Oil Change International is producing weekly news and resources updates for allies as part of our response to the COVID-19 crisis. These supplement the monthly OilWire editions that we produce with the Global Gas and Oil Network. Subscribe here to get the monthly OilWire bulletin. OilWire update: 12 June 2020 BLACK LIVES MATTER The uprisings against police violence … Read More
Oil and Gas News & Insights: Week of 18 May 2020
Oil Change is producing weekly news and resources updates on the fight against oil and gas as part of our response to the COVID-19 crisis, as a supplement to the monthly OilWire editions we produce with the Global Gas & Oil Network.
Acknowledging the obvious fact that our future cannot be fossil fueled begins the game that will only be truly won when our public policies, our laws, our governments, and our social norms fully incorporate this truth.
Big Oil’s crisis of its own making: low prices bring calls for oil bailouts
Written by: Lorne Stockman, Greg Muttitt, and Alex Doukas The price of oil crashed to below $30 per barrel in early 2016, prompting not only a flurry of news stories highlighting things that cost more than a barrel of oil (including a bucket of KFC fried chicken), but also alarm from industry players and their supporters … Read More
Shell project cancellation confirms our latest report findings
Last week, we released a report entitled, Lockdown: the end of growth in the tar sands. The report, based on our unique Integrated North American Pipelines model (INAP), concludes that the tar sands sector is running out of room for growth. This is because with every proposed major pipeline delayed by citizen opposition, an imminent … Read More
Japan just lost its big excuse for pushing coal on the world; now’s the time to pile on the pressure
On September 25, the U.S. and China released a joint presidential statement on climate change. While most people focused on China’s new cap-and-trade regime, there was a buried headline that may have even bigger implications for climate and for the future of coal: China pledged to strengthen regulations “with a view to strictly controlling public … Read More
Lock Down: Report Preview
The end of growth in the tar sands? Oil Change International is poised to release a groundbreaking new model of the North American tar sands pipeline system. In the coming weeks, Oil Change International will publish a report based on our new Integrated North American Pipeline model (INAP). INAP will be the first publically accessible … Read More
Data Trends: Oil Price Crash Triggers U.S. Gasoline Binge
We expect that most of our readers are aware that oil prices are way down this year and that the new OPEC strategy may mean that it may be several years until we see $100 per barrel oil again, if ever. The impact on gasoline prices in the U.S. is also easily garnered from the price … Read More
Letter to G20 Finance Ministers: Delivering on G20 commitment to phase out fossil fuel subsidies
September 2, 2015 To: G20 Finance Ministers CC: Prof. Dr. Ahmet Davuto?lu, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, Deputy Undersecretary for Turkish Treasury Cavit Da?da?, Ambassador Feridun Sinirlio?lu RE: Delivering on G20 Commitment to Phase Out Fossil Fuel Subsidies Dear G20 Finance Ministers, In the lead-up to the G20 Summit in November, we – 63 civil … Read More
What happened to Canadian heavy crude prices this summer and where might they go from here?
We reported in our June Newsletter that the difference in price between the Canadian heavy oil benchmark Western Canadian Select (WCS) and the U.S. light crude benchmark WTI had narrowed to $8 a barrel (bbl). This was remarkable in light of the much wider differential of $15-25/bbl that had become common since around 2010 (see … Read More