December 04, 2018

Do Albertans support Notley's oil production cut?

Keean BexteRebel Contributor

Yesterday, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced an 8.7% across-the-board cut of oil and gas production in the province. So I went to downtown Calgary to see what workers think about this decision.

WATCH my video to see how everyday Albertans feel about Notley's Soviet-style plan, and if they think Trudeau or Notley has done more damage to the provinces.

The Rebel is calling for a stop to this embargo against ourselves and our own jobs.

We need to save Alberta jobs and send a message that Alberta will be open for business very soon -- May 2019.

Albertans should not be sitting at home while we still import OPEC oil. Let’s embargo Riyadh, not Red Deer.

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commented 2018-12-05 13:09:16 -0500
Peter Netterville, Jason, and the Oil Companies all got together with Notley and made this TEMPORARY POLICY.
If it was Apples, you do it your way, sell them for pennies on the Dollar, just to get rid of them, however Oil doesn’t go rotten like fruit, so you don’t have to lose money on it, just leave it in the ground for a few more months. Sure some newer employees will have to go on UIC for awhile, but that’s what Capitalism is, you have to sell at a profit, cut back or get out of the business.
commented 2018-12-05 07:45:13 -0500
Robert Hewgill said, “It doesn’t matter if you support it or not, there wasn’t any choice. We can’t continue to give the oil away for next to nothing and for less than it costs to produce.”

That decision should be left to the oil & gas companies to make as is the correct thing to do in a capitalist system.

The point is that the government should not be the ones to do the restriction.

If a company selling its’ product for $45/barrel less than market value thinks it can still make a profit, the let them sell it for that. If they cannot make a profit they will voluntarily cut their own production. That is how capitalism works, but the socialist governments love to get their dirty fingers in there and mess things up.

Notley is gone in May 2019.

Let’s hope Jason Kenny has enough true conservative in him to return Alberta back to a Conservative province. I hope he tells the main stream media where to put their lies, accusations and propaganda spin … where the “sun don’t shine”.
commented 2018-12-05 02:38:45 -0500
Mike Krchnak it has been that way for a long time. Yet for some reason the same clowns get all upset if you give them a taste of their own medicine.
commented 2018-12-05 02:37:13 -0500
Even Notley cannot think this will get the NDP elected again. I believe she has accepted that she is gone in the next election and is doing as much damage as she can. This is getting to the point of merely being malicious toward Albertans. Hope she has t move out of province after she is booted out.
commented 2018-12-04 19:57:10 -0500
Any regulation is anti-capitalist.

I guess as Canadians, even Conservative Canadians, are conditioned to think that some government intervention is okay.
commented 2018-12-04 19:56:14 -0500
The way the lame stream media are putting it, we have no choice. But we do have a choice! Let’s all urge our friends to vote Notley and Trudeau out of power. By the way, I wrote to my MLA and told him a thing or three. I also wrote Jason Kenny about how disappointed I am with his agreeing to this Soviet-style management of our oil energy. Let’s write our local papers about this too. I told my editor how America has done so well because of tax cuts and slashing regulations. We could have this if not for our retrograde politicians who belong in the jurassic age.
commented 2018-12-04 19:41:45 -0500
I would have done exactly what Notley did, except I would have had a TARGETED SLOWDOWN.
First, I would aim at the problem; major slowdown of Oil going to the Lower Mainland of BC. Who cares if they have to pay $2.00 or $2.50 a liter. 52% of those people have to learn that they will need Oil for 50 more years.
They are getting their Jet Fuel for Vancouver Airport from Asia and building a 14 Km pipeline from the Harbor to the Airport and no one is protesting it. Did they care about Alberta? Make them suffer!

Two, Tell the US that Alberta can’t lose money, so the price for Alberta Crude is xxx no matter what the World price is. No Country or Business should be asked to lose money in order to supply a customer.

Trump wouldn’t be happy, but its a hell of a lot better than the US relying on that crazy Middle East or Venezuela. He would also understand that even with the increase it’s less expensive than the other Producers.
commented 2018-12-04 18:26:25 -0500
Does Justin have a money tree in his back yard or is Soros going to pay to keep the lights on in the east? I just don’t get where he thinks the equalization payments are going to come from. He can try to force a carbon tax on us and come up with other revenue streams but eventually they will all run dry.
commented 2018-12-04 18:25:37 -0500
I think this is the position they meant to put us in. Between a rock and a hard place. It seems so wrong to practically stop production, but how much sense does it make to sell it for nothing. Either way you look at it it sucks. Canada is the odd man out. It has been decided by the ‘players’ that we don’t get to play and our government is complicit. We could at least be making better use of our own domestically. If we could get to other markets we could ask a decent price. Its a conspiracy to keep us out.
commented 2018-12-04 18:11:44 -0500
Mike, the Alberta haters might change their tiny minds when the 15 billion(ish) in Provincial Equalization transfers are reduced to a trickle.
commented 2018-12-04 17:36:05 -0500
This isn’t fair to Suncor, Husky and Imperial-companies that had the forsight to invest in refineries, thus giving them the ability to value add.
commented 2018-12-04 16:31:25 -0500
Check out the cbc site, all the Alberta haters are celebrating our demise. Be careful what you wish for haters.
commented 2018-12-04 16:30:07 -0500
It doesn’t matter if you support it or not, there wasn’t any choice. We can’t continue to give the oil away for next to nothing and for less than it costs to produce.