The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

July 08, 2015 10:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: What Can the Notley Government Learn from Alberta's 2007 Royalty Review? New Study Coming Thursday, July 9

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - July 8, 2015) - On Thursday, July 9, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining how Alberta's energy industry was affected by the province's last royalty review in 2007.

Drawing upon the Fraser Institute's annual Global Petroleum Survey, Fallout from the 2007 Alberta Royalty Review Panel examines how the Ed Stelmach-era increase in energy royalty rates impacted perceptions of Alberta as an attractive jurisdiction in which to invest.

The study also compares the fluctuations in new exploration and development spending - during the 2006 to 2008 time period - in each of the three most western provinces.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on July 9 at 5:30 a.m. (Mountain).

Study author Ken Green will be in Calgary and available for media interviews.

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact - The Fraser Institute
    Dr. Kenneth P. Green
    Senior Director, Energy and Natural Resources
    (403) 216-7175 ext. 426
    ken.green@fraserinstitute.org
    Twitter: @KennethPGreen

    For further information, contact:
    The Fraser Institute
    Aanand Radia
    Media Relations Specialist
    (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238
    aanand.radia@fraserinstitute.org