The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 13, 2016 10:30 ET

Fraser Institute Media Advisory: Why Are Investors Losing Confidence in Alberta's Oil and Gas Sector? New Study Coming Thursday, January 14

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 13, 2016) - On Thursday January 14, the Fraser Institute will release a new study examining the causes of weakening investor perceptions of Alberta's energy industry.

The study, Pipelines or Policies: What's Behind the Fall in Investor Confidence in Alberta, spotlights recent oil industry tribulations -- such as the Keystone XL pipeline announcement and the Alberta government's decision to move forward with an energy royalty review -- to determine what events have had a greater effect on investor perceptions.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired at 5:30 a.m. (Mountain) on Thursday, January 14.

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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

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Ross McKitrick, Economics Professor, University of Guelph
    Kenneth P. Green, Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies
    Fraser Institute

    For interviews with Mr. McKitrick or Mr. Green
    please contact:
    Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    Tel: (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238