Here are today’s top stories about the oil and gas industry, and how Canadian hydrocarbons make Canada and the world better!
The Facts: The current government wants to fund a study on replacing fossil fuels with electricity. They should read these pieces:
- Canadian oil and gas provides reliable energy that keeps Canada powered and our economy running. It even keeps us warm in the winter!
- Global annual extraction of valuable metals that are present in electric vehicles will exponentially increase. Anti-hydrocarbon activists forget mining is one of the biggest single drivers of deforestation, ecosystem collapse, and biodiversity loss around the world.
- Without oil and gas, major changes in the way the energy grid will need to be made if we want to ensure that the minimum amount of energy needed to eradicate global poverty is met.
- World demand for rare-earth elements, which are mined in countries with questionable human rights records, will rise 300% to 1,000% by 2050 to meet the Paris green goals.
News Headline:33% of landowners on Trans Mountain route are yet to grant access to expansion project
The Facts: Allow me to write this without the spin. “77% of landowners on the Trans Mountain route have granted access to the expansion project”
- The Trans Mountain project has also signed benefit agreements with 95% of the communities along the proposed pipeline route.
- First Nations groups support the project and Trans Mountain has signed 43 agreements with Indigenous communities.
News Headline: Varcoe: Oilpatch faces balancing act as voters demand energy expansion and climate action
The Facts: The energy industry is taking climate action and providing reliable energy.
- Suncor’s new $1.4 Billion cogeneration project is slated to significantly reduce emissions by generating steam with natural gas to power its operations and add 800Mw to the public grid.
- The energy industry is the top private funder of environmental spending, which annually contributes billions to climate action.
News Headline: B.C. carbon pollution rises 1.2 per cent in most recent report
The Facts: Despite their carbon tax, B.C. emissions have increased.
- Carbon pricing only shifts emissions to other countries and jeopardizes our industry and leads to shifting of business or shutdowns
- Exporting our resource and environmental advantage will lower global emissions and provide reliable energy world-wide.