Canada’s responsibly produced oil and gas should be the supplier of the World’s energy needs. Secure and safe, with a sharp focus on human, environmental and labour rights. Say no to tyranny oil. The choice is obvious.
First Oil: How innovation made Ontario the birthplace of North American oil
Southwestern Ontario communities remain proud of their historic role in ushering in new energy era
Douglas Munro cuts his lawn around operating pump jacks on the lawn of his Petrolia, Ontario home. Canadian Energy Centre photo by Dave Chidley
By Dave Chidley and Mario Tonneguzi
For many Canadians it can come as a surprise to learn the earliest roots of North America’s oil industry doesn’t lead back to Alberta or Texas. The story actually begins in southwestern Ontario’s Lambton county where innovation and ambition helped usher in a new era of energy that remains dominant in today’s energy mix. Photographer Dave Chidley, whose long career included two-and-a-half years working in Petrolia, recently returned to the region where the ties to its rich oil industry history remain proud and strong today.
Canadian pipeline companies are investing in renewable energy to reduce, and eventually eliminate, emissions from their operations. “These kinds of projects will be critical to meet global climate goals while keeping energy reliable, affordable and secure,” says Roland Muwanga, TC Energy’s vice-president, energy transition – technical and operations strategy. Read More
“When we talk about land, we say we belong to this territory. This land holds us, and we are nurtured from it.” These are the words of Aileen Prince, chief of the Nak’azdli Whut’en First Nation in northern B.C. near Fort St. James. Prince and her community have suffered numerous indignities over the years, including residential school abuse and the loss of autonomy over traditional lands. Read More
WATCH: Canada’s Oil and Gas Industry is committed to Reducing GHG Emissions
Canada's oil and gas industry has been tackling Greenhouse Gas Emissions for more than a decade, with a target of Net Zero emissions by 2050. If your oil and gas came with a label, you would learn that Canada's oil and gas industry is a global leader in environmental and social standards.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s reported skepticism about the business case for Canada to accelerate liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports to Europe and the world is misleading to Canadians. Here are five key facts to illustrate the strong business case to connect Canadian LNG to Europe and the world. Read More
A senior leader with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce would rather see the U.S. focus on oil imports from Canada than other potential partners as the global energy security crisis from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine grows. Read More
With the most recent data available, as of 2020, 49 per cent of global oil production comes from nations that Freedom House tracks as Not Free. That compares to a 33 per cent share of oil production in Free and 10 per cent in Partly Free countries. Read More
A new report shows that Canada’s major oil and gas companies continued their steady drumbeat of big spending on cleantech research and development in 2020, despite facing unprecedented challenges related to the global pandemic. Read More
In addition to more than half a billion in mutual benefit agreements with First Nations along the route, the project spent more than $1 billion with Indigenous companies in 2021 alone, according to the latest update. Read More
Canada’s oil and gas industry is recognized as having a level of cooperation on cleantech research and development that is unprecedented globally. Today that cooperation is resulting in a flood of new cleantech development projects. Read More