Potential for Canada’s Natural Gas Export to Asia-Pacific

November 22, 2016

Asia-Pacific region experiences rapid economic growth and becomes the most energy hungry region of the world. The region tries to increase energy security by increasing and widening its own production, diversifying import sources, emphasizing renewable energy sources, improving energy efficiency and applying energy mix and fuel substitution techniques. Despite all these efforts, it remains energy-deficient and relies heavily on imports. Since natural gas is relatively cleaner and recent technologies of liquefaction, transportation and regasification allow easy international trade, import of natural gas to this region has become easier. This presentation will make an effort to examine Canada’s potential to capture a portion of this natural gas market given Canada’s smaller reserve, intense international competition, physical distance, stringent regulatory requirement, and high cost of production.

About the presenter
Shahidul Islam
| Chair, Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science, MacEwan University

Dr. Islam is currently the Chair of the Department of Anthropology, Economics and Political Science. He is an alumnus of Oregon State University, American University of Beirut and Bangladesh Agricultural University. By training, he is an economist with specialization in agriculture, natural resource and environment.

He regularly teaches Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Resource Economics, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, Quantitative Methods in Economics, and Economics of Project Evaluation. Aside from these courses, he also taught courses on farm business management, statistical methods for business and economics, field plot techniques and experimental designs, etc.

He is active in research primarily in applied fields of economics and business. His research activities concentrate on the applied aspects of economics that can be easily communicated to undergraduate students. Utilizing research methodologies and findings to undergraduate classes provides students with the opportunity to learn first-hand which contributes to a deeper understanding of the subject matter. Because his ultimate research goal is to improve teaching, he continuously experiments with various teaching techniques. Other areas of his research include urban and spatial economics, food demand analysis, and resource and environmental economics. He regularly attends conferences, presents and discusses papers, and chairs and organizes technical sessions. He also publishes papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Outside of teaching and research, he is active in the department, in the Faculty of Arts and Science, in the university. He is also an energetic member in his social and ethnic community.


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Event Details

Date November 22, 2016
Start Time 2:00 p.m.
End Time 3:00 p.m.
Location 10700 104 Avenue
Room 6-153
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Maria Colonescu
Contact Phone 780-633-3890
Contact Email colonescum@macewan.ca