Fuelled Up: An Updated Overview and Outlook of Canada’s Propane Market and Industry

The Conference Board of Canada, 52 pages, December 7, 2018
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This report takes stock of the current and historical supply chain landscape and provides a broad market outlook for Canada’s propane to 2025.

Document Highlights

Canada’s propane industry spans an extensive and complex supply chain connecting producers and end-users. Markets for Canadian propane are just as versatile and include multiple energy uses across wholesale- and retail-level end-use sectors, non-energy uses such as petrochemical feedstock, and exports to regional and overseas international markets.

This report takes stock of the current and historical supply chain landscape and provides a comprehensive market outlook for Canada’s propane to 2025. It develops and presents estimates of the Canadian propane industry’s footprint across the economy, as well as coverage of key issues, opportunities, and policy developments that may affect the industry’s outlook in the coming years. The report concludes with recommendations for strategic steps to maximize global and domestic market share for Canadian propane in the 21st century and beyond.

Table of Contents

Infographic—Fuelled Up: Canada’s Propane Market and Industry

Executive Summary

Chapter 1—Canada’s Propane Market: Overview and Outlook

  • Propane Supply in Canada
  • Supply Outlook
  • Propane Demand in Canada
  • Demand Outlook

Chapter 2—Economic Footprint of Canada’s Propane Industry

  • Estimated Value of Canadian Propane Sales
  • Canadian Propane Industry’s Economic Footprint in 2016 and 2017–25

Chapter 3—The Way Forward: Key Issues and Opportunities for Propane in Canada’s Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

  • Key Issues and Opportunities
  • Opportunities for the Future—An Environmental and Economic Analysis
  • Propane as an Automotive Fuel: Value Analysis for the Fleet Industry
  • Fuel-Switching for Power Generation in Remote Communities
  • Value-Added Petrochemical Opportunities
  • Net Impact of Domestic Market Opportunities

Chapter 4—Overall Assessment and Recommendations

Appendix A—List of Abbreviations and Acronyms

Appendix B—Supplementary Regional-Level Summaries

Appendix C—Bibliography

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