• 3 minutes Nucelar Deal Is Dead? Iran Distances Itself Further From ND, Alarming Russia And France
  • 5 minutes Don Jr. Tweets name Ukraine Whistleblower, Eric Ciaramella. Worked for CIA during Obama Administration, Hold over to Trump National Security Counsel under Gen McCallister, more . . . .
  • 9 minutes Shale pioneer Chesepeak will file bankruptcy soon. FINALLY ! The consolidation begins
  • 12 minutes China's Blueprint For Global Power
  • 16 mins Pioneer's Sheffield in Doghouse. Oil upset his bragging about Shale hurt prices. Now on campaign to lower expectations, prop up price.
  • 1 hour Tesla Launches Faster Third Generation Supercharger
  • 29 mins Passerby doused with flammable liquid and set on fire by peaceful protesters
  • 9 mins Who writes this stuff? "Crude Prices Swing Between Gains, Losses"
  • 10 hours EU has already lost the Trump vs. EU Trade War
  • 12 hours Joe Biden, his son Hunter Biden, Ukraine Oil & Gas exploration company Burisma, and 2020 U.S. election shenanigans
  • 13 hours Atty General Barr likely subpeona so called whistleblower and "leaker" Eric Ciaramella
  • 8 hours China's Renewables Boom Hits the Wall
  • 7 hours Climate Change Consensus Shifts in Wind, But Gas Is Still the Right Move
  • 17 hours Iran's Master Plan?
  • 16 hours Iran Finds New Oil Field With Over 50 Billion Barrels: Rouhani
  • 15 hours Saudi Aramco IPO Will Not Save Kingdom

Breaking News:

Oil Rebounds On Surprise Crude Draw

Four Ways Oil Has Made Our Lives Better

Four Ways Oil Has Made Our Lives Better

Fossil fuels are being scrutinized…

The $22 Trillion Market Keeping Coal Afloat

The $22 Trillion Market Keeping Coal Afloat

Despite coal’s collapse in North…

Canada Doubles Spending on Advertising to Promote Tar Sands

Canada’s tars sands may just be the most unpopular source of energy in the world. Never the less they are vitally important to Canada’s plans for the future, so they are keen to reverse this opinion, and have increased their expenditure on advertising by nearly 100% from $9 million in 2012, to $16.5 million in 2013.

The Canadian government has begun an aggressive campaign to promote the tar sands just before Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a visit to New York on Thursday to discuss issues on trade, energy security, and the Keystone XL pipeline.

Canada has been aiming its advertising campaign at the White House administration officials, hoping to sway their opinion on Keystone XL.

Prime Minister Harper will begin his trip to New York with a question and answer session with the Council on Foreign Relations, before addressing American business leaders on the merits of trade.

Related article: Canada’s Oil Sands Threatened by Lack of Market

A statement on Harpers website read: “I look forward to engaging with council members on pressing issues including the global economy, trade liberalisation, energy and security, as well as issues of importance to Canada and the US such as the Keystone XL pipeline.”

Obama is expected make his decision this year, and as the time draws closer Canada is throwing all it has into a last ditch effort to persuade the President to approve the project.

Canada’s advertising campaign is also aimed at Europe, who is set to vote on the classification of the tar sands. Placing them in a ‘highly polluting’ category on their own could severely hamper Canada’s ability to find a market for the tar sands oil, as countries will prefer to seek out less carbon intensive sources.

By. Joao Peixe of Oilprice.com



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play