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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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Opinion

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.

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So, what’s the deal with Alberta’s investment in Keystone XL?

How involved did Alberta get with this pipeline, and where do things sit now that the pipeline was cancelled?

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UCP 2021-22 budget: debt to GDP ratio 2.3× higher than under NDP

More debt. Fewer jobs. Less tax revenue.