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Resource Works: From shale to open sea: How LNG is transforming British Columbia's economy


Top economists share their insights

Many people are asking what the $40 billion LNG Canada investment in British Columbia liquefied natural gas means for the economy. As the largest single private-sector project in Canadian history, there is no doubt that LNG Canada will create a big impact over a long period of time. 

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But how exactly will those impacts show up? How can others be part of an economic success story? And how will LNG and decarbonization fit together in the economy, allowing for climate aspirations to be realized?

To get at the answers, Resource Works is bringing together authoritative voices on energy economics and LNG to share their knowledge on the subject. And we will examine the path to economic growth that supports local climate policy in a global context.

Please join us for lunch on November 14 in Vancouver to be among the first to discover the answers.

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This event by the Resource Works Society marks the release of High Impact LNG: The Importance of Liquefied Natural Gas to the Economy of British Columbia, by Philip Cross, former chief economic analyst of Statistics Canada and senior research fellow for Resource Works.

Enjoy a three-course plated lunch during the presentation, which will be followed by an expert panel introduced by Elaine Allan of Skills Canada BC. Moderated by Stewart Muir of Resource Works, the panel consists of:

  • Patricia Mohr, formerly Scotiabank Vice-president, Economics and Commodity Markets
  • Bryan Yu, deputy chief economist, Central 1
  • Matthew Klippenstein, P.Eng., board member, BC Sustainable Energy Association
  • Philip Cross

Key topics:

  • LNG’s impact on provincial and national Gross Domestic Product.
  • The value and characteristics of the upstream natural gas investment required to service LNG Canada.
  • How building the new Coastal GasLink pipeline will stimulate the economy across Canada in a number of ways.
  • An outline of what is known today about the direct and indirect impact of Canada’s first purpose-built export terminal for liquefied natural gas.

With the support of the BC LNG Alliance, Modern Miracle Network and Skills Canada BC

Event inquiries: Danielle Harris, 778 808-2985

Media inquiries: Shawn Hall, 604 619-7913

This is a Resource Works event delivered by Headwaters Strategy Group


Wed, November 14, 2018


11:30 AM – 1:45 PM PST


Fairmont Pacific Rim

1038 Canada Place

Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9