Pacific Access: Part III - Economic Impacts of Exporting Horn River Natural Gas to Asia as LNG
Study Released July 26, 2012
CERI Study 129
Like the changes brought about by unconventional oil production, shale gas has also revolutionized North American natural gas dynamics. With long-term forecasted depressed North American prices, gas producers have started development in infrastructure to access Asian markets in order to obtain more lucrative netbacks. Part III of CERI’s Pacific Access report continues the examination of opening the West Coast for energy exports by focusing on the supply chain of extracting gas at Horn River and exporting it via the Kitimat LNG terminal. CERI’s Regional Input-Output (I/O) model that was introduced in Part II is used to calculate the impacts of developing wells in Horn River, the construction and operation of the Pacific Trail pipeline, and the construction and operation of the Kitimat LNG terminal.