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Back to Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water: Energy, Trade and the Demise of Petrochemicals in Alberta

Research Report by Terisa Turner, Diana Gibson

This paper by Terisa Turner and Diana Gibson deals with Canada's loss of control over her energy resources since the signing of NAFTA. The study focuses on the Celanese petrochemical plant in Alberta which was forced to shut down production in search of a less expensive production location. The authors find connections between the closure, the unstable price of natural gas, the inaction of the Alberta government and energy provisions in NAFTA. Turner and Gibson also discuss possible solutions to the problems that they believe NAFTA has created in the energy sector.

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Policy Publication Details

Author(s): Terisa Turner; Diana Gibson;
Publisher: Parkland Institute [ Visit Website ]
Year Published: 2005; Publisher Type: Research Institute
Publicly Available: Yes Research Focus: International;
Registration Required: No Language: English
Payment Required: No Publication Format: Adobe PDF

Subjects / Categories:

Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / North American Free Trade Agreement
Policy Articles / Regional & Sectoral / Oil & Gas
Policy Articles / Regional & Sectoral / Oil & Gas / 2005
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance / North American Free Trade Agreement / 2005
Policy Articles / International Trade, Development & Finance
Policy Articles / Regional & Sectoral


Keywords / Tags:

Canada; U.S.; NAFTA; energy; sovereignty; natural gas; Celanese plant closure; Alberta government policy; value-added processing; Canada - U.S. trade;