March 12, 2017

Shell’s cynical support of NDP carbon tax exposed: Oil giant takes corporate welfare and runs

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

When the NDP announced their climate change plan, Shell stood shoulder to shoulder with Greenpeace and the government to promote the carbon tax and the 100 megatonne cap on emissions which would mean slowing down production in the oil sands. 

Well, now they’re selling most of their stake in the oil sands to Canadian Natural Resources for $8.5 billion.

From afar it looked like Shell shot themselves in the foot, but in reality and according to their CEO, they decided to back out of the oil sands very shortly after promoting the tax.

It was easy for them to tell Albertans to pay that guilt tax knowing they would be ditching their assets, and Alberta along with them.

Shell will back out of Alberta but they’ll keep taking your tax dollars to run their Quest carbon capture and storage facility – a project added to Scotford Refinery in 2015 that will capture one third of the emissions from the refinery.

The total cost of the project was $1.35B with the Notley NDP contributing $745 million while the feds handed over $120 million.

Shell could have been honest, sold their oil sands stake and walked away but instead they used the opportunity to virtue signal over the climate change scam.

And now they’re walking away with your tax dollars and the countless job losses that come along with a transfer of power.

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commented 2017-03-13 12:46:08 -0400
The Shell game is finished I will no longer buy there.
commented 2017-03-13 11:57:10 -0400
AMIE MACMASTER commented, “Yup, if you want to see some cringin, whinin’ and puppy pissing of the lowest order, just visit the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers website. Zero pride – zero shame.” I agree. What a bunch of pitiful sycophants.
commented 2017-03-13 11:53:08 -0400
I have a friend from Columbia S. A. and while she and her family are hard working new Canadians, she told me one day she has never seen corruption like here in Canada. She said Canada is more corrupt than Columbia!!! That was couple of years ago and we have gotten a hell of a lot worse since. There is no political or citizenry will to stop it. Guess Canadians have more money than brains- and the whole third world and beyond now knows this and are all on their way to cash in!!! Good luck Canada, the boy king has bankrupted your country and is doing everything in his power (along with the assistance and full co-operation of every government in the land) to bankrupt us as quickly as possible- even inviting all his new voters from all over the globe to wander on in freely and clean us out as well!!! The brain is now officially extinct here in “Canada”!
commented 2017-03-13 11:34:02 -0400
Yup, if you want to see some cringin, whinin’ and puppy pissing of the lowest order, just visit the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers website. Zero pride – zero shame.
commented 2017-03-13 10:57:13 -0400
Self serving politicians, self serving CEOs. Need i say more.
commented 2017-03-13 10:50:04 -0400
Egil, I don’t have a problem whatsoever with Shell leaving Alberta to a jurisdiction more favourable for profit. Obviously thanks to Notley, Alberta is no longer profitable. That would be capitalism, that is a good thing. Shell acted as though the Carbon Plan of the NDP was no problem, took whatever kick back Ms. Notley promised them behind closed doors, and kicked Alberta in the A$$ after 110 years. That is awful!
commented 2017-03-13 10:43:53 -0400
Andy Neimers, ditto
commented 2017-03-13 10:42:22 -0400
Space moose, you’re right they don’t care at all about the little guy.
Egil, shame on you! No one is blaming Shell b/c "some"Albertans voted NDP. The problem I have is that they stood behind Notley & SUPPORTED her foolish Carbon Plan & took the bribe & took off. That is the probem I have w/ Shell. Rather two faced if you ask me.
commented 2017-03-13 10:39:24 -0400
I agree with Peter & Paul, our family (4 Vehicles) will also boycott Shell. We have been Shell customers exclusively for YEARS! I will NO LONGER support Shell, I will NO LONGER buy anything from Shell. How do we start a #boycot Shell thing?
(I don’t do social media) Holy, please start a petition to Boycot Shell.
commented 2017-03-13 09:17:21 -0400
Space Moose commented – “The capitalist corporation in bed with the socialist government.”

Now we seem to be getting it. Amalgamation of state and private capital was a cornerstone of fascist economics but it seems to be the cornerstone of globalist corporatism as well – strange coincidnce – then maybe not, maybe it is a signature economic fingerprint of leftist corporate fascism – on a global scale it will resemble corporate feudalism.

Remember agenda 21 calls for these corporate-state alliances – the plan continues to roll out as planned while the people sleep.
commented 2017-03-13 03:48:29 -0400
I have been buying Shell “religiously” since I restored my first Ford ’46 coupe back in 1958… No more…. No more.. No More…
commented 2017-03-13 02:23:04 -0400
Yes blame Shell for Alberta voting in the NDP. Makes sense in a leftist kind of logic.
commented 2017-03-13 01:55:14 -0400
The capitalist corporation in bed with the socialist government. At the end of the day, nobody cares about the little people.
commented 2017-03-13 00:51:49 -0400
This is disappointing , when the BOOM was over and things were really slow for a time , Shell was one of the few companies still doing lots of work, and there regional manager for pipelines in this area is quite a decent guy, he would actually come out and see how the project was going and treated people with respect, no matter how low on the totem pole you were.
commented 2017-03-12 21:42:14 -0400
It is a wonder, why Trudeau did not buy up all of Shell’s outlets and transform them into Petrocan, just like his Daddy did to BP.
commented 2017-03-12 21:28:01 -0400
Shell was paid to leave the province!
commented 2017-03-12 20:35:01 -0400
Shells gas has water in it.
commented 2017-03-12 20:11:17 -0400
Perhaps now those in political denial will make the connection between corporatism-globalism and thr corrupt socialist state this creates. Globalism is corporate collectivism it thrives on politically protected monopolies – as does communism.
commented 2017-03-12 19:28:06 -0400
I will be boycotting SHELL.
All Canadians should do likewise.
commented 2017-03-12 19:25:41 -0400
CNRL,as well, stood shoulder to shoulder with Greenpeace and the government to promote the carbon tax and the cap on emissions.
commented 2017-03-12 18:25:34 -0400
What about all the unknown unknowns?
commented 2017-03-12 17:58:26 -0400
Guess I won’t be buying Shell products anymore.
commented 2017-03-12 17:58:15 -0400
Good report as always.

C.N.R.L. Seems to be cleaning up in purchasing assets.
commented 2017-03-12 17:27:47 -0400
THANKS HOLLY , no one else would tell us what’s going on !!!