Category Archives: Oil & Gas
The Achuar of the Peruvian Amazon fight back against big oil and climate change.
by Jorge Barrera, APTN National News, September 2, 2015
British Columbia RCMP investigators have come up empty after investigating a failed firebombing of the Unist’ot’en camp’s checkpoint.
A crude explosive device was detonated in October 2013 next to a sign leading the Unist’ot’en camp’s checkpoint on a forest service road leading to the routes of two natural gas pipelines in the province’s interior. The device was constructed with plastic bottles tied together with surveyor tape. Gasoline was used as the accelerant to set off a blast that failed to register any serious damage. Read the rest of this entry
by Telesurv.TV, sept 2, 2015
The Achuar communities say foreign oil companies pollute their lands and their clean water. They demand compensation and clean up of oil spills.
Peruvian indigenous protesters seized oil wells in an Amazonian oil block Tuesday to press the government to respond to demands for compensation due to the pollution caused by the petroleum operations.
The protesters from the Achuar indigenous communities said they also plan to halt output in a nearby concession. Read the rest of this entry
August 31, 2015
On August 19, members of the People’s Guarani Assembly of Takova Mora blocked a main highway in the Chaco region of Bolivia demanding their right to free, prior and informed consent regarding oil extraction on their communal lands. The Government responded by sending in 300 police who broke up the demonstration by force. Read the rest of this entry
Sm’oogyet Yahan (Don Wesley Sr.) from Lax Kw’alaams has announced that a group of people have occupied Lelu Island to stop Petronas from developing LNG facilities on their land.
For more details please visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-Pacific-NorthWest-LNGPetronas-on-Lelu-Island/949045868451061?fref=ts
With cuts more likely to come in the fall.
By Tracy Johnson, CBC News, Aug 31, 2015
Less than a year ago, Alberta was still complaining of a labour shortage. Schools couldn’t find bus drivers, job vacancy rates were the highest in the country.
It’s no secret that the situation has changed.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers says that 35,000 oilpatch jobs have been cut this year, 25,000 from the oil services sector and 10,000 from exploration and production. CAPP pulled the number together by canvassing its members, reviewing Statistics Canada numbers and working with the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors. Read the rest of this entry