Oil has been getting a lot of attention these days. That’s especially true in Canada, a country which seems to be one of the only places in the world where it’s next to impossible to build a pipeline, all the while world demand for this "black gold" continues to grow every year.
Since 2008, the Tar Sands Campaign has effectively labelled any and all Canadian oil as the “black swan” of energy supply. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
We often see these anti-oil, anti-pipeline “environmental” groups who are part of this campaign against ONLY Canadian resources and prosperity rallying in remote locations. To do so, they use petroleum products such as gasoline, plastics and vehicles to chase their goals of shutting down our natural resource industries completely.
It begs us to ask these protestors a few important questions:
Do they know just how many everyday objects and uses there are for petroleum products?
Do they know just how intertwined our high quality of life and standard of living are with oil and gas?
The bottom line is we should all have some appreciation for the opportunities oil and gas provides us with at home in Canada and across the world.