Energy Security Forum


Energy security entails a wide array of political, economic, social, environmental, and trade-related factors. The CGAI’s Energy Security Forum highlights the multi-faceted and ever-changing landscape of energy security in Canada. This forum is a space for CGAI fellows, staff, and other commentators to discuss the increasingly salient and timely issue of global energy security.

Table of Contents

CGAI Papers

2024 CGAI Papers

2023 CGAI Papers

2022 CGAI Papers

2021 CGAI Papers

2020 CGAI Papers

2019 CGAI Papers

2017 CGAI Papers


2024 Podcasts

Mexico's Election and North American Energy ft. Leonardo Beltran
June 20, 2024

The Future of Natural Gas in North America ft. Richard Meyer
June 13, 2024

Is OPEC+ Politically Sustainable? Ft. Rory Johnston
June 6, 2024

Growing Canada's Global Influence with the Candu Reactor, ft. Gary Rose
May 30, 2024

Energy Data and Canada's Economy with Lisa Baiton
May 23, 2024

Challenges to Canadian Resource Competitiveness with Heather Exner-Pirot
May 17, 2024

The Economics of the Trans Mountain Pipeline with Trevor Tombe
May 9, 2024

The Impact of the Trans Mountain Expansion with Susan Bell
May 2, 2024

The Energy Impact of the Israel-Iran Conflict with Sara Vakhshouri
April 25, 2024

How Shipping is Adapting to the Houthis with Jakob Larsen
April 18, 2024

Looking to the Future with Propane with Shannon Watt
April 11, 2024

NATO's Perspective on Energy Security with Can Ögütcü
April 4, 2024

Carbon, Climate, and Canada at CERAWeek with Kevin Birn
March 28, 2024

Another Decade of Canadian Oil Expansion with Tom Liles
March 21, 2024

Scaling Canadian Clean Energy Investment with John Stackhouse
March 14, 2024

The Economic Basis of Canadian Oil with Kent Fellows
March 7, 2024

Recovery from Critical Infrastructure Cyberattacks with Rob Sealock
February 29, 2024

The Impact of Renewables on Canadian Energy Security with Vittoria Bellisimo
February 22, 2024

Iranian Power and Vulnerabilities with Greg Brew
February 15, 2024

The Dominance of the Virtual Barrel over the Oil Market with Ilia Bouchouev
February 8, 2024

Saudi Arabia's Role Amid Conflict in the Middle East, with Ellen Wald
February 1, 2024

West Meets East Part 4 - Building Out the Grid
January 25, 2024

A Dangerous Winter for the Electrical Grid with Kathryn Porter
January 18, 2024

Energy Security Year in Review 2023
January 11, 2024

How Canada Strengthens Korean Energy Security with Sun Ryung Park
January 4, 2024

Understanding the Guyana-Venezuela Dispute with Ryan Berg
January 2, 2024


2023 Podcasts

2022 Podcasts

2021 Podcasts

2020 Podcasts

2019 Podcasts

2018 Podcasts

2017 Podcasts


2022 Commentaries

2021 Commentaries

Media Links

2022 Media Links

Power disaster prompts ESG rethink on oil and fuel by Editorial Staff (feat. Amrita Sen), Crypto Compass, July 18, 2022

Will Biden return from Saudi Arabia empty-handed? by Platts (feat. Ellen Wald), S&P Global, July 18, 2022

Biden's Risky Middle Eastern Rubicon by Irina Slav (feat. Amrita Sen),, July 17, 2022

Can Biden Make Saudi Arabia Produce More Oil? by Glenn Wilkins (feat. Amrita Sen), Baystreet, July 13, 2022

Opec forecasts booming oil demand will test its production capacity by Editorial Staff (feat. Amrita Sen), Public News Time, July 12, 2022

Oil majors face output slump, deep losses if Russia stops Kazakh pipeline by Editorial Staff (feat. Amrita Sen), Euractiv, July 11, 2022

Analysis: Oil majors face output slump, deep losses if Russia stops Kazakh pipeline by Sabrina Valle and Ron Bousso (feat. Amrita Sen), Reuters, July 11, 2022

The oil market’s bull run isn’t over yet by Editorial Staff (feat. Amrita Sen), Newslanes, July 7, 2022

White House Wants To Dictate Price Cap on Russian Oil as Energy Crunch Ravages US, Allies by Ed Foster (feat. Amrita Sen), HNGN, July 7, 2022

Recession speculation comes for commodities by Editorial Staff (feat. Amrita Sen), Today News UK, July 7, 2022

Why Putting A Price Cap On Russian Oil Won’t Work by Irina Slav (feat. Amrita Sen), Baystreet, July 7, 2022

The US and allies have reportedly floated capping Russian oil prices at as low as $40 a barrel by Jennifer Sor (feat. Amrita Sen), Business Insider, July 6, 2022

Oil: Forget Year-End Forecast Of $65; Will We Get To $85 Soon? by Barani Krishnan (feat. Amrita Sen),, July 6, 2022

Oil to Remain Above $80 Even With a Recession by Business Desk (feat. Amrita Sen), Global Herald, July 5, 2022

The G-7 is considering a price cap on Russian oil. But energy analysts think it’s impossible by Silvia Amaro and Sam Meredith (feat. Amrita Sen), CNBC, July 4, 2022

Supreme Court’s EPA ruling will not impact energy markets, says Energy Aspects’ Amrita Sen by Squawk Box Staff (feat. Amrita Sen), CNBC, July 1, 2022

Will recession and inflation fears derail oil bull market? by Leo Almazora (feat. Amrita Sen), WP, June 30, 2022

What slowdown? Canada's economy to top G7 on high oil, crop prices by Julie Gordon and Rod Gordon (feat. Kevin Birn), Saltwire, June 29, 2022

Oil production test looms for OPEC heavyweights Saudi Arabia, UAE by Editorial Staff (feat. Ellen Wald), S&P Global, June 29, 2022

Eric Nuttall & Amrita Sen - Oil & Energy Update by Eric Nuttall (feat. Amrita Sen), Nine Point Partners, June 29, 2022

U.S. pushes for Russian oil price ceiling. Feasible? by Matt Levin (feat. Ellen Wald), MARKETPLACE, June 28, 2022

Analyst says high oil prices spurs little drilling by Lee Harding (feat. Kevin Birn), Western Standard, June 26, 2022

Oil Incurs Second Weekly Loss As Analysts Differ On Inflation, Demand by Ship and Bunker News Team (feat. Amrita Sen), Ship And Bunker, June 24, 2022

Drop in oil prices is not a quick fix for global inflation by Editorial Staff (feat. Amrita Sen), The National, June 24, 2022

Summer Preview: Rolling Blackouts, Higher Gas Prices, Natural Gas Rationing in Europe and a Historic Diesel Crisis by Michael Snyder (feat. Amrita Sen), NOQ Report, June 24, 2022

Oil's Dive Won't Bring Any Immediate Relief on Inflation by Alex Longley, Elizabeth low, and Barbara Powell (feat. Amrita Sen), BNNBloomberg, June 24, 2022

World Insights: Washington's arbitrary energy policies make gas prices higher for Americans, world by Huaxia (feat. Ellen Wald), Xinhua, June 23, 2022

Explainer-Biden's U.S. fuel tax holiday plan no easy relief for gas prices by Timothy Gardner (feat. Amrita Sen), Yahoo!, June 22, 2022

What the future holds for western Canadian oil producers by Gabriel Friedman (feat. Kevin Birn), Beaumont News, June 22, 2022

The real impact of President Biden’s call to temporarily suspend the federal gas tax by Dominic Chu (feat. Amrita Sen), CNBC, June 22, 2022

Crude oil price: there are no changes to the fundamentals by Faith Maina (feat. Amrita Sen), Invezz, June 22, 2022

Energy market scared of recession after Fed’s rate hike, says Energy Aspects’ Amrita Sen by Joe Kernen (feat. Amrita Sen), CNBC, June 21, 2022

Natural gas prices ease as Freeport LNG facility remains offline following explosion by Rebeca Quick (feat. Amrita Sen), CNBC, June 15, 2022

Global gas prices continue to feel impact of Russian invasion of Ukraine by CBS News Team (feat. Ellen Wald), CBS News, June 14, 2022

In Canada’s Oilpatch, Minimal Drilling Despite High Prices by Lee harding (feat. Kevin Birn), Epoch Times, June 14, 2022

Backlogs, backlogs, backlogs by Chris Hall (feat. Andrew Griffith), CBC Radio One, June 11, 2022

Oil Consumers Face a Summer of Pain by Alex Longley and Robert Tuttle (feat. Amrita Sen), BNN Bloomberg, June 10, 2022

Federal government urged to develop a plan for more EV charging stations by Rusty Thomson (feat. Brian Kingston), Am800, May 12, 2022

Automakers worries Canada’s EV chargers plan won’t meet sales target by Mia Rabson (feat. Brian Kingston), Global News, May 11, 2022

Want to buy an electric vehicle in Saskatchewan? It could take a year

by Yasmine Ghania (feat. Brian Kingston), CBC News, May 2, 2022

Canada can hike oil output and decarbonize — 'but at significant cost,' says RBC report by Chris Varcoe (feat. Kevin Birn), Calgary Herald, April 26, 2022

Shifting into E by Kelly Taylor (feat. Brian Kingston), The Free Press, April 19, 2022

Canada’s new emissions reduction plan ‘doesn’t go far enough,’ say environmentalists by Pippa Norman (feat. Monica Gattinger), Capital Current, April 12, 2022

Feds Incentivize Carbon Capture in Race to Reduce Emissions by Lee Harding (feat. Kevin Birn), Epoch Times, April 13, 2022

'Just doesn't make sense for us yet': Victoria businesses unconvinced by Ottawa's plans for electric vehicles by Brendan Strain (feat. Brian Kingston), CTV News, April 12, 2022

With a windfall from Ottawa comes great climate expectations for the oilpatch by Kyle Bakx (feat. Kevin Birn), CBC News, April 8, 2022

Automakers say federal budget not doing enough to hit new electric vehicle targets by The Canadian Press (feat. Brian Kingston), CityNews, April 8, 2022

Auto industry calls for increase to EV incentives to $15,000 instead of mandates, but would that work? by Jason Tchir (feat. Brian Kingston), The Globe and Mail, April 5, 2022

U.S. Wants More Oil From Canada but Not a New Pipeline to Bring It by Timothy Puko and Vipal Monga (feat. Kevin Birn), Wall Street Journal, April 5, 2022

Alberta’s ambitious carbon capture plans hang on Canada govt and shareholder support by Nia Williams and Alexander Schummer (feat. Kevin Birn), Nasdaq, April 5, 2022

Canada may have hit its long-awaited electric vehicle turning point by RCI (feat. Brian Kingston), RCI, April 4, 2022

In new emissions plan, Ottawa gives oilpatch a pass — for now by Kyle Bakx (feat. Dennis McConaghy), CBC News, March 30, 2022

« Irréaliste » et « délirant », l’Alberta rejette le plan climatique fédérale (Unrealistic and delirious, Alberta rejects the federal climate plan) par/by François Joly (feat. Dennis McConaghy), ICI Alberta, March 30, 2022

What Canada’s 40% emissions reduction plan means for the economy’s major sectors by Gabriel Friedman (feat. Brian Kingston), Edmonton Journal, March 30, 2022

Fossil fuels and renewables needed to stabilize energy market rocked by war, experts say by Sheri McWhirter (feat. Monica Gattinger), MLive, March 27, 2022

Electric vehicle battery plant set for Windsor, Ont., signals Canada is a 'player' in auto industry's future by Jennifer La Grassa (feat. Brian Kingston), CBC News, March 24, 2022

Canadians increasingly want government to meet climate targets, even if it means higher energy prices, polls suggest by Monica Gattinger and Nik Nanos, The Hill Times, March 23, 2022

Energy transition gulf widens between fossil fuels, renewables by Nelson Bennett (feat. Joseph Calnan), Business in Vancouver, March 22, 2022

The enduring threat to the Arctic from Big Oil by Nick Ferris (feat. Rob Huebert), Offshore Technology, March 21, 2022

CP Rail shutdown raises concerns for already constrained Canadian oil and gas industry by Joel Dryden (feat. Kevin Birn), CBC News, March 21, 2022

Oil, weapons and realpolitik: Why some countries want to stay on friendly terms with Russia by Dan DeLuce (feat. Ellen Wald), NBC News, March 19, 2022

On the electric ‘Road to 2035” without a map by Terence Corcoran (feat. Brian Kingston), Financial Post, March 16, 2022

Doug Ford hints electric vehicle subsidies won’t be coming back by Rob Ferguson (feat. Brian Kingston), Toronto Star, March 16, 2022

Washington & Minnesota see future of EVs differently by Lurah Lowery (feat. Ellen Wald), Repairer Driven News, March 15, 2022

Majority of Americans support restarting Keystone XL pipeline to make up for Russian oil ban by Tyler Dawson (feat. Kevin Birn), Vancouver Sun, March 15, 2022

Canada’s new electric-vehicle registrations soar in 2021 but still lag behind Europe by The Canadian Press (feat. Brian Kingston), BNN Bloomberg, March 15, 2022

Electric vehicles face roadblocks as feds try to boost sales by Chris Hall (feat. Brian Kingston), CBC News, March 12, 2022

Canada can increase oil exports to U.S., but experts say it won’t be enough to fill Russia gap by Shaye Ganam (feat. Kevin Birn), Global News Radio, March 10, 2022

Canada can increase oil exports to U.S., but can’t fill hole left by Russia: experts by Amanda Stephenson (feat. Kevin Birn), CTV News, March 9, 2022

What the U.S. ban on Russia oil imports means for Alberta by Stephanie Thomas (feat. Kevin Birn), CTV News, March 8, 2022

'Incredible degree of instability': Canadians facing even more inflation as gas prices soar by Tyler Dawson (feat. Kevin Birn), Vancouver Sun, March 8, 2022

Global transition to electric vehicles is ‘absolute battle’ and Canada needs strong collaboration with U.S. to triumph, say automakers by Jesse Knockaert (feat. Brian Kingston), The Hill Times, March 7, 2022

L’Alberta veut ressusciter le projet Keystone XL (Alberta wants to ressucitate the Keystone XL project) par/by Tiphanie Roquette (feat. Dennis McConaghy) ICI Alberta, March 8, 2022

Canada can increase oil exports to U.S., but can’t fill hole left by Russia: experts by The Canadian Press (feat. Kevin Birn) Yahoo! Finance, March 8, 2022

Can Alberta help solve Europe’s energy crisis? It’s complicated by Drew Anderson (feat. Kevin Birn) The Narwhal, March 6, 2022

What happens when energy prices get too high, even for producers and an oil-rich province? by Chris Varcoe (feat. Kevin Birn), Calgary Herald, March 5, 2022

Alberta government to extend pause on Rocky Mountain coal mine development

by Bob Weber (feat. Ron Wallace), City News, March 4, 2022

Iran and Its Proxies Are about to Cash In on Ukraine

by Carine Hajjar (feat. Ellen Wald), National Review, March 3, 2022

Ukraine war sparks new debate over Canadian oil and gas development by Amanda Stephenson (feat. Richard Norris), National Observer, March 3, 2022

Gas Prices Are Soaring. Will The Crisis in Ukraine Make It Worse by Larry Mantle (feat. Ellen Wald), AirTalk, February 28, 2022

Biden’s challenge : Hitting Putin while limiting energy pain by Ben Geman (feat. Ellen Wald), Axios, February 25, 2022

Oil prices jump as Russia launches attack on Ukraine by Joanna Tan and Abigail Ng (feat. Ellen Wald), CNBC, February 24, 2022

Ukraine, Russia, and Germany’s energy security (Hour 3) by Derick Fage (feat. Ferry de Kerckhove), The Rob Snow Show, February 23, 2022

Saudi-Russia collusion is driving up gas prices – and worsening Ukraine crisis by Ken Klippenstein (feat. Ellen Wald), The Intercept, February 23, 2022

Biden puttig 'Buy American' frame around critical mineral development efforts by The Canadian Press (feat. Eric Miller), CP24, February 22, 2022

Cost of government-owned Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion soars to $21.4 billion by Josh Aldrich (feat. Kevin Birn), Calgary Herald, February 18, 2022

Oil sands emissions could start falling by 2027: report by Jeff Lagerquist (feat. Kevin Birn), Yahoo Finance, February 2, 2022

Urgency needed on carbon capture tax credit, clean fuel standards, Shell Canada says by Emma Graney (feat. Susannah Pierce), The Globe and Mail, January 31, 2022

EV charging infrastructure can learn lessons from the creation of gas stations a century ago by Vawn Himmelsbach (feat. Brian Kingston), Wheels, January 30, 2022

U.S. Troops to Eastern Europe; Commodity Risks: Ukraine Update by Bloomberg News (feat. Ellen Wald), BNN Bloomberg, January 29, 2022

Oil producers are flush with cash. Now what will they do with it by Tony Seskus and Kyle Bakx (feat. Kevin Birn), CBC News, January 20, 2022

Trans Mountain pipeline returns to normal operating pressure by Anirudh Saligrama (feat. Kevin Birn), The Globe and Mail, January 16, 2022

‘Transformative change’: Wind-generated electricity starting to outpace coal in Alberta by Adam Lachacz and Jeremy Thompson (feat. Kevin Birn), CTV News, January 15, 2022

One of the World’s Dirtiest Oil Patches Is Pumping More Than Ever by Vipal Monga (feat. Kevin Birn), The Wall Street Journal, January 13, 2022

Line 3 Pipeline Completion Delivers Long-Term Benefits for Western Canada’s Oil Producers by Deborah Jaremko (feat. Kevin Birn), Energy Now, January 13, 2022

Burning Questions: Will oil prices soar or crash and burn in 2022? by Yadullah Hussain (feat. Ellen Wald), Calgary Herald, January 4, 2022


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