Canada Oil

WTF: Oil Industry Tried To Ask Feds For Carbon Tax Revenue

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Business

"Any pricing mechanism implemented should contribute to a vibrant and competitive oil and gas sector."

Clean Technology Is The Key To Meeting Climate Change Goals

Joe Kuhach | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Business
Joe Kuhach

Unfortunately, time is not on our side, and significantly reducing carbon emissions requires immediate action. I believe the time for cautious, incremental change has passed and that we must take bold steps to achieve our climate goals. Nowhere is bold action needed more than in the Canadian energy industry.

Obama Needs To Uphold The Rights Of Standing Rock Protesters

Luke Rebello | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada Politics
Luke Rebello

Over his two terms, President Obama has spoken on protecting native land; made campaign promises to change the US-native relations, and declared November as Native American Heritage month, such actions mean very little in due to his inaction on this issue.

Big Oil Lauds Trudeau's Pipeline Approval As Activists Vow To Fight

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.29.2016 | Canada Business

Trudeau approved the Trans Mountain and Line 3 pipelines Tuesday.

Alberta Carbon Tax Will Have Little Effect On Oilsands: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Business

Oil prices and market access are bigger factors.

Shell Says Oil Demand Could Peak Just 5 Years From Now

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.04.2016 | Canada Business

That's way sooner than other people thought.

Canadians Must Rethink 'Normal' To Tackle Climate Change

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Maybe the lifestyle we've come to know as "normal" really isn't normal -- or sustainable -- after all. It may feel normal because it's all we've known, but, examined rationally in a larger context, it seems more like the fast lane to resource depletion and environmental ruin.

Albertans Are Ready To Be Leaders In Innovation

Kent Hehr | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Alberta
Kent Hehr

By not acting on climate change, not engaging with the world, our national interests were undermined. Under the Conservatives' watch we came within a single vote of having our energy products barred from sale in the EU. In contrast we are reacting to the needs of Albertans and the opportunities arising in the global economy. Alberta now has a true partner in the federal government.

Canada's Economy Had A Better-Than-Expected Showing In July

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Business

Canada's economy began the third quarter on solid footing.

Feds, Northern Gateway Won't Appeal Court Decision On Pipeline

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The proposed pipeline project would link Alberta's oilsands to British Columbia's north coast.

Donald Trump's Effect On The Financial And Commodity Markets

Tim Pickering | Posted 08.10.2016 | Canada Business
Tim Pickering

In the long list of market unknowns, Donald J. Trump and the US Presidential race is the unknown. The result of the election could have massive implications on the markets, even if we are unsure about what they are. When looking to commodities, a weaker US dollar will drive prices higher, but this may be offset by concerns over a slowing economy.

TransCanada Silence On Climate Speaks Volumes In Pipeline Debate

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

I think I'm reasonably well versed in issues surrounding the Energy East Pipeline, both economic and environmental. But I am struck by how, in any official TransCanada communications about environmental implications of the project, climate change is never mentioned.

Iron And Earth: Oilsands Workers Call For Training In Renewable Energy

David Dodge | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Business
David Dodge

Lliam Hildebrand is first and foremost a boilermaker. On his last oilsands project in northern Alberta, a colleague said to him over lunch, "Man, oil prices are still dropping. They're going to go below $30 soon, and if we don't start diversifying our jobs into renewables, our union is screwed."

Oilsands Workers Now Have To Work Fridays Again Like The Rest Of Us

CP | Dan Healing, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Business

Paid time off is being reduced or eliminated "almost across the board.''

$100 Oil? Some Investors Bet On It

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.11.2016 | Canada Business

High risk, high reward.

Oil And Gas Is Losing The Battle To Environmentalists: Wall

CP | Ian Bickis, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Alberta

He also stated his opposition to the carbon tax.

10 Years Later: Some Inconvenient (And Convenient) Truths

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 05.30.2016 | Canada Impact
Carl Duivenvoorden

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of An Inconvenient Truth, the Al Gore documentary that catapulted climate change onto the global agenda. Here's a quick look at developments over the past decade, both the inconvenient and the convenient.

Oil Just Hit Its Highest Price Since Last Summer

CP | Posted 05.26.2016 | Canada Business

And the Fort Mac fire isn't the only reason why,

Don't Pretend The Pipeline Debate Is Only About Energy

Alan Ramón Ward | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Alan Ramón Ward

It sometimes sounds as though pipeline proponents are the true environmentalists among us. Commentary in favour of the pipelines has followed suit with generous explanations of our current needs and the realities of energy consumption. They ask: are opponents of the pipelines in denial about our current reliance on fossil fuels? And if these bleeding hearts do admit that we do need fossil fuels to power our country, are they comfortable importing Saudi oil forever? I believe that such questions willfully miss the point.

Keep Toxic Heavy Fuel Oils Out Of The Arctic

WWF-Canada | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

Human health, community well-being and the global climate system can't wait. It's been more than six years since accidental oil spills were identified as the most significant threat to Arctic marine environments, and five years since the IMO first discussed the issue of HFO.

Trudeau 'Waffling' On Pipelines Since Election: Ambrose

CP | CJME/CKOM | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Rona Ambrose and Trudeau were both in Saskatchewan on Tuesday.

Canada Will Take Longer To Recover From Oil Shock Than BoC Said

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Business

Strap in! It's going to be a long ride.

Canada's Parties Can't Make The 'Leap' On Pipelines

Gord Miller | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Politics
Gord Miller

How is it that the national debate is not about bitumen and the future markets for that commodity? Instead, people drone on about pipelines, an abstraction of the petroleum production. The mantra has become: "If we build them, money will come." But will it? Is the world market price for bitumen so attractive that success is assured if we can only get it to tide-water? The answer is simple: No.

Defending Italian Beaches From Oil Drilling Is Not Enough

Marco Morosini | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada
Marco Morosini

On April 17 we Italians will vote on a referendum which aims to hinder oil drilling near our coasts. The Italian government instead forces new domestic drilling for reducing oil imports. Simply opposing oil rigs before our door is short-sighted if we keep on burning more and more oil, provided that it comes from distant countries.

It's Time Employment Insurance Came With A Guarantee

Jerry Dias | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Politics
Jerry Dias

No government should ever be allowed to take money out of the EI fund, and it may be time to consider entrenching that principle in law. Legislation that guarantees that the money workers pay into EI will be there for them when they need it would give those workers and their communities a great deal of comfort. Our new government has made significant steps in ensuring that EI meets the needs of workers and their communities. Guaranteeing the money will be there for them when they need it would be the next logical step.