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.
An article detailing illegal pipeline protestors’ re-occupation of protest camp uses fringe talking points about Trans Mountain’s impacts.
Using fringe environmental talking points from illegal protestors spreads misinformation about energy projects.
- Trans Mountain is not a choice between climate action and the economy. This study by Navius Research shows that the project can help lower global emissions by 1,600,000 tonnes instead of dramatically increasing them as protestors falsely claim.
- Despite claims of a massive 7-fold increase in tanker traffic, this equates to only 34 ships per month or about 14% of the total shipping traffic through the Port of Vancouver.
- According to the latest OPEC reports oil demand will be increasing significantly in non-OECD countries. They will need responsible energy to help develop their economies and better their quality of life.
- With increasing global demand, the world will need more countries like Canada to supply reliable energy with the lowest environmental impacts.