Why a Line 5 Shutdown Just Doesn’t Make Sense

Why a Line 5 Shutdown Just Doesn’t Make Sense

Straits of Mackinac, Michigan Just months after President Joe Biden axed the Keystone XL project, the future of another pipeline transporting Canadian oil is hanging in the balance. Now it is the possible shutdown of Line 5 dominating media headlines, a pipeline which has deli...

Oil Sands Sector Spent $2.4 Billion With Indigenous Businesses in 2019

Oil Sands Sector Spent $2.4 Billion With Indigenous Businesses in 2019

Oil sands producers spent more in 2019 than the previous two years on the procurement of goods and services from Indigenous suppliers says a recent survey by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Just under $2.4 billion was spent on procurement from Indigenous busi...

35+ Petroleum Products that Keep Us Warm During Winter

35+ Petroleum Products that Keep Us Warm During Winter

The winter in Canada can be really cold and very snowy, yet indoors our homes are filled with a great deal of warmth and light! We aren’t always cognizant of just how important natural resources are in our daily lives, especially when it comes to providing for some of the bas...

Opinion: Keystone XL Cancellation is Like Hitting a Brick Wall, Again

Opinion: Keystone XL Cancellation is Like Hitting a Brick Wall, Again

Doesn’t it feel like we are hitting a brick wall every time we try to help our desperate economy? Whether it’s COVID-19 or just bad government policies all together, Canadians seem to be going one step forward and then two steps back for economic recovery. I’ve read in the ne...

Canadian Oil & Gas? Climate Action? Choose Both! (Part 2 of 3)

Canadian Oil & Gas? Climate Action? Choose Both! (Part 2 of 3)

In Part 1 of this series, I discussed why Canadians shouldn’t have to choose between strong, meaningful climate action and the global leadership the Canadian energy sector has shown at every stage in the production and distribution of our oil and gas. I explained that, throug...

The World Needs All Forms of Energy for Decades to Come

The World Needs All Forms of Energy for Decades to Come

Galvanized by the cancellation of Keystone XL, pipeline detractors are now turning their sights to other major projects such as Line 3, Line 5 and the Trans Mountain Expansion. I can only imagine some of the rallying cries now bellowing from activists’ mouths (or perhaps clan...

Why Does the World Need More Canadian Oil?

Why Does the World Need More Canadian Oil?

Key Points • Oil demand is projected to peak in anywhere between 2020 and 2041, although most estimates place this event at the end of the 2030s • Trillions of dollars of investment is required into the oil industry over the next two decades to keep up with global demand and p...

Canadian Refineries F.A.Q. - 7 Questions & Answers

Canadian Refineries F.A.Q. - 7 Questions & Answers

Key Points • Canada is home to 18 refineries with a total combined refining capacity of nearly 2 million barrels of oil per day • Eastern refineries rely on foreign nations with lower environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores for some, if not all feedstock supply • Re...

Carbon Capture & Storage in the Canadian Oil & Gas Industry

Carbon Capture & Storage in the Canadian Oil & Gas Industry

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is a new and important tool in lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the fight against climate change. This method of taking climate action has shown a lot of promise not just in Canada, but around the globe. The International Panel on Cli...

Oilsands Emissions Intensities 35% Lower than Previously Reported: Study

Oilsands Emissions Intensities 35% Lower than Previously Reported: Study

A new study conducted by top life cycle analysis experts at Stanford, the University of Calgary and University of Toronto has found that upstream oilsands emissions intensities are anywhere from 14 to 35 per cent lower than previously reported. The study compared recent data ...