Author Archives: b., peternolasco

About b., peternolasco

Customer Education Specialist with geoLOGIC Systems Ltd.; keen student and practitioner of corporate adult learning and learning communities in the context of organizational change and development.

Keystone XL Pipeline Project: A Three-Way Collision of Interests — American vs. Canadian vs. Albertan

Part One – The Keystone Pipeline System “As the State Department made clear last month, the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the … Continue reading

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Canadian Retail Gas Pricing 101

  (Or “Talk To Me About Gas Retail Pricing—Like I’m in Grade Four”) Last year back in April-May, when I visited family and friends in Hamilton, Ontario, regular gas was being retailed at the $1.37 to $1.45 per litre range. … Continue reading

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Northern Alberta’s Toxic Wasteland – Vast and Growing “Vaster” Everyday—Courtesy of Oil Sands Operators!

a.k.a. Alberta Oil Sands, By Any Name …. By Any Standard (Part Two) “ITS ADDICTION to oil drives the world capitalist economy to ever more devastating destruction. And the new oil rush in the Canadian province of Alberta is ripping … Continue reading

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ALBERTA OIL SANDS, BY ANY NAME … BY ANY STANDARD (PART ONE)

…. Or Some Notions, Perceptions, and Misinformation (NPMs) vs. Facts About the Alberta Oil Sands Mention “Alberta oil sands” and you would probably evoke in most hearers’ or readers’ minds a negative image, maybe even a sinister one. We may attribute … Continue reading

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Canadian Upstream Oil and Gas – Responsible, Reliable and Competitive

…. Or Why Canadian Upstream Oil and Gas Is More Attractive to Investors Than Its American Counterpart  A recent 450-page study shows why it makes economic sense for investors to choose Canadian upstream oil and gas. As Petroleum Economist recently … Continue reading

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Analyze This, Visualize That ……

And  Why Not “Scenarize”, Simulate, and Virtualize Them, Too? (Part Two of  Data Deluge, Insights Drought) “Over  the next 24 months, executives say they will focus on supplementing standard historical reporting of data with emerging approaches that convert information into … Continue reading

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Rebranding Canadian Oil and Gas: “The Ethical Choice”

“Governments must not only do well; they must also be seen as doing well.” – Source/author undetermined. Ceteris Paribus*, Who Has a Tougher Job – A Business Executive or a Government Executive? At a graduate Marketing Management course which I attended … Continue reading

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Tell Me Again, Please – What Business Are We In?

  “The railroads collapsed because they thought they were in the railroad business, when really they were in the transportation business. They let others take customers away from them because they assumed themselves to be in the railroad business rather than … Continue reading

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Data Deluge, Insights Drought

Why MUST Enterprises Continually Grow Their Corporate IQ?   And How?       (Part One of Three) “As the well-documented ‘data deluge’ deepens, many executives have shifted from feeling overwhelmed (60% say they “have more information than we can effectively use”) to recognizing that the … Continue reading

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A Business Case for Sustainability: Attention Alberta Oil Sands Operations

Moral and Ethical Side of Sustainability “The first principle  of good banking good energy is to have principles.”   Regarding this prefatory quote — it is just me toying around with the  hugely popular Citizens Bank advertising campaign in the US supporting much-needed … Continue reading

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