Advocacy & Opinion


Opinion: ​COVID-19 blows a $400 billion hole in global energy

Thursday, May 28, 2020, 6:29 AM MDT

COVID-19 has blown a $400 billion hole in global energy. How we fix it will determine our success or failure…

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​Opinion: Texas, like OPEC, can't turn back time for oil

Monday, April 20, 2020, 7:08 AM MDT

The Texas Railroad Commission has been petitioned to go back in time. The commission just held a marathon hearing on…

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Opinion: Churchill pipeline a rare opportunity for Indigenous

Wednesday, April 15, 2020, 7:07 AM MDT

A pipeline to the Port of Churchill would revitalize the long-neglected economies of northern Manitoba and northern Saskatchewan. But the…

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​Opinion: Alberta’s bright near term future

Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 2:44 PM MDT

Snow is falling, and the first days after Easter weekend are cold, dark and lonely. April and May snowstorms in…

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​McMillan: Energy sector helping Canada weather COVID-19 storm

Thursday, April 9, 2020, 7:01 AM MDT

For the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and our member companies, health and safety is a top priority. We…

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​Canadians need the oil and gas industry now more than ever

Wednesday, April 8, 2020, 7:06 AM MDT

Some media organizations have chosen this turbulent time to publish viewpoints of anti-oil industry organizations, opining that it’s a great…

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​Negative oil prices? They’re already here

Thursday, April 2, 2020, 6:20 AM MDT

Oil markets are in pain. Demand has plummeted, with about three billion people under lockdown just as the world faces…

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Energy jobs could be greener after coronavirus

Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 6:25 AM MDT

Energy enables work. Here endeth the physics lesson, because this is about jobs. Oil and gas, like most other sectors,…

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Opinion: Notes from Flight 163, the oilsands shuttle from Toronto to Edmonton

Wednesday, March 25, 2020, 2:07 PM MDT

On a recent Monday morning, I found myself on Air Canada Flight 163 from Toronto Pearson to Edmonton. As the…

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​Opinion: The ESG evolution: Clearing up misconceptions

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 1:40 PM MDT

A few weeks ago, I was in a meeting where ESG was on the agenda. One of the male leaders…

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Opinion: A tenth of active and abandoned oil and gas wells in northeastern B.C. are leaking

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 10:33 AM MST

Northeastern British Columbia has been a major centre of conventional oil and gas production since the 1960s. More recently, the…

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Opinion: ​Indigenous civil rights blockades should be met with a new diplomacy, not violence

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 6:13 PM MST

Canada is at a critical crossroads. The Wet'suwet'en conflict brings us to a deciding moment in Canada, one that will…

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