Round Table DiscussionInternational Trade Relationships: Forging Strategic Alliances Between Oil Sands Producers and International Markets to Ensure Success

December 4, 2013 1:50pm

Frederick Cedoz
Vice President Operations

Gordon Houlden
Director, China Institute
University of Alberta

Dr. Kenneth Green
Senior Director, Energy and Natural Resource Studies
Fraser Institute

Matt Koch
Vice President
Institute for 21st Century Energy, US Chamber of Commerce

  • Understanding what trading partners in the United States and Asia are looking to get out of relationships with oil sands producers in order to position yourself favourably
  • Looking at the status of existing export relationships between the oil sands and international markets
    • How much oil is Alberta currently exporting and to where?
    • How is this expected to change during the next 5 – 10 years?
    • How will the realization of key transportation projects affect trade?
  • Examining existing and potential partners’ trade relationships beyond the oil sands
  • Actions being taken to further develop strategic relationships and impacts this will have on the industry