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Friday
Apr092010

John Sullivan Presentation

Friday
Apr092010

Jim Hand Presentation

Friday
Apr092010

David Hill Presentation

Friday
Apr092010

Len Mitzel Presentation

Friday
Apr092010

Iris Evans Presentation

Friday
Apr092010

Evans Kicks off Energy Summit

The Honourable Iris Evans, Minister of Alberta International and Intergovernmental Relations, Government of Alberta, opened the First Annual Ports-to-Plains Alliance Energy Summit on Thursday. She pointed out that the Alliance Mission which states:   "A grassroots alliance of communities and businesses whose mission is to advocate for a robust transportation infrastructure to promote economic security and prosperity throughout North America’s energy and agricultural heartland" really says "To make North America more globally competitive."

Many do not recognize that in 2008, the United States imported 21% of its crude oil from Canada, 15% of which came from Alberta.  

Oil Sands

Oil sands deposits underly 54,903 square miles with mineable deposits of 1,853 square miles (about 1.25% of Alberta’s Boreal forest area). Land disturbed to date for mining is about 232 square miles. Oil is extracted through surface mining or enhanced oil recovery processes.

Eighty percent of the oil sands is only availble through In Situ (in place) Recovery. Forty-five percent of the oil sands production is already using this process which requires no tailings ponds and no water from the Athabasca River.

Alberta is the only jurisdiction in North America with mandatory reduction targets for large emitters. Emitters contribute to a clean energy technology fund

Economically for every $1 invested in the oil sands creates about $9 worth of economic activity, including one-third is generated outside Alberta.

The impact of Alberta Oil Sands development on the U.S. Economy

  • Increase in U.S. output ($US):
    • 2010 = $23 billion
    • 2015 = $69.2 billion
    • 2020 = $78.5 billion
    • 2025 = $80.9 billion
  • Change in U.S. GDP ($US):
    • 2010 = $11.5 billion
    • 2015 = $34 billion
    • 2020 = $40.4 billion
    • 2025 = $42.2 billion
Wednesday
Apr072010

2010 Energy Summit

The first annual Ports-To-Plains Energy Summit begins tomorrow. We will be updating the blog with news from the summit.

As well, check out our twitter page for quick updates on speakers. www.twitter.com/ptpblogs. As well, check the photo gallery for pictures from the event.

Friday
Mar262010

Take a look at the Speakers for the 2010 Energy Summit

Confirmed Speakers

It's a great line-up ... Is energy production important to your community/region?