Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is taking steps every day to protect the planet while providing an essential product in the most responsible manner on earth
- Canada’s oil and natural gas industry spends more on environmental protection than any other industry:
- According to Statistics Canada, Canadian businesses reported spending $8.4 billion on environmental protection in 2016 (the latest year for which Statistics Canada has published data). The lion’s share of that spending - $3.7 billion or 44 per cent was by the oil and natural gas industry.
- According to data from the Government of Canada's 2019 National Inventory Report, Canada's oil sands per barrel greenhouse gas emissions have fallen 32 per cent since 1990.
- Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) produced in Canada generates fewer emissions than LNG produced anywhere else in the world and generates significantly less emissions than coal. Exporting Canadian LNG to Asia to help displace coal-fired power plants is the single largest contribution Canada could make in the fight against global emissions.
- According to a study done by a professor at the University of Alberta, for shorter distances rail lines may be more environmentally and economically friendly, but for longer distances pipelines are the best way to transport – so why do activists keep blocking pipelines?