Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Oil Patch Sees Biggest Spending Collapse On Record

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.07.2016 | Canada Business

$50 billion in annual spending has disappeared.

Cheeky References To Oil Downturn Are Taking Over Calgary

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

"Time to wine about oil."

Alberta Royalty Regime Needs Overhaul, Says C.D. Howe Institute

CP | Lauren Krugel/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

The report cites Norway and Australia as having regimes that work well.

Wave Of Thefts Hit Canada's Oil Fields

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY — Oilfield security firms say they've been dealing with more troublemakers in recent months with the crude price cratering and bringing dr...

Oilsands Lobby Group Sponsored, Edited Public School Lessons

Canadaland | Posted 07.22.2015 | Canada Business

When teenagers at a Vancouver high school demanded in a November 2013 open letter/petition that the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers stop s...

Canada's Oil Industry Slashes Its Long-Term Growth Forecast

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business

CALGARY - Canada's biggest energy industry group is predicting a slower pace of growth in Canada's oil sector because of the steep drop in oil prices....

Oil Industry Shudders Over Prospect Of Socialist Alberta

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada Alberta

"This is no time to be making change to an unknown commodity."

Five Poll Results That Will Cause Oil Execs Some Headaches

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.09.2015 | Canada Business
DeSmog Canada

Fewer than one-in-ten post-secondary graduates find oil and gas industry associations credible and trustworthy when it comes to carbon emissions. That shouldn't come as a huge surprise given that industry associations like the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers have fought new greenhouse gas regulations and successfully lobbied to weaken Canada's environmental laws.

Oil Patch Investment Set For Steep Drop: CAPP

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2015 | Canada Alberta

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is expecting oilpatch investment to drop by a third — or $23 billion — this...

How Vivian Krause Became The Poster Child For Canada's Anti-Environment Crusade

DeSmog Canada | Posted 01.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

To Krause, it seemed suspicious that foundations from across the border were giving money to Canadian groups working on Canadian conservation and energy issues. It must be, Krause surmised, that these big foundations are spending their dollars to manipulate Canadian energy and environment politics to further American interests.

Oil Industry Pushing Ottawa To Loosen Endangered Species Law

Press Progress | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Business

Will Canada's biggest oil and gas lobby group get to rewrite key clauses of the Species At Risk act to weaken recovery plans for endangered species? ...

Hold On A Fracking Second..

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2014 | Canada Alberta

EDMONTON - Environmental groups say they feel vindicated following a report by top scientists that says concerns about natural gas fracking are real a...

The B.C. Battle For Enbridge Northern Gateway Polls

DeSmog Canada | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia
DeSmog Canada

I'm sure The Vancouver Sun's spotty coverage of the polling debate has much more to do with a lack of resources and the rush to get stories online than it has to do with the millions of dollars Enbridge and the oil industry spends with Postmedia -- but the optics aren't good.

Pipeline Construction Would Boost Government Revenues

Kenneth P. Green | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Business
Kenneth P. Green

Discussions surrounding the need for new pipelines to transport Canada's oil to market have been a dominant economic, environmental and political issue for the past several years. Canada's overwhelming reliance on the United States as a customer, the U.S.'s growing energy self-sufficiency, and limited pipeline infrastructure have placed a low ceiling on the prices Canadians are able to secure for our energy exports.

The Slippery Reach Of Big Oil's PR Machine

Press Progress | Posted 02.06.2014 | Canada Business

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers seems to be everywhere these days, selling the idea that the rapid development of the tar sands withou...

Oilsands Water Released Into Rivers?

CP | Bob Weber, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Business

EDMONTON - Oilsands producers are talking with the federal and Alberta governments about conditions under which water from the industry's tailings pon...

Canada's Biggest Corporate Lobbyists

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

Oil, gas and mining industry groups were far and away the most active lobbyists in Ottawa over the past year, according to an analysis from Macleans. ...

This Is How Much First Nations Distrust Oil And Gas

CP | Bill Graveland, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business

CALGARY - A university study suggests Canada's First Nations harbour a deep mistrust of the oil and gas industry, but are willing to talk energy devel...

Canada's 150th Birthday, Brought To You By Big Oil

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

GATINEAU, Qc - Canada's 150th birthday is being brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.A $1-million sponsorship of the Cana...

This May Cripple Entire Canadian Oil Industry: Opponents

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's proposed oil and gas regulations are too ambitious and will hobble the Canadian industry's ability to compete, says the industry associatio...

Green Groups Use Keystone Backers' Own Arguments Against Them

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.30.2013 | Canada Business

TransCanada’s Keystone XL pipeline will increase carbon emissions by the equivalent of 51 coal-fired power plants or 37 million new cars on the road...

Big Oil Just Can't Take a (Tar Sands) Joke

Steve Horn | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Business
Steve Horn

Two political satirists, in the spotlight for their ongoing spoofery of the Alberta tar sands project, had the Indiegogo fundraising promotional video for their upcoming "vacation" to the Alberta tar sands ordered removed from YouTube after Alberta's tourism bureau alleged a copyright violation. Is Big Oil to blame?

Despite Pipeline Uncertainty, Oil Production To Double

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - A major oil and gas lobby group expects Canada's crude oil production to grow at a faster clip than previously forecast, despite uncertainty...

What Do Mulcair and Trudeau Stand For?

Nick Fillmore | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Nick Fillmore

With the next federal election a little more than two years away, it is time we started asking the Liberals and New Democrats what kind of government they would deliver if either one could bounce the Conservatives from power. So, it's time to begin pressuring both Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair to articulate exactly what they would do, and the challenge is huge. We need to know which party will be prepared to do the most to oppose the business-controlled agenda.

Oil Sands Employment Firm Ripped Us Off, Complainants Say

CBC | Posted 10.21.2012 | Canada Business

Complaints are building against a Nova Scotia company claiming to help people find work on the oilsands in Alberta. For around $200, Albe...