Alberta Bill 14, the Alberta Indigenous Opportunities Corporation Act introduced recently, would set up a first-of-its-kind Crown corporation to facilitate Indigenous investments and job creation. The AIOC would make it easier for Indigenous communities to access funding, invest in major natural resources development projects and fuel their prosperity while helping to grow Alberta's natural resource sectors.
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Suncor released its 2019 corporate guidance which includes a capital program of between $4.9 and $5.6 billion and average upstream production of 780,000 to 820,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (boe/d). The midpoints of these ranges represent a flat capital spend compared to 2018 and a year over year production increase of approximately 10%, including estimated mandatory production curtailments, from approximately 730,000 boe/d in 2018.
As part of a made-in-Alberta strategy to get more value for Alberta's energy resources, Premier Rachel Notley announced the government is issuing a Request for Expression of Interest to determine business cases for investing in a new refinery in Alberta or tied to Alberta production.
Alberta is creating a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Investment Team to work directly with industry on reducing barriers for securing final investment decisions on export projects that will increase the value of Alberta's natural gas resources.
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley has announced a temporary slowdown in oil production in the province to try and combat low prices for Albertan oil driven by a lack of shipping capacity to U.S. refiners. That gap is costing the country more than $80 million daily, according to the Alberta government, which blames the troubles largely on the federal government's inability to move pipeline construction forward.
The government of Alberta has received the first round of consensus advice from its Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG). The group is composed of leaders from the oil sands industry, environmental groups, and affected communities. Its first task was to advise the province on growing oil sands production in compliance with its legislated 100 megatonne cap on annual emissions.
The province of Alberta has approved 129 new wells since July 12, when companies were allowed to apply for early access to the new provincial royalty framework, and more applications are coming in.
Alberta's provincial government has taken a step forward in its Climate Leadership Plan by introducing legislation that will limit oil sands greenhouse gas emissions to an annual maximum of 100 megatonnes.
An expert committee assigned to help diversify Alberta’s energy sector will explore opportunities to create jobs and stimulate investment by adding value to the province’s energy resources.“We can’t live in the past. We need to build an economy of the future. That’s why I’m excited to have a diverse and talented group on board to provide their insights and expertise on how we can make better use of our wealth of energy resources," said Alberta Minister of Energy Margaret McCuaig-Boyd. "No other place in the world has the incredible range of energy resources that Alberta has, and we need to take a good look at how we can better use it all to create more jobs and investment for Albertans.”
In response to recurring complaints from Fort McKay residents, the Alberta Energy Regulator and Alberta Health worked closely with the community and industry to study air quality and odours in the region.
The Alberta Government has approved proposals for three potential new oil sands projects, representing about $4 billion of potential investment into Alberta’s economy and about 95,000 barrels per day of production. These developments are:
- The Blackpearl Resources Inc. Blackrod oil sands steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) development
- The Surmont Energy Ltd. Wildwood oil sands SAGD development
- The Husky Saleski oil sands development
The province of Alberta is establishing an Oil Sands Advisory Group (OSAG) composed of members from industry, environmental organizations, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to advise government on the oil-sands aspects of its Climate Leadership Plan and ensure that its initiatives are effective and widely supported.