Issues and Perspectives

On this page you will find CAPP's commentary on a number of important issues related to Canada's energy industry.

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Restart Canada’s economic engine with oil and gas – Troy Media

We can get Canadians back to work by leveraging the sector’s leadership in environmental protection and its export potential.

Opinion: Newfoundland and Labrador’s Offshore Oil Sector in Urgent Need of Assistance

Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil and gas industry is facing some of the biggest challenges it has ever experienced, due to the combination of COVID-19, the related drop in demand for oil and gas and the oil price collapse.

Opinion: Why May, Blanchet are dead wrong about oil’s future

Stores will open again, cars and trucks will begin to run and planes will fly. Our lives will continue – and life takes energy.

Opinion: Energy Sector Needs Help to Survive Liquidity Crisis

The federal government’s recent announcement for the industry is a welcome start, aimed at creating jobs and accelerating environmental efforts at the same time.

Opinion: Energy sector helping Canada weather COVID-19 storm – Troy Media

What we do now to support the energy industry will determine Canada's future economic health and its role as a global supplier.

Letter: The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) would like to formally extend our support to the recently announced initiative to combat foreign interference in Canada’s political systems

In particular, CAPP welcomes the creation of a Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections Task Force (Task Force) to focus on foreign-funded activists’ influence on the electoral process in Canada.

Opinion: Unleash the shackles on our energy exports: CAPP – Troy Media

Canada can, and should, supply our responsibly produced energy to the rest of the world. Being allowed to do so would allow us to obtain fair value for our natural resources, and help the world meet growing energy demand.

Opinion: Canadian oil and gas industry displacing ‘less responsibly produced energy’: CAPP – iPOLITICS

By 2040, global energy demand is expected to rise by about 27 per cent, with Asia making up half of the demand growth for natural gas and 80 per cent for oil. Globally, Canada can help reduce emissions in those emerging markets by displacing less responsibly produced energy with our preferred energy products.'

Opinion: Canada’s pipeline crisis needs a fix now – the country’s entire standard of living is on the line – Financial Post

Dollar cost of oil price 'differential' hits government coffers and affects us all with cuts to public services, health care, and education

COMMENTARY: NatGas could contribute more to Nova Scotia’s economy – The Chronicle Herald

Paul Barnes of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says Nova Scotia is in a prime position to develop its own stable, domestic supply of natural gas

HSBC would rather deal with oligarchs than responsible Canadian energy companies – Financial Post

Opinion: Attempts to stifle Canadian production by restricting financing can have only one effect: countries with lower environmental standards will fill the void.

Opinion: Quebec is making a mistake on fracking and natural gas – Montreal Gazette

Regulations proposed by the Quebec government earlier this month to ban hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and severely limit development of natural gas are evidence of a troubling form of economic and environmental self-sabotage increasingly evident in Canadian energy policy.

Kinder Morgan controversy signals a bigger problem for Canada’s economy- Globe and Mail

Kinder Morgan’s decision to suspend all non-essential activity and spending related to the Trans Mountain expansion project (TMEP) is a dire issue – for the entire Canadian economy.

With the right leadership, Canada can support world’s energy needs- Toronto Sun

In the competition to become the world's energy supplier of choice, Canada sits on the sidelines.

Tim McMillan: Energy investment could make Canada a world leader- Vancouver Sun

Canada is falling behind in the fierce global competition for energy investment — the very investment that spurs the crucial innovation that our growing world needs to produce more energy with less impact.

Letter: Applause for N. L.’s plan for oil and gas development – The Telegram

As Canada falls behind the global competition to develop energy, it is refreshing and encouraging to see the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador focused on creating oil and natural gas jobs for the people of the province.

Tim McMillan: Pipelines needed to support Canada’s economic future – The Province

The day Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood before the nation and declared the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project was in the best interest of all Canadians, was the day our country took control of its energy future.