Atlantica Centre For Energy

Natural Gas

Natural Gas Development Update

The Atlantica Centre for Energy releases an update on natural gas development.

ACFE Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Report - Treatment options for New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

This report was released in June 2015 and explores the composition and expected volume of wastewater occurring from natural gas development.  It also outlines the regulatory standards in place.  Key terminology is defined to give readers a clear definition of terms used by the industry.  A thorough review of treatment options is discussed and a comparison to other wastewaters is provided.

Natural Gas Supply and Demand Report 2015-2025

Jupia Consultants prepared a concise report with eight key findings regarding the historical, current and future sources of natural gas for the region, and the increase in demand over the timeframe.  Of note is the increase in demand since the introduction of natural gas to the Maritimes, and the dependence on this clean-burning fuel. With the steep decline in production offshore Nova Scotia and bans/moratoriums onshore, the report looks at alternate supply sources and implications of each.

Framework for Responsible Development of Natural Gas in New Brunswick

This discussion paper looks at how natural gas has developed in North America, the differences in geology, plus rules and regulations across various shale fields. It includes sections on the environment, health, safety, economy and community implications of developing the natural resource in New Brunswick.

House of Commons standing committee on Oil and Gas Development

Developing Atlantic Canada’s oil and gas reserves has the potential to transform New Brunswick from a have-not province to an economic powerhouse like Saskatchewan, a federal committee researching the industry has heard.

Colleen Mitchell, president of Atlantica Centre for Energy, told a bipartisan panel delving into the cross-Canada benefits of further developing the oil and gas industry that the royalties Saskatchewan receives from the oil and gas sector roughly equate to New Brunswick’s equalization payments. Telegraph Journal, March 10, 2014



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