Canadian oil and natural gas is preferred by other countries, according to an international research survey
“The results of the Global Energy Pulse once again confirm that people around the world want oil made the Canadian way. Our industry is proud that people around the world want more Canadian oil and natural gas, and believe their lives will be better for it,” says Tim McMillan, CAPP president and CEO.
Canada’s upstream oil and natural gas industry also rated highly on innovation and use of cutting-edge technology aimed at minimizing environmental impacts.
The 2019 Global Energy Pulse is a follow up to a similar study undertaken in 2017 by Ipsos, on behalf of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers. Ipsos found respondents from 31 countries chose Canada as their number one oil and natural gas exporter from among the world’s top 11 energy-exporting nations. .
The study also found that at home, a strong majority of Canadians (70 per cent) prefer Canadian oil and natural gas to imports from other countries. Among those with an opinion, 52 per cent believe Canada’s energy is the safest and most responsibly produced in the world.
Interestingly, of the Canadians surveyed, half believed critical views about the industry were more about political confrontation and don’t reflect reality in Canada.
Globally, 71 per cent and 52 per cent believe natural gas and oil, respectively, will meet future energy demand, and about 50 per cent of those with an opinion agree our lives are better today because of what oil and natural gas makes possible.
McMillan adds, “Canada has enormous natural resources and a skilled and innovative workforce with high standards for safety, environmental performance, and technological expertise. The results of the survey show that Canadians, and people around the world, recognize Canada’s oil and natural gas industry is a leader. The world wants more Canadian energy.”
The Ipsos 2019 Global Energy Pulse can be found here.