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O&G company lobbying UCP government to change municipal taxes

Tourmaline Oil Corp., a Calgary-based oil and gas company, has been meeting with Alberta government officials since last summer asking them to consider making changes to municipal taxes. According to the Alberta Lobbyist Registry, the company hired the Toronto-based lobbying firm Counsel Public Affairs Inc. last August. Two days later, CPA filed an initial return […]

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Alberta issued oil & gas licenses/leases for 20.5M hectares since 2010

That’s more than the area of all the oil sands and the entire provincial parks system combined.

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UCP increases max amount it’ll allow itself to lend to oil refinery

Last year, the Alberta government approved lending $1.25 billion to the Sturgeon Refinery. Then increased it to $1.5 billion. Now, they’re upping it by another $300 million.

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The 50-year roller coaster of Alberta royalty revenues

I recently found 50 years worth of data for fossil fuel royalty revenue in Alberta. Here’s what I found.

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Who’s behind Alberta’s oil & gas war room?

In 2019, the UCP government created a private corporation to serve as an oil and gas propaganda machine. Here’s who works there.

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Alberta consumers pay nearly 30% more for energy than a year ago

Canada’s increased by only 19%.

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Alberta oil & gas lost 10,000s of jobs yet produced more oil

Since 2014, Alberta’s oil & gas industry has increased annual production to an additional 4.4 million cubic metres. But they did it with 41,000 fewer workers.

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Debunking the propaganda in Kenney’s supreme court response

Jason Kenney didn’t like the Supreme Court’s decision on the federal carbon tax. In his response, he left out a few glaring details.

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Oil & gas projects provide tax revenue & create jobs. So what?

Specific projects should be judged based on their specific benefits, not benefits they share with hundreds of other projects.

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Alberta drilling fewer wells, even before the pandemic

Extraction wells were over 1,800 in July 2005. Only 350 were drilled per month on average during the 3 years leading up to the pandemic.