Monday, April 15, 2013

The Rabbit and The Crow

Alberta Oil Sands Investment Real Estate News®
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April 15th., 2013
Volume 14, Issue 5

Dear Friends and Partners,

A crow was sitting on a tree, doing nothing all day.  A small rabbit saw the crow, and asked him, "Can I also sit like you and do nothing all day long?  The crow answered: "Sure, why not."  So, the rabbit sat on the ground below the crow, and rested.  All of a sudden a fox appeared, jumped on the rabbit, and ate it.

Management Lesson:
To be sitting and doing nothing, you must be sitting very, very high up.

I was reminded of this parable while watching my two sons play; I watch my older son do things that immediately are copied by the 17 month old with completely different and often disastrous results. Such is life.

It reminds me to keep me that what others are doing isn't necessarily good for me. I have to weigh every choice that comes my way and determine it's future effect on my portfolio/life/waistline. 

If only that rabbit had weighed his options just a little longer...

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Momentum Builds for Alberta Oil Pipeline to East Coast TransCanada asks producers to sign take-or-pay contracts

By Dan Healing, Calgary Herald, April 2nd 2013

CALGARY — A multibillion-dollar project to send Alberta oil to the East Coast won federal political support on Tuesday and will likely also be supported by producers, an analyst says.
Calgary-based TransCanada Corp. — the energy transporter trying to build the Keystone XL pipeline to Texas — announced it will hold a binding open season on its proposed Energy East Pipeline to gauge shipper support.

The project, estimated to cost between $5 billion and $6 billion, would involve converting part of its existing west-to-east natural gas Mainline to carry oil from Alberta to Quebec, with a new extension to the port city of Saint John, N.B., where it would be able to access export markets where oil currently fetches higher prices.  GRAB THIS STORY 


The Oil Sands are an Amazing Story Canada's Not Telling

By Todd Babiak, Globe and Mail, March 1st 2013

How Green Was My Valley, the novel by Welsh writer Richard Llewellyn, is about a young man born into a village of black air, of strikes, of deadly explosions. At the end, you’re keen to accompany the hero, Huw Morgan, out of the coal mines.

More than 50 years earlier, Émile Zola had come to similar conclusions in Germinal.

The novelists and filmmakers who adapted these two works for cinema focused on people – particularly the miners. They were sad, happy, passionate, defeated, pure, compromised, creative, dull, intelligent, stupid.

That is, alive.  FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE


Alberta's Bold Plan to Cut Emissions Stuns Ottawa and Oil Industry

By Shawn McCarthy and Nathan Vanderklippe, Globe and Mail, April 4th 2013
The Alberta government has quietly presented a proposal to sharply increase levies on carbon production and force large oil-industry producers to slash greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 40 per cent on each barrel of production, a long-term plan that has surprised Ottawa and industry executives with its ambition.

Alberta Environment Minister Diana McQueen stunned a recent meeting in Calgary attended by senior oil executives and her federal counterpart, Peter Kent, with the proposal, which goes well beyond anything Ottawa or the companies contemplated, industry and government sources said Wednesday.

The three sides are engaged in intense negotiations, with the industry warning that regulations that are too onerous could undermine the competitiveness of the oil sands sector as it seeks international investment to drive production growth.  READ MORE HERE


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Todd and Danielle Millar


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