The Facts

Commentary: Dear Minnesota – Here’s why oil pipelines should matter to you  

Commentary: Dear Minnesota – Here’s why oil pipelines should matter to you  

Despite the reality of cold winters and the need for oil and natural gas to survive them—to say nothing of the use of such products by American businesses, the military and hospitals—Minnesotans have recently been subject to the same anti-oil and gas advocacy that Canadians (who also live in a cold climate) have seen for two decades.  
Commentary: The facts of energy life

Commentary: The facts of energy life

This time last year, University of Manitoba Professor of the Environment (emeritus) Vaclav Smil — who wants less carbon emissions but is also the world expert in how energy transitions take place — wrote of some relevant facts of life — energy ones: “Designing hypothetical roadmaps outlining complete elimination of fossil carbon from the global energy supply by 2050 is nothing but an exercise in wishful thinking that ignores fundamental physical realities.”
Commentary: U.S. reliance on foreign oil imports – a primer

Commentary: U.S. reliance on foreign oil imports – a primer

Imagine you’re in Germany and wonder if it’s a good idea to rely so heavily on natural gas imports from Russia, where the governing regime is accused by your own German politicians of killing journalists and of an attempted murder of the Russian Opposition leader Alexei Navalny. For instance, outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, among others, blamed that latter “incident” on the Kremlin.  
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.