The Facts

Commentary: Parsing through energy subsidy estimates

Commentary: Parsing through energy subsidy estimates

When the issue of taxpayer subsidies for energy comes up — oil and gas and renewables alike — the public, policymakers and media could be forgiven if they feel like they’re drowning. Endless decimal points and numbers that run into the trillions can make it near impossible to grasp what it all means to one personally.
WATCH: CEC’s Mark Milke on how Canadian immigrants thrive working in oil and gas

WATCH: CEC’s Mark Milke on how Canadian immigrants thrive working in oil and gas

Canadian Energy Centre Executive Director of Research Mark Milke joined Business Insider host Mario Toneguzzi to discuss the findings of new research on new Canadians working in the oil and gas extraction sector.
Commentary: How new Canadians prosper – they work in oil and gas

Commentary: How new Canadians prosper – they work in oil and gas

A few years back, one of us (Mark) took an early morning taxi ride in Vancouver. The driver, originally from Latin America, began to complain—without any prompting—of how crazy it was that local anti-oil and gas protesters were trying to block the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.  
Commentary: The report of oil’s death is premature

Commentary: The report of oil’s death is premature

Worldwide oil consumption has been on an upward trajectory as of late, and with the Covid pandemic subsiding in much of the world, it appears that resumption in demand will soon be obvious this year and next.
Commentary: How ending the U.S. ban on oil exports helped Canada — and vice-versa

Commentary: How ending the U.S. ban on oil exports helped Canada — and vice-versa

For those with any historical memory, or of a certain age, they may know that the United States once banned exports of crude oil. This started in the mid-1970s, resulting from an oil embargo directed at the United States by selected Middle Eastern countries.