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 news that some people ...


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 prevent a supply cris...


Global Oil & Gas Pipeline Projects in 2021 & Beyond

Key Points • tens of thousands of kilometres of new oil and gas pipelines are proposed or under construction around the world • planned oil and gas pipeline construction decreased by 17 per cent due to COVID-19, projects that were almost entirely located in Western democratic countries • Canada i...


Is There Global Demand for Canadian Oil in 2021 and Beyond?

Key Points • Recent purchases by major refiners point towards strong global demand for Canadian oil now and in the future. • There is tremendous global demand for Canadian oil. Alaska, Texas, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Angola, Nigeria, Denmark, Norway, the U.K., Russia, Iran, I...


15+ Quotes: Indigenous Support for Trans Mountain Pipeline is Strong!

Do Indigenous Peoples in Canada support the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion (TMX) project? The answer is yes, and it's not just a few isolated communities that do either - 120 out of 129 Indigenous groups potentially affected by the pipeline either support TMX or do not oppose it. According to...


Oil Sands Reclamation Art On Display at Climate Change Exhibition, Vancouver,...

Think that Canada’s oilsands are almost always painted in a bad light? Not this time, and it’s a breathe of fresh air! A new type of art will be on display at the Federation of Canadian Artists Crisis: Climate Change Exhibition in Vancouver from October 5th to the 18th, 2020, which will showcase ...


Indigenous Reconciliation in the Oil Sands: 10+ Examples

Countless years of unbalanced media coverage on First Nations and natural resources in Alberta would lead any unknowing viewer to believe that the Aboriginal communities near oil sands operations are not for development. This could not be any further from the truth.


Canadian Industries with the Highest Labour Productivity

Which industries have the highest labour productivity in Canada, and why does it matter? Labour productivity measures the hourly output of a nation’s economy, or the contribution to the economy per hour of labour put in. As a function of capital intensity, labour force quality and use of advanced...


MYTH: The Oil Industry is Dead in 2020

Key Points • Is the oil industry really “dead” as some are saying? Explores the suggestion by Canadian political leaders Elizabeth May and Yves-François Blanchet earlier last week.• Several facts from pre, during and post coronavirus that point towards continued growth in global demand for oil fo...


POLL: Most Canadians Support Assistance for Oil and Gas Sector Amid Coronavir...

Amid the COVID-19 outbreak and OPEC+ price war, there’s no sector in Canada being hit harder than oil and gas. Thankfully the federal government has promised to provide aid to the beleaguered industry during this challenging time. And, great news is that people from coast-to-coast are in support...