Oil & the Loonie

Something called Carbon Capture Report comes up every so often when I put “peterderemigis” into Google. Today I opened it to see why my name was embedded, and found this: my old 2010 outburst about $150-a-barrel petrol when Canada’s currency was just about par with the greenback. Now oil has sunk to just over forty … More Oil & the Loonie

Tar Sands Media Mystery

Originally posted on Deremigi's Blog:
April 18, 2014 Since I published “Oil By Train Or Pipe”inspired by an email from the U.S. Energy Administration, some times identified by the acronym EIA, a slew of Nobel Laureates that included former president Carter was reported to have admonished Mr. Obama, the current U.S president not to…

Alberta Tar Sands

Today is November 11, 2015 Last week the United States finally confirmed that it would not allow Canada’s pipeline company to build an oil pipeline from Canada through to the southern U.S.A. to transport Alberta Tar Sands oil , and even I felt that this might limit Canadian exports of oil, its largest commodity. Well … More Alberta Tar Sands

March 6, 2015

March 7, 2015 Yesterday when the temperature these days was on its way to near minus five degrees Celsius with rather clear skies, while snow pummeled and snarled lines of cars on roads in the U.S. south – said “the news” – I ventured out to my Lawrence East bus stop, a cool 15 minute … More March 6, 2015

December 7, 2014 am. I just read a very long New York Times report about the relationships between America’s fossil fuel companies and Republican states’ attorneys general that helps demonstrate how energy companies, both material producing and service providing, are central to America’s political and economic results. An interesting side issue in this article about … More

Canada’s Dirty Secret

A. The United States and Canada are crisscrossed by thousands of miles of oil and gas pipelines, but none have drawn the attention and political controversy of Keystone XL. Environmentalists oppose the project because it would create a conduit to market for petroleum extracted from the Alberta oil sands, an unconventional energy source requiring far more fuel, … More Canada’s Dirty Secret