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Webinar - Economic Recovery Pathways for Canada's Energy Industry

October 28, 2020

Tickets $20.00

Canada's oil, natural gas, electricity, and renewable energy supply sectors have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In response to the challenges that the novel coronavirus has introduced to the economy (global and local), governments around the world have presented various relief programs to minimize the impacts of the pandemic.

This webinar will present the latest CERI analysis conducted to assess different support pathways for the Canadian energy sector. This webinar is based on a four-part project that was designed to provide decision-makers with economic impact information in four energy sectors to better target how recovery options can address the broad economic contraction resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.


Webinar - Canadian Oil and Gas Production Outlook: Times of Uncertainty

September 30, 2020

Tickets: $20.00

The energy sector continues to play a critical role in supporting the delivery of healthcare, remote working, and other day-to-day necessities during the global COVID-19 pandemic. However, in these challenging times, many factors are weighing on the sector's future, with potentially lasting negative effects.

In this webinar, CERI will present the latest production outlook for the Canadian oil and gas sector, including production scenarios for the conventional and unconventional oil and gas basins. Conventional oil and gas covers onshore and offshore conventional oil, including shale and tight oil activity, conventional natural gas, coalbed methane, tight and shale gas, and the associated natural gas liquids (pentanes plus and condensate only) and unconventional resources including oil sands bitumen. Given the ongoing worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent uncertainty around the market supply and demand dynamics, highly volatile oil prices, and uncertain levels of capital investment, the supply cost examination for greenfield development is omitted.

Agenda
9:00 - 9:30 am (MST) Presentation
9:30 - 10:00 am (MST) Question and Answer

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Webinar: Economic Impacts of Value-Added Uses of Oil and Natural Gas

June 23, 2020

Agenda
9:00 - 9:30 am (MST) presentation
9:30 - 10:00 am (MST) question and answer


CERI Webinar Series – reduced pricing

Over the last couple of months, CERI has offered our webinars at no cost to help us stay connected during these challenging times. Since March, we’ve seen a significant increase in attendance. We hope you’ll continue to join our experts as we review the findings of each CERI study.

Effective June 23, 2020, you can attend for only $20/webinar (a $10 reduction)! CERI is a charitable organization and your registration fee goes directly towards supporting our research and analysis.

Value-added activities for oil and natural gas, including petrochemical activities, are limited in Canada compared to other jurisdictions. This project will assess the economic and environmental impacts of different value-added products to the Canadian economy. The focus will be on those provincial economies where oil and gas represent greater than 10% of the economy (Alberta & Newfoundland).


This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.




Webinar: Economic Evaluation of Electricity Generation Technologies: Alternative Methods and Metrics

June 09, 2020

There is no charge for this webinar.

An economic evaluation of alternative electricity generating options is required to inform investment, regulatory, and policy decisions that pertain to electricity generation. The most widely used metric for the economic evaluation of alternative generating technologies is the levelized cost of electricity (LCOE). Despite its popularity, the LCEO receives criticism due to its inability to capture electricity systems-level costs and values. Various government and institutional energy analysts are introducing some alternative systems-level metrics. This CERI webinar surveys several metrics for economic evaluation for generation technologies, covering their applications and estimation methods.


This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Webinar: What Really Happens: International Lessons from Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Policies

May 26, 2020

This is a free online event.

What Really Happens: International Lessons from Greenhouse Gas Emissions Management Policies

This project will test the assumption that pricing carbon emissions is an effective way of reducing them. There are numerous examples of carbon pricing from a simple tax (wholesale, retail or both) to a cap and trade system. Different governments have used different designs which include credits and redistribution of the cost impacts. CERI intends to review the multiple designs that have been implemented globally to see if it can be demonstrated which design is the most effective in terms of reducing emissions at the lowest cost.

Agenda
9:00 - 9:30 am presentation
9:30 - 10:00 am Question and Answer


This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Webinar: Opportunities for Distributed Generation in Canada

April 21, 2020


Rapid growth in the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) is one of the most significant and important trends in the electricity industry around the world. Distributed generation (DG) is a major and one of the well understood DER and refers to technologies that produce electricity at or near the final consumers of electricity, and it may serve a single facility (e.g., house, commercial building, college campus), part of the micro grid, or feed electricity to the distribution network. This study will provide an in-depth cost-benefit analysis of DG in Canada and provide insights into the opportunities and challenges of DG.

Agenda
9:00 - 9:30 am presentation
9:30 - 10:00 am Question and Answer


This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Calgary - Breakfast Overview: Opportunities for Distributed Generation in Canada - CANCELLED

March 18, 2020

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am 
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am


Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta

Tickets $45.00

Rapid growth in the integration of distributed energy resources (DER) is one of the most significant and important trends in the electricity industry around the world. Distributed generation (DG) is a major and one of the well understood DER and refers to technologies that produce electricity at or near the final consumers of electricity, and it may serve a single facility (e.g., house, commercial building, college campus), part of the micro grid, or feed electricity to the distribution network. This study will provide an in-depth cost-benefit analysis of DG in Canada and provide insights into the opportunities and challenges of DG.


This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Webinar: The Role of Rail in Canada's Crude Oil and Petrochemicals Markets

March 10, 2020

Tickets $30.00

Concern has been expressed by stakeholders looking for economic development opportunities regarding the logistical challenges of getting products to market. Increased reliance on rail networks for crude oil, NGLs and petrochemical products suggests that these challenges have an impact on the economic growth potential for Canada. CERI will conduct a detailed analysis of the costs and logistical challenges of the current state of rail activities for resource commodities, petrochemical derivative products within the full rail transportation demand. The assessment will consider options used in other jurisdictions (US, UK, Australia) that have improved the effectiveness of these systems. The analysis will consider the economic costs of rail capacity additions and the risks of new capacity versus the status quo. The analysis will demonstrate options for how Canadian rail logistics could be changed and the impacts of those changes.

Agenda
9:00 - 9:30 am presentation
9:30 - 10:00 am Question and Answer


This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Webinar: Electricity Storage Systems: Applications and Business Cases

February 25, 2020

Tickets: $30.00

Electricity storage systems (ESS) are gaining attention from the electric utility policy makers and system operators. Primary factors that have led to this renewed interest include increasing share of variable renewable sources in the electricity generation mix, large capital costs of electricity grid infrastructure required to ensure system reliability, and high costs associated with managing peak electricity demands. The perceived benefits of ESS have led to new storage technology developments, demonstration projects, and research projects that quantify the benefits of ESS systems. This CERI study provides an assessment of three distinct value propositions covering both customer side and bulk electricity system side applications.

Agenda
10:00 am - 10:30 am (MST) / 12:00 - 12:30 pm (EST) presentation
10:30 am - 11:00 am (MST) / 12:30 - 1:00 pm (EST) Question and Answer

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Calgary - Breakfast Overview: Electricity versus Fossil Fuels

February 21, 2020

February 21, 2020

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am 

Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta


Transportation is an energy service that is essential for social and economic systems to function properly. Fuels consumed for transportation — mostly gasoline and diesel — are almost exclusively derived from fossil energy sources. As such, the transportation sector is a significant contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While transportation emissions are from dispersed vehicles, most of the GHG emissions from transportation, particularly those from passenger transportation, are concentrated in urban centers. This has led to many cities around the world, including many in Canada, to explore alternative options to reduce GHG emissions from transportation. These options include fuel and vehicle technology switching, improving vehicle fuel economy, changing operating practices and reducing transportation demand through urban planning.

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Webinar: Is Canada's Oil and Gas Regulatory Framework Competitive?

February 11, 2020

Tickets: $30.00

Oil and gas production and transport are major considerations when determining how to combat climate change. It is also an important sector of the economy which brings with it concerns related to construction activities, health and safety and environmental stewardship. This study will consider the different environmental, social and economic regulations and their individual and cumulative costs and benefits on society and the sector. This project will review different policies implemented federally and by provincial or territorial jurisdictions. It will consider their stated objectives and provide a valuation of those goals and a valuation of the impact on the sector. This study will also consider similar regulations of US jurisdictions in that competitive analysis and assess how export-exposed industries might be affected and whether “carbon leakage” should be a consideration.

Agenda
9:00 - 9:30 am (MST) presentation
9:30 - 10:00 am (MST) Question and Answer

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Breakfast Overview: The Role of Rail in Canada's Crude and Petrochemicals Market

January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am

Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta

Tickets $45.00

Concern has been expressed by stakeholders looking for economic development opportunities regarding the logistical challenges of getting products to market. Increased reliance on rail networks for crude oil, NGLs and petrochemical products suggests that these challenges have an impact on the economic growth potential for Canada. CERI will conduct a detailed analysis of the costs and logistical challenges of the current state of rail activities for resource commodities, petrochemical derivative products within the full rail transportation demand. The assessment will consider options used in other jurisdictions (US, UK, Australia) that have improved the effectiveness of those system. The analysis will consider the economic costs of rail capacity additions and the risks of new capacity versus the status quo. The analysis will demonstrate options for how Canadian rail logistics could be changed and the impacts of those changes.

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.


Webinar: Industrial Competitiveness, Productivity and Energy Efficiency

January 14, 2020

Tickets $30.00

This project will assess the economic impacts associated with energy efficiency projects as they relate to system planning requirements for electricity and natural gas generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Considering the energy requirements for the top 5 industries in each province, CERI will evaluate the cost, emissions and energy system impacts of energy efficiency investments. These investments will have a variety of impacts including potentially increased labour, changes to the demand for electricity, oil and gas, and competitiveness with other countries and within Canada. Key questions that will be explored include:

  • Energy efficiency investments compared to fuel switching
  • How efficiency investments can lead to reductions in CO2 emissions, and how that impact changes by province
  • How efficiency investments support the lowering of production costs and costs associated with carbon pricing
  • The effect of efficiency investments on direct and indirect job creation, their linkage to the local job markets and the sustainability of these jobs
  • The effectiveness of different program delivery mechanisms: codes, incentives, marketing, and training.


Agenda
9:00 - 9:30 am (MST) presentation
9:30 - 10:00 am (MST)  Question and Answer

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.



Webinar: Electricity versus Fossil Fuel

December 10, 2019

Register for the webinar to hear an overview of Eletricity versus Fossil Fuels

Transportation is an energy service that is essential for social and economic systems to function properly. Fuels consumed for transportation — mostly gasoline and diesel — are almost exclusively derived from fossil energy sources. As such, the transportation sector is a significant contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. While transportation emissions are from dispersed vehicles, most of the GHG emissions from transportation, particularly those from passenger transportation, are concentrated in urban centers. This has led to many cities around the world, including many in Canada, to explore alternative options to reduce GHG emissions from transportation. These options include fuel and vehicle technology switching, improving vehicle fuel economy, changing operating practices and reducing transportation demand through urban planning.

Agenda
9:00 - 9:45 am (MST) presentation 
9:45 - 10:30 am (MST) Question and Answer

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Webinar: Competitiveness of Canadian LNG

December 03, 2019

Register for the webinar to hear the Competitiveness of Canadian LNG

CERI analyzes and compares Canada's projects in two jurisdictions (BC and NS) with counterparts in the US Gulf of Mexico (TX and LA) and Australia. Supplies from other competitors - Russia, Mozambique, Nigeria and Qatar - were not included in the scope of this study. Approximately 45 mtpa are contemplated by proponents in countries other than the US and Australia that could come onstream after 2021 (LNG Journal 2018).

Agenda
9:00 - 9:45 am (MST) presentation 
9:45 - 10:30 am (MST) Question and Answer

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Calgary - Breakfast Overview: Industrial Competitiveness, Productivity and Energy Efficiency

November 20, 2019

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am

Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta

Tickets $47.25

This project will assess the economic impacts associated with energy efficiency projects as they relate to system planning requirements for electricity and natural gas generation, transmission, and distribution systems. Considering the energy requirements for the top 5 industries in each province, CERI will evaluate the cost, emissions and energy system impacts of energy efficiency investments. These investments will have a variety of impacts including potentially increased labour, changes to the demand for electricity, oil and gas, and competitiveness with other countries and within Canada. Key questions that will be explored include:

  • Energy efficiency investments compared to fuel switching
  • How efficiency investments can lead to reductions in CO2 emissions, and how that impact changes by province
  • How efficiency investments support the lowering of production costs and costs associated with carbon pricing
  • The effect of efficiency investments on direct and indirect job creation, their linkage to the local job markets and the sustainability of these jobs
  • The effectiveness of different program delivery mechanisms: codes, incentives, marketing, and training.













Webinar: Future of Oil and Gas in Canada

November 19, 2019

Register for the webinar to hear the Future of Oil and Gas in Canada

The presentation will provide a forecast of oil and gas production in Canada over the next 20 years. The material will include an export market assessment, production costs, emissions forecasts and economic contributions to Canada. Oil sands and conventional on-shore and offshore oil are included in the forecast, as well as an assessment of the impact of LNG demand on Canada’s natural gas market.

Agenda
9:00 - 9:45 am (MST) presentation
9:45 - 10:30 am (MST) Question and Answer

This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.

Calgary - Breakfast Overview: Competitiveness of the Canadian Regulatory Structure for the Oil and Gas Sector

October 23, 2019

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am

Bow Valley College
South Campus
ATB Hall, S2009-S2010 - Second Floor
345 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta

Tickets $47.25

Oil and gas production and transport are major considerations when determining how to combat climate change. It is also an important sector of the economy which brings with it concerns related to construction activities, health and safety and environmental stewardship. This study will consider the different environmental, social and economic regulations and their individual and cumulative costs and benefits on society and the sector. This project will review different policies implemented federally and by provincial or territorial jurisdictions. It will consider their stated objectives and provide a valuation of those goals and a valuation of the impact on the sector. This study will also consider similar regulations of US jurisdictions in that competitive analysis and assess how export-exposed industries might be affected and whether “carbon leakage” should be a consideration.

Edmonton - Breakfast Overview: Electricity Storage Systems: Applications and Business Cases

October 17, 2019

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am

NAIT
PIC Building, Room 315
11762 - 106 Street NW
Edmonton, AB  T5G 2R1

Tickets $47.25


Electricity storage systems (ESS) are gaining attention from the electric utility policy makers and system operators. Primary factors that have led to this renewed interest include increasing share of variable renewable sources in the electricity generation mix, large capital costs of electricity grid infrastructure required to ensure system reliability, and high costs associated with managing peak electricity demands. The perceived benefits of ESS have led to new storage technology developments, demonstration projects, and research projects that quantify the benefits of ESS systems. This CERI study provides an assessment of three distinct value propositions covering both customer side and bulk electricity system side applications.

Calgary - Breakfast Overview: Oil Sands Supply Cost Update & Crude Oil Outlook

September 13, 2019

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am

Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta

Tickets $45.00 + GST

As part of an annual update, the oil sands supply costs and development projects study conducted a 20-year production forecast of oil sands bitumen and Synthetic Crude Oil (SCO). In addition to updating the production outlook, supply costs of oil sands projects and GHG emissions profile, economic impact analysis will be evaluated using Input/Output models for Canadian and US impacts.

The second study examines Canada’s conventional crude oil and natural gas industries, including production forecasts, supply costs and GHG emissions profiles over the next 20 years. This study covers onshore and offshore conventional oil, including shale and tight oil activity, conventional natural gas, coalbed methane, tight and shale gas, and the associated natural gas liquids (pentanes plus and condensate only), but does not include oil sands. Also, to updating the production costs and production forecasts, economic impact analysis on Canadian and the US economies is presented.


Bow Valley College - Supply Costs and Emission Profiles of Petrochemical Products in Selected Hubs

June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am

Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta


Tickets $45.00 + GST


This study quantifies GHG emissions from petrochemical processes and evaluates supply costs of products from various processing pathways and petrochemical hubs. The hubs assessed are located in Alberta, Ontario, Texas (US), and South Korea. In assessing supply costs and emission profiles, CERI examined 5 feedstock types, including ethane, propane, ethane/propane mix, LPG, and naphtha.

CERI 2019 Petrochemical Conference - Field of Dreams: We're Building it, They're Here

June 09, 2019

June 9 - 11, 2019
Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge,
Alberta 1 Centennial Drive,
Kananaskis Village, Alberta

The Canadian petrochemical sector sits perched on the edge of opportunity as it weighs risks associated with the significant commitment required to make large project dreams a reality. The industry also teeters on the edge of transformational change due to availability of feedstocks, the shifting market, technologically disruptive changes to existing and future processes and products, and ever-more stringent social and environmental expectations. Will access to significant feedstock from the liquids rich Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin alone be enough to provide investors with the confidence they need in a competitive international market? Location, location, location. How are geographical advantages weighed when making FID? Location clearly provides an edge over the competition, but does location make or break the feasibility of a project? How will local consumption of products and the transition from linear to circular economies impact the sector?


CERI is pleased to offer a discounted registration rate for students enrolled in full-time studies. To qualify, you must provide valid proof of enrollment upon registering for the conference. Please email cwilliams@ceri.ca with your documentation. Space is limited to 30 registrants.


Accommodations

Pomeroy Mountain Lodge
1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis Village, Alberta

Please contact the hotel directly at (866) 432-4320, identify yourself as being with the CERI 2019 Petrochemical Conference group.  The hotel will give you the best rate based on availablity.


Golf - Sunday, June 9, 2019

The tournament is sold out. Please email cwilliams@ceri.ca if you wish to be placed on a waiting list.

Kananaskis Country Golf Course
1 Lorette Drive
Kananaskis, Alberta

Brunch: 9:00 - 11:30 am
First tee time: 10:03 am

Kananaskis Country Golf Course is a 36-hole course in Kananaskis Valley, Alberta, consisting of two course layouts:  Mt. Kidd and Mt. Lorette.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Consider this business opportunity to join other leading organizations in an exclusive sector. Increase your company profile by marketing directly to your target market. Sponsorship includes on-site signage, literature display and corporate acknowledgment in conference materials and from the conference podium. For more information about valuable sponsorship opportunities please email conference@ceri.ca


Speaking Opportunities

If you would like information regarding speaking opportunities, please email conference@ceri.ca

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NAIT - Economic and Emissions Impacts of Fuel Decarbonization

May 23, 2019

May 23, 2019

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am


NAIT Main Campus
CAT Building, Dow Theatre, Room 191
11762 106 Street Edmonton, AB


Fuel decarbonization, also referred to as a low-carbon fuel standard, is a policy or regulation to reduce carbon-intensity (CI) usually in transportation fuels as compared to conventional petroleum fuels, such as gasoline and diesel. Traditionally, the main objective of fuel decarbonization is to decrease carbon dioxide emissions associated with vehicles powered by various types of internal combustion engines while considering the entire life cycle ("well to wheels") carbon footprint of transportation. This project evaluates the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction of fuel decarbonization scenarios and their overall economic cost. The analysis explores two scenarios to reduce the carbon intensity of gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels against the Business as Usual (BAU) scenario. The study assesses how these three fuel types affect the industrial (including agriculture), transportation and building sectors.

Bow Valley College - Economic and Emissions Impacts of Fuel Decarbonization

May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am


Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta

Tickets $45.00 + GST


Fuel decarbonization, also referred to as a low-carbon fuel standard, is a policy or regulation to reduce carbon-intensity (CI) usually in transportation fuels as compared to conventional petroleum fuels, such as gasoline and diesel. Traditionally, the main objective of fuel decarbonization is to decrease carbon dioxide emissions associated with vehicles powered by various types of internal combustion engines while considering the entire life cycle ("well to wheels") carbon footprint of transportation.

This project evaluates the potential greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction of fuel decarbonization scenarios and their overall economic cost. The analysis explores two scenarios to reduce the carbon intensity of gaseous, liquid, and solid fuels against the Business as Usual (BAU) scenario. The study assesses how these three fuel types affect the industrial (including agriculture), transportation and building sectors.


Breakfast Overview - The Business Case for Electricity Storage Systems

May 01, 2019

May 1, 2019
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am

University of Toronto
Faculty Club
41 Willcocks Street
Toronto, ON

Breakfast Overview - Economic and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impacts of Alternative Transportation Scenarios for Canadian Cities

April 18, 2019

April 18, 2019

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am


Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE Room
N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta

CERI WEBINAR SERIES: Market Review of Natural Gas Liquids in Western Canada

March 28, 2019

This study conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to understand how different market factors could foster or constrain Western Canadian Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) market development. An in-depth analysis of the Western Canadian NGLs market strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) at the industry level, as well as for each commodity, was conducted. A large contributing part of the study were interviews with businesses, governments, regulatory agencies and associations which shared their views regarding the further development of the market.

Bow Valley College Breakfast Overview - Economic and Environmental Impacts of Methane Emissions Reduction in the Natural Gas Supply Chain

March 20, 2019

March 20, 2019


Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am


Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, Alberta

NAIT Breakfast Overview - Economic and Environmental Impacts of Methane Emissions Reduction in the Natural Gas Supply Chain

February 28, 2019

February 28, 2019
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am

NAIT Main Campus
CAT Building, Dow Theatre, Room 191

11762 106 Street
Edmonton, AB



CERI Breakfast Overview - Natural Gas Liquids Market and Pricing

February 05, 2019

February 5, 2019 - SOLD OUT

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am 
Presentation: 8:30 - 9:15 am 
Question and Answer: 9:15 - 10:00 am


Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE Calgary, Alberta



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CERI Breakfast Overview - An Economic Assessment of the International Maritime Organizations Sulphur Regulations on Markets for Canadian Crude Oil

November 28, 2018

November 28, 2018

Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation:  8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer:  9:15 - 10:00 am
Roundtable Discussion with Experts 10:00 - 10:30 am

Bow Valley College
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
332 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB


Recent IMO regs set a global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used to power ships at 0.5% (by mass) from the current 3.5% starting in Jan 2020. The regs restrict emissions from ships plying international waters which could significantly change the crude oil landscape at regional & global levels. The change will propagate through the value chain; from the marine industry seeking replacement fuels to refiners producing bunker fuel & upstream oil producers who produce crudes that generate high sulphur residues used in bunkering. Canada is a major producer of high sulphur heavy crude oil which is refined primarily in CAN & US where there are sufficient capacities of complex refineries to handle this type of crude. Canadian (CAN) bitumen contributes very little to bunkering as it is consumed by complex refining in CAN & US. CAN crude will have to compete for US refining space on netback refining value with other crudes that currently contribute to High Sulphur Fuel Oil (HSFO) supply.


Join CERI on November 28th at Bow Valley College for breakfast and an overview of the study findings.

Space is limited to 90 participants.  Tickest $45 + GST.

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NAIT CERI Breakfast Overview - Canadian Crude Oil & Natural Gas Production, Supply Costs, Economic Impacts & Emissions Outlook AND Competitive Analysis of Canadian LNG

November 06, 2018

November 6, 2018
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation:  8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer:  9:15 - 10:00 am

NAIT Nexen Theatre
11720 102 Street NW
Room Y240
Edmonton, AB


This session will provide findings of two CERI studies. The first examines the next 20 years of Canada's conventional crude oil and natural gas industries, including production forecasts and supply costs. The study covers onshore and offshore conventional oil, including shale and tight oil activity, conventional natural gas, coalbed methane, tight and shale gas and the associated natural gas liquids (pentanes plus and condensate only), but does not include oil sands. The second study analyses and compares Canada's LNG projects in two jurisdictions (BC and NS) with counterparts in the US Gulf of Mexico (TX and LA) and Australia.

Join CERI on November 6th at NAIT for breakfast and an overview of the study findings.

Space is limited to 80 participants.  Tickets $45 + GST.

CERI Breakfast Overview - Economic and Environmental Impacts of Transitioning to a Cleaner Electricity Grid in Western Canada

October 23, 2018

October 23, 2018
Breakfast 8:00 - 8:30 am
Presentation:  8:30 - 9:15 am
Question and Answer:  9:15 - 10:00 am
Roundtable Discussion with Experts 10:00 - 10:30 am

Bow Valley College
South Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
ATB Hall, Room S2009
322 6 Avenue SE
Calgary, AB


This study considers alternative pathways transforming the electricity grid in the four western provinces:  British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  The project built high resolution spatially and temporally explicit interconnected electric power systems of the four provinces.  Using the model, the project assessed different pathways to achieve deeper emissions reductions, impacts on the system reliability, value of trade, and impacts on electricity rates.  The project also provides insights into necessary attributes of technologies and system configurations that would facilitate the transition to cleaner electric power systems.

Join CERI on October 23rd at Bow Valley College for breakfast and an overview of the study findings.

Space is limited to 90 participants.  Tickets $45 + GST.

CERI Breakfast Overview - Competitive Analysis of Canadian LNG

September 19, 2018

CERI Breakfast Overview - Canadian Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production and Supply Costs Outlook (2018-2038)

June 19, 2018

Canadian Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production and Supply Costs Outlook (2018-2038) This Breakfast Overview will present CERI’s annual long-term outlook for Canadian oil and gas production and supply in conjunction with an examination of production supply costs. The forecasts include conventional and unconventional crude oil and gas resources, such as conventional crude, bitumen, conventional gas, shale gas and offshore production in Canada. The results are drawn from two CERI studies: 12th edition of oil sands update which explores three oil sands development scenarios and CERI’s 2018-2038 production and supply forecast for Canada’s crude oil and natural gas sector. Join CERI on June 19th at the Bow Valley College for breakfast and an overview of study findings. Space is limited to 90 participants. Tickets $45+GST