Research Digest
July 2018

National Retail Petroleum Site Census 2017

June 1, 2018 (Kent Group Ltd.
  • “As of December 31, 2017, there were 11,948 retail gasoline stations operating in Canada, or 3.3 outlets for every 10,000 persons. This is an increase of 75 sites over last year and marks the third consecutive survey year showing an increase.”

2018 CAPP Crude Oil Forecast, Markets & Transportation  

June 12, 2018 (CAPP)
  • “The 2018 edition of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Crude Oil Forecast, Markets and Transportation report provides the oil industry’s latest forecast for Canadian production with a focus on the outlook for western Canadian crude oil supply from 2018 through to 2035.” 

Auto’s valuation of fuel Economy: A Randomized Stated Choice Experiment 

June 12, 2018 (Dr. Christine Kormos, Simon Fraser University and Dr. Reuven Sussman, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy) – US focus
  • “The study found that MPG and the full fuel economy label (which contains MPG, among other metrics) led consumers to make the most fuel-efficient vehicle choices. This is both compelling and reassuring because these forms of presentation are currently the most well-known and frequently used.”

Statistical Review of World Energy

June 13, 2018 (BP
  • “Primary energy consumption growth averaged 2.2% in 2017, up from 1.2 % last year and the fastest since 2013. This compares with the 10-year average of 1.7% per year.”

The Carbon Market: Chasing away jobs and capital without reducing GHGs 

June 13, 2018 (The Montreal Economic Institute MEI)
  • “An increase in the price of carbon in Quebec and Ontario to a level projected by experts under current policies would not enable the GHG reduction targets to be hit and would lead to a substantial transfer of funds, or capital flight, to California.”