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— Dec 1, 2015
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Global Petroleum Survey 2015

The Fraser Institute’s 2015 Global Petroleum Survey —an international survey of senior executives in the upstream oil and gas sector-- ranks 126 jurisdictions around the world based on their barriers to investment (ie: high taxes, costly regulatory obligations and uncertainty over environmental regulations). In addition to the most current rankings, the annual survey allows for regional comparisons and analysis of jurisdictions that have improved, or fallen behind, in terms of government policies that deter oil and gas investment.

— Dec 1, 2015
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Investor Perceptions of Alberta’s Oil and Gas Policy Changes is a special bulletin examining the Fraser Institute’s 2015 Global Petroleum Survey results for the province of Alberta. The bulletin reveals that perceptions about Alberta as a place to invest are deteriorating thanks in-part to the Alberta government’s recent energy policy initiatives such as an increase to the corporate income tax, changes to environmental policies and a review of the province’s energy royalties.

— Oct 29, 2015
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Managing the Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing

Managing the Risks of Hydraulic Fracturing: An Update examines the environmental risks related to hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’), the practice of injecting sand, water, and a relatively small quantity of chemicals  deep underground at high pressures to extract fossil fuels.  The study looks beyond the often-cited claims of anti-fracking activists and spotlights the latest government and academic research about the actual effects of fracking.

— Sep 22, 2015
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LNG Exports from British Columbia: The Cost of Regulatory Delay

LNG Exports from British Columbia: The Cost of Regulatory Delay finds that unless BC’s regulatory process for liquefied natural gas industry is streamlined, the province risks losing out on over $20 billion a year on export revenues.

— Aug 13, 2015
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Safety in the Transportation of Oil and Gas

Utilizing newly compiled data from Canada’s Transportation Safety Board (TSB) and Transport Canada, Safety in the Transportation of Oil and Gas: Pipelines or Rail? finds that the rate of occurrences (incidents or accidents) per million barrels of oil transported is more than 4.5 times higher for rail than it is for pipelines for the period 2003-2013.

— Jul 9, 2015
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Fallout from the 2007 Alberta Royalty Review Panel

Fallout from the 2007 Alberta Royalty Review Panel examines how Alberta's energy industry was affected by the province's last royalty review in 2007.  Drawing upon the Fraser Institute's annual Global Petroleum Survey, the study spotlights how the Ed Stelmach-era increase in energy royalty rates impacted perceptions of Alberta as an attractive jurisdiction in which to invest.

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