What is the future of crude oil and natural gas in a low-carbon energy system? This section will examine the decline of hydrocarbons as a fuel and the potential of using them as feedstock for materials manufacturing (e.g. carbon fibre).


General

TD Bank study says 50%-75% of Canadian oil/gas workers could lose jobs by 2050 – Energi Talks interview with TD Economics economist Francis Fong

Global move to carbon pricing set to “transform” upstream oil/gas economics – video interview with Graham Kellas, senior VP of fiscal research for Wood Mackenzie

$100 million loan to clean up orphan wells can’t fix source of problem: collapsing jr oil/gas sector – video interview with Regan Boychuk of the Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project

Cenovus, Husky $24 billion merger – video interview with Kevin Birn, IHS Market analyst and economist

Desperate times for Alberta small service firms, oilfield mfgers. Should governments step up? – video interview with economist Richard Masson, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

What Bay St. thinks of investing in Canadian resource projects, like Teck Frontier. It ain’t pretty – video interview with Laura Lau, portfolio fund manager for Brompton Funds

Global move to carbon pricing set to “transform” upstream oil/gas economics – video interview with Graham Kellas, senior VP of fiscal research for Wood Mackenzie

Crude Oil

Canada’s share of total crude oil exported to the US grows – Energi Media article

Saudis ready to flood oil market again? (Oct. 2020) – video interview with economist Judith Dwarkin

Trade economist says Kenney wrong about crude oil “predatory dumping,” closed NA oil market – video interview with John Ries, School of Business

$100 million loan to clean up orphan wells can’t fix source of problem: collapsing jr oil/gas sector – video interview with Regan Boychuk

Alberta’s (potential) oil and gas orphan well crisis…is there a solution? – video interview with economist Grant Bishop, CD Howe Institute

Banning foreign crude oil from Canada is a dumb idea. Displacing it, however, might actually work – video interview with Allan Fogwill, CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute

Peak Oil Demand and the Future of Oil

Alberta’s Carbon Revolution: Could our big liability become our main asset? – by Markham Hislop, Alberta Views magazine, March 2021

Peak oil demand is coming soon, says IEA – video interview with Olivier Lejeune, oil analyst for the International Energy Agency, about Oil 2021

BP’s peak oil prediction – and the future of oil in a net-zero Canada – Energi Media op-ed by Benjamin Israel, Nina Lothian of Pembina Institute

No return to status quo for Alberta, oil and gas companies – video interview with economist Glen Hodgson, CD Howe Institute

Is “bitumen beyond combustion” the future of the oil sands? Should Alberta fund the research? – video interview with Dr. Sara Hasting-Simon, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

European oil majors accelerating the pivot to low-carbon economy – video interview with Valentina Kretzschmar, Wood Mackenzie

European Big Oil is transforming into Big Energy, but where are Canadian majors? – video interview with Jeremy McCrae, director of energy research for Raymond James Ltd.

How innovation can help Canadian oil/gas thrive in a low-carbon future – video interview with economist Harrie Vredenburg, Haskayne School of Business

Hydrocarbon Finance

Energy transition already affecting capital investment in oil and gas – video interview with Angus Rodger, Wood Mackenzie

Are junior oil/gas producers “financially viable”? If not, COVID-19 support may not be available – interview with energy journalist Shawn McCarthy

Alberta junior oil/gas sector can’t attract investors or financing. Is it on the verge of collapse? – video interview with economist Richard Masson, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Natural Gas

Methane leaks: Just how “clean” is Alberta natural gas? – video interview with Jan Gorski of the Pembina Institute

Canadian methane emissions double official estimates?  – video interview with Dale Marshall of Environmental Defence

Should Alberta switch from coal to hydrogen instead of natural gas? – video interview with Maggie Hanna, geologist and Energy Futures Lab Fellow

The Role of Gas in the Energy Transition: Using data and markets to curb methane emissions – video interview with Cate Hight, Rocky Mountain Institute

LNG (liquified natural gas)

2-degree scenario ends Canadian LNG expansion – video interview with Kateryna Filippenko, principal analyst for Wood Mackenzie

Cheap Middle East LNG undercuts viability of Canadian projects – video interview with Karen Tam Wu, Pembina Institute

Can Canadian ‘green LNG’ save the planet? – Energi Media deep dive

Oil Sands

Who wants Alberta’s bitumen, heavy crude oil? – video interview with economist Bernadette Johnson of Denver-based Drillinginfo

Oil sands are low-cost, competitive producers – economist – video interview with Kevin Birn of IHS MarkIt

Oil sands emissions-intensity per barrel down – video interview with Kevin Birn of IHS MarkIt

Can oil sands regain public trust? – video interview with Marla Orenstein of the Canada West Foundation

NAFTA committee: tailings ponds leaking into groundwater – video interview with Dale Marshall of Environmental Defence

Alberta Innovates CEO explains op-ed calling for switch to non-combustion uses for bitumen – video interview with Laura Kilcrease

Is “bitumen beyond combustion” the future of the oil sands? Should Alberta fund the research? – video interview with Dr. Sara Hastings-Simon, research fellow, University of Calgary

Rising Alberta oil sands GHGs conflict with Canada’s climate commitments…something has to give – video interview with Chris Severson Baker of the Pembina Institute

Why the Alberta govt delayed Prosper Petroleum oil sands mine and why that may be a good thing – video interview with Prof. Bob Schulz, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

Kenney kills partial upgrading technology program essential to oil sands future – Markham On Energy column

Pipelines

The Age of Oil Pipelines comes to crashing halt with end of Keystone XL – Markham On Energy video column

Sen. Paula Simons on the Keystone XL debacle – video interview

Alberta suffers all the costs if Biden cancels KXL – video interview with Richard Masson from the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Billions at risk thanks to Kenney’s misguided KXL investment – Markham On Energy video

Is DRUbit the solution to Alberta’s pipeline crisis? Shipping by rail is now cost-competitive – video interview with economist Richard Masson, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Hail Mary for KXL needs totally different approach with Biden – video interview with Prof. Monical Gattinger, the University of Ottawa

Trans Mountain pipeline is the right decision for Canada – Energi Media op-ed by environmentalist Ed Whittingham

Northern corridor idea gets boost from new University of Calgary study – video interview with Prof. Kent Fellows, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

Did the Canadian Eenergy Regulator really say TMX and KXL pipelines aren’t needed? – video interview with Prof. Kent Fellows, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

52% of British Columbians support TMX (Nov. 2020) – video interview with Mario Canseco of Research Co.

US judge’s ruling on endangered species pulls plug on sections of Keystone XL pipeline project – video interview with Jared Margolis, senior attorney, Biological Diversity

Cui bono? Who benefits from Alberta govt’s $7.5 billion stake in KXL pipeline? Maybe not Albertans – video interview with Ian Hussey, research manager at Parkland Institute

Crude-by-rail may be Alberta’s hope to expand production for next 3 years – video interview with CD Howe fellow Brian Livingstone

Environmental Performance

Does the Yale Environmental Performance Index prove Canada has the cleanest oil/gas? No, says Yale – video interview with Zach Wendling, principal investigator for Yale University’s environmental performance index (EPI)

Fracking-induced earthquakes in BC, Alberta – video interview with Dr. Amy Fox

Canadian oil/gas companies’ plans to reduce GHG emissions far ahead of US producers – survey – video interview with Jeremy McCrea, energy director, Raymond James Ltd.

What the heck is ESG? Only the most important trend in the oil/gas sector right now – video interview with Amy Stutzman, for Opportune LLC

Oil/gas companies getting serious about climate? – video interview with Amy Bowe, Wood Mackenzie Head of Carbon Research

USA Oil and Gas

50% of US shale production failing by 2025? – video interview with economist Ed Hirs, University of Houston

Another bad Permian deal? ConocoPhillips buys Concho for $9.7 billion – video interview with economist Ed Hirs, University of Houston

Satellite data reveals “extreme” methane emissions from Permian oil/gas operations – video interview with Colin Leydel, Environmental Defense Fund

Fate of US shale producers tied to hedging…future looks grim (March, 2020) – video interview with economist Ed Hirs, University of Houston

Texas ain’t the boom yer looking for, partner… – video interview with economist Ed Hirs, University of Houston

Alberta oil/gas love affair with US shale glosses over industry that can’t make a buck even with high prices – Markham On Energy column

Regulation and Taxation

Alberta carbon tax deep dive: Not a job killer, competitive advantage for oil sands producers – Energi Media deep dive

A deep dive into CAPP’s climate policy study: too risky, out of sync with govts, not supported by the evidence – Energi Media deep dive

Alberta Energy Regulator’s governance needs improvement after CEO scandal – video interview with Dan McFayden about the School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Calgary MP criticizes federal environmental impact assessments – video interview with Greg McLean, MP for Calgary Centre

How does Big Oil book Alberta corporate tax cuts? – video interview with Richard Masson, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

Behind closed doors: Alberta Energi Regulator, industry set liability management rules – video interview with lawyer Drew Yemchuk, sessional lecturer/staff lawyer with the University of Calgary’s Public Interest Law Clinic

Why doesn’t foreign oil pay carbon tax like Canadian co.s? Border tax adjustments may be the answer – video interview with Michael Berstein, executive director of Canadians for Clean Prosperity

No consultation or explanation for worrying changes to Alberta oil/gas environmental monitoring – video interview with Prof. Shaun Fluker of the University of Calgary law school

No oil/gas regulatory disadvantage vs. USA, but 19 month lag for infrastructure approval – video interview with Allan Fogwill, CEO of the Canadian Energy Research Institute

Requirement for big oil companies to disclose climate risk a good start, but more action needed – video interview with Prof. George Hoberg, University of British Columbia

Think the Alberta orphan well situation is bad? It’s much worse – Zoffee with Regan Boychuk of the Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project

Not enough oversight of $1.7 billion for orphan/inactive well cleanup – video interview with Regan Boychuk of the Alberta Liabilities Disclosure Project

What the heck is ESG? Only the most important trend in the oil/gas sector right now – video interview with Amy Stutzman, managing director of complex financial reporting for Opportune LLC

Canadian oil/gas/pipeline corps’ financial health at risk because of ESG concerns? – video interview with Prof. Yrjö Koskinen, Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary

No regulatory certainty for Canadian resource industries, investors until aboriginal title resolved – video interview with Prof. David Wright, Univ of Calgary faculty of law

Alberta’s (potential) oil and gas orphan well crisis…is there a solution? – video interview with Grant Bishop of CD Howe Institute

Regulator puts Enbridge Mainline changes on hold after oil producer outcry – video interview with Dr. Brian Livingston, School of Public Policy, University of Calgary

$4.7 billion and no jobs to show for the Alberta corporate tax cut? – Shannon Phillips, Alberta NDP finance critic

Petrochemicals

Changes to the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program – video interview with Prof. Kent Fellows, School of Public Policy at the University of Calgary

$2B Grande Prairie methanol plant to be built by Nauticol Energy – Energi Media article

$4.5 billion Alberta petrochemicals complex gets final investment decision from Pembina Pipeline, Kuwait petrochemical firm – Energi Media article

Shipping by rail and the Economic future of Canadian petrochemicals, petroleum fuels – video interview with economist Dinara Millington, Canadian Energy Research Institute

Carbon Capture/Storage

Homegrown carbon-capture tech behind natural gas CARBON X-PRIZE – video interview with Jeff Allison of Delta CleanTech

Carbon capture and storage starting to show real promise as GHG fighter – video interview with Richard Adamson, CCS entrepreneur

Carbon capture tech gets boost from Alberta agency – video interview with Mark Summers of Emissions Reduction Alberta

Technology

Artificial intelligence taking over Alberta oil patch – Hossein Shahendeh of the Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute

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