Supporting Canada's Natural Resource Industries One Tweet at a Time (Oct. '18)

Supporting Canada's natural resource industries (oil and gas, mining, forestry, etc.) is extremely important not only for our current economic prosperity, but for that of our future as well!

Twitter is one place where Canadians can share their thoughts, feelings and emotions with others on current world events. It's also a great platform to share the facts just for general knowledge AND to counteract the mis-information that has been spread about Canadian industries like the energy sector, for example.

Here's Canada Action's retweets for all of October 2018. We recommend you check them out and give these people a follow on Twitter. The more we can all spread the message on social media, the more informed Canadians will be about just how important natural resources are to our economy!

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WCS vs. WTI – What’s the Difference? A Big One for Canada…

If you follow the discussion on Canadian energy and the economy, chances are you’ve heard about the record setting price differential between Western Canadian Select (WCS) and the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) benchmark.

This discount on WCS has a profound effect on Canada’s economy; millions of dollars in government and private sector revenues are lost every day. You see, WCS is the main blend of heavy crude that Canada sells to the world. So, without access to other markets than the USA, Canada really has no choice.

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Texas Pipelines Full Steam Ahead While Canadian Pipelines on Hold Indefinately

In Texas, millions of barrels of new pipeline capacity is under construction to get their oil to market. According to Bloomberg, major Permian Crude Pipelines projects currently underway include:

  • Gray Oak – Complete in end of 2019 – 700,000 – +1,000,000 bpd
  • EPIC – Complete in 2nd H of 2019 - 440,000 – 675,000 bpd
  • Cactus II – Complete btw 3rd Q of 2019 – April 2020 – 585,000 – 670,000 bpd
  • Permian-Nederland – Complete in mid-2020 - 600,000 – 1,000,000 bpd
  • Permian-Gulf Coast – Complete in mid-2021 – 1,000,000 bpd

These are just some of the pipelines that will help increase shipping capacity to refineries off the Gulf Coast to meet rising global demand for oil.

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The Oil & Gas Industry is Active Across Canada

Did you know that 12 of the 13 provinces and territories in Canada have an active petroleum industry stimulating the economy within their respective boundaries in some way or another?

These companies are using goods and services in many regions throughout the country, making the exploration and production of oil and gas truly a national industry.

Here’s some quick facts on the oil and gas industry across Canada – you might be surprised as to how much the provinces and territories other than Alberta are involved in this precious industry of ours!

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Canada is a Leader in Renewable Energy Production

Canada is a world leader when it comes to renewable energy investment and production. It’s not something that you hear about often in Canada, but it’s an important message to get out to the national and international communities.

Check out these 12 quick facts about Canada and renewable energy:

Canada is the World's 2nd Largest Hydro Electricity Producer

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Canadian Natural Resources are Good for Canada & the Global Environment

As the second largest country in the world, Canada is fortunate to have an incredible diversity and wealth of natural resources which play an important part in its high standard of living and national economy.

For example, Canada’s mining, forestry and energy industries are responsible for creating both direct and indirect economic benefits such as capital investments and job creation across the country...

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Canada’s GHG Emissions & Energy Use: Industries & Households (2016)

Greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) have been a topic of hot debate in Canada as of late, especially when it comes to new pipelines and carbon taxes.

To shed some light on energy use and GHG emissions in Canada, we delved into recent articles released on The Daily at Statistics Canada and found some interesting data for 2016.

Reduced GHG emissions were made across all industries except for one, while all but two managed to reduce their total national energy consumption.

Here’s some of the key points taken from the report Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by industries and households, released September 7th, 2018:

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3 Reasons Why Canada Needs British Columbia LNG

Have you heard about the multi-billion-dollar LNG project proposed in British Columbia? With a $40-billion price tag, the project is set to become the single largest investment into infrastructure in the province’s history!

There would be massive economic benefits for both the private sector and government, with thousands of jobs being created – peaking at 10,000 workers in 2021. Let’s not forget that oil and natural gas from Canada is produced to the highest environmental and human rights standards in the world!

We could discuss the environmental and economic benefits for British Columbia, Canada and the world when it comes to a new LNG project off the west coast. But to keep things much short-winded, here’s three practical reasons why Canada needs BC LNG:

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5 Major Pipelines Under Construction Around the World

As pipeline woes continue in Canada, I decided to look online and see if other nations were dealing with the same problems related to getting pipelines built. What I discovered was a wealth of information discussing the economic benefits of new pipelines in the planning stages or under construction in countries of all continents around the world.

These nations, of which have access to a wealth of raw oil and natural gas, seem to have taken note that global demand for petroleum is rising – and will for many years to come – and that selling their natural resources to meet that demand was a good idea anyhow.

I was surprised to see many of these projects were already underway or projected to be completed soon. I mean, the turmoil that Canada has experienced with getting any pipeline built seems everlasting - and quite frankly is extremely frustrating for many like myself.

Just thought I’d share with you some facts on these five major pipelines under construction around the world while asking a very important question… where are the protestors, like we have in Canada?

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Battershill: Anti-oil statements deserve failing grade from ATA

If you care about kids, you probably have an interest in following the Alberta Teachers’ Association. After all, the group represents more than 43,000 members, including teachers and teacher administrators in all schools in Alberta’s public, separate and francophone school divisions.

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