August 23, 2016

Polls show growing support for pipeline projects despite green rhetoric

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Progressive governments push the climate change agenda continuing to insist that we don’t have confidence in pipeline infrastructure or the environmental review process, but Canadians are changing their minds about pipeline projects. 

Research shows that the majority of citizens support all three major pipeline projects and public opinion polling over the last few years shows that support is growing.

Most of the opposition toward pipelines comes from British Columbia and Quebec, which is no surprise since the governments of those provinces loudly oppose pipeline infrastructure.

Yet, 60 per cent of Canadians believe that pipelines are the safest method of transport for hydrocarbons.

It’s clear this nation is well informed on pipelines and the importance of the oil and gas industry to Canadian prosperity but progressive NDP and Liberal governments tout the idea that Canadians are uncertain and fear environmental repercussions.

The loud minority steers the conversation taking attention away from the fact that climate change alarmists make things up as they go and have no plan for implementing green technology to replace our reliance on fossil fuels.

The argument is purely political

There’s simply no solution to replacing the nearly 100 million barrels of oil the world consumes daily. In addition to fuelling cars and heating homes, petroleum products include medicines, medical equipment and synthetics that we rely on for everyday use.

And despite the green rhetoric, Canadians are starting to wise up.

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commented 2016-08-24 10:50:55 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON was or is a school teacher? God forbid.
commented 2016-08-24 02:34:51 -0400
Andrew electric cars are not exploding like you think. They are just now becoming somewhat practical. Your hatred for our industries is sickening. you can support scumbag countries all you want while people in Canada starve and go without. And who will pay for your school that you claim to have taught at?
commented 2016-08-24 02:31:53 -0400
Andrew We have a good role in the gas sector. If we are so small then why do other countries send protesters here? What world do you live in?
commented 2016-08-24 02:30:38 -0400
Andrew shale gas is not the same as oil. And we have lots of natural gas.
commented 2016-08-23 21:39:54 -0400
“Bill Elder commented 3 hours ago
Andrew, the charts I’m looking at shows world demand and supply of fossil energy increasing at roughly the same rate as their economies , around 2% with the far east demands doubling. I also see that in Canada’s chart, Oil-Gas-coal use/demand has remained about 68% with alt-energy sources remaining sub fractional. Hydro has increased about 10% in supply/use since 1960. nuclear has decreased.”

Fossil fuels are increasing, for the time being. Bear in mind, though, that that’s the aggregate of the three major fuels… which complicates things substantially. It’s almost entirely driven by natural gas. Coal is dying as a fuel mostly because of the pollution it causes – even the Chinese are giving up, even if they continue to build the plants they’re not using them – and oil use has increased, but again only very slightly. Available resources have increased so much in the last five to ten years that companies can pick and choose which to use, so the shale oil near existing pipelines will be picked before more remote resources. Other countries also have shale oil which is only just beginning to be exploited.

The problem with that is … that both China and India have enormous shale gas deposits of their own and can produce their own, with no need for Canadian exports. Shale gas is ubiquitous. There’s no role for Canada in a natural gas driven world. The LNG projects that transiently gained attention a few years back, were predicated on fracking not occurring outside North America, which obviously is not happening.

So … we’re left with domestic consumption. We do import around 700k barrels a day of oil, though in the last five years, American imports have displaced foreign imports. When we export oil on the western end of the country and import it in the east, it’s essentially the same thing as domestic shipment. Again, the models for this are horribly outdated though these changes have occurred incredibly rapidly.
commented 2016-08-23 19:36:51 -0400
Despite higher production costs, Bitumen has cheaper transportation costs via pipeline than rail transported oil. This results in an overall less expensive product. Hardly anachronistic.
commented 2016-08-23 19:07:41 -0400
Polls do not matter – those on power will deny it or create fake responses to those polls

Corruption in canadallah is becoming of middle east quality now.
commented 2016-08-23 18:48:45 -0400
Andrew, the charts I’m looking at shows world demand and supply of fossil energy increasing at roughly the same rate as their economies , around 2% with the far east demands doubling. I also see that in Canada’s chart, Oil-Gas-coal use/demand has remained about 68% with alt-energy sources remaining sub fractional. Hydro has increased about 10% in supply/use since 1960. nuclear has decreased.

hardly anachronistic for the energy industry to reduce transport/delivery costs with pipelines – future demand warrants it, these guys don’t go into capital intensive projects if the return potential isn’t there – they aren’t government.

Me, I just want cheap fuel for my furnace and car, whatever it takes get to it.
commented 2016-08-23 17:15:48 -0400
This whole debate is highly anachronistic.Global demand is barely growing, well less than 1% or so over the last decade, and declining in most of the developed world. We’re 20mbpd below what OPEC thought a decade ago, while electric vehicles are surging. In the meantime shale oil is higher quality, cheaper to produce, and has a much lower carbon footprint.

Canadian oil sands producers don’t even amortize their capital over 25 years anymore; they don’t know there will be a market for their product then.
commented 2016-08-23 17:14:56 -0400
“Just do what needs to be don and ignore these inbred zombies who keep arresting human evolution..”
Bill I couldn’t agree more. The problem lies in the fact that they are either in our governments or up our governments bottoms.
commented 2016-08-23 16:58:34 -0400
Canadians’ may be wising up. However it is to no avail as long as idiot voters put in “majority” governments like the Liebranos! This country is going to face a major collapse before any hope of undoing the damage can begin.
commented 2016-08-23 16:44:18 -0400
Just build the damn things and get energy prices down – there’s another solar related Maunder minimum starting and instead of prepping for a mini ice age, the zombie hordes are chasing cow farts around the atmosphere.

Just do what needs to be don and ignore these inbred zombies who keep arresting human evolution..
commented 2016-08-23 14:19:22 -0400
holly ,yes there are a lot of ecco nuts in BC that hate gas and oil and pipelines but most of these people live in the Vancouver and Victoria area ,if you go around BC where the logging and mining goes on we support them and we support Alberta’s right to build pipelines through BC, i have e mailed this liberal government many times telling them to get off their asses and get the pipelines built, enough of listening to every crack pot group that is against everything that made Alberta and BC great, which was resource extraction and our environmental rules and regulations are some of the best in the world which the ecco nuts will never understand as they don’t understand the difference between safe environmental practices as compared to what happens in other counties and their environmental regulations ,tell them to go a protest in china and see what happens.
commented 2016-08-23 11:59:13 -0400
Yes its 2016. Wait till its 2017 and all the new carbon taxes and cap and trades and carbon credits kick in. These clueless voters who put these jackasses in power will rue the day they fell for this shit. If we are going to go down there will be a miniscule bit of joy for the rest of us, watching the greens squirm and lament their STUPIDITY for falling for the folly. Problem is we go down with them. War is looming.
commented 2016-08-23 11:49:21 -0400
Good post Lisa and Billy Howard nails it.
commented 2016-08-23 11:44:55 -0400
RICHARD and REGAN: Great posts. And Regan is so correct in stating the comment about investment. Rachael and the DESTROYERS have all but ensured investment into Alberta will grind to a virtual halt, and it will take years with a friendly government to get back, if at all. As I have stated before, this world wide green push will go down in history as the worst mistake and the greatest folly by mankind in the 21st century. PIPELINES ARE THE WAY FOR NOW, THE SAFEST WAY. WHY CAN"T REFINERIES IN NEW BRUNSWICK USE CANADIAN OIL INSTEAD OF SAUDI CONFLICT OIL? Because Canadians are fed a bunch of garbage by Jihadi Justin, shit dumping Coderre, K Wynne, Nicotine Notley, Suzuki, Gore, Steyer,Obumble and the hordes of other lying globalist fools purporting the MYTH of man made climate change. Baby doc says he pushes for pipelines. What he doesn’t say is that its for a human pipeline of future liberal voters from the middle east. HOW WILL WE EVER PAY FOR THE OTTAWA PLAYBOY’S CHARITY? ( we can’t) and the bad shit will follow. Its 2016

Dump Justin, the bovine ant the two rotten sardines
commented 2016-08-23 11:35:34 -0400
Polls mean nothing to Canazuela PM Justin Chavez and his fascist/socialist band of “natural climate change” deniers.
Our democracy is coming to an end with the upcoming dictatorially imposed voting changes, making polls even less relevant.
More Canazuelans will become homeless as our economy collapses while the dream of a socialist utopia remains just that, a dream.
Energy poverty will force the collapse of the detached home building industry as we all huddle into condos to save electricity.
Travel tourism will die because of the high cost to drive anywhere in the 2nd largest country in the world.
The middle class will increase because the higher income earners (such as pipeline workers) will be forced to take lower income jobs that slot them into the new “middle class” where the upper limit for income has been lowered. And welfare for migrants/refugees and others will rise just enough to achieve “middle class” status.
Socialist economics.
The future looks bleak.
commented 2016-08-23 11:33:01 -0400
China now considers us a country which “is known to not follow through”. China has other options and they are taking them.
commented 2016-08-23 10:49:30 -0400
BC missed the LNG opportunities, it is to late Australia started on LNG at the same time GUESS WHAT THEY ARE SHIPPING FROM THE SECOND LARGEST LNG FACILITY IN THE WORLD (chevron) THEY PUT SHOVELS IN THE GROUND AND BUILD Canada is just endless talk ,talk, talk. US money pours into Canada to stop our oil now look who is the worlds #1 producer thanks to useful idiots (trudeau) and his band of fools. The nat gas fight is all but over. Who in there right mind would invest a dime here , it is impossible to get anything done.
commented 2016-08-23 10:31:18 -0400
What the lefties fail to comprehend is the fact that consumption of oil and gas is continually rising especially in China and India. Canada can either be one of the suppliers and prosper or stand back and let someone else do it. Any amount of arguing and name calling is not going to make Canada any money. People demand oil and gas products so why not supply it? Take for example the fact that China is trying to get off coal and wanting to use Nat gas and are looking for LNG. What does the numbskull in Ottawa do? He puts a moratorium on ships off the west coast. Hey Retard, you just chased away how much business from Canada while you were trying to look like nature boy. China tries to clean up their act by getting off of coal just like you greenies want and you can’t see it. You are are stupid as you look. Go ahead Trudeau, raises taxes in some form to make up for lost revenue like a typical socialist. The left is just that stupid and narrow minded. They just don’t get it.