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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
North Campus - Corner of 3 Street SE
Room N231 - Second Floor
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

CERI 2018 Petrochemical Conference - The Petrochemical Trilemma: Economics, Environment and Society

June 10, 2018

Canada’s petrochemicals industry faces unique challenges at a time when public scrutiny of fossil fuels has never been more intense. How will the industry respond to environmental concerns, manage risks associated with market, political and regulatory uncertainties and more clearly define the identity of the Canadian petrochemicals industry? What role is coal playing as a petrochemical feedstock? Does Canada have the logistics capacity to support petrochemical growth? What are the short and long-term petrochemical demand and supply growth dynamics in North America and globally? Can we strike a balance between economic competitiveness and the impact of carbon management policies on the industry? How will technological and efficiency improvements impact the petrochemicals business? How will the petrochemical trilemma of social, environmental and economic factors play out for the sector? Delegates will hear from North American subject matter experts who will weigh the opportunities against the risks associated with the development of this sector.

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CERI Breakfast Overview - Carbon Management Impacts on Electricity Markets in Canada

May 23, 2018

Carbon Management Impacts on Electricity Markets in Canada

CERI Breakfast Overview - Economic Impacts and Market Challenges for the Methane to Derivatives Petrochemical Sub-Sector

April 12, 2018

Economic Impacts and Market Challenges for the Methane to Derivatives Petrochemical Sub-Sector

CERI Breakfast Overview - A Comprehensive Guide to Electricity Generation Options in Canada (SOLD OUT)

February 28, 2018

A Comprehensive Guide to Electricity Generation Options in Canada This event is SOLD OUT

CERI Breakfast Overview - An Economic and Environmental Assessment of Eastern Canadian Crude Oil Imports (NEW TITLE)

January 24, 2018

Canada is the fifth largest oil producer in the world, accounting for 4.8 percent of world production in 2016, yet, despite this, Canada still imports oil. This study analyzes the potential substitution (complete or partial) of domestically-sourced oil for eastern Canadian crude oil imports. The research provides a cost and emissions comparison of four potential scenarios. The scenarios take into consideration two critical uncertainties; the level of infrastructure available to transport crude to eastern refineries and the general approach to decision-making (market or policy-based). This session will review four key questions under the scenarios. 1. How much additional Canadian oil can be economically pushed through existing infrastructure to eastern refineries (from west and from east) replacing foreign oil, and how will this impact emissions? 2. How would the cost of feedstock and emissions levels differ if only oil from authoritarian states was substituted with Canadian oil? 3. If there was additional transportation pipeline infrastructure, how much more “economic” oil could be brought to eastern refineries and at what emissions levels? 4. And lastly, what would the cost of feedstock and emissions levels be if all foreign crude was substituted with Canadian crude using expanded transport infrastructure?

CERI 2017 Electricity Conference

October 16, 2017

CERI 2017 ELECTRICITY CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES TO GREENING THE CANADIAN ELECTRICITY SYSTEM OCTOBER 16-17, 2017

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