Showing posts from February, 2019

Durable Energy Policy In Canada: Waiting For Godot?

By: Monica Gattinger Published: Daily Oil Bulletin In Samuel Beckett ’s iconic play Waiting for Godot , main characters Didi and Gogo wait endlessly for the arrival of Godot, passing their time discussing everything from the mundane to the existential. The play fittingly only has two acts, and needless to say, Godot never arrives. The audience is left wondering about the meaning and purpose of it all. Those longing for sound energy policy in Canada seem also to be waiting in vain. For over a decade, Canada has been mired in disagreement, contentiousness and lack of clarity on energy policy and regulation. When elections bring about a change of government, people hope ‘the new guys’ will sort the mess out once and for all: the new government will take a different tack, it will focus on different priorities, it will ‘get it done’ — whether ‘it’ is getting a pipeline built, putting a price on GHG emissions, clarifying who decides what and how on energy projects, or articulating a

The Ripple Effect

By: Rod Garland The CAGC luncheon held in early March each year is also the association’s (AGM) Annual General Meeting, when members gather to ratify the slate of Directors for the current year and receive an update on the association’s financial state and industry activities, past and planned. The association has managed to survive notably due to cost saving measures and the strong support of some key core members who have provided essential financial and in-kind support. Eagle Canada has provided office space for a few years now, that replaced the expenditures necessary for a downtown office and lease and TGS has provided financial support. We thank both of these companies for their past and continued support. Most of our member companies will be coming to the end of, what is now, a very short work season as break up approaches and, due to the depressed state of the Oil & Gas industry over the past few years, the completion of fewer and fewer projects compared to pre