Global Commerce Forum and the Alberta Oil Sands

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: or watch live, at:  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 sandsCanada 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.

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