November 06, 2016

Oil well drilling numbers prove Notley NDP created jobs . . . in Saskatchewan

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Petroleum Services Association of Canada has released a report projecting that 4,175 wells will be drilled in Canada in 2017. Not only is that down 63% from 2014, but out of that total, 1,900 will be drilled in Alberta and 1,940 will be drilled in Saskatchewan.

That may not sound like a big difference, but one rig employs about 145 people, so those 40 extra wells represent 5,800 jobs.

Consider also that Alberta’s 1,900 wells represent an increase of only 53 wells in comparison to 2016 and Saskatchewan’s 1,940 wells represents an increase of 240 wells, meaning a difference of over 27,000 jobs if the NDP had managed to attract investors.

The NDP often claim policies like increasing corporate taxes and insisting on a royalty review wouldn’t affect investments, but we’re seeing the opposite is true in the fallout of those job-killing policies.

Nobody blames the NDP for low oil prices, but judging by these numbers, it seems the perception is that Saskatchewan is simply a better place to invest than Alberta.

In less than two years, Alberta has gone from the best place to do business in Canada for the oil and gas industry, to the bottom of the barrel.

Imagine the destruction that will be created under the NDP until the next election, and the destruction the next party in charge will have to attempt to reverse.

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commented 2016-11-07 16:12:17 -0500
Thomas – the old economy? Do you mean the one based on capitalism? As opposed to communism and tyranny? I’ll take capitalism any day, and freedom of speech and all the other freedoms in a democracy. The communists will be happy to have us all eating dirt, while they live it up.
commented 2016-11-07 13:47:00 -0500
Not wanting to rain on your parade Holly, but to be fair 1900 wells doesn’t take 1900 drilling rigs.
commented 2016-11-07 12:14:40 -0500
@thomas Conway….Diversify to what? Drag Queen clothing design? You must be too stupid to see that we will be destroyed before any meaningful diversification program that would supply an adequate amount of jobs could take place. Saskatchewan will be the only one left standing half wit.
commented 2016-11-07 10:18:27 -0500
Tom boy….let us know when you have perfected your transportation by fairy dust and houses, high rises and vehicles are fueled by unicorn fats. We will be eager to know.
commented 2016-11-07 08:58:03 -0500
Don’t worry. Alberta is beginning economic diversification at the right time. Saskatchewan will ultimately pay a very steep price for their failure to act. The old economy will not be the economy of the future.
commented 2016-11-07 02:09:26 -0500
At this rate, I can already see Manitoba being a better place to live than Alberta. Yes, I said Manitoba.
commented 2016-11-06 23:24:57 -0500
Gerry makes a good point. The swine have poisoned investment in Alberta to a level that it may never be retrievable to what it could have been. And this whole charade is pure ideology. No basis, no sense, no future. Just a means to destroy one of Canada’s true treasures and her main and most dependable economic engines over the last 40 years.

I just want to cry.
commented 2016-11-06 19:17:54 -0500
Investing in Alberta with a communist gov. in power will never happen just like all the other communist places.
commented 2016-11-06 18:46:06 -0500
Peter she is a slime bag through and through.
I wonder how long the BS excuses will keep up from the NDPondscum?
I wonder when it will be Harpers fault?
commented 2016-11-06 17:49:31 -0500
We know how you feel PETER
commented 2016-11-06 17:34:18 -0500
Saskatchewan jobs are increasing thanks to Notley stabbing Albertans in the back?

I guess it is good to be in the public sector in Alberta because that is the only place where the job stability is now.

Damn, do I ever seethe hatred for that wicked witch.