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Canada needs ‘energy brand’ oilfield services association tells Ottawa

Canada needs ‘energy brand’ oilfield services association tells Ottawa

“Supplying the world with Canadian energy would help reduce global GHG emissions. The world needs more Canada.” The Petroleum Services Association of Canada has sent a message to Canadian parliamentarians: Canada needs a brand for energy that communicates the country’s strong oil and gas regulations and its commitment to lowering greenhouse gas emissions. PSAC highlighted […]

By December 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Is $60 oil a new normal for the industry? – IEA

Is $60 oil a new normal for the industry? – IEA

Strong demand in oil still expected in the short term Oil Market Report, International Energy Agency The events in Saudi Arabia have added extra momentum to the rally that has driven oil prices from lows of $45/bbl (Brent) in late June to around $63/bbl recently, according to the International Energy Agency. To date, we have […]

By November 30, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
India’s GST – A boon for oil markets?

India’s GST – A boon for oil markets?

Tax on pure electric vehicles reduced by around 9% under GST regime The introduction of India’s Goods and Services Tax (GST) has lifted oil demand in the country this year, according to Wood Mackenzie. Crude oil, natural gas, diesel and gasoline are currently exempt from the GST. However, diesel and gasoline demand are indirectly affected […]

By November 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Wind leading the renewable energy charge -GWEC

Wind leading the renewable energy charge -GWEC

Wind Power leading the charge to drive out fossils With over 500 GW installed worldwide, wind power has become the leading source of new power generation in Europe and in many countries around the world, according to a press release from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). In 2016 alone $112.5 billion were invested in […]

By November 14, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
Trump visits Beijing championing LNG exports, Alaska signs deal with China

Trump visits Beijing championing LNG exports, Alaska signs deal with China

Chinese LNG demand could reach 330 bcm by 2020, up from 206 bcm in 2016 The Trump administration has been championing U.S. energy exports as its preferred instrument for narrowing its trade deficit in the wake of the U.S. shale boom, according to Wood Mackenzie. A combination of rising export capacity in the U.S., LNG […]

By November 9, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
New poll suggests political risks for Conservative politicians without climate plan

New poll suggests political risks for Conservative politicians without climate plan

“Half of voters won’t consider politicians who don’t take the issue seriously.” By Bruce Anderson, Chairman, Abacus Data Twenty years ago, when the world’s leaders were debating the Kyoto Accord, a case could be made that politicians who chose to be early champions of action to reduce emissions were running a certain amount of political […]

By November 9, 2017 1 Comments Read More →
The environmental case for natural gas

The environmental case for natural gas

Reducing oil and gas methane emissions remains cost-efficient way of reducing emissions compared with others By International Energy Agency analysts Tim Gould, head of WEO Energy Supply Outlook Division, Christophe McGlade, WEO senior analyst The role that natural gas can play in the future of global energy is inextricably linked to its ability to help […]

By October 24, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trump Country home to newest US solar growth region

Trump Country home to newest US solar growth region

Eight of 10 fastest growing US solar markets in states that voted for Trump The US solar market in the Western, Midwestern or Southern states is booming, thanks to falling development costs, some government subsidies and in spite of President Donald Trump’s vow to revive the coal industry. Eight of the 10 areas with the […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
New analysis shows Canada benefits from responsible energy development- CAPP

New analysis shows Canada benefits from responsible energy development- CAPP

By 2:1 margin, people around globe prefer oil from countries with climate change policies Population growth around the world is increasing demand for more energy in every form, creating a chance for Canada both to share its energy prosperity abroad and drive to a lower-carbon economy at home, according to an analysis and forthcoming report […]

By October 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
ENGO argument against Energy East pipeline ‘egregious’ and without merit – op-ed

ENGO argument against Energy East pipeline ‘egregious’ and without merit – op-ed

ENGOs should demand that Trudeau government clarify if carbon pricing is Canada’s primary carbon policy mechanism By Dennis McConaghy, former TransCanada VP The Trudeau government’s support for the NEB’s re-scoping the Energy East crude oil pipeline project hearing justifiably generated wide spread condemnation and dismay across the Canadian political spectrum, from the Notley government to […]

By October 3, 2017 0 Comments Read More →