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Dedicated to realizing Alberta’s full potential

WHO WE ARE

This is our moment to build the next generation of value added industries in Alberta

UPGRADING RAW NATURAL RESOURCES WITHIN THIS PROVINCE MAKES SENSE

Resource Diversification Council (RDC)

We are dedicated to realizing the full potential of Alberta’s abundant natural resources by expanding and diversifying Alberta’s resource manufacturing industries.

RDC is a non-profit association. It’s Council members are industry and association leaders who share a mutual interest in advancing Alberta’s resource value added sector. It is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of one executive from each member and an elected Chair.

Board of Directors

  • Naushad Jamani, Chair
    Senior Vice President, Olefins & Feedstock, NOVA Chemicals
  • David Chappell, Vice-Chair
    Senior Vice President, Petrochemical Division, Inter Pipeline
  • Ian MacGregor, Vice-Chair
    President and CEO, NW Refining
  • Leslie O’Donoghue
    Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy, Agrium
  • Dean Setoguchi
    Senior Vice President, Liquids Business Unit, Keyera
  • Paul Daoust
    Vice President North America, Methanex
  • Paul Evans
    Executive Vice President, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels
  • Warren Fraleigh
    Executive Director, Building Trades of Alberta
  • Neil Tidsbury
    President, Construction Labour Relations - Alberta
  • Stu Taylor
    Senior Vice President, NGL and Natural Gas Facilities
    Pembina Pipeline Corp.
  • Bob Masterson
    President and CEO, Chemistry Industry Association of Canada

Members

Agrium Inc., headquartered in Calgary, AB, is a major producer and distributor of agricultural products and services…

Agrium Inc., headquartered in Calgary, AB, is a major producer and distributor of agricultural products and services in North America, South America, Australia and Egypt through its agricultural retail-distribution and wholesale nutrient businesses. Agrium supplies growers with key products and services such as crop nutrients, crop protection, seed, and agronomic and application services, thereby helping to meet the ever growing global demand for food and fiber. Its Alberta based production facilities are located in Joffre, Carseland, Fort Saskatchewan and Redwater along with distribution assets and numerous agriculture retail stores throughout the province under the Crop Production Services brand.

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Keyera Corp. operates one of the largest midstream energy companies in Canada, providing essential services to oil and gas producers...

Keyera Corp. operates one of the largest midstream energy companies in Canada, providing essential services to oil and gas producers in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin. Its predominantly fee-for-service based business consists of natural gas gathering and processing, natural gas liquids fractionation, transportation, storage and marketing, and an industry-leading condensate system in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan area of Alberta. In addition, Keyera produces iso-octane, a low-vapour pressure, high-octane gasoline blending component, at its Alberta EnviroFuels facility. Keyera strives to provide high quality, value-added services to its customers across North America and is committed to conducting its business ethically, safely and in an environmentally and financially responsible manner.

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NW Refining is an Alberta- based company with a vision to create value-added products and services in high demand...

NW Refining is an Alberta- based company with a vision to create value-added products and services in high demand. Through its participation in the North West Redwater Partnership (NWR), NW Refining will build and operate the first new refinery to be built in Canada since 1984. The Sturgeon Refinery, located 45 kilometres east of Edmonton, will maximize the value of Alberta’s bitumen resources in a responsible and sustainable manner. Once Phase One of the Sturgeon Refinery is complete, it will have the capacity to process approximately 79,000 barrels per day of bitumen blend feedstock into approximately 80,000 barrels per day of high value and high demand refined products including low carbon diesel and diluents. The Sturgeon Refinery is the first refinery to incorporate carbon capture from the outset and will utilize gasification technology to capture the CO2 produced during the refining process and sell it as feedstock to Enhance Energy Inc., whose Alberta Carbon Trunk Line will use this feedstock for enhanced oil recovery before safely and permanently storing the CO2 deep underground. Responsibly processing more bitumen in Alberta will create more jobs for Albertans, while managing our CO2footprint and creating products that can access world markets.

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Methanex Corporation is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and...

Methanex Corporation is the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol to major international markets in North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and South America. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, Methanex currently operates production sites in Canada, Chile, Egypt, New Zealand, the United States and Trinidad and Tobago. It’s Alberta-based methanol production facility at Medicine Hat supplies Western Canada and Northwestern US customers. Methanex’s global operations are supported by an extensive global supply chain of terminals, storage facilities and the world’s largest dedicated fleet of methanol ocean tankers.  The Power of AgilityTM is Methanex’s competitive advantage. It’s how the company’s global team of approximately 1,300 employees safely and reliably delivers on its promise everyday by quickly adapting and responding to customers’ needs and creating and capitalizing on opportunities in the marketplace. At Methanex, Responsible Care is the foundation of everything they do and is a key element of the company’s global culture.

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Ferus Natural Gas Fuels (Ferus NGF), privately held by The Energy & Minerals Group, builds and operates liquefied and compressed natural gas (LNG and CNG) fueling infrastructure...

Ferus Natural Gas Fuels (Ferus NGF), privately held by The Energy & Minerals Group, builds and operates liquefied and compressed natural gas (LNG and CNG) fueling infrastructure across North America to promote and facilitate the use of natural gas as a more economic and cleaner-burning alternative fuel to diesel.

Ferus NGF built the first Canadian merchant LNG plant in Elmworth, AB, (highlighted in the Alberta Climate Leadership Discussion Paper) which is providing LNG fuel to oil and gas operations in the region, local utilities during natural gas service outages, and to Ferus’ own LNG-powered tractors - the only LNG-powered Class 8 Heavy Duty trucks operating in Alberta. In the United States, Ferus NGF LP has partnered with General Electric in a North Dakota CNG business, which captures natural gas that would otherwise be flared, compresses it, and uses the CNG to fuel drilling and fracturing operations in place of diesel (featured in the Alberta Climate Leadership Report to the Minister). Our Houston-based Eagle LNG division is building two LNG plants in Jacksonville, Florida – one to load LNG onto ocean-going vessels for export to countries currently using heavy fuel oil or diesel for power generation, and the second for use in domestic marine fueling.

By facilitating adoption of a lower carbon fuel, Ferus NGF is creating new markets for our abundant natural gas resource thereby contributing to energy diversification, and helping Alberta and Canada meet its climate change objectives.

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NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier...

NOVA Chemicals develops and manufactures chemicals, plastic resins and end-products that make everyday life safer, healthier and easier. Our employees work to ensure health, safety, security and environmental stewardship through our commitment to sustainability and Responsible Care®. NOVA Chemicals, headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC) of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Visit NOVA Chemicals on the Internet at www.novachemicals.com.

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Inter Pipeline is a major petroleum transportation, natural gas liquids processing, and bulk liquid storage business...

Inter Pipeline is a major petroleum transportation, natural gas liquids processing, and bulk liquid storage business based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Inter Pipeline owns and operates energy infrastructure assets in western Canada and Europe. Inter Pipeline’s NGL Processing business includes three strategically located straddle plants as well as a fully integrated offgas processing business, capable of producing over 240,000 b/d of NGL and olefins. Inter Pipeline is currently assessing the commercial viability of constructing a $1.85 billion Propane Dehydrogenation facility and a $1.3 billion Polypropylene facility in Alberta. Inter Pipeline is a member of the S&P/TSX 60 Index and its common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IPL.

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The Building Trades of Alberta is about PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY. We coordinate and promote the interests…

The Building Trades of Alberta is about PEOPLE, PARTNERSHIPS and COMMUNITY. We coordinate and promote the interests of 16 provincial trade unions representing 75,000 skilled trades professionals. We work collaboratively with our industry stakeholders to provide solutions to meet the challenges of an ever-changing and dynamic industry. We advocate for and support the creation of long term sustainable jobs in our province through investment in energy and resource diversification while being mindful of our environmental responsibilities for future generations of Albertans.

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The Coordinating Committee of Registered Employer Organizations provides a unified voice for union contractors in Alberta...

The Coordinating Committee of Registered Employer Organizations provides a unified voice for union contractors in Alberta. The CCREO also provides a forum to share information and to coordinate negotiations for the various Registered Employer Organizations representing the interests of unionized construction contractors in their negotiations with corresponding Building Trades Unions.

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Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for over 60 years...

Calgary-based Pembina Pipeline Corporation is a leading transportation and midstream service provider that has been serving North America's energy industry for over 60 years. Pembina owns and operates an integrated system of pipelines that transport various products derived from natural gas and hydrocarbon liquids produced primarily in western Canada.

The Company also owns and operates gas gathering and processing facilities and an oil and natural gas liquids infrastructure and logistics business. Pembina's integrated assets and commercial operations along the hydrocarbon value chain allow it to offer a full spectrum of midstream and marketing services to the energy sector.

Pembina is committed to working with its community and aboriginal neighbours, while providing value for investors in a safe, environmentally responsible manner. This balanced approach to operating ensures the trust Pembina builds among all of its stakeholders is sustainable over the long term.

Pembina expects to construct the PDH and PP Facility on lands already owned by Pembina in Sturgeon County in Alberta's Industrial Heartland, in close proximity to the Company's Redwater Fractionation complex. The land is currently zoned for industrial development and is well-connected via rail. The project is expected to consume approximately 22,000 barrels per day of propane, and is expected to cost $3.8 to $4.2 billion (gross). The PDH and PP Facility, which could be in-service by 2021, remains subject to Pembina and its partner making a positive final investment decision, as well as regulatory, environmental and Pembina's and its partner's Board approval.

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The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is the voice of Canada’s chemistry industry...

The Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) is the voice of Canada’s chemistry industry representing the interests of leading chemistry companies – from petrochemical, inorganic and specialty chemical producers, to bio-based manufacturers and chemistry-related technology and R&D companies. Members of CIAC are signatories to Responsible Care®, the Association's U.N.-recognized sustainability initiative. Born in Canada, Responsible Care in now practised in 62 countries around the world. For more information visit www.canadianchemistry.ca

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We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind...

We're active members of the communities we serve. That's why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

The Stantec community unites more than 22,000 employees working in over 400 locations across six continents. Our work—professional consulting in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, and project economics—begins at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. With a long-term commitment to the people and places we serve, Stantec has the unique ability to connect to projects on a personal level and advance the quality of life in communities across the globe. Our diverse array of services supports the creation of value-added manufacturing for Alberta’s natural resources, from project inception to completion and beyond.

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THE POTENTIAL: Petrochemicals
Diversifying Our Resources
Alberta is Canada’s largest petrochemical producing region and home to a $14 billion chemistry industry. Alberta’s petrochemical industry is the province’s top manufacturing sector directly employing nearly 8,000 people, supporting key sectors of our economy and multiplying the value of our natural resources five to fifteen times. This industry has seen significant growth since the 1970s when provincial government policy decisions encouraged the processing of natural gas and natural gas liquids signaling the beginning of this industry in Alberta. Creating the next generation of value added policy could add further world scale petrochemical plants, diversify our energy products and customers around the world, grow our provincial GDP by several billion dollars, increase economic stability and government revenues, and create thousands of permanent high paying, skilled jobs across Alberta for current and future generations of Albertans.
WHAT WE DO

Diversification encourages innovation and sustainability

ADDING VALUE WHILE
RESPECTING THE ENVIRONMENT

The Council is focused on:

  • Identifying and expanding existing opportunities in Alberta for companies that add value to energy resources.
  • Building the value added resource sector to provide stable jobs and a place for Alberta’s future workforce to grow and prosper.
  • Diversifying our slate of export products and capturing the potential for a greater share of world markets
  • Helping Alberta’s refined petroleum products access and compete successfully in global markets.
  • Ensuring that Albertans receive the full value of their resources through strategic diversification and enhancement.
  • Identifying the barriers to investment and proposing mechanisms to seize the opportunities in manufacturing that are right for our province.
  • Promoting environmental stewardship and innovation.
THE POTENTIAL: Refining
Maximizing the Value of Our Resources
Decades after their discovery, the potential in our province’s bitumen reserves is still staggering today. From additional tax revenues to much needed jobs, the oil sands remain an enormous opportunity to ensure an even better Alberta for generations to come. Making the most of that opportunity will require significantly more refining here at home, where we can maximize the value of the resource by creating high-demand products such as diesel. Responsibly processing more bitumen in Alberta will create more jobs for Albertans, while managing our environmental footprint and creating products that can access world markets.
BACKGROUND

We see significant potential for new investment in manufacturing in Alberta

RECYCLABLE PLASTICS WE ENJOY AND
DEPEND ON

Alberta’s Value Added Industries

Alberta is blessed with an abundance of natural resources.

The production of those resources brings prosperity and benefits to Albertans. Adding value to our energy resources is the best way to capitalize on the development of Alberta's world scale feedstocks. Expanding and extending our product base from what we already do well, just makes good sense. Value added manufacturing amplifies that prosperity and diversifies our economic base, at the same time often serving a valuable role in reducing emissions. We can increase the worth of our resources, diversify our economy and manage our environmental footprint as we grow world class companies here in Alberta.

THE POTENTIAL: Responsible Development
Environmental Stewardship of our Natural Resources
As we work to diversify our economy and add value to our natural resources, we are continually mindful of our environmental responsibilities. We are committed to responsible development and are using new technologies to improve processes and outcomes. We seek new ways to develop and upgrade our resources here in Alberta, further reducing our environmental footprint. Innovation in the manufacturing sector has already led to emissions reduction, water conservation and a healthier environment. Research and development of technology that is more efficient and produces environmental benefits is ongoing. The responsible development and refining of Alberta’s resources is a commitment we all share to ensure a brighter future for all Albertans.