Canada has potential to be energy market leader - Take Five with Tim Kelley

By DJ Slater25 January 2021

Country has high natural gas production, several investments in emission-reducing initiatives

The United States tends to garner most of the attention when it comes to natural gas news, but its neighbor to the north isn’t sitting idle. In 2018, Canada produced 5.9 Tcf (167 X 109 m3) of dry natural gas, making the country the fourth-largest producer behind the United States, Iran and Russia, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Additionally, Canada has poured in funds over the years to curb methane emissions. Most recently in August, the country allocated US$10 million for three projects designed to reduce methane emissions through various technological means.

Tim Kelley, the CEO of Ironline Compression, is encouraged by Canada’s efforts to not only reduce emissions but also cast the energy industry in a more positive light. COMPRESSORTECH2 discussed Canada’s energy industry, as well as Ironline Compression’s place in it.

CT2: Late last year, the Alberta government established a “war room” to combat what it called misinformation about the province’s energy industry. What are your thoughts on that?

Kelley: In a time of “fake news” and social media fueling confirmation bias against the energy industry, we all need to do our part at educating, communicating and promoting the facts. Personally, I like the approach of a “war room” and it’s good to see the support from Alberta’s elected officials and others in the industry. This can only help provide a more informed view on energy.

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