This is a news compilation setting the record straight on the day’s top anti-oil and gas stories and providing research and facts to counter misinformation about the oil and gas industry.
The former head of the Parkland Institute wants Canada to cut oil and gas production to reduce emissions but offers no alternative.
Canada must support Alberta, Saskatchewan wean itself off oil and gas production
Innovation and perseverance will get our emissions down, not moratoriums.
- The author of this article is a founder and former director of the Parkland Institute, a biased anti-oil and gas organization.
- Laxer recycles the activist talking point the myth that oil sands are the dirtiest source of oils. However, conventional studies such as this report from IHS Markit “Comparing GHG Intensity of the Oil Sands and the Average US Crude Oil, May 2014” which concluded that 45% of US oil supply falls within the same GHG intensity range as oil sands.
- Laxer also grossly underestimates the number of workers in the oil and gas sector. According to the Government of Canada, 599,000 people are directly and indirectly employed in the sector.
- The best thing Canada can do to reduce emissions is export more best in the world oil and gas to places who still use coal, dung and wood for energy. If anti-oil and gas campaigners cared more about the environment than their ideological bend against hydrocarbons, they should recognize the global benefits of the oil and gas industry investing and spending in cleantech and new skills to produce energy with fewer emissions.
Here is a story that gets it right.
The Cedar LNG project in Kitimat will be the first LNG project that will be owned by a First Nation. The Haisla Nation has undertaken this project in hopes to produce 3 to 4 million tonnes of LNG per year. They have an agreement with LNG Canada and Coastal GasLink to access some of the natural gas once those projects are complete.