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Transition from Oil and Gas Underway, But Will Take Time: Energy Minister

The Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology admits that it may take some time to transition away from non-renewable resources like oil and gas, but the transition is happening.

The province announced last week that the Come By Chance Refinery is being transformed to produce bio fuels from things like canola oil.

Andrew Parsons says while that’s an exciting development, oil and gas will still be needed for the foreseeable future.

“I don’t think the planes have changed over yet to be electrified” he says “we still live in a world that relies on this commodity.”

He says if projects like Bay du Nord don’t go ahead, other jurisdictions will fill the demand, and at a greater environmental cost. “Why would we….basically punish ourselves?” says Parsons.

Source: VOCM | This text was excerpted from the media outlet cited on December 7, 2021 and is provided to Noia members for information purposes only. Any opinion expressed therein is neither attributable to nor endorsed by Noia.