10 Must-Know Facts on Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry

10 Must-Know Facts on Alberta’s Oil and Gas Industry

Sometimes it’s almost as if we live on another planet devoid of facts, logic and common sense. The unbalanced and relentless attack on Alberta’s energy sector which has labelled the oil sands as the harbinger of the apocalypse is a prime example of where some logical thinking ...

What is the Economic Contribution of Refineries in Ontario?

What is the Economic Contribution of Refineries in Ontario?

Did you know that 4 of Ontario’s oil refineries make up about 20 per cent of Canada’s total refining capacity, and that about 80 per cent of their feedstock comes from the western part of the country? When it comes to refinery output and the economy, the larger the numbers, th...

Bill C-48 Ignores Canada’s East Coast + World Tanker Activity. Why?

Bill C-48 Ignores Canada’s East Coast + World Tanker Activity. Why?

What is Bill C-48? In short, it’s a piece of legislation that will absolutely destroy future opportunities for Canada's oil and gas industry to export oil by banning petroleum tanker traffic off the coast of British Columbia. This ban extends from the northern tip of Vancouve...

What Can a Single Barrel of Oil Make?

What Can a Single Barrel of Oil Make?

Oil has been getting a lot of attention these days. That’s especially true in Canada, a country that has seen major pipelines cancelled and loses tens of billions of dollars a year due to the oil price discount, all the while world demand for this "black gold" continues to gro...

Does Ontario Benefit from Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry?

Does Ontario Benefit from Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry?

The short answer is yes! But who’s in for short answers nowadays? In today’s current climate of misinformation and fear mongering about Canada’s natural resource sector, most of which has been spread by foreign-funded “environmental” groups who only oppose Canadian energy, th...

3 Facts: Why Pipelines are Good for the Environment

3 Facts: Why Pipelines are Good for the Environment

If a petroleum refinery was a beating heart, transmission pipelines would be the veins bringing blood to and from. Truth is that pipelines are the lifeblood of modern society, as they are the mechanism that allows us to ship oil and natural gas safely and effectively, which is...

What Does the Oil Sands Look Like? You'd Be Surprised...

What Does the Oil Sands Look Like? You'd Be Surprised...

So, what does the oil sands in Canada look like? You'd be surprised, especially considering this vast oil reserve is often incorrectly referred to as the "tar sands," and the photos we usually see in media nowadays are those of open mines. But just a small percent of the oil s...

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...