Reports and Resources

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland region is strategically located to capitalize on energy and chemical sector advantages in the province of Alberta. Learn more about these opportunities and market outlook in the reports below.

Companies in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland

Alberta’s Industrial Heartland would not be the thriving economic powerhouse it is today without the partnership of the many companies that have invested their time and effort into the area. Take a look at our list of Company Summaries to learn more about the many services currently operating within Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.


Alberta’s Hydrocarbon Processing Opportunities (IHS)

This report completed by IHS compiled and ranked Alberta’s Industrial Heartland’s feedstock advantages. The report is based on four existing studies which were done in the past, and identifies advantaged petrochemical development opportunities in Alberta.

ABOUT: A global energy consulting firm, provides best-in-class critical information, decision support tools, and insights essential to the global energy sector.


Canadian Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production and Supply Costs Outlook (CERI)

This report examines the production and supply costs of Canada’s conventional crude oil and natural gas industries from 2016-2036. The parameters of this study includes shale gas, tight gas, coalbed methane, as well as tight and offshore oil production in Canada.

ABOUT: The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) is a not-for-profit research establishment which provides relevant, independent and objective economic research in energy and environmental issues to benefit business, government, academia and the public.


Canadian Natural Gas Market Review (CERI)

This report analyzes the history of Canada’s natural gas upstream industry in order to examine the future of Canada’s natural gas upstream industry. It also reviews the effects that the innovations made in horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing technology, the recent drop in oil and natural gas prices, and policy developments have made on the market.

ABOUT: The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) is a not-for-profit research establishment which provides relevant, independent and objective economic research in energy and environmental issues to benefit business, government, academia and the public.


Economic Potentials and Efficiencies of Oil Sands Operations: Processes and Technologies

This report seeks to inform about how the growth of the oil sands industry may be stunted if the current costs and emissions challenges are not quickly and urgently addressed. Within this report, six different technological pathways that will enable the oil sands industry to reduce costs and emissions are explored.

ABOUT: The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) is a not-for-profit research establishment which provides relevant, independent and objective economic research in energy and environmental issues to benefit business, government, academia and the public.


Competitive Analysis of the Canadian Petrochemical Sector

This study builds upon CERI’s September 2015 study, “Examining the Expansion Potential of the Petrochemical Industry in Canada”, reviewing the availability of Canadian petrochemical feedstock for the C1 through C3 value chains through 2030 in order to compare Canada’s competitive position to other petrochemical producers.

ABOUT: The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) is a not-for-profit research establishment which provides relevant, independent and objective economic research in energy and environmental issues to benefit business, government, academia and the public.


Examining the Expansion Potential of the Petrochemical Industry in Canada

This report indicates that feedstock price and feedstock availability are the principle considerations in determining whether a region is cost competitive due to oil-based feedstocks being predominantly used by the rest of the world in their petrochemical production, compared to Canada and the Middle East, who use natural gas. This report also examines the challenges that Canada faces in order to expand its petrochemical sector.

ABOUT: The Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) is a not-for-profit research establishment which provides relevant, independent and objective economic research in energy and environmental issues to benefit business, government, academia and the public.


Public-Interest Benefit Evaluation of Partial-Upgrading Technology

This report examines how a partial upgrade of Alberta’s bitumen could increase returns for investors, as well as provide important benefits to Alberta from a social and economic perspective.

ABOUT: The University of Calgary is a public research university whose School of Public Policy is Canada’s leading and most cited policy school. The School of Public Policy advances practical and focused policy research that is independent, credible, and based on hard data.