The Facts

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.
Commentary: Energy and Canada’s national interest

Commentary: Energy and Canada’s national interest

Canadians are used to peace and relative prosperity vis-à-vis the rest of the world and are occasionally naïve about it. They assume it is a regular state of human affairs in history rather than the exception.
Commentary: Comparing oil and gas extraction in slump years to the automotive and aerospace sectors

Commentary: Comparing oil and gas extraction in slump years to the automotive and aerospace sectors

It’s hard for anyone but mathematicians and economists to conceptualize numbers that start with “b” as in “billions.” To get around that problem, and as a prelude to comparing major Canadian industries, let’s start with a smaller number and a question: How would you like to make $2,740 every week?