Sustainability & Prosperity - Driving the Sector Forward

Alberta is Canada’s largest refining and petrochemical cluster. With the province's abundant feedstock and transportations systems, this sector is poised to continue growing. 


New and existing operators are taking advantage of Alberta’s energy resources and new government incentive programs to build new plants and expand operations, making Alberta the a world hotspot for petrochemical and refining investment and growth.

PetroChem Canada•West brings together the western Canadian petrochemical, chemical, emerging biochemical manufacturers together with their supply chain and multiple levels of government to discuss the opportunities to expand and further develop a sustainable downstream sector in Alberta.


Topics for 2023 include:

  • Net Zero – Planning and Implementing Strategies to Reach Net Zero Targets
  • Leveraging CCUS in Downstream Facilities
  • The Challenges and Opportunities of Developing Canada’s Downstream Sector, while Reaching Emission Reduction Targets
  • Trends for a Circular Economy
  • Decarbonization, Circular Economy, Improved production, and Reliability through DX
  • Addressing the Talent Crunch
  • Hydrogen, Hydrogen, Hydrogen
  • SMR’s as Energy Solution for Downstream Facilities

Speakers Include:




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Why Alberta? *

A Province of Possibilities


Alberta Industrial Heartland

  • Multi-sectoral industrial region located North East of Edmonton, including refining, petrochemicals and other heavy industrial uses.
  • Petrochemicals capacity includes ethane cracking, producing polyethylene plastic, styrene monomer and nitrogen fertilizers.
  • Two rail access service options to reach export markets.

Central Alberta and Joffre

  • Petrochemicals cluster located in Central Alberta between Edmonton and Calgary.
  • Primary petrochemicals capacity revolves around ethane crackers operated by Nova Chemicals and Dow producing polyethylene plastic resin, monoethylene glycol (MEG) and other oligomers.
  • Two rail access service options to reach export markets.

Medicine Hat

  • Established petrochemicals cluster in south east Alberta.
  • Petrochemicals capacity includes methanol and nitrogen fertilizers.
  • Rail access to export markets via Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Centralized, city-owned electricity services available to support industrial services.

Grande Prairie

  • Upcoming petrochemicals cluster in North West Alberta.
  • Seeking downstream investment opportunities in all spaces, with emphasis on development potential of methane-based petrochemicals capacity.
  • Rail access to export markets via Canadian National Railway.

Yellowhead County

  • Major local towns: Edson and Hinton.
  • Established oil, gas and other hydrocarbons sectors.
  • Petrochemical region with the closest rail connection to the west coast. 

* source: Invest Alberta