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UCP budget predicts $125 billion debt by next election

The UCP’s goal to have a $714 million surplus by 2023 seems to be drifting further and further away.

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Keystone XL officially died in June 2021

And all Alberta has to show for it is $91 million in shares should the project ever sell off pipeline components.

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Alberta’s oil & gas sector generated -$212M in corporate tax revenue last year

Yep. You read that right. Negative $212 million.

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Providing perspective to Sonya Savage’s statement on the Line 3 Replacement Project

Sonya Savage was salivating over the announcement that Line 3 is supposed to be operational today. And she wants the rest of us to, as well.

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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%.