The pressure to stop major oil pipeline projects prompted the industry to look for other solutions to moving oil. The train seemed like a natural solution. Forget the fact that pipelines are more energy-efficient and emit less carbon. People protest against them so trains carrying millions of barrels of oil are crisscrossing the continent in greater […]
The Saudis have stated their goal in maintaining current oil output and export volumes is to protect market share against foreign rivals. The Saudi’s rivals are not limited to other oil producers though, they are also striving to undermine clean energy technologies and climate change policies. “Lower oil prices are going to make it more difficult to […]
The website Wall St. Cheat Sheet recently posted this article – 3 Industries Run by Cartels. Normally when we hear the word cartel, many of us would think illegal drugs, but that is not included in the articles top 3. 1. The oil industry The oil industry has always been amenable to cartels and monopolies. […]
The Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry crude oil from the oil sands to the U.S. Gulf Coast, isn’t just an infrastructure project. It’s also a symbol for the fight over the future of energy. Producing oil from Alberta’s tar sands emits more pollution than traditional oil drilling, so many environmentalists want that crude left in […]
It’s only been a quarter of a century since the United States passed it’s Oil Pollution Act. A year after the 1989 Exxon Valdez environmental disaster off the coast of Alaska, American politicians wrote a law requiring all new tankers need to have double hulls to prevent similar catastrophes. But single hull tankers were still […]
Twelve or 13 oil trains destined for points north rumble through Vancouver weekly. If the fossil fuel industry is permitted to build all its proposed Washington terminals, 72-80 oil trains will pass through weekly — a six-fold increase in pollution, congestion, risk of fire, explosion, environmental destruction. One terminal is proposed for Vancouver, three in […]
In some European Union countries the debate over fracking is leading to governments taking steps to either curb or stop oil companies from using the practice. Germany doesn’t plan on lifting its conditional ban on the process any time soon. A moratorium has been in place for two years on new permits. And while fracking […]
Austerity is in the air and there is much grieving and gnashing of teeth across the land. I understand the anger of the municipal workers. But I also understand the anger of the average taxpayer. Most of us don’t have a gold-plated pension plan like they do. And if things stay as they are, there […]
In part three of this three part series, Rob chats with Doug Ford, of Communica Public Affairs Inc. about the PR and Engagement process in the Oil & Gas industry. You can watch the entire series here.
In part two of this three part series, Rob chats with Doug Ford, of Communica Public Affairs Inc. about the PR and Engagement process in the Oil & Gas industry. You can watch the entire series here.