September 10, 2016

Oil well numbers, not photo op, tell TRUE story of NDP’s royalty framework

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors confirmed 2016 will be the worst year for oil and gas drilling to date in stark contrast to the outlook the NDP presented in a photo op at the first wells drilled under their new royalty framework.

In a media release, the government claimed that drilling investments and jobs would increase under the new framework that allows companies to opt-in before the official start of the program on January 1, 2017. But, only 35 wells have been approved so far.

Watch as I put that number in perspective by looking at statistics from past years demonstrating that it’s a drastic reduction.

Drilling and jobs associated with new wells are always good news but the small number approved shows the promotion of revamping the framework drove investments away, and they’re not likely to come back.

The NDP push the framework as effective in gaining investments and creating jobs but the numbers tell a different story and even if the government reversed their policies, it would be difficult to attract business that already left the province in search of greener pastures.

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commented 2016-09-12 15:54:42 -0400
Andrew Stevenson…
In every production there has to be an idiot or a moron to play their part… In this society’s production I guess you are the self-appointed agnostic contrary that has to fit that bill..
But on the bright side the minority holders that fit this bill didn’t have a long line up to apply for the part so I’m sure that it was easy for you to slide right in.
commented 2016-09-12 15:50:11 -0400
Yes the 55% drop was the first drop and then the 38% after that what’s with the NDP chased away can’t you see that..
commented 2016-09-12 13:17:52 -0400
Maybe someone could get Denton’s to do some pro-bono work for a Western Separation strategy until things get off the ground and then offer them a percentage or something…they have a few good men on staff.
I don’t think Alberta will survive until the next provincial election…or the next federal election for that matter…
commented 2016-09-12 01:20:08 -0400
Andrew Sask does not have the same amount as we do, nor do they cover the same area. The comparison is worthless. And Sask has had billions in investments come along , we have had none. And i doubt your stats and your claimed timeline. Everyone i know was busy until after the NDP got in, so i call BULLSHIT!
commented 2016-09-12 00:06:08 -0400
ANDREW, What you haven’t seen yet is the damage that has been done by NDP because oil prices have remained weak. Just watch what happens when oil starts to go up. I know, I am right in the thick of it in the patch and my company along with others has in fact placed Alberta oil properties as non-core due to political and provincial policies. Basically my friend, we will spend elsewhere when prices go up. Your government is going to hurt you people badly.
commented 2016-09-11 23:23:33 -0400
What’s the average number of approvals five months in advance? I can find sheets with seventeen approvals on them, but that was one weeks’ worth of approvals, not really that bad a number.

YTD drilling activity, Alberta, to end of June
2014: 3299
2015: 1487 – 55% drop, which occurred mostly before the NDP was elected
2016: 918. 38% drop.
The majority of “lost activity” predates the NDP.

Meanwhile, corresponding figures in SK (YTD to end of June) are:
2014: 1451,
2015: 838 43% decline,
2016: 518 38% further decline.

So … in fact, since the NDP was elected, Alberta’s drilling declined by exactly the same degree as Saskatchewan’s did. The two provinces noted similar drops in YTD in 2014-15, with Alberta’s somewhat higher …. but that delta almost entirely predating the NDP’s election. Today, drilling activity is 27% and 33% of what it once was, respectively.

Evidence does not support the claims of this being NDP related. Right wing Saskatchewan has had the exact same issue. The latter province is in fact reporting its worst unemployment numbers in 30 years.
commented 2016-09-11 21:19:56 -0400
I think it’s about time that all “real” Albertans get together and give that witch Nutley a 1-way ticket to her idolized country of Venezuela and let her reap what she has sowed! (a box casket in the mud!) Enough is Enough! I believe in democracy – BUT – it is time to run these moronic libtards out! The “gods” of climate change have over exerted their powers and now it’s time for Albertans to take back Alberta and send these criminally insane people to where they belong! …while we can still afford a bullet.
commented 2016-09-11 21:09:24 -0400
The current Alberta government has no interest in seeing the oil patch prosper – they are not Albertans and I doubt they are Canadians – they are transnationalist soviets and they carry a globalist agenda which is aligned against Alberta prospering.
commented 2016-09-11 15:34:53 -0400
WOW… 35 oil wells…!!
What are those Albertans going to do with all that new found wealth…! If I have my numbers correct that doesn’t even represent 10% of what used to be drilled back in the day
commented 2016-09-11 14:35:44 -0400
Hey anonymous… It seems that even under this posting that you seem to make friends and influence people as an ultra small minority who has feelings of entitlement who wishes to see the tail wag the dog..
We still belong to a society where the majority rules but for how much longer who knows..
People like you who do not fit into anything mainstream seem to have an appointment to tear down everything great that was built by the majority of like-minded people in this country.
commented 2016-09-11 14:02:50 -0400
rachel nothead still thinks she can tax the economy into prosperity…..WHAT A BUFFOON!
commented 2016-09-11 11:58:09 -0400
If you delete the copy and paste what remains is your comments that have zero value. Why don’t you go play with some crayons and your colouring book. Mommy will drop by shortly to give you some milk and cookies.
commented 2016-09-11 10:50:05 -0400
Anonymous, you think anyone that has a different opinion than you is the “REAL evil” which is precisely the childish thinking of the socialist idiot left.

Anonymous, why don’t you have the balls to post comments under your real name? Is it that you know your comments are bullshit, so you hide behind a moniker? Be a man and post comments with your real name.
commented 2016-09-11 10:43:23 -0400
When our Energy Minister compares her struggles with weight loss and having to deal with the changes at Weight Watchers with a new point system and all to the changes energy companies must deal with just shows her level of intelligence and overall knowledge of the issue. She compares a billion dollar economy and jobs to her fat ass?? What is wrong with her
commented 2016-09-11 09:33:55 -0400
It is a sad truth that Albertans screwed up big time when they voted in the dippers – who are almost as evil as the islamics – but they will soon be able to kick them out.

The only REAL evil around here is posters like you and of course the "Rebel"itself.
commented 2016-09-11 09:31:29 -0400
NDP SUCKS commented 15 hours ago

Alberta Independence Party is partnering with Quebec separatists at the federal level. There is a growing separatist movement in western Canada and there has been a separatist movement in Quebec for several decades

Only in your dreams.
commented 2016-09-11 05:12:58 -0400
att: NDP Sucks

There is a lack of understanding of Quebec separatists. The idea (and quietly spoken outside of Fr. QC) is that Quebec will share the Canadian dollar and therefore have equal seats and standing at the Bank of Canada and in all monetary decisions. Quebec will rule itself, but will also send MPs to Canada’s Parliament. Transfer payments will remain in place. There will be no tariffs against Quebec goods, but not the other way. All deals with other provinces will remain, such as the punitive arrangement Quebec made with Newfoundland for Labrador generated hydro; Quebec gets power for next to nothing which it then sells it to New York state for great profit. Quebec workers will be able to work freely in other provinces but Quebec will be a closed workplace.

This is the understanding of just about every separatist I have met.

Quebec will not drill for the 16 trillion cubic meters of natural gas under the soil until it is separate from Canada. That way it won’t have to give money to Ottawa or the other provinces.

Quebec has never been shortchanged by Canada. Quebec has always benefited financially. Anything a Quebec government does that screws up Quebec it blames on “les federales” or “les Anglais”.

Northern Quebec would most likely not go with Quebec as it was a transfer of authority to “the Province of Quebec”, with instructions regarding the Inuit and Indians. Well, that expires with separation. (I had a nice discussion about this with a constitutional expert one evening; former Primer Wells of NFLD). Also, the Inuit and Indians have clearly shown a distain for Quebec governments and stated that they will never be a part of a separate Quebec. So that means minerals, hydro, oil and gas gone. In other words, Quebec would have next to nothing but dairy, software engineering (which is hard to have when the people up north cut the power), and tourism. You can’t keep a province going based upon whale watching. Besides, unless Quebec develops a better attitude toward English speaking tourists, no one will come. The “charm of Quebec” is very limited – just try getting service from a sales person; they make the waiters of Paris look down right welcoming.

Quebec is always in it for itself. Having Western provinces as a partner is only interesting to Quebec for obtaining separation, but then screw off every time something is expected of Quebec. If it isn’t about breaking up the country, Quebec isn’t interested. If the West breaks away from Canada, the transfer payments the separatist expect to keep receiving would mean Quebec wanting the rest of the country to remain as Canada to insure monetary transfers.

Just remember, the separatists want it both ways: Quebec believes it is financing Canada and pays more into supporting Canada than it receives yet is poor and broke and needs transfer payments to keep afloat. This is part of keeping the people believing that Quebec is the wealthiest province though it isn’t and would be flat broke without money from out west. This belief that Canada owes Quebec is reflected by Baby Doc Trudeau’s “Canada belongs to Quebec”, which is also something many separatists believe.

So if Western separatist believe that working with Quebec will be of benefit, they are sorely mistaken. Separatists in Quebec are decreasing in number. The newer and more educated see the folly of that proposal. If Quebec separates, a good percentage of French Quebec will leave Quebec, as will most large Canadian firms. Quebec functioning as a stand alone government is a pipe dream. The Quebec belief that it will form an association with France is also a pipe dream; only DeGaul was interested in Quebec, and only as a means of screwing up Canada (Canada limited France’s access to fishing our waters, and France wasn’t happy).

But the question remains: PM Harper was doing a reasonably good job, pushed for oil and industry, did what he could to balance the interests of all parts of Canada, took a level-headed approach to immigration, didn’t want to take away your guns, and did what he had to do to keep the country safe. Conservatives lost seats to the NDP and the Liberals out West. So who is to blame for today’s sad, sad situation? It only took 39% of the vote for the Liberals to win. A 3% difference from what the Conservatives received.

What I can’t fathom is the East coast provinces completely voting in Liberals both provincially and federally. The Liberals have never served these provinces well. BTW, I haven’t heard much of them wanting to separate.
commented 2016-09-10 18:59:42 -0400
Concrete Peter? That’s a great idea , we can fit all the commies with cement shoes.
But really, I’ve outlined what I’m going to do and that’s fight, demonstrate and protest. If it starts with one person, so be it, if it catches on , better yet. I’m going to start at the nearest ndp riding office and work my way from there. I’m going to stop typing and start doing.
commented 2016-09-10 18:07:50 -0400

Alberta Independence Party is partnering with Quebec separatists at the federal level. There is a growing separatist movement in western Canada and there has been a separatist movement in Quebec for several decades. Separation must be done by referendum by each individual province. Quebec separatists want to have their own stand alone country. The plan in the west is to create The Republic of Western Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC).

By partnering, Quebec and Alberta will get immediate media attention and threaten the Liberal policy of division and wealth redistribution for all of the country. There are other policies such as energy and immigration under mainly the Liberals that have been destroying Canada since PET Trudeau, maybe before that, just for the Liberals to attain and retain power. This is the peaceful attempt before the SHTF.

Regarding Kenney, I think he is doing the right thing as he is upsetting the fat cat powerful progressives inside the PC party of Alberta. Notley is also worried about Kenney and has been attacking him. The plan is to unite the right and get rid of the NDP and flush out the Liberals from the PC party. What is wrong with that??
commented 2016-09-10 17:24:39 -0400
Well Kelvin, what do you suggest?

Let’s have some concrete ideas.
commented 2016-09-10 16:46:43 -0400
Once the ndp are squashed, who will replace them? Another ndp lite? Because from what I see in all the parties leaders ,that’s all that’s left. Brian Jean has no spine what’s so ever, Jason Kenney (if he is allowed to run) is just another globalist shill, kinda like Preston sell out Manning. And there is no way in hell that all the keyboard commandos are going to jump off their frickin couches and hit the streets and protest ANY government. So what do you do,declare yourself as a sovereign nation unto yourself? It is coming down to every man for himself because there is no bloody common sense leadership left in this province . None!!! The longer we let Notley wreck our homes the harder it will be to rebuild, when are all the useless keyboard commandos going to realize this. The point of no return is just around the corner , there is no political messiah waiting in the wings to save us. I’ve seen lots of comments on different sites that pin their hopes on Trump winning the election down south, that some how that’s going to help out our cause against the globalization of Canada, well good luck with that , because he’ll have his hands full enough fixing the shit that the Clintons, Obama and the Bushes did to that once great nation.
The only way to combat the situation we have found ourselves in is to fight, demonstrate, protest and show any prospective parties that want to take over leadership of this province that if they try to fuck us over that there will be dire consequences. But first you’ll have to use two hands and push yourself away from your computer, lace up your combat boots and hit the damn streets, because that’s what real men do when their homes and livelihoods are under siege from evil destroyers such as we have here.
commented 2016-09-10 15:56:48 -0400
Less government is better government. Take it from a business owner.
commented 2016-09-10 15:55:52 -0400
When N.D.P.loons (teachers—nurses and so caller gov. workers) elect a nut like Notley that always happens.
commented 2016-09-10 15:39:19 -0400
All those jobs are gone – look at the US of A – well drilling and pipeline production as well as oil facility construction is holding its own.

Taxes and taxes and taxes and punitive government politics are killing Alberta.

I sound bad when I say this but I hope the dippers do even more damage.

It will ensure a clean sweep of that trash next election.

It will take a year to cancel those punitive policies, dump the business killing taxes, open the coal mines and start business up and fire the appointees – with no severance.

As for the neighbours – I would build a refinery on the east, south and west borders of the province and watch the trucks roll in.

It is a sad truth that Albertans screwed up big time when they voted in the dippers – who are almost as evil as the islamics – but they will soon be able to kick them out.

I would also refuse to pay the transfer taxes to the feds.

I would also seriously consider firing ALL rcmp police in the province and start up a provincial police department.

Less fed control

Alberta will have a chance to literally build a new country from the ground up.

Let the adventure begin with the complete and utter destruction of the dipper party and EVERY ONE of their policies and taxes.

All thews appointees should be looking for work now because they will all be fired immediately after the election – and there will be no severance packages – the new government can use legislation to ensure that none takes place.