October 30, 2015

Here's one more way Notley NDP's anti-drilling policies are driving revenue out of Alberta

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Have the Alberta NDP considered losses of revenue from petroleum and natural gas leases going back to the Crown?

I highly doubt it.

48% of Crown land is owned provincially, which means that our government makes significant revenue from the sale of these leases to oil and gas companies.

Over the past four years, oil and gas companies have spent over $5B dollars on land leases.

Once a lease is granted to the highest bidder and depending on the region of purchase, a company has two, four or five years to drill a well, produce, or prove potential production.

Recent drilling rig counts, which are a good gauge of land use, are at 25% utilization this week. This number is also down 25% from last year.

Think of the losses in revenue to the government when land leases aren’t being drilled.

What else has the NDP forgotten in their budget?


The NDP budget is a disaster. Over 50,000 are out of work. Investment is fleeing the province.
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commented 2015-10-30 16:05:23 -0400
Keith said, “I cannot decide what is worst, Liberal, NDP, Islam or Islam Liberal, NDP, or perhaps NDP,Liberal, Islam. In truth they are all the same.”

All different heads of the same beast, like the mythical Hydra.
commented 2015-10-30 14:47:07 -0400
Keith Barnes – I agree, they are all the same crooks, with the same crooked thoughts of making others pay for their trinkets!
commented 2015-10-30 14:07:48 -0400
I cannot decide what is worst, Liberal, NDP, Islam or Islam Liberal, NDP, or perhaps NDP,Liberal, Islam. In truth they are all the same.
commented 2015-10-30 13:21:59 -0400
Welcome to Zimbabwe , Albertans
commented 2015-10-30 13:20:11 -0400
Are social progressives in a constant state of REM sleep? I cant wait for them to start complaining about the PST regime that will be in place one year after the effects of this Avatar budget takes hold of the province . Combine that with the federal take and all people will have soon are ice cream dreams. Of course if you are a muslim invader fifth columnist that dream would include 72 “virgins”
commented 2015-10-30 12:35:30 -0400
The left spew the exact opposite of what their intentions are. They love to play with words, and change their meanings, and basically they use words, as their sleight of hand magic, to fool some of the people, who don’t think to question anything, but just go along with the lies and bs.
commented 2015-10-30 12:06:20 -0400
I was struck by the cognitive dissonance of that sign on the ‘Finance Minister’s’ podium in bold capital letters, “SUPPORTING JOBS; SUPPORTING FAMILIES”. Talk about Orwellian Newspeak!