We Need Your Support for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion!

We Need Your Support for the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion!

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 a...

Pipelines vs. Rail: Which Method is Safer for Transporting Oil?

Pipelines vs. Rail: Which Method is Safer for Transporting Oil?

Over the past decade the failure of various levels of Canadian governments to get pipelines built has ignited debate on a very important question: Which is a safer means to transport oil to market? Is it pipelines, or trains / rail cars via railways?This question arises from ...

Alberta’s Oil Production on the Rise in 2018

Alberta’s Oil Production on the Rise in 2018

Oil production in Alberta has increased alongside rising global oil demand. Canada’s provincial economic powerhouse produced 238,000 more barrels per day in the first 8 months of 2018 than it did over the same time frame the year before. Extraction is also on the rise. Since 2...

How Much Greenhouse Gas Emissions Do Pipelines Emit in Canada?

How Much Greenhouse Gas Emissions Do Pipelines Emit in Canada?

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...

Texas Pipelines Full Steam Ahead While Canadian Pipelines on Hold Indefinately

Texas Pipelines Full Steam Ahead While Canadian Pipelines on Hold Indefinately

In Texas, millions of barrels of new pipeline capacity is under construction to get their oil to market. According to Bloomberg, major Permian Crude Pipelines projects currently underway include: Gray Oak – Complete in end of 2019 – 700,000 – +1,000,000 bpd EPIC – Complete...

The Oil & Gas Industry is Active Across Canada

The Oil & Gas Industry is Active Across Canada

Did you know that 12 of the 13 provinces and territories in Canada have an active petroleum industry stimulating the economy within their respective boundaries in some way or another? These companies are using goods and services in many regions throughout the country, making t...

5 Major Pipelines Under Construction Around the World

5 Major Pipelines Under Construction Around the World

As pipeline woes continue in Canada, I decided to look online and see if other nations were dealing with the same problems related to getting pipelines built. What I discovered was a wealth of information discussing the economic benefits of new pipelines in the planning stages...

Canada’s Pipeline Situation is Upsetting…

Canada’s Pipeline Situation is Upsetting…

I remember growing up in Calgary in the early 90s when happy meals were five bucks and gasoline was just above 40 cents per litre. Back then I was a young child and my parents paid for it all anyways… ah, the good ol’ days when maintaining a job wasn’t even a fathomable though...

Alberta Oil Being Moved by Railcar Hits Record High

Alberta Oil Being Moved by Railcar Hits Record High

With lengthy delays and so much uncertainty when it comes to getting pipelines built in Canada, it seems Canadian producers have found another way to get their oil to market. According to Statistics Canada, there was a total of 16,193 railway carloads transporting petroleum an...

If you Support Proportional Representation, Maybe it is Time to Support Canadians on Trans Mountain

If you Support Proportional Representation, Maybe it is Time to Support Canadians on Trans Mountain

Over the weekend Abacus Data undertook to a poll of Canadians to measure support for the Trans Mountain expansion. The results were a resounding 7/10 people supporting the project, including 67% of people in British Columbia. A significant majority. Theses results led me to th...