’s podcast we argue that Canada could be one of the least energy secure countries in the world when it comes to oil. The pipeline that connects Western Canada’s oilfiel...