Major themes to be discussed during our plenary morning: How can industry and government work together to bring Canadian hydrocarbons to market? What are the infrastructure plans and what investments will we see in new projects? How is the evolving political landscape and increasing regulations impacting Canada’s energy industry? How are companies diversifying to be competitive in today’s market?
Key topics to be discussed: Canada is the now the largest foreign supplier of crude to the US Gulf coast - can that continue in the wake of Alberta’s curtailment and lack of progress on pipelines? How fully have Canadian producers embraced crude-by rail? How can the government and industry work together to bring Canadian oil to market? How does Canadian crude compete with other heavy sour barrels at the US Gulf coast and beyond?
Key topics to be discussed: What is the status of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard and how will this impact alternative fuel supply and demand balances? What programs and policies are the various provinces putting in place to reduce emissions from the transportation and power generating sectors? Will the federal and provincial programs link with other carbon markets in North America? How can market participants navigate fluctuating regulatory changes?
Key topics to be discussed: What does propane and ethane demand look like? How much propane will be exported to Asia and how much will be absorbed at home? Where are we seeing petrochemical expansions? What investment is going into infrastructure to support NGL exports?