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The Petrochemicals Diversification Program provides royalty credits to companies in exchange for building facilities that turn ethane, methane and propane feedstocks into products such as plastics, fabrics and fertilizers.
Government discontinued the Partial Upgrading and the Petrochemicals Feedstock Infrastructure programs in October 2019, as well as the request for proposals for refinery projects. These programs relied on grants and loan guarantees to support facilities that would upgrade oil and gas resources.
Government launched the Alberta Petrochemicals Incentive Program (APIP) on October 30, 2020, which is a key part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan and the Natural Gas Vision and Strategy to turn the province into a top global producer of petrochemicals.
The call for applications for round 2 closed on October 1, 2018. Projects that were approved to receive royalty credits under the first and second rounds of the Petrochemicals Diversification Program may apply to transfer their projects to APIP if they choose. Proponents of these projects had 6 months from the launch of APIP to indicate their choice. See the Program Guidelines for more information on participation under APIP.
If they chose to participate in APIP, the rules governing APIP, including the determination of the total grant amount, would apply to their project.
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