June 12-14, 2012. This particular Calgary stampede wasn’t about riding broncos or roping steers. The Global Petroleum Show was “the meeting place for the global oil and gas industry“, and Canada provided an interesting viewpoint on the business, considering all that shale-gas fracking they’ve been doing, and their giant Canada-to-USA pipeline projects. GPS united international leaders, engineers, industry professionals, field operators, and 2,000 service and supply exhibiting companies. This year over 63,000 attendees gathered to explore a dynamic international display of oil and gas innovation, to foster new and potential industry relationships, and discover the future of emerging technologies. So when do the pumping permits get signed? Be patient, they’re in the pipeline….