Don't have a Twitter account? No problem! Not many people do, but we still want to share the information we post concerning Canada's natural resource industries and those abroad with you!
Below you'll find all retweets by Canada Action throughout the month of January 2019. If you're looking to be up-to-date on developments regarding Canada's natural resource sectors and those around the world (and how Canada competes), these retweets will help to get you caught up to speed.
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The world needs more Canadian natural resources! Our country benefits and so does the global environment because we are one of the most transparent, regulated and environmentally-friendly natural resource producers around!
Below are all retweets by Oil Sands Action throughout January of 2019. If you're unfamiliar with the current state of affairs when it comes to pipelines, oil and gas and other natural resource industries in Canada and abroad, these tweets will get you caught up quickly.
So, what does the notorious "tar sands" in Canada look like? You'd be surprised, especially considering the only photos we see in media nowadays are those of open mines. But just a small percent of the oil sands land area has been disturbed because of mining operations, so why don't we ever see an in-situ lease to portray the oil sands?
Of course an open mine is going to look apocalyptic from an environmental perspective, as would any open mine for any industry (Google lithium or copper mines as an example). But the whole story is not being told. A very small area of the oil sands in Alberta can be extracted from surface mining operations. The facts:
- Only 20% of the Alberta oil sands is mineable (by surface area)
- The remaining 80% of oil is too deep and can only be extracted using in-situ methods with minimal land disturbance
- Oil sands surface area: 142,000 km2
- Mineable oil sands area cleared or disturbed: 767 km2
- That's 0.5% of oil sands total surface area disturbed (as of Dec 31, 2017)
Below are several pictures showing you just exactly what the oil sands looks like in Canada including in-situ operations (like steam-assisted gravity drainage), mining operations and reclaimed oil sands land. Also see:Read more
In 2013, the National Energy Board (NEB) of Canada approved Kinder Morgan’s proposal to twin the existing Trans Mountain Pipeline. Since then, what has transpired is a fiasco that has led to delay after delay, time and time again.
Lots of uncertainty over government policies among other things at work led Kinder Morgan to sell the pipeline to the federal government for $4.5 billion in the spring of 2018 and withdraw its capital from Canada all together shortly after.
A few months later, a ruling from the Federal Court of Appeal in August of 2018 overturned the government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion. Now, the project is on hold for an indeterminate amount of time.
More delays for a critical piece of energy infrastructure that will contribute to Canada’s economic wealth and prosperity for years to come...Read more
Canada's natural resource industries are an extremely important part of our national economy. Constituting 17% of the total national gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017 and employing more than 2 million people nationwide, they are a major source of wealth and prosperity for all of Canada.
It's important that we as Canadians show our support for our natural resource industries as much as we can. One way to do that is to get out on social media and spread informative articles that dispel lots of misinformation that's currently out there!
With that in mind, we invite you to check us out and join the movement on Twitter! Every voice counts in the battle for Canada's economic future and prosperity!
Below are all the retweets by Canada Action throughout December 2018. If you're unfamiliar with the current state of affairs when it comes to pipelines, oil and gas and other natural resource industries in Canada, these will get you caught up very quickly.Read more
Canada’s competitiveness on a global scale is becoming a bigger concern as the months go by for organizations, CEOs and industry leaders across the board.
Some people may say that these quotes are simply anecdotal and as a result shouldn’t be concerning. But given the multitude of executives and leaders in Canada all sounding the same alarm, that Canada is losing its competitiveness, what they are saying should matter to all Canadians.
These quotes aren’t an anomaly either. They’ve been consistent, coming from leaders doing business in all provinces and industries across Canada.
Here’s the latest 20+ quotes that should have everyone in Canada worried and be asking themselves: what needs to change?
The approval of the $40 billion liquefied natural gas project in Northern British Columbia is a huge win for the First Nations who find their communities along the associated up-and-coming pipelines and export terminal. This mega-project means jobs, careers, business opportunities and revenues for these Indigenous people and their communities for decades to come.
It also means lots of opportunities for all Canadians working in the oil and gas industry, especially in British Columbia and Alberta. At a time where oil pipelines have been suspended or cancelled all together, the BC LNG investment is a shining light in a rather dark outlook for Canada’s petroleum industry.
While this massive energy infrastructure project will benefit all Canadians, more specifically, here’s some hard facts showing a few important reasons why BC LNG matters to First Nations in BC.
- Also see: 3 Reasons Why Canada Needs BC LNG
Good news, Canada! Construction is set to begin on the $40 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project located in northern British Columbia.
This massive project, which represents the largest energy investment in Canada’s history, is expected to bring huge economic benefits to both the province and nation through increased private sector revenues, employment opportunities and government revenues.Read more
A lot of people wonder just how much greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are created by mid-stream components such as pipelines. In Canada, the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) sheds some light on this topic.
According to the latest data from 2014, you might be amazed at just how little skin Canadian pipelines have in the grand scheme of things.Read more
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:Read more