The Facts

Commentary: Who spends the most on the environment? Oil and gas firms — and Alberta

Commentary: Who spends the most on the environment? Oil and gas firms — and Alberta

As two people not born in Alberta but who live here now—one of us came from British Columbia and the other from India—we are constantly amazed at the misinformation about the province and also one of Canada’s biggest economic contributors, i.e., the oil and gas industry.
Commentary: Why oil and gas productivity matters — Think of the farming revolution

Commentary: Why oil and gas productivity matters — Think of the farming revolution

In life we often take a lot for granted. Exhibit A: Consider the revolution in farming that took place over centuries.
Commentary: Dear America — Stop disrupting $2 trillion in cross-border energy trade

Commentary: Dear America — Stop disrupting $2 trillion in cross-border energy trade

It should be obvious that in a world where Russian President Vladimir Putin is widely assumed to be behind the August poisoning of that country’s opposition leader, Alexei Navalny, that perhaps liberal democracies should stick together.
Commentary: Comparing the rhetoric on European divestment from Canadian oil and gas to hard data

Commentary: Comparing the rhetoric on European divestment from Canadian oil and gas to hard data

Over the past two years, three insurance companies from Europe—Axa, Zurich, and Swiss Re—announced plans to stop insuring Canadian oil sands projects and reduce or entirely eliminate investments in the oil and gas sector.
Commentary: Yes, pipeline cancellations cost Canadians billions of dollars annually

Commentary: Yes, pipeline cancellations cost Canadians billions of dollars annually

Oil and natural pipelines are like light switches on the wall. You take them for granted, along with the expectation that once flipped, your lights will come on. Thus, in normal company and in normal times, few people would, over dinner, discuss something as arcane as tubes and wires. The exception might be a convention of electricians and pipeline workers.