Western Canada fiscal regimes analyzed for relative competitiveness

Click here to enlarge imageThe Western Canadian Sedimentary basin (WSCB) is a large oil and gas-producing region that covers parts of several provinces.The basin blankets much of Alberta, extends into eastern British Columbia and southern Northwest Territories, covers much of the southern half of Saskatch- ewan, and reaches into southwestern Manitoba (Fig. 1).In Canada, the provinces typically own the mineral resources encompassed within their boundaries and as such take a royalty share of the production of oil and gas. The provinces and territories have separate fiscal regimes, however, that provide for very different tax and royalty structures.As a result, producers developing reserve...

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