Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gas

Confusing signals from Ottawa on oil and gasIs Ottawa actually executing a master plan to shut down Canada’s oil and gas industry? Liberal climate policies and the future of Alberta’s oil and gas industry are again headline news thanks to recent remarks by Energy Minister Jonathan Wilkinson and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Their remarks have provided multiple opportunities for Alberta Premier Danielle…

Fossil fuels once again the preferred source of reliable, affordable energy

Fossil fuels once again the preferred source of reliable, affordable energyThe invisible hand of Adam Smith punched the world in the nose It seems like just the other day that the wrath of the world was coming down on oil sands and coal. To protect the atmosphere, Canada has been reducing coal-fired power generation for years. It started in Ontario, then moved to Alberta. Saskatchewan…

Ottawa supports lower global energy prices. Just not for Canadians

Ottawa supports lower global energy prices. Just not for CanadiansCanadians forced to pay more in the name of “climate change” If you’re confused by 21st-century energy geopolitics, it’s not your fault. The Russia/Ukraine war, the EU’s economic crisis, global energy prices, rising inflation and interest rates, and the G7/EU price cap on Russian oil exports announced on Dec. 5 have created daunting challenges for international…

After 50 years, UN-led environmental central planning is failing

After 50 years, UN-led environmental central planning is failingThe primary goal of governments today is to keep the lights on “Fossil fuel addiction is hijacking humanity. Renewables are the exit ramp from the climate hell highway. Negotiators at COP27 have a chance to make a difference. They must make it here and now.” So tweeted United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on November 18…

Political attacks on oil producers put votes before security

Political attacks on oil producers put votes before securityThe rest of the world has adjusted to the new reality. Why can't Trudeau and Biden?  What is the long-term future of a society that attacks its economic foundation for political gain? North Americans must ask this question. By putting politics first, some politicians in both the U.S. and Canada undermine North America’s core strengths…

Why the world should be worried about oil supplies

A Goldilocks price for oil remains impossible because of geopolitics and macroeconomics

Why the world should be worried about oil suppliesSaudi Arabia has reminded us once again of the power of the world’s largest oil producer. Through Saudi Aramco, a country with only 35 million people controls 11 per cent of global supply. Saudi Arabia can influence global oil prices simply by adjusting output. It has demonstrated this many times. The Saudis also control OPEC,…

Urbanites have to get out more

And learn first-hand where the necessities of life come from

Urbanites have to get out moreThe old saying goes, “No news is good news.” But in the 21st-century smartphone/internet era, it should read, “Good news is no news.” Driven by today’s ultra-competitive media, headlines have increasingly become what has been coined “click bait” – capture eyeballs with something awful happening to somebody somewhere. That’s why you’ll never see “7.9 Billion…

It is time to revisit resource corridors

They could be the catalyst to finally getting something done in Canada

It is time to revisit resource corridorsOne of the best ideas that has gone nowhere is the creation of resource corridors for long-distance transportation infrastructure using routes where land-use and development issues are resolved in advance. Historically, the path of transportation infrastructures like railroads, highways, power lines and pipelines has been “map and ruler,” a straight line at the lowest cost.…

B.C.’s taxpayer-funded climate virtue-signalling continues

Sue Big Oil project illustrates how disconnected Canada’s West Coast climate industry is from the real world

B.C.’s taxpayer-funded climate virtue-signalling continuesDue to a series of unfortunate events, including the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, there is a world shortage of affordable food and energy. How and when this will end is unknown. Everyone is affected. Those who suffer the most historically live in developing countries. But today, it is affecting nations previously thought to be…

Decarbonization – How the world has lost its mind on energy

Decarbonization – How the world has lost its mind on energyEpisode #16 continues our Decarbonization series, the last of three featuring David Yager (bio below). The series was produced by KEI Network for Troy Media. We welcome your comments below. David Yager David Yager is an oil service executive, entrepreneur and long-time writer. He has worked in the oil industry since 1970, and from 1987…