Mitzel energy summit_2010

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  • 1. April 2010 – Denver, Colorado Len Mitzel, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Cypress – Medicine Hat
  • 2. Geography of Alberta Population (2008): 3.6 million Greater Edmonton 1 million Calgary 1 million Red Deer 89,891 Lethbridge 85,492 Medicine Hat 60,120 Fort McMurray 70,000 + Size: 255,541 sq. mi. 58% Land base is Forested 40% Land Base Prairie
  • 3. Trade 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
  • 4. Trade by Trucks Total Trade Value By Truck Between Alberta and the USA Commodity Total Trade Value ‐ 2008 Live Animals (Primarily Cattle ) $588,816,766 Edible Meat  $846,649,596 Machinery & Mechanical Appliances  $4,054,386,498 Articles of Iron & Steel  $768,930,294 Vehicles  $1,196,635,138
  • 5. Alberta Economy ► Significant economic activity has resulted in unprecedented growth, with predictions indicating that Alberta will grow to five million people by 2028. Edmonton Calgary ► Provincial GDP in 2008 was $291.7 billion - more than $100 Billion more than in 2004 when it was at $189.7 billion.
  • 6. Alberta Highway Expansions ► Alberta’s 3 - year Capital Plan allocates over $5.7 billion for highway infrastructure. ► The Calgary & Edmonton Ring Roads are examples of forward thinking planning for growth.
  • 7. Fort McMurray
  • 8. Oil Sands Reclamation …Syncrude’s 300 Wood Bison…
  • 9. Oil Pipelines Alberta currently has an extensive system of oil pipelines.
  • 10. Canadian & U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Proposals
  • 11. A range of products made in  the U.S. 300 Caterpillar trucks working in the oil sands Engine:  •Built in Indiana •installed in  Illinois Cab: Built in  Illinois Final  Assembly:  Illinois Tires: Made in  Frame:  South Carolina •Built in Louisiana  •Welded in Illinois
  • 12. Border Issues
  • 13. Border Issues
  • 14. Alberta
  • 15. April 2010 – Denver, Colorado Len Mitzel, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Cypress – Medicine Hat