Indigenous-owned Canadian LNG project advances 

21,000 jobs, $890 million in taxes and about $2.5 billion in annual GDP

Indigenous-owned Canadian LNG project advances There’s been a big step forward for a major proposed Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) project that’s seen as an opportunity for economic reconciliation with Indigenous communities and help to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions. Partners in the Ksi Lisims LNG project, including the Nisga’a Nation, have applied for a 40-year LNG export licence and…

Imperial signs biggest ever contracts with Indigenous businesses

Oil sands companies spent a record $2.4 billion with 275 Indigenous businesses in 2019

Imperial signs biggest ever contracts with Indigenous businessesCanadian oil sands producer Imperial Oil says it has signed two of its largest-ever contracts with Indigenous businesses. Two joint ventures – one with the Fort McKay First Nation and another with the Mikisew Cree First Nation – will provide Imperial large-scale earthwork, land reclamation, and mining support services at its Kearl oil sands mine…

Surging global coal use highlights opportunity for Canadian LNG

There are 2,449 coal-fired plants operating worldwide, 189 under construction and 292 planned

Surging global coal use highlights opportunity for Canadian LNGCoal use around the world is rising in what the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA) calls “a sobering reality check” for targets to reduce emissions. Against that backdrop, global demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG) is soaring, in part because it can help displace coal power and reduce emissions by half – or…

Why Canada will have the world’s cleanest LNG

Canadian LNG exports are expected to replace coal power, primarily for growing markets in Asia

Why Canada will have the world’s cleanest LNGIn the world’s race for cleaner energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Canada has an advantage. To start with, it comes with a smaller footprint – the lowest emissions intensity of LNG projects in the world. But why? Canada leads among countries able to export natural gas to displace coal,…

Carbon capture an opportunity for Canada to lead the world

Could become a new large-scale industry for Canada while reducing our environmental footprint

Carbon capture an opportunity for Canada to lead the worldCanada’s largest oil sands producers are “in full-scale development mode” on a major joint project designed to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and propel the sector down the path to net-zero. The companies have planned one of the world's largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. It’s a key piece of what could become a…

Extra-low-emission Canadian LNG project gets green light

Natural gas is an absolutely critical part of any clean energy mix

Extra-low-emission Canadian LNG project gets green lightThe future looks brighter for Canada’s emerging liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. A second project, Woodfibre LNG, has received the green light and a major expansion is being considered for the under-construction LNG Canada plant. It’s no surprise given the red-hot global market for LNG. Last year, LNG prices increased by 435 per cent compared…

Canada’s oil and gas workers don’t need a forced ‘just transition’

The sector will be critical to Canada, and the world, for decades to come

Canada’s oil and gas workers don’t need a forced ‘just transition’The idea of the need for a “just transition” for Canadian oil and gas workers is based on the false narrative that global demand is now decreasing and, therefore, Canada’s industry will no longer be profitable or essential in the very near future. This is not true. Oil and gas will continue to be critical…

Newfoundland and Labrador can grow as a trusted oil supplier to Europe

Already a steady supplier and can grow significantly if major projects get the go-ahead

Newfoundland and Labrador can grow as a trusted oil supplier to EuropeEurope needs new suppliers to get off Russian oil and maintain energy security in the long term. Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil industry is already a steady supplier and can grow significantly if major projects get the go-ahead. “We have the potential certainly to be producing more,” says Paul Barnes, Atlantic Canada and Arctic director…

A wake-up call to the free world on energy security

U.S. Sen. Manchin says North America best positioned to help the world with energy security

A wake-up call to the free world on energy securityU.S. Democratic Senator Joe Manchin wants to build a North American energy alliance with Canada and Alberta. The former governor of West Virginia and chair of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources ended an April visit to the Alberta oil sands with a commitment to raise the profile of Canada’s resources in Washington,…

Oil and gas leads Canadian spending on environmental protection

More than triple the next-highest industry on the list, mining and quarrying

Oil and gas leads Canadian spending on environmental protectionThe latest numbers show how much businesses in Canada spend on environmental protection, and it’s another year with the oil and gas sector way ahead of the pack. Statistics Canada reports that oil and gas producers spent $3.1 billion on environmental protection in 2019, the highest of all 20 industries in the annual survey. The…

Federal oil and gas emissions plan will hurt Canadians 

Canada is the solution to reliable, affordable, responsible energy security

Federal oil and gas emissions plan will hurt Canadians The federal government’s plan to require a 42 per cent reduction in emissions from Canada’s oil and gas sector by 2030 is based on assumptions divorced from reality and will ultimately hurt Canadians. Setting aggressive targets to cap and reduce the sector’s pollution – while no other major producing nation does the same – is…

Canadian oil a ‘godsend’ for U.S. energy security

American Chamber of Commerce leader says reliable supply supports jobs and helps lower energy costs

Canadian oil a ‘godsend’ for U.S. energy securityA senior leader with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would rather see the United States focus on oil imports from Canada than other potential partners as the global energy security crisis from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grows. “From a pure, selfish U.S.-centric viewpoint, we should be careful and very particular where we import from,” says…

Canada, not Venezuela, the solution for U.S. energy security

U.S. should look to Canada to improve energy security instead of a hostile, oppressive government

Canada, not Venezuela, the solution for U.S. energy securityThe U.S. needs long-term solutions to replace energy imports from Russia. But rather than working to fast-track increased oil deliveries from Canada, among other negotiations, the administration of President Joe Biden is reportedly in talks to ease sanctions on Venezuela, where the government stands accused of a litany of human rights abuses. The U.S. has…

Canada’s oil sands best fit to increase long-term supply to U.S.: analyst 

Keystone XL would have transported 830,000 barrels per day from Western Canada to the U.S.

Canada’s oil sands best fit to increase long-term supply to U.S.: analyst Canada’s oil sector is scrambling to increase production as the U.S. bans imports from Russia. Had the Keystone XL pipeline not been cancelled, more oil from Canada would likely already be on the way, says a leading oil analyst. “We are expecting some growth from Canada, but for a meaningful difference, it’s tough because you…

New oil and gas megaprojects going ahead, just not in Canada

Energy investment continues to significantly lag the rest of the world

New oil and gas megaprojects going ahead, just not in CanadaNew oil and gas megaprojects worldwide are getting the green light as global energy demand surges – new ones outside of Canada, that is. Total world spending on oil and gas production and liquefied natural gas (LNG) is expected to rise this year to about US$456 billion, up from US$418 billion in 2021, according to…