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2009 mitzel

  1. 1. Ports to Plains Annual Conference October 1st, 2009 - Lubbock, Texas Len Mitzel , Member of t he Legislat ive Assembly of Albert a for Cypress – Medicine Hat
  2. 2. Alberta – The Northern Anchor
  3. 3. Alberta – The Northern Anchor ► The Wild Horse Border Crossing is important in linking Alberta with Ports to Plains states.
  4. 4. Alberta – – Alberta The Northern The Northern Anchor Anchor ► Alberta - Nor t her n ► Alberta - Nor t her n Anchor Anchor of t his of t his t ransport at ion transport at ion ladder across t he west ern ladder across t he Unit ed St at es west ern United ► “They’re just like us…t hey St at es are us!” ► “They’re just like ► Agriculture &us!” us…t hey are energy heart land of Nort h ► Agricult ure & energy America heart land of Nort h America
  5. 5. Alberta ► Significant economic act ivit y last 5 years ► Result : unprecedent ed growt h - predict ions Albert a will grow t o 5,000,000 people by 2028. Calgary ► Provincial GDP in 2008 was $291.7 billion ► $100 Billion more t han 2004 when GDP was $189.7 billion. Edmonton
  6. 6. Total International Exports of Goods by State 2004-2008 Average (USD Billions) Rank State 2004-2008 Average 1 Texas $151.60 2 California $126.70 ALBERTA $72.80 3 New York $61.80 4 Washington $42.30 5 Illinois $42.20 6 Michigan $40.80 7 Florida $40.00 8 Ohio $38.60 9 Louisiana $27.00 10 New Jersey $26.80
  7. 7. Oil Sands ► Naturally occurring mix tures of sand or clay, water & thick, heavy pet roleum (bitumen) ► Largest concentration of oil sands in the world ► Alberta’s 3 areas cont ain 1.7 trillion barrels of bit um en in place – not all is recoverable
  8. 8. Energy Proven Oil Reserves
  9. 9. U.S. Benefits from Alberta’s Energy ► Over US$50 billion in economic benefits! ►“Canada - the world's most energy-secure nation” ¹ ► Study¹ ranks top oil-producing nations on ability to ex port petroleum safely to rest of the world ► Norway # 2 ► Indonesia least secure ► Saudi Arabia – largest source - # 8 ► Who would you rather buy your oil from?
  10. 10. Infrastructure ► Alberta’s 3 - year Capit al Plan allocates over $5.8 billion for highway infrastructure.
  11. 11. Economic Development
  12. 12. Economic Development ► Agriculture
  13. 13. Economic Development ► Tourism
  14. 14. Economic Development
  15. 15. Alberta Highway System ► Alberta’s highway system is rated highly by standards of width, quality, weight capacity, maintenance & length ► Two National Highway systems (TransCanada #1 & TransCanada #16) ► Four & six lane syst ems connecting Alberta with the rest of Canada.
  16. 16. Alberta Highway System ► Alberta roads designed & regulated to handle loads up to 140,000 lbs
  17. 17. Alberta & Pacific Gateway ► Prince Rupert offers the shortest ex ist ing land / sea route from North America to Asian markets. ► Prince Rupert - 436 miles / 36 hours sailing time closer to Shanghai than from Vancouver, & ► Over 1000 miles/ 68 hours closer then Los Angeles.
  18. 18. Alberta & Pacific Gateway ► Prince Rupert ►one of t he deepest harbors in Nort h America allowing the port t o handle some of t he world’s largest ships. ►linked t o CN Rail & it s Nort h American rail net work & TransCanada highway syst em
  19. 19. Len Mitzel , Member of t he Legislat ive Assembly of Albert a for Cypress – Medicine Hat

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