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Jun 16

Up in Fumes? The Outlook for Natural Gas in Western Canada

Webinar with Ian Archer, Hal Kvisle, and the Honourable Dale Nally

Beleaguered natural gas producers in Western Canada are looking forward to expansion of system capacity and LNG projects on the horizon. However, the industry faces ongoing questions about its future – particularly as surging U.S. production competes in key markets. The C.D. Howe Institute invites you take part in our expert panel discussion on the future prospects for Canada’s natural gas resources. 


C.D. Howe Institute events and webinars are open to members and their guests. 

Please follow this link or contact events@cdhowe.org to register. Please note this event is taking place in Mountain Standard time.

Ian Archer, Director, North American Natural Gas Team, IHS Markit

Ian Archer, Associate Director, IHS Markit, is an expert in North American natural gas markets with a focus on Canada.  Mr. Archer specifically analyses Canadian supply and demand fundamentals, transportation infrastructure, gas storage, LNG projects and outlook for Canadian gas prices.  He also assists with the North American Natural Gas Monthly Briefings, scenario analyses, and has supported several consulting projects on topics such as Canadian LNG competitiveness, petrochemicals, and western Canadian natural gas infrastructure.

Prior to joining IHS Energy, Mr. Archer held various positions with TransCanada, TransAlta and the National Energy Board.  He has nearly 20 years of experience in energy market fundamentals, quantitative research, gas market modelling, corporate strategy, macroeconomics and global LNG markets.  Mr. Archer holds a BA (Honours) from Queen’s University at Kingston and an MA from the University of Victoria. 


Hal Kvisle, Co-chair, Natural Gas Advisory Panel, Government of Alberta; Former Chief Executive Officer, Talisman Energy

Hal Kvisle has served as a leader in the oil and gas, utilities and power generation industries for more than 35 years. He currently serves as board chair of ARC Resources and Finning International, and as a board member of Cenovus Energy.  He previously served as a board member of the Bank of Montreal and a number of Canadian energy and resource companies, as national chair of the Nature Conservancy of Canada and as board chair of Mount Royal University.

Mr. Kvisle was chief executive officer of Talisman Energy from 2012 to 2015 and chief executive officer of TransCanada Corporation from 2001 to 2010. He was recognized as Canada’s CEO of the Year in 2008. 

Prior to joining TransCanada in 1999 he was the founder and president of Fletcher Challenge Energy Canada, from 1990 to 1999.  He held engineering, finance and management positions with Dome Petroleum Limited from 1975 to 1988. 

He received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Alberta and a Master in Business Administration from the Haskayne School, University of Calgary.


The Honourable Dale Nally, Associate Minister of Natural Gas & Electricity​

Minister Nally was elected to the Legislative Assembly of Alberta on April 16, 2019, as the MLA for Morinville-St. Albert.

Nally brings with him decades of private sector experience managing and leading business units that generate between 50 million and 80 million dollars in revenue. He has a Masters Degree in Education.

Nally was a co-chair for Diversity Edmonton which was a volunteer organization that worked with business to promote the hiring of people with disabilities. He is an active volunteer within his community. You can often catch him at one of the local arenas assisting on and off the ice with his child’s hockey.

Dale Nally was appointed the Associate Minister of Natural Gas on April 30, 2019. He will work to ensure Albertans receive the full value for their natural resources, and fight for more market access for Canada’s LNG to displace carbon intense sources of energy around the world.


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