Economy / Indigenous Opportunities

The future of Indigenous equity in the energy industry

Justin Bourque’s life jour­ney has come full cir­cle in his role as elect­ed Vice Pres­i­dent and CEO of the Wil­low Lake Métis Nation (WLMN). He got his start in oil and gas at age 16, and went on to find oppor­tu­ni­ties as a tech­ni­cian, over­see­ing large scale main­te­nance turn­arounds. But […]


How petroleum plays a critical role in our healthcare

Most Cana­di­ans typ­i­cal­ly only think about Canada’s oil and gas when fill­ing up their gas tank or light­ing their bar­beque. What they don’t real­ize is that petro­le­um and petro­le­um chem­i­cals are extreme­ly ver­sa­tile and can be found in many prod­ucts we use every day includ­ing plas­tics, tex­tiles, pack­ag­ing, deter­gents, fertilizers. […]

Environment / Standards & Governance

The oil sands on the path to total emissions reductions

Canada’s oil sands sec­tor is head­ed towards a major envi­ron­men­tal improve­ment with­in the next five years. Accord­ing to analy­sis by con­sul­tants IHS Mark­it, total oil sands green­house gas (GHG) emis­sions are on track to start going down. This fol­lows more than a decade of pro­duc­ers con­sis­tent­ly decreas­ing GHG emis­sions per bar­rel, oth­er­wise known as […]