22 Factual Answers to Interesting Trans Mountain Pipeline Frequently Asked Questions

UPDATE: Sept 14 2018 – We just added new TMX articles you will find interesting: How Big Is The Pipe In The Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion? How Big Are the Oil Tankers Heading to BC To Take Oil From Trans Mountain Pipeline? Are Oil Tanker Spills Getting Worse? Spill Statistics From 1970 to 2017? VIDEO: Does the Trudeau Liberal Government Really Support the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project? What Can & What Can Not Be Done About The Trans Mountain…

12 Things Alberta Can Do To Punish British Columbia For Blocking the Trans Mountain Pipeline

Many people, and politicians (which are also people ūüôā ) have suggested that Alberta cut off the oil supply to British Colombia in an effort to punish the BC Premier, John Horgan.¬† While that is one possibility, there are other things that can be done. Some options are reasonable, some are draconian and some of them are just not possible. Here are most of the options available to Alberta: Block BC Workers – This is possible but not likely: it…

In 2018 China Will Add Forest The Size of Ireland & Start Building The Worlds First Forest City

China’s State Forestry Administration announced that they will add 66000 square kilometers of of trees in 2018 in an effort to reduce pollution.¬† That is nearly the size of Ireland.¬† This massive investment is part of their Paris Accord commitment to forest the area about three times the size of the entire United Kingdom by 2030. To make this happen, China will use state employees and tens of thousands of soldiers. Part of this unparalleled tree planting effort will take…

Twinning the Kinder-Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline Is Now Too Big To Fail

Should the Province of Alberta buy the Trans Mountain Pipeline from Kinder-Morgan if they want to walk away from the project?¬† That question was posed to Alberta Premier Rachel Notley today and she responded with an emphatic ‘Yes!’. It has become abundantly clear, whether you are for or opposed to this particular pipeline or not, that having the relatively simple twinning of the existing Trans Mountain pipeline fail to be built would signify the end of even medium scale infrastructure…

How Killing The Canadian Oil Industry Is a Formula For Environmental Disaster

Today Bloomberg’s¬†Michael Bellusci wrote an article explaining that Canadian oil and gas companies are in deep trouble. ¬†Here is an excerpt: Canada‚Äôs Energy Industry Faces ‚ÄėExtinction‚Äô Without M&A, BMO Says Investors have¬†bailed¬†on the Canadian energy sector, although mergers & acquisitions north of the border could provide a much needed catalyst, barring pipeline and political developments… Source:¬†bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-05/forget-permian-canada-s-energy-needs-m-a-to-avoid-extinction On the same day, Global News reported: Feds to spend $280k to study why Canada‚Äôs oil and gas sector is falling behind The federal…

Are Electric Cars Really Less Expensive To Own & Operate?

If you are interested in fully electric cars or plug-in hybrids there is a myriad of misleading information to wade through.¬† One of the big questions is, ‘Is it is cheaper to run own and operate an electric car vs a gasoline powered car?’. Before we get into the numbers, you need to be aware of two things: Most electric vehicles are plugged in at work during the day at no additional cost to the employee The price of electricity…

Will Blocking Canadian Pipelines Help Reduce Climate Change?

Dr David Maenz, author of the new book ‘The Price of Carbon’, explains that blocking Canadian and US pipelines will simply push the supply to a different part of the world. If Americans and Canadians produce and transport our own oil & gas, those projects will need rigorous environmental validations.¬† If Americans and Canadians buy oil and gas from other jurisdictions there will be drastic environmental consequences because our main suppliers are places like Russia, Nigeria and Venezuela where environmental…

The Price of Carbon in Saskatchewan

Dr David Maenz is interviewed on CBC Regina radio. The discussion is on climate change, his new book The Price of Carbon, and how the Saskatchewan Provincial government is handling the Canadian Federal Governments demand for a price on carbon.

A Rational, Fact Based Review of Global Warming & Its Practical Solutions

Below is an 11 minute interview with Dr. David Maenz about his new book The Price of Carbon.¬† Unlike all climate change books we have reviewed in the past, The Price Of Carbon is the first one to pull together the serious science of Global Warming from Earths formation until today, explain the three likely outcomes of Global Warming, and then detail the PRACTICAL solutions to the issue. This book is definitely not a casual read but for the educated…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Oil & Gas Industry in 2018

The Oil & Gas industry has more than its fair share of misinformation directed at it.¬† This site is intended to expose and explore facts and so as part of our new series on the Oil & Gas industry we thought you would like a quick run down of some interesting facts: LNG Does Not Burn: Companies compress Natural Gas into what is known as Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) it is much easier to move and store.¬† However, one concern…

Will The New Canadian National Projects Review Mechanisms, Resolve Provincial & Municipal Disputes

At the heart of the Canadian Federal Governments announcement today about fixing the process that determines if a large scale project is in the best interest of Canada or not, is a desire to limit ability Provincial, Municipal and interest groups (like ‘First Nations’) to stall approved projects.¬† The idea is to: increase consultation so everyone’s voice is heard set firm and visible rules for industry so that “goal posts” are not being moved after the fact determine what is…

Oil & Gas: Why ‘Keep It In The Ground’ Is A Formula For Environmental Disaster

The environmental lobby has mislead many well intentioned companies and intelligent individuals with the “keep it in the ground movement”. ¬† That logic only applies to “western societies” and has sadly resulted in serious efforts to block even the cleanest Oil & Gas projects for the last decade.¬† The most recent tactic is to block the infrastructure required to make Oil & Gas functional; in particular pipelines are being opposed at every turn. These next two points should clearly demonstrate…

Are Pipelines Really The Safest Way To Transport Oil & Gas?

Having worked at a few pipeline companies, I know they take safety and spills very seriously but we see pipeline bursts and their resulting spills with frequency in the news so the question lingers: Are pipelines safe? Let’s start by stating an obvious fact that no-one WANTS a pipeline or any other serious infrastructure (power lines, rail lines, highways…) in their back yard but without such infrastructure our modern world would grind to a halt.¬† If we can agree on…

Trump Brings in 30% Tariff on Solar Panels, Temporarily Killing .25M US Jobs

On Monday January 22, 2018, the Trump administration brought in a 30% tax on imported solar panels.¬† ¬†This new solar tax will last four years and decrease over time to 15% in its last year. “Over the last 5 years, nearly 30 American solar manufacturers collapsed; today the President is sending a message that American innovation and manufacturing will not be bullied out of existence without a fight… This is a step forward for this high-tech solar manufacturing industry we…

VIDEO: Highlights of the Canadian Federal Government Carbon Tax

On January¬†15 2018, the Canadian Federal Government laid out the details of it plan to implement a¬† $50/tonne carbon tax in proposed legislation named the “Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act”.¬† The highlights are: The Federal Tax will only apply in Provinces and Territories that do not have a comparable carbon tax already in place That means, as of today, it will apply only to 20% of the Canadian population Specifically those in Saskatchewan, most Atlantic provinces, NWT, Nunavut, Yukon will…