This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.
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- Despite claims in this thread from My Sea to Sky about abandoned wells emitting tonnes of methane-based on a debunked report, the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission inspected all the wells cited in the report and found the report was wrong.
- LNG in Canada will be the cleanest in the world by using hydroelectricity to liquefy the gas. Canada can reduce emissions even if all we did was replace LNG from other countries.
- The claims that LNG will not help displace higher emission fuels in Asia has been debunked. Multiple independent studies including this one have concluded that switching from coal can reduce emissions by up to 62% using LNG.
- China is actively looking for LNG imports for its coal-to-gas switching campaign which contributed to huge demand growth according to Chinese energy analysts.
- The world’s population is growing significantly in the next 30 years and will need countries like Canada to supply reliable energy with the lowest environmental impacts.
Here are some stories that get it right, or mostly right.
While the election drama in the U.S. seems far from over, it looks like the White House will come under the control of Joe Biden. There has been concerns on the Canadian side of the border that the coming of the Biden administration could signal the end for Keystone XL. Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne has vowed to press U.S. president-elect Joe Biden to reconsider his opposition to the pipeline. Champagne has said that “convincing Mr. Biden of the need for the project is his priority in approaching the incoming U.S. administration.” This will hopefully be some good news to the oil and gas industry that the Federal Government is signaling its support for the project. Time will tell if it materializes into action.