This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top stories about the oil and gas industry.
Poll shows support is slipping for Trans Mountain, raising political risk for Trudeau.
The majority of Canadians still support the project.
- 55% of Canadians support the Trans Mountain project, even after all of the delays.
- 43 Indigenous groups along the pipeline have signed benefit agreements with Trans Mountain.
Former Liberal Federal Minister of Natural Resources supports Teck Frontier mine.
- The emission intensity of Frontier will be lower than half of the industry’s average and lower than hydrocarbons imported from the U.S.
- The project will also bring billions in business and economic prosperity to the remote region.
It’s time for an adult conversation about hydrocarbons, not activist rhetoric.
- Hydrocarbon use helped increase prosperity and lowered mortality rates across the developed and developing world.https://www.forbes.com/sites/judeclemente/2015/03/15/the-true-link-between-carbon-based-fuels-and-quality-of-life/#3cf59c2d628a
- Climate related deaths have declined 98% with hydrocarbon use, so when developing countries use them for reliable energy to improve their lives, they are able to better adapt to a changing climate.
Activist group does not understand basic science of hydraulic fracturing.
- There is no credible evidence that fracking leads to adverse birth outcomes. In fact, adverse birth outcomes have decreased while life expectancy has increased in areas that are ramping up natural gas use.
- Fluids used in hydraulic fracturing are disclosed to the public, and consist of 98.5% water. All the additives used in the industry can be found here.