Concern has been expressed by stakeholders looking for economic development opportunities regarding the logistical challenges of getting products to market. Increased reliance on rail networks for crude oil, NGLs and petrochemical products suggests that these challenges have an impact on the economic growth potential for Canada. CERI will conduct a detailed analysis of the costs and logistical challenges of the current state of rail activities for resource commodities, petrochemical derivative products within the full rail transportation demand. The assessment will consider options used in other jurisdictions (US, UK, Australia) that have improved the effectiveness of those system. The analysis will consider the economic costs of rail capacity additions and the risks of new capacity versus the status quo. The analysis will demonstrate options for how Canadian rail logistics could be changed and the impacts of those changes.
*This event is recognized by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA). Participation hours qualify for the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program.