The Power Corporation of Canada is a Canadian power company that has not only provided integral services to the people of Canada for over seventy-five years but have helped shape and refine big business itself all over Canada. In 1925 the Power Corporation of Canada opened its doors as a holding company for its owners substantial investments in Canada’s many power and utility companies. The original owners of Power corp. of Canada were Arthur J. Nesbitt and Peter A. T. Thompson.

Throughout the unique history of the company, Power Corp. of Canada has made intelligent business decisions that have allowed them to weather economic hardships, strict government regulations and stiff international competition. In the late 1930’s they acquired a substantial share of Bathurst Pulp and Paper Co., which it still holds a substantial interest in to this day. Shortly after this acquisition, Power corp. of Canada also purchased Canadian Oil Companies Ltd., one of Canada’s leading suppliers of crude oil and petroleum fuel products. Soon after, in a very smart business move, they sold the crude oil portfolio of Shell Oil for a substantial profit, which further allowed them to expand on their already diverse and successful portfolio of investments.

Today, Power Corp. of Canada has a broad range of investments and subsidiary companies under its umbrella including:

Power Financial Great-West Lifeco Great-West Life London Life Canada Life Great-West Life and Annuity Putnam Investments IGM Financial Investors Group Mackenzie Financial Pargesa Holding

Power Corp. of Canada has been able rise above many of the struggles facing Canada’s leading corporations because of their willingness and success in diversity and their ability to adapt their same principles of conservative investments to the financial, insurance and telecommunications industries in Canada. Their success has made them an influential player in Canadian politics. Three of Power corp. of Canada’s CEO’s have gone on to head some of the most important positions in Canadian politics.
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Suncor Energy is a Candian based energy company that specializes in crude oil production. Suncor Energy has ranked in the top 200 of the Forbes Global 2000 top businesses for several years and has seen exponential growth due to innovative and cost efficient changes that has held it weather economic difficulties faced by companies all over the world.

Founded in Montreal in 1919 Suncor opened its doors under the name Sun Company of Canada as a sister company to global oil tycoons Sun Oil. After facing many changes in management, acquisitions and mergers Suncor rebranded and acquired Petro-Canada, (one of the nations top supplier of crude oil and petroleum products to private and commercial customers) and sky-rocketed to one of the most powerful energy providers in the world and becoming one of the largest employers and businesses in Canada.

Suncor Energy is one of the worlds leading energy suppliers and offers a wide range of products and services to its client base. Aside from being a world name in petroleum and servicing thousands of petroleum stations in Canada and the United States (in a cooperative agreement with Shell) Suncor is one of the worlds leading innovators in natural gas and alternative energy. It is one of the leading suppliers of natural gas and services the majority of residential homes in Canada. Due to its advancements in wind-energy solutions, it has the capacity to provide low-cost, efficient energy to over 70,000 homes in Canada. This innovative energy system eliminates as much carbon dioxide as emitted by the exhaust of 60,000 vehicles. Suncor is also developing several wind power generating facilities every year in hopes of turning Canada into one of the most energy efficient countries in the world.

Suncor has been recognized as being one of the “Top100 Employers” in Canada and is well known for its dedication to employee safety.
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Talisman Energy is among the largest petroleum producers in Canada, with operations around the world. The company has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Vietnam, Colombia, Norway, and other countries. Among its main competitors are Devon Energy Corporation and Apache Corporation.

Based in Calgary, Talisman Energy has a diversity of holdings and a history of mergers and acquisitions. Established in 1992, it sold unprofitable mining operations, after a split from BP, shifting its focus to extensive natural gas deposits in British Columbia. In 1993, the company bought Encor Inc from Bell Canada and doubled in size to become one of the largest petroleum producers in the country. Talisman Energy gained more assets when it bought Bow Valley Energy in 1994 and expanded to Southeast Asia and the North Sea.

The main business activities of Talisman Energy include development, exploration, production, marketing, and transportation of natural gas liquids, natural gas, and crude oil. In 2010, the company focused on piloting and developing projects in North America. Through strategic partnerships and land acquisitions, the company continued building its position in activities, plays, and projects aimed at extracting gas liquids and natural gas from shale formations. These partnerships include joint ventures with Sasol Limited and Statoil in the Montney shale play and the Eagle Ford shale play.

In Latin America, the company has operations in Peru and Colombia, and its subsidiaries have acquired non-operator interests and operator interests in 7 blocks in total, found in the Maranon basis in the northern part of Peru. The company has two operating areas in the United Kingdom – the Central Business Area and the Northern Business Area, accounting for 18 percent of Talisman Energy’s production worldwide in 2010. The primary focus of Talisman in the United Kingdom is oil. Talisman Energy also has interests in Southeastern Asia, including Papua New Guinea, Australia, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Indonesia. Its production in 2010 averaged 119,000 boe/d, and the company operated about 36 percent of its production in South Asia. The company had operations in other countries as well, including Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, and Algeria. In 2009, Talisman Energy disposed of its interests on the territory of Trinidad and Tobago.
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TransCanada Corp. operates and develops energy infrastructure on the North American continent. Established in Calgary in 1951, the company extended its pipeline network along the Great Lakes in the US, and in 1967, extension was competed. The company undertook a significant expansion of its mainline system in 1989.

TransCanada operates a complex system of pipelines, with partially and fully owned gas pipelines connecting the market with gas supply basins. TransCanada delivers gas to businesses and local distribution companies in the US and Canada and explores new possibilities to make it possible for producers to reach their markets. Among these are transporting crude oil on new and existing pipelines, thus connecting oil sands supplies with refineries operating in the US Midwest. In addition, TransCanada, through ANR, which is a wholly owned subsidiary, is among the largest providers of storage services for natural gas in the United States.

Another goal of the company is to meet the growing energy demand on the North American continent by optimizing the pipeline infrastructure. The Keystone Pipeline is a major pipeline transporting crude oil to markets at Patoka and Wood River in Illinois as well as at Cushing in Oklahoma. The pipeline runs to Manitoba in Canada where it crosses the border to the US and enters North Dakota.

TransCanada also aims to develop, build, and operate large-scale energy infrastructure and facilities as to deliver long-term returns to shareholders and quality service to customers. The company pioneered the use of high-strength steel for pipelines, which makes it possible to transport large volumes of gas at high pressures. This helps cut emissions and reduces the transportation cost for shippers. TransCanada is the only company on the North American continent to make use of and gain experience by using this technology. Regarding research and development, the company focuses in a number of areas, including liquefied natural gas and gas storage, power generation, flow efficiency and gas quality, advanced pipeline materials, and others. The active technology program of the company aims to meet the energy requirements of North America.

The company’s main competitors are Enron Creditors Recovery Corp., El Paso Corporation, and Buckeye Partners, L.P.
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Ultra Petroleum is an oil and gas company engaged in the exploration, acquisition, operation, and development of natural gas and oil properties. The main competitors of the company are Royal Dutch Shell plc, the Exxon Mobil Corporation, and ConoxoPhillips. Ultra Petroleum is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under UPL. The company has offices in Denver, Colorado, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania, Pinedale, Wyoming, and Houston, Texas. Its main subsidiaries are the Sino-American Energy Corporation, Ultra Resources, Inc., and the UP Energy Corporations.

Ultra Petroleum was established in 1979 in Canada and acquired Wyoming interests in 1996. The company purchased land in the Rockies which involved sections rich in natural gas. In 1997, Ultra Petroleum was the first gas and oil company to implement multi-frac technology at the Lance formation. At this time, the company operated under a farm-out agreement with Questar Corp. By the mid-2000, the company was stable enough as to consider further growth. The spacing of wells was reduced in the Jonah Field, which doubled the volume of the company’s reserves. Ultra Petroleum also began to drill development wells, which was marked with successes in its Wyoming drilling operations.

At present, Ultra Petroleum owns acreage around and in the Pinedale and Jonah gas fields found in the Greater Green River. The company has interest in about 1,300 wells, operating more than 60 percent of the land position. Ultra Petroleum has expanded across the US, with a focus on the Marcellus Shale opportunity. In the Appalachian basin, the company undertook a drilling program, which spanned 30 miles north to south. The drilling program helped assess almost all of the legacy area.

The company has leases in five counties in the central and northern parts of Transylvania – Tioga, Potter, Bradford, Sullivan, and Lycoming. Ultra Petroleum has 100 percent interest in a land position of 30,000 acres in Potter and Tioga counties. Aiming to boost its resource potential, the company bought 160,000 acres in the Northeast, with 50/50 working interest. After this acquisition, Ultra Petroleum owns about 250,000 acres, part of the Marcellus Shale.
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