Lots of in Canada’s oilpatch might not desire Democrat Joe Biden in the White Home, however they are acutely mindful that the sector has more pressing problems than politics.
Today was the first time Tom Simons had taken a trip to the U.S. in 8 months since of the pandemic, and he simply happened to be in Texas on election day.
Simons is the president of CES Energy Solutions, which is based in Calgary but has the majority of its operations in the U.S.
He stated that while meeting with personnel, he was struck by the method some associates stated they had completed their election ballots. Individuals might see the oilpatch as staunchly Republican, he stated, however a few of his workers stated they just couldn’t cast a ballot for the incumbent, U.S. President Donald Trump, who they felt was frequently embarrassing the country.
” They’ve had enough of Trump upseting [their] love of country,” he stated. ” So they voted Republican all the way on the tally and then they didn’t vote on the president.”
Simons himself may not desire Democrat Joe Biden in the White House based upon a few of his campaign guarantees, however he’s keenly aware that the energy sector has more important problems than politics.
Oil prices struck record lows this summertime and stay depressed, business are having a hard time to bring in financier interest, and demand for fuel hasn’t recuperated from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several mega-projects have been shelved and countless oil workers have lost their livelihoods.
Business of all sizes are struggling to make a profit today.
Even if possible impacts from the U.S. election are reasonably little, some in the Canadian oilpatch fidget due to the fact that the sector is already under extreme financial pressure.
” A lot of Canadian oilfield service business have Canadian and American employees and there has been cash flow and earnings produced [in the U.S.],” stated Garnet Amundson, president of Calgary-based Necessary Energy Solutions.
” If there are anti-oil policies put in, such as frack-bann