Forget U.S. General David Petraeus. In Canada, anyway, the oil industry was the big media star this past week. Sure, it’s a lot more fun to read about steamy, sexual trysts, but it’s not as important. In the past six days, there have been five stories in the Herald about Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned for having an illicit affair with his much younger biographer. In the same time frame, there have been 25 stories or columns mentioning the oilsands.