Reliable energy discussions continue on the burgeoning demand in emerging countries. The question is which is best clean or traditional? A base energy infrastructure is needed in Africa to ensure a sustainable economy. The discussion begins October 13th and 14th at the Global Commerce Forum. To register for the event, visit: www.globalcommerceforum.org or watch live, at: www.livestream.com/icosamedia. Keynote speakers include former Governor of Colorado, Bill Ritter; chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer at Coorstek, Inc., Dr. John Coors; permanent secretary, Kenyan Ministry of Energy, Patrick Nyoike; executive coordinator of sustainable community development services in Kenya, John Maina and; co-founder of Envirofit and Solix Biofuels, Dr. Bryan Willson.
Michael Conners toured Alberta, Canada to get the total picture on the Canadian oil sands. Canada exports 9 million barrels of oil per day to the U.S. The oil sands in Alberta Canada are stripped mined in an in-situ process. In-situ uses a steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) operation. The Pembina Institute, Syncrude and David Sands of the Alberta government/Public Affairs Bureau partnered with Jennifer Cook, communications and cultural affairs officer for the Consulate General of Canada to provide an in-depth look into the oil sands production, including the Keystone Pipeline Project.
Please continue to check ICOSA Magazine’s website for the future article on the oil sand tour.
- Global Commerce Forum on Energy (theedgethatbleeds.wordpress.com)
- Keystone pipeline: Why the oil sands conduit will get built (money.cnn.com)