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Join Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest from the ARC Energy Research Institute as they explore trends that influence the energy business, including financial, political, environmental, technological, social and economic forces.

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Join Peter Tertzakian and Jackie Forrest from the ARC Energy Research Institute as they explore trends that influence the energy business, including financial, political, environmental, technological, social and economic forces.

    Big Climate Targets: BlackRock, Cenovus, Microsoft, Starbucks

    Big Climate Targets: BlackRock, Cenovus, Microsoft, Starbucks

    Corporations and financiers are making big climate commitments. First, we look at Cenovus Energy’s new net-zero 2050 commitment. The oil sands producer joins a club of other Canadian producers with big reduction targets.  Meanwhile, Microsoft announced the most ambitious corporate reduction goal yet, to be net-negative in a decade and by 2050 to remove all of their historical emissions dating back to when the company was formed in the 1970s. Starbucks also made a big pledge this week. We finish the discussion talking about the economic outlook and implications for oil demand, and why climate is factoring into this topic too.
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    • 30 min
    Doug Suttles Introduces Ovintiv

    Doug Suttles Introduces Ovintiv

    This week we interview Doug Suttles, President and CEO of Encana (soon to be Ovintiv). On January 14, 2020 Encana shareholders voted in favour to change the company’s name and to move corporate headquarters from Calgary to Denver. When the plan was first announced last fall, the decision fueled frustration in Alberta creating a vocal reaction from industry leaders and politicians. Doug explains the drivers for the changes, the reaction, and the implications for the firm’s investment in Canada.  The discussion covers a range of topics including the competitiveness of Canadian oil and gas and the changing expectations of energy investors.
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    • 34 min
    Reflections on the Past Year and 2020 Outlook

    Reflections on the Past Year and 2020 Outlook

    This podcast reflects on 2019 to consider the big themes from the year. Next we look forward to think about what 2020 could bring. We reference Canadian oil and gas industry revenue and cash flow in this episode, see more information on the final page of our weekly ARC Energy Charts publication.
    Related to this podcast, see ARC Commentary “Big Questions for 2020.”
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    • 34 min
    Live from the Young Women in Energy Awards

    Live from the Young Women in Energy Awards

    This episode was recorded on December 11th at the Young Women in Energy (YWE) Awards in Calgary.  We began by discussing why recognition and the sense of community for women in energy is important.  Next, we covered some of the pressing issues in energy and the type of leadership and diversity that is required to navigate these challenges. Katie Smith, the Executive Director of YWE joined us to ask questions submitted by the award winners.
    Congratulations to this years accomplished award winners!  For more information on YWE and to learn more about the women recognized this year, check out the YWE website.
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    • 36 min
    Cybertruck Debut, and the Case for Buying Local

    Cybertruck Debut, and the Case for Buying Local

    First we talk about the unveiling of the Tesla Cybertruck. Love it or hate it, you have to admit that Elon Musk puts on a good show.  Musk takes a page from past pioneers of new ideas. These entrepreneurs recognized some bravado is needed to get people excited about revolutionary new products. Peter Tertzakian’s Energyphile.org project demonstrates this with the audio story of Max Valier, an early pioneer of rocket powered travel.  Link to the audio story here.
    Next, we interview Regan Davis the CEO of STEP Energy Services. STEP is a Calgary based oilfield service company operating in Canada and the United States. Regan makes the case for buying local in these challenging times, to help ensure that Western Canada has the depth of oilfield capacity it needs long into the future.
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    • 33 min
    An Interview with Former Executive Director of the IEA, Maria van der Hoeven

    An Interview with Former Executive Director of the IEA, Maria van der Hoeven

    How long do energy transitions take? What is the potential for natural gas and Canadian LNG in the global energy transition?  What is the perception of Canadian energy internationally?  These are just some of the questions we asked Maria van der Hoeven.
    Van der Hoeven is a former Dutch politician that headed the International Energy Agency from 2011 to 2015. Under her leadership the IEA expanded its energy coverage and increased engagement with non-member countries.  She visited Calgary this past week as part of the Petronas International Speakers Series organized by the University of Calgary, Haskayne School of Business.
    Maria van der Hoeven is currently a Senior Fellow at the Clingendael International Energy Programme (CIEP).
    This podcast references LNG economics of various countries, see “SnapChart – LNG Breakeven Cost Comparisons”.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

CarliGee ,

Hydrogen - The fuel of the future

This is an amazing story. The way Proton is planning on capturing the H2 leaves the greenhouse gases in the reservoir in its natural, safe state. Hydrogen, a clean, low cost renewable fuel for the future. Alberta could be sitting on 700 years of H2 energy and could be the world leader in the H2 game.

PhatTonyCanmore ,

Never miss

Every Monday morning I catch up on the latest in energy news and insights with Peter and Jackie. Thx for providing this kick start to my week.

Jumbo Diaz ,

Very informative

I can’t imagine there’s an oil and gas podcast that is more insightful than this one. A must listen every week!

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