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.
A foreign-funded campaign targeting natural gas stoves wants to ban your choice in choosing how you cook your food.
This campaign to ban natural gas stoves in cities is premised on misinformation.
- Despite headline-grabbing claims that gas stove use can increase the risk of respiratory issues such as asthma, this independent study found that most studies have been inconclusive for both children and adults and not found there is increased risk.
- Environmental groups have created arguments that burning natural gas creates indoor air pollution which is harmful to residents. This direct quote from the Canada Health Guidelines is consistent with independent research that says modern gas stoves with proper ventilation are safe. It is interesting to note that faulty wiring is the number one cause of household fires.
“Data from Canadian indoor air studies indicate that the concentration of NO2in most electric stove homes will rarely exceed this level and that this concentration is also attainable in gas stove homes when adequate stovetop ventilation is used.”
- According to the WHO, electricity and natural gas are among the cleanest solutions to keep indoor air quality above WHO guidelines.
- The use of natural gas and its by-products are also incredibly important in developing countries where many still use fuels like wood or coal to cook their food. The use of these more polluting fuels has shown an increase in reported illnesses in India. Using natural gas as a cooking fuel can help provide a cleaner solution for millions around the world.
Here is a story that gets it right.
Indigenous Businesses in the oil sands region have seen a mass influx of investment over the last decade. Oil sands producer spending with Indigenous businesses reached a record $2.36 billion in 2019, according to the latest data from the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. This helps boost shared prosperity for communities and companies taking on these partnerships.