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Mitzel energy summit_2010

  1. 1. April 2010 – Denver, Colorado Len Mitzel, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Cypress – Medicine Hat
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 7. Fort McMurray
  8. 8. Oil Sands Reclamation …Syncrude’s 300 Wood Bison…
  9. 9. Oil Pipelines Alberta currently has an extensive system of oil pipelines.
  10. 10. Canadian & U.S. Crude Oil Pipeline Proposals
  11. 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. 12. Border Issues
  13. 13. Border Issues
  14. 14. Alberta
  15. 15. April 2010 – Denver, Colorado Len Mitzel, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for Cypress – Medicine Hat

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