This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
Anti-oil and gas crowd parading ‘death of oil’ mad that governments are choosing reliable energy.
- Activists regaling while oil and gas companies struggle with COVID-19 don’t realize that a strong industry is essential to propping up their preferred renewable alternatives.https://www.nationalnewswatch.com/2020/05/04/why-a-disorderly-transition-of-the-energy-sector-is-bad-news-for-canadas-climate-policy-aspirations/#.XrLfa6hKiM9
- The real exploitation of the COVID-19 is anti-oil and gas activists wanting to shut down essential services like petrochemical production that helps manufacture everyday medical equipment that is saving lives.
Activists will use this incident as another attack on the oil and gas industry, but Imperial Oil responded immediately to remediate birds they are able to save.
- Tailings ponds have special deterrent measures like radar activated acoustic devices commonly found at airports.
- Sometimes birds can be harmed landing in tailings ponds, but alternative energy sources likes wind turbines also have a impact on nature. They can kill up to 54,038 birds per year.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
In an interesting turn of events, even the CBC found Elizabeth May and Yves Blanchet’s words to be birthed from delusional aspirations of a dead oil industry.
John Paul Tasker from CBC’s parliamentary bureau notes that:
“The collapse of the oil and gas sector would be devastating for the Canadian economy…
In 2018, the energy sector made up 10.6 per cent of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP), with oil and gas accounting for 5.6 per cent of that figure. Oil and gas are the country’s most valuable exports and the industry sent $132.2 billion worth of product to markets abroad in 2018, according to Natural Resources Canada.
The industry supported 530,000 jobs across the country in 2017 and provided roughly $8 billion in annual revenue to governments.”
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Resource Works commissioned this report to compel Canadian decision-makers to seize the opportunity of this enforced pause to consider appropriate public policy to strengthen Canada’s advantages while repairing the structural impediments that have held back the country’s progress in recent years.
One the suggestions includes that the Government of Canada should ensure that construction on TMX occurs expeditiously to employ as many Canadian workers as possible