Atlantic Provinces Economic Council - Major Projects Event 2013 - Capital Investment Prospects for Atlantic Canada
With over $100 billion in investment planned, major projects are the key force propelling Atlantic Canada's economy forward. Capitalizing on this wave of major projects investment is essential to growing your business, and Atlantic Provinces Economic Council's Major Projects Event provides the perspective you need to profit from these opportunities.
Moncton - June 3, Halifax - June 4, St-John's - June 6
The Future Supply of Natural Gas in Our Region: Impacts, Challenges and Opportunities
In recent months the supply of natural gas in the mid and longer term has emerged as an issue of concern for other energy analysts, potential investors in our region and regional consumers of natural gas. The two principal factors that that are causing this concern are:
- Existing natural gas production from Nova Scotia's offshore is projected to end in 8-13 years.
- Access to liquefied natural gas (LNG) through Canaport LNG has become constrained given that LNG shipments garner multiples of the price in Europe and Asia than they can achieve in North America.
This paper has been prepared to help industry, government and the broader public understand the changing natural gas landscape in the region. It provides an overview of the global, continental and regional supply dynamics for this important source of energy. It also discusses a range of scenarios that may emerge in the coming years and their associated impacts, challenges and opportunities.
Based on the research in this paper, the “post Sable Island/Deep Panuke” environment for the supply scenario of natural gas is uncertain. The region's supply of natural gas could be comprised of imported gas from Marcellus and Utica shale (United States) and western Canada and/or it could come from a potential indigenous onshore gas development backstopped by natural gas from Canaport LNG. An outbound LNG liquefaction plant to export gas could provide the base load of gas to supply the region and foster the time and space for the local natural gas industry to develop.
Interconnected. Our economy. Our natural resources. Our environment. Our public services. Our obligation to each other. New Brunswick's Future.
The purpose of this paper is to serve as an instrument of discussion to advance the dialogue on how and under what conditions we can responsibly develop our natural resources. The paper aims to pose the question: is there a satisfactory way to develop our natural resources to attract investment and generate wealth to contribute to our province’s essential social programs. The interconnection between our natural resources and our economy is explored. The Centre firmly believes we can have both the economic development we need to sustain our economy while at the same time protecting our environment and the concerns of our citizens.
The social license to operate becomes as important as the physical permits required by government. New and progressive societal partnerships are required in order to find ways that both protect our environment and strengthen our economy. Seeking and earning a social license to operate is vital to the success of a jurisdiction's resource sector. Industry and community partners need to develop this social contract together to ensure sustainable progress.
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Atlantica Centre for Energy Paper – Analyses Regional Impacts of Lower Churchill Hydroelectric Project
The Atlantic Centre for Energy is pleased to release the attached discussion paper that aims to analyze the impacts that the project is apt to have throughout the Atlantic Region and beyond. The paper provides an overview of the project and its enabling transmission infrastructure. The paper describes individual jurisdictional impacts for Novas Scotia, Newfoundland and the extended region....
The Atlantica Centre for Energy discussion paper on Considerations for Reponsible Gas Development of the Frederick Brook Shale in New Brunswick was released March 25, 2011. The purpose of the paper is to serve as an instrumnet to inform the dialogue in the Province of New Brunswick on the potential development and opportunities of a shale gas industry. The paper identifies a series of best regulatory practices and royalty regimes for the responsible development of the sector... more