Advocacy & Opinion


​CERAWEEK 2019: Trends and transitions

Friday, March 22, 2019, 7:21 AM MDT

The energy world’s top leaders and influencers recently gathered in Houston for the annual IHS Markit CERAWeek. Discussion at the…

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Anti-oil groups are deep inside Canada's halls of power: Gwyn Morgan

Monday, March 18, 2019, 7:22 AM MDT

Canadians watch Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election comfortable in the belief that such…

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​Suing oil companies over climate change will only hurt taxpayers

Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 7:18 AM MDT

The City of Victoria wants to round up municipalities to sue oil companies for damages from climate change. Not only…

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​Opinion: B.C.’s Trans Mountain stance is flowing with contradictions

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:30 AM MST

The double loss suffered by the B.C. government in the latest round of paper-shuffling over the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion…

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​Not all First Nations oppose Trans Mountain - will protesters listen to them?

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 7:24 AM MST

As the inevitable resumption of protests against the Trans Mountain pipeline project hovers into view, a growing schism is being…

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​Can Canada help fill the heavy oil shortage on the U.S. Gulf Coast?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 6:21 PM MST

The US has announced economic sanctions that effectively stop imports of Venezuelan oil.This leaves the complex refineries in Texas and…

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​B.C. mayors shaking down energy companies are ignoring reality

Thursday, January 24, 2019, 7:12 AM MST

West Coast Environmental Law, an advocacy organization based in Vancouver, has persuaded a group of British Columbia mayors and city…

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​Oil and gas the backbone of the Canadian economy: Gwyn Morgan

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:20 AM MST

What was Canada’s biggest business news story of 2018?According to the pundits at The Canadian Press, it wasn’t the giveaway…

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A message from the president of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project to B.C. residents and First Nations

Thursday, January 10, 2019, 7:14 AM MST

This message from Coastal GasLink president Rick Gateman was posted on Jan. 9 to the Facebook page of Canada’s Energy…

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​An open letter on why Haisla Nation stands behind LNG

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 7:27 AM MST

This is an open letter that was published on the Haisla Nation website, directed to opponents and critics of LNG…

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​Is next-gen wells-to-wheels analysis a potential teaching tool?

Thursday, December 20, 2018, 1:37 PM MST

We all have that T-Shirt: You know the one, inscribed with: It seemed like a good idea at the time.…

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​Alberta’s country anthem: We May Be Hurtin’…But We Ain’t Dyin’

Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 2:52 PM MST

Photo by Gavin WhitnerThings have devolved into such a state of ridiculous zaniness on Canada's energyscape that perhaps it's time…

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