Commentary: A primer on flaring in Canada’s oil and gas sector — or why Canada is ‘tops in flaring drops’
If you’ve ever spent time in Western Canada and driven anywhere near an oil or gas well, or a refinery, you might (especially at night) have noticed a smokestack-like pipe on the latter with a flame at the top. If you are nowhere near such spots, you might anyway be familiar with the phenomenon if you go online and see pictures of refineries in Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Texas, or any other place where oil and gas is brought to the surface.
Collapsing global oil demand? Don’t bet on it.
There’s a stark contrast in pipeline safety performance between Canada and two of its biggest oil and gas competitors, according to government and industry data.
The former head of market intelligence at the Toronto Stock Exchange is blasting a recent decision by the New York State Common Retirement Fund to divest its oil sands holdings based on the fund’s goal to be net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
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Trans Mountain building on history of zero marine tanker spills with major investment in B.C. response capacity
The Trans Mountain project has loaded petroleum on marine vessels off the south coast of B.C. with no spill incidents in nearly 65 years of tanker operations. Now, the expansion of the pipeline and marine terminal brings with it a landmark investment that will improve safety for all users including oil tankers, cargo ships, cruise liners and other vessels.
The oil sands sector’s average emissions per barrel is coming down thanks to new technology and improved processes – in some cases, today’s oil sands crude has lower emissions intensity than the average oil consumed in the U.S.
Guest commentary: Anti-Trans Mountain report by Simon Fraser University ignores substantial benefits to Indigenous communities
The Simon Fraser University (SFU) report that calls for the Trans Mountain Expansion (TMX) to be shelved is built on mischaracterizations of Canadian energy and ignores the real-life benefits the project provides to Indigenous Canadians during a time of high unemployment and economic instability.
Canadian oil and gas companies have made great strides on environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and are demonstrating their commitment to operate at the highest standard, according to lawyers with Torys LLP.
A Matter of Fact: Simon Fraser University study uses flawed assumptions to denounce benefits of Trans Mountain Expansion
A new study by Simon Fraser University (SFU) uses flawed assumptions about energy markets both at home and around the world to conclude that the Trans Mountain Expansion Project will not benefit Canada.