The Top 25 – Global Oil Production By Country

We have seen gasoline prices plummet to as low as USD$1.29/gallon in the United States and CDN$0.58/liter in Canada.  We knew that: the United States became the worlds largest producer of oil a few years ago thanks largely to the fracking revolution, and Russia and Saudi Arabia were quickly expanding production but we didn’t really have a grasp on scale. How big is the global oil market and where major oil producing countries like Canada, Iraq, Mexico and Venezuela lie…

CLEAN RELIGIOUS JOKE: The Church & The Squirrels

After a particularly mild winter the small town of Chestermere became infected with squirrels in the spring.  Because the local churches had the best trees, the squirrels often congregated (pun intended) near them and this is what each church decided to do about the pesky animals. The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrel infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded that the squirrels were predestined to be there, and they shouldn’t interfere…

Why Is Gas So Cheap Right Now? … and it isn’t Because of COVID-19

We have received several comments from readers and friends saying that they expect gas prices to stay at this historical low rates because COVID-19 (see our new videos: How COVID Ends and COVID vs Spanish Flu vs SARs vs MERS) will likely drag out low demand for many months or even years.  In Calgary you can buy gasoline at just $.58/liter and in New York, you can get it for as low as $1.69/ gallon! It is common sense the…

How COVID Ends – Should Some Low Risk People Return to Work During COVID-19 Oubreak?

There has been so much pointless coronavirus finger pointing between China and the US in recent weeks that there has not been a substantive discussion about the exit strategy to this or any other pandemic.  That does not mean that serious people have not been thinking about how to get out of this and the answer now seems obvious. The doctor (Dr David Katz) who dared to point out that there is much harm to humans (not just the economy)…

What Can YOU Do To Help In An Emergency Like COVID-19?

If you are feeling helpless in an longer term health emergency like the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, take heart there are things you can do to help society and yourself: 1 – Buy A Nurse a Gift Card If you know any nurses or doctors or fireman or paramedics or health professionals they will tell you they are stressed out and feeling alone.  Many local businesses are also suffering serious hardships due to mandatory closures. How can you help both of…

The Numbers Will Surprise You: Financial Markets Are Flailing But Have Not Collapsed

Like you, we have heard about amazing stock market crashes every other day since the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak hit Europe, Canada and the United States.  However, today we heard that the S&P had dropped all the way back to 2012 numbers and that got us thinking about how bad this financial crisis actually is. The charts below show that if you put money into the markets in recent year, it has taken a big hit BUT: Global markets are expected…

Myth: People Share Dirty Virus Infected Air on Airplanes

In 2020 millions of people are worried about coronavirus COVID-19 (watch this amazing video comparing it to SARS and the Swine Flu) and refusing the fly, but for the wrong reasons.  People are not traveling because they are worried about their fellow man (or woman!), but because they are worried about becoming infected themselves. It is a well known fact that if one person is sick on a plane, everyone will be exposed to the infection because a planes ventilation…

VIDEO: The Future of the Energy Industry 2020-2023

David Book, Managing Director of Clearview Energy Partners, does an excellent job of crystallizing the known issues and outcomes for the oil and gas industry over the next few years.  Topics include: COVID-19 Trump Reelection Russia’s Tax Structure Saudi Pools of Cash De-Globalization Innovation   .

VIDEO: Coronavirus COVID19 vs Spanish Flu, MERS, SARS & Swine Flu

Pandemics Teach Us Actions Must Be Swift Because Predictions are Often Wrong The graph is largely intended to explain the growth of the coronavirus COVID19 and put it in perspective against swine flu, MERS and EBOLA but in reality, it’s really not about coronavirus. this graph can be thought of as relating to any pandemic. It easily explains how viruses can grow and spread in the global village that we all live in. Is important to be aware and concerned…

Management Skills – Time For A Change?

With all of the coronavirus COVID-19 mess, rail blockades and ugly politics as usual, we thought we thought we would change it up with a joke just to take the pressure off for 30 seconds: If you’ve ever worked for a boss who reacts before getting the facts and thinking things through, you will love this! Arcelor-Mittal Steel, feeling it was time for a shakeup, hired a new CEO. The new boss was determined to rid the company of all…

What are China’s Golden Shield & Golden Canon?

You have no doubt heard of the Great Firewall of China which keeps those inside China “protected” from the outside world.  In reality the Great Firewall is a way for the Chinese government to control its population by limiting access: by its citizens to dangerous ideas from outside China, and by limiting its citizens ability to tell the rest of the world what is going on inside China But did you know that there is another system called Golden Shield…

50 Days of Action – Complete Coronavirus COVID-19 Early Timeline

The Wuhan coronavirus, now officially named COVID-19, has near constant media coverage and it is now difficult to see the forest for the trees.  There is so much information it is easy to loose the big picture. We are now at 50 days with the coronavirus and it is safe to say that more money and effort has been put into this public health emergency than any other in human history.  To make these events comprehensible, we have a reviewed…

Do The Wet’suwet’en Chief’s Trying to Block The Coastal GasLink Pipeline Speak for the Wet’suwet’en People?

With all the talk of Indigenous rights being trampled on by governments and big oil, you are probably not surprised by the blockades that have poped up, reportedly in support of the Wet’suwet’en.  The problem is, the Wet’suwet’en Chiefs DO support Coastal GasLink. “What?!?!” you say, “How can this be?  I have seen Wet’suwet’en Chiefs saying they have not been consulted and do not approve” Well, it turns out that the “Chiefs” you see on TV really aren’t Chief’s in…

A Story of Action: The Complete Early Coronavirus Timeline

This site has a focus on China but has been avoiding the Wuhan coronavirus because we could not add useful information to the cause.  Today we reviewed many press releases and articles to develop a useful timeline of events relating to the coronavirus: CLICK TO EXPAND GRAPHIC At this point some of the facts are becoming fuzzy so here is the timeline of the first 45 days with coronavirus: Date Wuhan Coronavirus Details Dec 28 2019 Pneumonia cases linked to…