Executive Summary

This roadmap proposes the charter of a collaborative industry-led unconventional gas R&D initiative to address the identified challenges. The active participation and support of all stakeholders will be critical to the success of this initiative.

Unconventional gas R&D will assist in addressing declining natural gas supply from conventional sources, mitigating potential demand constraints and price volatility while unlocking an increased source of relatively clean fuel. This roadmap proposes that the federal and provincial governments consider some form of fiscal incentives or other mechanisms to encourage the required development of unconventional gas R&D to fulfill the vision set forth in this roadmap.

Filling the Gap