This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
Last Thursday, MSNBC hosted a climate change forum for Democratic presidential nominee candidatesto talk about their proposals to tackle this issue. Few candidates recognized the importance of hydrocarbons but one stood egregiously against these critical resources. Senator Bernie Sanders continued his radical bias against the oil and gas industry by proposing to criminally charge oil and gas executives. He claims that they only destroy the environment.
Here some facts about Canadian Hydrocarbons that show why he’s wrong:
- When Canada exports it’s high standard oil and gas products, we improve the lives of folks across the world and we improve the environment while doing it.
- While Bernie targets natural gas, Canada is using non-emitting energy to extract and produce these invaluable resources.
If Bernie Sanders knew that the Canadian oil and gas industry is a leader in environmental standards he would be putting oil and gas executives on national monuments, not in handcuffs.
Exporting to India will lower global emissions.
- India is the 4th largest emitter and by exporting our products we can reduce overall global emissions.
- India receives most of its hydrocarbon resources from countries at risk of war or attack, which makes Canada a natural partner to import their oil and gas supply from, due to our secure oil supply.
Pipelines and lower global emissions go hand in hand.
- Canadian pipeline operators have unmatched safety standards that protect our environment and keep hydrocarbons flowing.
- Pipeline projects like Trans Mountain have been shown to decrease global emissions by preventing carbon leakage with Canada’s carbon advantages.
Canadians want pipelines.
- Recent polls show that Canadians overwhelmingly support pipeline infrastructure projects.
- Pipelines provide hydrocarbons to Canadians across the country, providing the resources needed to keep Canada powered and Canadians going.