What Would Celebs do Without Petroleum to Operate Their Yachts, Private Airplanes, and Luxury Cars #QualityEssentials

What Would Celebs do Without Petroleum to Operate Their Yachts, Private Airplanes, and Luxury Cars #QualityEssentials

Disclaimer: This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Celebrities as well as non-celebrities rely heavily upon the oil and gas industry in Canada. Although most people don’t think about it much, the Oil Sands and the abundant supply of crude oil they make available are important for the Canadian economy and all the wonderful things that our country allows us to do. There’s a reason that Canada has one of the highest standards of living in the world, low energy prices, high employment, and excellent transportation and honestly, a big part is because of the oil and gas industry.

Canada’s oil and gas industry strives to continuously improve their environmental and communal impacts by contributing to the Canadian government and working to reduce environmental toxins. In Canada, our oil and gas industry takes account of any social cost and externalities and promptly makes the appropriate accommodations.

Some celebrities are quick to discuss carbon footprints, but guess what; we all need energy to enjoy a healthy, productive and enjoyable life and that includes celebrities! Many celebrities vacation on yachts, fly on private planes, live in mansions and travel all over the world both for personal pleasure and to entertain. All of this requires huge amounts of energy so let’s not be hypocritical about this. When you attend a movie or a concert, think about how much you enjoy it and consider the positive role of the oil and gas industry in providing the energy necessary to make your experience possible. Let’s just be clear – in the world we live in today, it is simply impossible to live well without oil and gas. Our lifestyles have all evolved in such a way that make oil and gas critically helpful components

Canada’s oil and gas industry make up a substantial part of our economy, provides 550,000 jobs, equals 20% of the TSX [Canada’s main stock exchange], and provides payments of $18 billion a year to Canada’s government which is contributed towards education, hospitals, and welfare programs. And if that wasn’t enough, it also provides the extremely essential service of supplying business direct lines across Canada to access their supplies and goods. The Oil Sands are there to be used responsibly to help us make our lives easier – Canada’s oil and gas Industry does just that.

Even removing the benefits we take for granted in our daily life provided by oil and gas, the industry itself provides a huge boom to the government’s revenue base, which in turn is spent on Canadians. $18 billion a year is a HUGE amount, and without that, we might not be able to afford free healthcare. Or maybe the education wouldn’t be as comprehensive and as well subsidized as it is now. Certainly the travel industry would be a lot more limited. Celebrities tend to wind up as the mouthpieces for a variety of brands, causes, and lobbies across a broad political and ideological spectrum but more often than not, their own lifestyles reflect a great dependence upon and respect for the oil and gas industry.

There are people we all know who work in the oil and gas industry or are affected by the industry, whether directly or indirectly. There are people in our families and friend circles who work at power companies, or travel companies, or supply companies, gas stations or any one of the numerous industries that require oil and gas. The industry helps provide gainful employment for our friends and family and is thus an integral part of the community.

So do yourself a favour and learn more about the Oil Sands and Canada’s oil and gas industry in general so you will realize what an important part they play in our good Canadian. We as citizens can do our best to educate ourselves on the Canadian oil and gas industry, and perhaps spread our knowledge so that people can get a comprehensive overview of the industry. For more information about the Oil Sands industry visit oilsandstoday.ca

Disclaimer: This post was brought to you by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers via sheblogs. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

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