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.
Letter to the editor pushes activist messaging on natural gas production.
LETTER: Natural gas is a dangerous substitute for fossil fuels
Natural gas switching in countries that use heavy emitting fuels is climate positive, not a climate negative.
- Independent studies have shown that exporting Canadian natural gas can lower global emissions. Switching to Canadian LNG can be 62% cleaner than Chinese coal power in a country that represents 28% of total global emissions. Canada can help lower global emissions by exporting our LNG.
- Canadian natural gas companies have been taking an innovative approach to prevent unwanted leaks of methane into the air like capturing vented gas to re-use in the production process, reducing methane’s environmental impact.
- Even though natural gas development produces wastewater, it is highly regulated by the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission. All this water must be stored in containment structures that need to go through a regulatory process to be approved. 50% of produced wastewater is reused and recycled instead of using water that is drawn from rivers.
- The author makes the claim that the Site C Dam is a subsidy to natural gas production because it generates cheap hydroelectricity. However, the Dam is being built to service the growing population of the area which is expected to increase by over a million in the next 20 years. Added hydroelectricity capability is a bonus for natural gas producers and allows them to use lower-emission electricity to produce reliable energy sources.
Here is a story that gets it right.
We know the Canadian oil and gas industry is the world leader in emissions reduction spending and technology. Deborah Jaremko from the Canadian Energy Centre highlights some key projects that are taking place right now that are helping fight the challenge of providing responsible energy while producing the lowest environmental impacts possible.