Economy / Indigenous Opportunities

More Indigenous communities are taking the lead in oil & gas

A grow­ing num­ber of Canada’s Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties are becom­ing own­ers of oil and gas projects that can allow them to help reduce envi­ron­men­tal impacts and earn a greater share of the prosperity. “I see so much con­ver­sa­tion about the impor­tance of Indige­nous peo­ple sit­ting at the table of major projects […]

Environment / Standards & Governance

Canada is leading the world in methane emissions reductions

Glob­al inter­est in reduc­ing methane emis­sions from oil and gas is ris­ing, but for near­ly two decades, it’s already been an area of focus – and suc­cess – in Canada. Accord­ing to CEC research, Canada’s methane emis­sions fell by 16% between 2000 and 2018, even as oil pro­duc­tion increased by 91%. But […]

Economy / Environment / Standards & Governance

10 Fast Facts about Canada’s oil & gas

Canada’s oil and gas indus­try is not only com­plex and ever-chang­ing, it has a direct impact on the lives of Cana­di­ans across the coun­try. But some­times it may seem like infor­ma­tion about this crit­i­cal indus­try is biased or hard to come by. Here are 10 real facts about Canada’s oil […]

Economy / Environment / Standards & Governance

Canada’s emerging LNG industry has a bright future

Canada’s emerg­ing LNG indus­try could have a bright future ahead, espe­cial­ly con­sid­er­ing last year’s 435% increase in LNG prices, dri­ven by strong demand in Asia and Europe. The Wood­fi­bre Liq­ue­fied Nat­ur­al Gas (LNG) project in B.C. was recent­ly approved, and a major expan­sion is being con­sid­ered for the LNG Cana­da […]


The impact of oil and gas on Ontario’s economy

The first com­mer­cial oil pro­duc­tion in North Amer­i­ca start­ed in Ontario in 1858. And 165 years lat­er, the oil and gas sec­tor con­tin­ues to play a sig­nif­i­cant role in the provin­cial econ­o­my. There are some 3,000 oil and gas wells active in the province. Pro­vid­ing a reli­able sup­ply of ener­gy is […]

Economy / Environment / Standards & Governance

Oil and gas continues to lead in environmental protection spending

Canada’s oil and gas indus­try con­tin­ues to spend more on envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion than any oth­er sec­tor, accord­ing to the lat­est fed­er­al data. Sta­tis­tics Cana­da reports that oil and gas pro­duc­ers spent $3.1 bil­lion on envi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion in 2019, the high­est of all 20 indus­tries in the annu­al survey. More than 1/3 of Cana­di­an […]

Squamish Aerial

The proof is in the numbers: oil & gas is critical to B.C.’s economy

For the last 70 years, British Colum­bia has pro­duced oil and nat­ur­al gas for Cana­da – and as of 2018, it pro­duced 32% of Canada’s nat­ur­al gas and 2% of our con­ven­tion­al oil. All that pro­duc­tion adds up to sig­nif­i­cant roy­al­ties col­lect­ed by the provin­cial gov­ern­ment, direct­ly sup­port­ing eco­nom­ic pros­per­i­ty in […]