Canada’s oil and gas industry has been in the spotlight for many years, but not because it has been named the top oil producer in the world or is now the third largest LNG exporter (headlines which are true for the USA).Read more
Did you know that Canada is home to the world's third largest recoverable oil reserves? Most of Canada's oil is found in the oil sands in the western province of Alberta.
Did you also know that the companies operating in oil sands are required to adhere to some of the strictest environmental regulations for oil and gas producers on the planet?
So, just exactly how are Canada's oil sands producers making an effort to protect the environment?
Below are several infographics on oil sands producers and the environment showing how these companies are part of one of the most environmentally responsible petroleum industries on the planet.Read more
Just how important is oil and gas to the Canadian economy? We gave the best answer we could in a previous blog, but new studies by the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) shed even more light on the topic.
Two CERI reports released in July of 2019 forecast the economic contribution of both conventional oil and gas and the oil sands industry across Canada.
Below details the focus of each report, and the overall economic highlights along with a link to the PDF file for your convenience.
Canada is a vast country with a diverse array of industries from coast-to-coast-to-coast. As a country we are fortunate to be surrounded by the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and have a thriving fishing industry in Canada because of the opportunity they provide.
We have a ton of lakes everywhere you look in Canada too! With nearly 32,000 of them across the country, there's plenty of opportunity for inland fishing as well.
Often enough, the fishing and seafood industry is one sector of Canada’s economy that doesn’t seem to get the credit it deserves. It is a major economic driver for both coastal rural communities and major urban centres alike.
We want everyone to know how important the fishing industry in Canada is to tens of thousands of people across the country. The best way to do that is to explain it to you, by the numbers! Also see:
- Mining Industry: By the Numbers
- Petroleum Industry: By the Numbers
- Agricultural Sector: By the Numbers
- Forest Industry: By the Numbers
What does oil sands reclamation look like? That's a good question, and an important one to answer.
Canada’s oil sands has been the number one target of many special interest and environmental groups looking to de-market and discount Canadian oil by preventing it from getting to world consumers.
One of the ways these groups smear the industry is by using pictures of open pit mines and tailings ponds in blogs and articles, giving off an impression to the unknowing viewer that is how the entirety of Alberta's oil sands is developed.
It’s no surprise they skip the photos of in-situ operations and reclaimed oil sands sites, because those photos show environmentally progressive and responsible development which doesn’t fit their narrative.
Did you know that Canada is a global top 10 energy producer? It’s not just for oil and natural gas, either. We are a top 10 global producer of many other forms of energy too!
Canada is lucky to have vast petroleum reserves, while also being blessed with a rich and diverse array of geography from coast-to-coast-to-coast that provides us the opportunity to develop other forms of energy such as hydroelectricity, wind, solar and biofuels.
As it stands today, Canada is a global top 10 producer of these following energies:
Did you know that Canada Action is the most active on Twitter when compared to Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn?
We would love for you to join us on Twitter and stay up-to-date on the most recent developments related to Canada!
But if you don't necessarily want another account to manage, that's okay too! We are posting the best of our monthly tweets right here for you to check out.
Here's Canada Action's best tweets and retweets for the month of July 2019. Also see:Read more
Did you know that Oil Sands Action posts more frequently on Twitter than any other social media platform?
If you think we are a good medium for staying up to date on energy, the economy and other related topics related to Canada, we would love for you to join us on Twitter!
If another new social media account is a no-go for you, that's okay too! We are posting our best tweets each month on our blog for you to check out!
Here's Oil Sands Action's best tweets and retweets for the month of July 2019. Also see:Read more
The United States, which just happens to be Canada’s number one competitor for oil and gas markets, has reached a new liquefied natural gas (LNG) export record of 4.7 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in May of 2019.
The country became the world’s 3rd top LNG exporter this year, averaging 4.2 Bcf/d of exports between January and May. It remains behind only Australia and Qatar, as both of those countries also continue to increase their own LNG exports to fulfill rising global demand.
Between 2016 - 2021, the U.S. is expected to double its LNG export capacity to more than 10 Bcf/d. Considering that 2016 was the year it began exporting, it’s quite a feat to accomplish.
So where is all the additional export capacity coming from?Read more