On October 6, 2020, the Government of Alberta released a new plan to build and diversify Alberta’s natural gas sector. The Natural Gas Vision and Strategy is a significant part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan and outlines government actions to support the sector and develop opportunities for petrochemical manufacturing, hydrogen production, liquefied natural gas (LNG), industrial demand, and plastics recycling. The plan’s objective is to generate wealth and jobs for the province by promoting the expansion and innovation of a low-cost, low-carbon natural gas value chain. The strategy was developed with participation by petrochemical industry, gas sector, academia, municipalities and Indigenous representatives.
Five key growth areas
The Government of Alberta’s vision is to revive the natural gas sector and advocate for Alberta as the preferred source of clean, secure and responsibly sourced natural gas in supplying Canadian and international demand. The strategy highlights five areas that hold significant potential for wealth generation, investment attraction, and growth.
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About George Antonopoulos
George’s expertise is in the area of energy law acting for energy companies on a broad range of commercial transactions. His practice focuses primarily on the planning, drafting, negotiation and completion of complex energy transactions and project work in both the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors, including advising clients with respect to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, joint venture arrangements, commodity transportation, terminalling and storage arrangements, corporate re-organizations, and energy project development.
About Michael A. Hurst
Mike is a partner and manager of the Firm’s Energy Transactions practice section in the Calgary office. He is also the Firm’s national and global Energy sector lead for Canada. His expertise is in the area of energy law. His advice has been sought with respect to oil and gas upstream, midstream and pipeline acquisitions, the structuring of greenfield projects, financing transactions and product sales arrangements.
About Courtney Burton
Courtney Burton is a partner in Dentons’ Calgary office, where she practices in the corporate/commercial group. She regularly advises clients on transactions and commercial matters, including asset share transactions and the provision of advice on governance matters. Courtney has extensive experience negotiating and drafting commercial and energy-related agreements as well as implementing corporate reorganizations.