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Active drilling wells in AB drop to 85

This marks 3 months in a row with the number of active drilling wells declining.

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O&G capital spending in Canada increased 7% in Q1 2022

Earlier this month, Statistics Canada updated statistics for capital expenditures in the national oil and gas sector. The statistics now run from the first quarter of 2013 to the first quarter of 2022. Capital expenditures are what companies spent on such things as machinery, equipment, and buildings, as well as major repairs to these goods […]

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AB crude oil levels grew faster under NDP than UCP

Even though total production has been higher under the UCP, the pace at which it has grown has slowed.

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AB sees record oil extraction, but not record oil jobs

Since 2014, Alberta’s oil & gas industry has increased annual production to an additional 4.1 million cubic metres. But they did it with 34,000 fewer workers.

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Natural gas production increased 6.6% under NDP

Last month, Alberta’s oil and gas minister—er, I mean, energy minister—Sonya Savage tweeted out that 2021 saw oil production at record-breaking levels. Her tweet linked to an article written by Rob Roach, deputy chief economist at ATB Economics, which said that oil production was up 8% in 2021, reaching a new high of 1.32 billion […]

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Alberta gained 6,000 oil & gas jobs in 2021

But we’re still below 2018 levels.

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Did the NDP actually destroy Alberta’s oil & gas sector?

It seems as though I can’t go anywhere online lately without someone complaining that the NDP shut down the oil and gas sector in Alberta. But how true is that claim?

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UCP budget predicts $125 billion debt by next election

The UCP’s goal to have a $714 million surplus by 2023 seems to be drifting further and further away.

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Keystone XL officially died in June 2021

And all Alberta has to show for it is $91 million in shares should the project ever sell off pipeline components.

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Alberta’s oil & gas sector generated -$212M in corporate tax revenue last year

Yep. You read that right. Negative $212 million.