British Columbia restrictions on new tar sands shipments a warning signal to Kinder Morgan pipeline investors

Today, British Columbia’s Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman announced restrictions on any increase in shipments of heavy oil — including tar sands crude — by pipeline or rail through B.C. while a scientific panel appointed by the province conducts a review of the scientific uncertainties around tar sands oil spill […]

Monitoring and responding to seismic events in Northeastern B.C. 

Regional seismographic network in Northeast B.C. monitors seismic events related to hydraulic fracturing and fluid disposal  The BC Seismic Research Consortium was established in 2012 by Geoscience BC, the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), and the BC Oil and Gas Commission (BCOGC). It followed a recommendation from the BCOGC in […]

Oil Respect – On the importance of advocacy

In September 2016, Alberta Oil magazine ran an article entitled “Oilwell Drillers’ Association President Remembers Life Before Energy Politics”. The writer questioned CAODC President Mark Scholz about what life was like in the oil and gas industry prior to large-scale pipeline protests and American celebrities flying up to Fort McMurray to lambast the Canadians oilsands. […]