Challenges ahead for Canadian gas

Canada’s struggle to find customers for its gas will persist as growing shale output in the US provides tough competition
By Abhishek Kumar 21 April 2017
Shale gas operation in New England (Nexen)

Canada has high hopes for its gas reserves, especially those in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). However, the country’s struggle to market its gas at home and abroad is set to become tougher. Canada is taking steps to make its gas more attractive to customers, but the measures are not enough to beat the competition.

The advent of shale gas in the United States is proving to be the biggest challenge for Canadian production. The US remains a major market for Canada’s gas exports and...

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