• Bringing together the spectrum of stakeholders in the natural gas community

    Canadian Gas Dialogues 2020

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Background

The Canadian Gas Dialogues conference is designed to bring together the spectrum of stakeholders in the natural gas community for the exchange and sharing of insight and viewpoints on how we can collectively move forward the position of the industry in local, national and global communities. 

In 2019 more than 140 Canadian gas industry executives, consultants, managers and other stakeholders participated in Natural Gas World’s inaugural Canadian Gas Dialogues conference April 23 in Calgary. Structured around four panels, the conference explored major issues impacting the Canadian gas industry: public perception of the industry, domestic and export markets for its product, and regulatory forces that are reshaping how – and even if – the industry can move forward. And a luncheon panel explored what can arguably be characterised as the biggest success story in the Canadian gas industry since the nation–building TransCanada pipeline system was built in the 1950s: the decision by the LNG Canada partnership to commit to building its $40bn liquefaction terminal and pipeline on Canada’s west coast.

Canadian Gas Dialogues 2020

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Natural Gas World presents Canadian Gas Dialogues 2020 with the support of the Canadian Gas Association (CGA), Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA)

Venue: Calgary Petroleum Club

Date: April 1, 2020

TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION:

Environmental, Social and Governance Issues

As investors and the public become increasingly concerned about the environmental impact of fossil fuel production and consumption, it is becoming increasingly difficult for natural gas – the cleanest of the fossil fuels – to gain public acceptance. This session will explore the current dynamics of earning that acceptance, and driving a narrative that highlights the contribution of natural gas to climate goals and ending energy poverty. 

Managing Methane

Fugitive methane emissions are being targeted as a major contributor to climate change. Canada is a global leader in methane emission monitoring and mitigation, and is on pace to achieve a 45% reduction by 2025, meeting federal requirements. This session will discuss what is being done to minimize the emissions of methane, the gas industry’s most valuable commodity.

Federal Regulatory Framework

Over the past 50 years, Canada has developed a robust regulatory framework within which its abundant resource endowments could be reviewed, approved and monitored, away from meddlesome political and commercial interests. Recently, that framework has been shaken, and new regulatory constructs threaten the future of major energy developments and the ability of Canadian producers to reach international markets. Is Canada’s regulatory framework broken? And how can it be fixed?

Driving Innovation

The Canadian Gas Association, through its Natural Gas Innovation Fund, is driving the search for new and cleaner ways to produce and consume natural gas. From micro-scale LNG to basement carbon capture, what’s out there and who’s making it happen?

What Keeps You Up At Night?

Canada’s energy and resource community leaders are beset by a vast set of demons: public rejection of an industry vital to Canada’s economy; potentially lucrative international markets that remain tantalizingly out of reach; an endless array of social and political roadblocks that prevent critical infrastructure from being developed. In a lively post-lunch discussion, Canadian Gas Association CEO Timothy Egan will ask a trio of industry and community leaders: What keeps YOU up at night?

Market Access

There was a time when the gas business in western Canada was “easy”: explore for it, drill for it, produce it, and sell it to the US. Since the shale gale blew through North America, however, much has changed: western Canadian producers have discovered a vast new resource. New drilling and completion technologies allow them to produce this new resource. But infrastructure has been slow to respond to this new resource, and western Canada is now at the wrong end of a very long value chain, and its producers are forced to accept low prices to sell their gas into saturated North American markets. This session will discuss how to enhance access to new and emerging markets, both in North America and abroad.

Shale Gas Running Room

The Montney, straddling the border between northeastern BC and northwestern Alberta, has established itself as one of the premier shale gas resources in North America, rivaling such great basins as the Permian and the Appalachian in the US. But western Canada has much more to offer, from emerging liquids-rich plays in the Duvernay to established and growing plays in the Deep Basin. This session will draw on some of Canada’s top shale gas developers to discuss just what the potential might be.

LNG Opportunities

LNG Canada and Woodfibre LNG represent Canada’s vanguard on the international LNG stage, but more is yet to come. From ISO shipments out of Vancouver to world-scale projects on the drawing board in Quebec and Nova Scotia, Canada has the potential to play a leading role delivering the world’s cleanest LNG to global markets. What needs to be done to make sure that potential is reached?

First Nations

LNG Canada, Coastal GasLink and Woodfibre LNG have set a high bar for bringing Canada’s First Nations into their projects as valuable partners and overseers. But much remains to be done to bring true economic and social reconciliation to First Nations across Canada.  Resource development offers a path to reconciliation; what does that path look like, where does it start and where does it end?

Tapping Emerging Markets 

With traditional markets in the US dwindling, Canadian producers must tap new pockets of demand to find a home for their commodity: coal-to-gas power conversion, petrochemicals, CNG and LNG for transport and remote power fuel. At the same time, forces across North America are seeking to block natural gas from new residential and commercial point-demand markets. Without putting all their eggs in the LNG basket, how can Canada’s producers take advantage of new market opportunities?

Global Carbon Trading Opportunities

Canada is presenting itself as the source of the “greenest” LNG on the planet and the obvious supplier of choice as the world seeks to reduce carbon emissions. Article 6 of the Paris Agreement offers a framework for Canada to benefit from international carbon offset trading mechanisms, but can it work? Will it work?

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JOIN THE DISCUSSION:

General Admission: $595.00 CAD*

2 Tickets: $1000.00 CAD*

3 Tickets: $1350.00 CAD*

4 Tickets: $1600.00 CAD*

NGW Premium Annual Subscribers: $295.00 CAD*  

*(Prices do not include GST and handling fees) 

For discounted rates for NGW Subscribers and/or for groups larger than 4 tickets, please contact us at rsvp@naturalgasworld.com 

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Would you like to sponsor Canadian Gas Dialogues? Please contact João Salviano for more information. Thank you. 

CONFIRMED PANELISTS:

  

Learn more about the Panelists and meet them April 1, 2020, for a full day of discussions on Canada's natural gas.

Alfred Sorensen
Alfred Sorensen
CEO, Pieridae Energy
Allan Fogwill
Allan Fogwill
CEO, Canadian Energy Research Institute
Anne Harding
Anne Harding
Founder, Forum Community Relations
Blaire Lancaster
Blaire Lancaster
Vice President, Business Development & External Affairs - Ferus Natural Gas Fuels
Bruce Winchester
Bruce Winchester
Executive Director at Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance
Bryan Cox
Bryan Cox
CEO, BC LNG Alliance
Bryan Helfenbaum
Bryan Helfenbaum
Executive Director, Advanced Hydrocarbons, Alberta Innovates
Chris Bloomer
Chris Bloomer
President & CEO, CEPA - Canadian Energy Pipeline Association
Cody Battershill
Cody Battershill
Founder, canadaaction.ca
Crystal Smith
Crystal Smith
Chief Councillor, Haisla Nation Council
Dale Nally
Dale Nally
Associate Minister of Natural Gas, Alberta
Dan Allan
Dan Allan
President & CEO, Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources
Darren Gee
Darren Gee
President & CEO, Peyto Exploration & Development
Dave Nikolejsin
Dave Nikolejsin
Deputy Minister, BC Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources
David Bryson
David Bryson
Senior Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, Gas Transmission and Midstream Enbridge
Deanna Burgart
Deanna Burgart
Founder, Indigenous Engineering Inclusion
Douglas Stout
Douglas Stout
Vice President, Market Development and External Relations - Fortis BC
Dulles Wang
Dulles Wang
Research Director, Americas Gas, Wood Mackenzie
Dr. Erin Powell
Dr. Erin Powell
Saskatchewan Research Council
Evan Bahry
Evan Bahry
Executive Director, Independent Power Producers Society of Alberta
Gerald Palanca
Gerald Palanca
Manager, Climate Policy Assurance Technical Advisory Team, Alberta Energy Regulator
John Adams
John Adams
Managing Director, Natural Gas Innovation Fund
Lori Ackerman
Lori Ackerman
Mayor Fort St. John
Marla Orenstein
Marla Orenstein
Director, Natural Resources Centre, Canada West Foundation
Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos
Menelaos (Mel) Ydreos
Executive Director EnergyVantage Inc.
Menzie McEachern
Menzie McEachern
PhD, Director, Mineral and Petroleum Resources, GNWT
Michael Cleland
Michael Cleland
Senior Fellow, Positive Energy
Richard Laszlo
Richard Laszlo
President, Laszlo Energy Services
Hon. Rick Wilson
Hon. Rick Wilson
Alberta Minister of Indigenous Relations
Sander Duncanson
Sander Duncanson
Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal law, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Soheil Asgarpour
Soheil Asgarpour
Ph.D, FCAE, FCIM, P.Eng. - PTAC
Stephen Buffalo
Stephen Buffalo
President/CEO Indian Resource Council
Susannah Pierce
Susannah Pierce
Director of Corporate and External Affairs, LNG Canada.
Tracy Robinson
Tracy Robinson
Executive Vice-President and President, Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines
Tim McMillan
Tim McMillan
President and CEO, CAPP - Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
Timothy M. Egan
Timothy M. Egan
President, CGA - Canadian Gas Association
Tonja Leach
Tonja Leach
Executive Director Quest
Wayne Hillier
Wayne Hillier
Alberta Manager at Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
W. P. (Bill) Gwozd
W. P. (Bill) Gwozd
P. Eng., industry analyst

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