As a member of Canada’s Energy Citizens, you understand the vital role the oil and gas industry plays in BC’s economy. Over 20,000 people are employed in BC by industry which contributed over $1.5 billion to the provincial government last year alone. This money helps fund the schools, healthcare and other important infrastructure we need to build a bright future for our province and our familiesRead more
Global energy demand is going nowhere but up. In the next 25 years, it’s estimated that about $25 trillion - with a ’T’ - will have to be invested in oil and gas in order to satisfy humanity’s energy needs.
That’s a huge number. All we as Canadians really need to know is this: That money is going to be invested somewhere.
This is an issue the world needs to take seriously. Those resources will have to come from somewhere, but very few of the countries who supply the world with energy share the commitment to environmental innovation and responsible energy that Canada has.
With any business, you have to adapt when the needs of your largest customer changes.
As the United States swears in its 45th president today, that’s the situation Canada’s oil and gas industry finds itself in.
The USA has been Canada’s biggest, and virtually only, foreign energy customer for decades.
We must realize that we aren’t dealing with the same country we were eight years ago. Over that time, the US oil and gas industry has changed dramatically, shifting away from being our biggest customer to our biggest competitor.Read more