Rising vitality costs and vitality safety issues, excessive climate occasions and the tragic battle in Ukraine – at the moment’s headlines elevate points and worries. Many Canadians discover consolation in nature and out of doors pursuits, but world issues are by no means removed from our ideas.
In these unsure occasions, the Canadian Affiliation of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) has constructive information to share: Canada’s oil and pure gasoline producers are dedicated to environmental options particularly decreasing emissions, managing water use, and robust land stewardship. This give attention to accountable improvement ensures Canadians have entry to protected, dependable, responsibly produced vitality for our houses, companies, and industries.
Pure gasoline in rural Ontario
Right here’s a terrific instance: via its Pure Gasoline Enlargement Program, the Authorities of Ontario is rising entry to pure gasoline in rural and distant communities within the province. In 2021, the provincial authorities introduced Section Two of this system, allocating $234 million to assist 8,750 connections in 43 rural, northern and Indigenous communities, along with the 9,000 clients throughout 16 communities related in Section One. Some households may save as much as $1,500 a 12 months through the use of pure gasoline for heating as a substitute of different gasoline sources, whereas the common enterprise or farm is anticipated to save lots of 30 p.c yearly.
Clearing the air: decreasing greenhouse gasoline emissions
Oil and pure gasoline producers are devoted to decreasing emissions. For instance, the business is on observe to fulfill provincial and federal rules that intention to cut back methane emissions (methane is a potent greenhouse gasoline).
Many progressive and sensible applied sciences are being developed and deployed.
Within the oil sands, operators are actively chopping emissions depth (the amount of carbon dioxide emitted per barrel of oil produced). Constructing on funding and innovation, total emissions depth is projected to say no as much as 28 per cent whereas manufacturing may develop by greater than one million barrels per day by 2035. Over the previous decade, emissions depth declined by 20 per cent – making oil sands emissions depth similar to different North American crudes.
Whereas renewable vitality sources have gotten extra vital within the vitality combine, demand for oil and pure gasoline will proceed for many years. In accordance with the Worldwide Power Company’s (IEA) most up-to-date examination of world vitality developments (launched in October 2021) the world will proceed to want a minimum of 100 million barrels of oil a day in 2050 to fulfill vitality wants.
The IEA additionally famous that nations are usually not investing sufficient in useful resource improvement to fulfill these future vitality calls for. In different phrases, worldwide manufacturing might not sustain with demand. With the widespread ban on Russian oil and pure gasoline, we’re already seeing vitality shortfalls, provide issues, and better costs. CAPP advocates to develop Canadian manufacturing to serve each home wants and to offer dependable, inexpensive, and clear vitality provides for our worldwide allies and buying and selling companions.
All through this difficult time in historical past, Canadians share one thing particular. From coast to coast to coast, we’ve got nature and sweetness at our doorstep, providing a myriad of alternatives for out of doors pursuits and recreation. As we treasure these experiences, the accountable stewardship of our nation’s pure surroundings is a price the oil and pure gasoline business shares with Canadians.
CAPP represents corporations, massive and small, that probe for, develop, and produce pure gasoline and oil all through Canada. CAPP’s member corporations produce about 80 p.c of Canada’s pure gasoline and oil and affiliate members present a variety of supporting companies. CAPP is a solution-oriented companion to the world’s wants for inexpensive, clear, protected, and safe vitality, and an vital a part of a nationwide business.
CAPP’s mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and pure gasoline business, is to advocate for and allow financial competitiveness, with environmentally and socially accountable efficiency. CAPP is devoted to advancing reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and is dedicated to making sure Canada is positioned because the provider of alternative in a world that calls for a lower-carbon vitality future.
Posted as a paid partnership between Ontario OUT of DOORS and the Canadian Affiliation of Petroleum Producers.