Getting an Answer from the Minister on Enhanced Oil Recovery

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage is key to decarbonizing our fossil fuels - which the world will need for decades.

But the Minister says one thing when he's abroad and another when he's at home, regarding whether Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) will be part of his plan.

I tried to get a straight answer in Question Period on April 7: Will the Minister live up to his international commitment and include EOR, or just sit back and watch the Americans eat our lunch?


 

April 7th, 2:35 p.m.

The Environment

 Mr. Speaker, Canada was once the world leader in carbon capture technology.

We lost our position to the United States because the investments went where it made economic sense. Technology will always follow the opportunities. A carbon capture tax credit without EOR is simply words on paper, which will not produce what the world is demanding, lower-carbon Canadian resources.

 Will the minister live up to his international commitment and advance carbon capture EOR, or will he just sit back and let the Americans continue to eat our lunch?

 

 

April 7th, 2:35 p.m.

The Environment

 

Mr. Speaker, the world agrees that carbon capture storage is key to decarbonizing our fossil fuels, which the world will need for decades.

Enhanced oil recovery produces low-carbon oil and is better for the environment. The Minister of Natural Resources claimed on the international stage that Canada will introduce a tax credit like the American 45Q. Guess what. The 45Q includes enhanced oil recovery but, when in Canada, he says that EOR will not be included.

Can the minister tell Canadians today what his actual position is on carbon capture?