Bill Nye the Science Guy produced a video back in 2015 called EXPLORER: Bill Nye’s Global Meltdown, which made it seem like to the unknowing viewer that Canada’s mineable oil sands would expand to be the size of Florida if left unabated.
If science is supposed to be based on observation, experiment, and the analysis of data that’s collected from these processes, Bill’s suggestion that mineable oil sands operations would grow to “almost” 170,000 km2 in size (Florida) is preposterously unscientific.Read more
It’s no secret that Canada’s energy sector has been struggling in 2019. It’s unfortunate that this year so far has been but a continuation of many before it where the oil and gas industry has seen capital investment and investor confidence drop significantly.
Meanwhile, countless layoffs have forced talented individuals to move to other more competitive jurisdictions for jobs and better employment opportunities, many of whom are relocating south to the United States.Read more
Did you know that when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) "investor" criteria, that Canada places 1st among the world’s top 10 oil exporters not just once, or twice, but every time?
It doesn’t matter what index or ranking you look at, Canada is number one on the list. And these aren’t just any rankings from your local newspaper either, but from well-reputed institutions and organizations across the globe who are among the best at what they do.
A few of these ESG rankings and their respective creators:Read more
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.
What does oil sands reclamation look like? That's a good question, and an important one to show and answer considering that Canada’s oil sands has been the number one target of many special interest and environmental groups looking to de-market 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 various 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 photos of accelerated tailings settling technology, investments in water innovation, minimal disturbance in-situ operations and reclaimed oil sands sites, because such photos show environmentally progressive and responsible development that just doesn’t fit their oppositional narrative, which is devoid of balance.Read more
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: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