Net zero is a moonshot, ripping apart Canadian social fabric and economy

Written By: Maureen McCall
Published: Fort Nelson News - July 1, 2020 Page 6

     This week, industry champions Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest took on the daunting task of inviting meaningful discussion with the Honorable Seamus O'Regan, Minister of Natural Resources and Member of Parliament in the same Federal Government that has so doggedly obstructed, opposed, and over-regulated the Western Canadian Oil and Gas Industry for the last five years. It was a breath-taking exercise in restraint and civility in an attempt to truly communicate the urgency of the need for immediate and effective action for the Canadian Oil and Gas Industry.
     To his credit, Peter Tertzakian started the conversation about the Western Canadian Oil and Gas Industry by addressing what he called "the moose in the room" and stated that the people in the Industry would say they haven't been feeling a lot of love rom the Federal Government or the rest of the country in terms of thoughts and…

What If? and Then What?

Written by: Rod Garland
You’ve all probably heard that, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” or some similar quote, often attributed to Benjamin Franklin; Daniel Defoe; Christopher Bullock; or even Mark Twain. You could say that I’m not actually certain who coined the phrase first.
One thing is certain however, and that is that the markets and investors don’t like uncertainty. Another is, that unless you are Nostradamus, with mystical powers beyond mere mortals, most forecasts carry about the same weight of accuracy as guesses and generally prove to be wrong more often than not, as in that the outcome is always uncertain.
“It’s tough to make predictions. Especially about the future!” (Yogi Bera) To bolster their own confidence and support their conjecture, some claim that science is the foundation for their predictions and use terms like trend analysis of data from passed similar occurrences to project into the future, and while this seems a reasonable…

Student Letter to PM Justin Trudeau

CAGC Column: Seismic Program Evolution
& Development – High Level Summary


CAGC represents the business interests of the seismic industry
within Canada –

The following is anecdotal based on my experiences working for
several Data Acquisition & Oil companies and owner/manager of a
Survey & Auditing company, as a Head Surveyor / Cat Push / Drill
Push / Permit Man / Party Manager / Survey Processor & Auditor for
the period starting in 1975 to present.

Evolution of seismic lines – A Surveyor /Cat Push perspective

Prior to 1975
Line Widths                        New Cut 25’ (8m), some existing trails were used that tended to bend to
                                            follow the higher solid ground with minimal widening (cutting)

Line Clearing                      Cats 1950’s & 1960’s (D2, D3) 1970’s (D4, D5, D6,), Chainsaws

Slash Disposal                    New Cut (slash pile on…

Fight climate extremists before they upend society

By Ross McKitrick
Professor of Economics at the University of Guelph and a Senior Fellow The Fraser Institute

Start learning the deep details of the science and economics instead of letting extremists dictate what you're allowed to think or say

      Last year was the year the climate issue took a sharp turn towards extremism. Let's hope 2020 is the year of sanity makes a comeback.
         There have long been three groups occupying the climate issue. To avoid pejoratives, I will call them A, B and C.
         The A group are the doubters. They don't believe greenhouse gases (GHSs) do much harm and they don't support expensive climate-policy interventions. If we must choose between climate policy and the continued use of inexpensive fossil energy, they readily choose the latter.
         The C group think the opposite; they fear a climate catastrophe, they foresee a crisis and they want urgent action, regardless of cost, to stop it.
         The B group are in the middl…

We Need To Talk About Energy Policy - And Climate Change

By: Brad Hayes
Published: Daily Oil Bulletin

The media wars — mainstream media, social media, blogs, and others — continue to heat up over energy policy and climate change, and Canada is in the heart of the battle.
Canada is a prosperous nation, where many people have the luxury to worry about societal issues instead of about where their next meal (or kilowatt) is going to come from. We’re also a major energy supplier, with huge oil and gas resources and world-leading technology to produce them.
Only a few other nations — the United States, Norway and Australia come to mind — are in similar situations. And none of them have to deal with all the Canadian issues, such as a variety of First Nations interests, industry activity that is largely onshore and in sight of residents, and strongly diverging provincial / regional views around production and transportation. Moral foundations theory suggests that people’s attitudes and convictions around important issues — like energy and climate — …