Transferred the crude-by-rail program to the private sector, saving Alberta taxpayers $500 million.
Introduced the Alberta Petrochemical Program – a grant program that has attracted billions of dollars in investment in the province’s petrochemical industry, diversifying the economy and getting Albertans back to work. APIP has already provided funding for three projects:
$408 million for Inter Pipeline’s $4-billion petrochemical complex in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland
$161 million for Air Products’ zet-zero natural gas to hydrogen facility in Edmonton
$32 million for Dow Chemical’s ethylene production facility in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland
Launched the Alberta Hydrogen Roadmap, laying out a clear path to build a provincial hydrogen economy and get Alberta’s hydrogen products to international markets, making Alberta a world leader in clean, low-cost hydrogen.
Launched an expression of interest process for businesses interested in designing, building, operating and owning hydrogen refuelling stations to primarily serve the heavy-duty transportation sector.
Appointed a new advisory panel that will develop a long-term vision for Alberta’s energy future and recommend steps the province should take to ensure the industry continues to thrive for decades to come.
The UCP has been a champion of the men and women of our industries by growing the economy and strengthening Albertans’ livelihoods for years to come.