Markham on Energy

Collusion between Clark govt, Alberta oil/gas industry not proved by think tank’s documents

Collusion between Clark govt, Alberta oil/gas industry not proved by think tank’s documents

Collusion evidence is weak:┬ácouple of meeting agendas, list of attendees, and a PowerPoint Did the oil and gas industry write the 2016 British Columbia Climate Leadership Plan? That’s the accusation made by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, which Monday released documents it obtained under a Freedom Of Information request that the left-leaning think tank […]

By September 19, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Is CAPP doing enough to explain oil and gas issues to Canadians? Interview with Chelsie Klassen

Is CAPP doing enough to explain oil and gas issues to Canadians? Interview with Chelsie Klassen

Canadians need and deserve information from both sides (oil/gas, clean energy) during Energy Transition debate The podcast for Sept. 18 2017 is an interview with Chelsie Klassen, communications manager for the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the topic is the oil and gas sector’s communications strategies and programs. I’ve argued in columns that […]

By September 18, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Trudeau Govt should rethink message on downstream GHG emissions and Energy East before serious damage is done

Trudeau Govt should rethink message on downstream GHG emissions and Energy East before serious damage is done

Trudeau Liberals appear to be willing to sacrifice Energy East for Quebec seats in 2019…a dangerous message to investors in Canadian┬áresource development One of the things I like most about the Trudeau Liberals is that they are treacherous bastards. Like every Liberal government of my lifetime, they play to win. That bred-in-the-bone treachery will absolutely […]

By September 16, 2017 7 Comments Read More →
Waning Canadian support for oil, pipelines a big political problem for Alberta industry

Waning Canadian support for oil, pipelines a big political problem for Alberta industry

If Canadians foresee a future without oil and pipelines, for how long will they continue to support Alberta ambitions? How Alberta should talk to other provinces – think British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec – where it needs to build pipelines is a hot topic in our social media world these days. A new public opinion […]

By September 13, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
NEB ‘modernization’  – not just low oil prices, opposition – makes TransCanada skittish, say experts

NEB ‘modernization’ – not just low oil prices, opposition – makes TransCanada skittish, say experts

Regulator change creates uncertainty, which combines with low oil prices, higher gas prices, politics to make TransCanada slow down on Energy East pipeline The National Energy Board has granted TransCanada’s request for a 30-day suspension of the review for the Energy East and Eastern Mainline pipelines. Some critics of the Trudeau Government’s “modernization” of the […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast: Interview with David Coletto re. Canadian voter intentions poll (hint…we hate Trump)

Podcast: Interview with David Coletto re. Canadian voter intentions poll (hint…we hate Trump)

Federal Liberals hold comfortable lead, most Canadians approve of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Last week Abacus Data released a public opinion poll about how Canadians feel about the national political parties and how they would vote if an election was held today. I interviewed Abacus Data CEO David Coletto about the results and he offered […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
China just rocked Alberta’s world with plan to ban gas-powered cars

China just rocked Alberta’s world with plan to ban gas-powered cars

Will the global economy see peak oil demand by 2030 or 2040? Can Alberta survive permanent low oil prices? Saturday was a momentous day for Alberta, even if most Albertans probably won’t acknowledge or accept just how important it is that China now says it is planning to ban internal combustion engine automobiles in the […]

By September 10, 2017 2 Comments Read More →
Vancouver pipeline protest start of busy Sept. for Trans Mountain Expansion foes

Vancouver pipeline protest start of busy Sept. for Trans Mountain Expansion foes

Climate Convergence Metro Vancouver says many actions planned for fall to stop Trans Mountain Expansion construction As Kinder Morgan prepares to begin construction this month on the $7.4 billion Trans Mountain Expansion, opponents kicked off their campaign to stop the pipeline project with a noisy rally and march Saturday outside the Vancouver Art Gallery that […]

By September 10, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Kinder Morgan picks pipeline contractors, activists organize rally and march, Liberals affirm TMX support

Kinder Morgan picks pipeline contractors, activists organize rally and march, Liberals affirm TMX support

Thousands of protesters expect for Saturday march and rally against Trans Mountain Expansion As Kinder Morgan gears up to start construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion pipeline – announcing Wednesday it has selected six contractors to undertake the work – First Nations and environmental group opponents are organizing to protest and block the project. The […]

By September 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Podcast: Former pipeline VP Dennis McConaghy says Trudeau botching energy regulation reform

Podcast: Former pipeline VP Dennis McConaghy says Trudeau botching energy regulation reform

Link to Markham On Energy podcast at the bottom of story Dennis McConaghy is a former Canadian oil and gas executive, a veteran of the Alberta oil patch, and a convert to the “progressive view” of the energy industry. By progressive, I mean that he accepts climate science, understands that the global consensus around climate […]

By September 5, 2017 0 Comments Read More →