Economic Impacts of Adding Value to Alberta’s Hydrocarbon Resources Report

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Schlenker Consulting Ltd. (SCL) was commissioned by the Alberta’s Industrial Heartland Association (AIHA) to estimate the potential economic impacts of expanding value added processing of provincial energy resources such as natural gas liquids (NGLs), raw natural gas and bitumen. Projected expansions in the petrochemical, fertilizer and refining industries are outlined and the net economic impacts of upgrading various products in terms of contributions to Gross Domestic Product (or GDP/output/value added), labour income, employment and provincial government revenues are estimated.

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