Our Canadian Business

In Canada, we own a 50 per cent working interest in two long-life shale gas assets in northeast British Columbia: Farrell Creek and Cypress A. We are also planning to build the country’s first gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in an area known as Alberta’s Industrial Heartland in the province of Alberta.

Our investment in the shale gas demonstrates our long-term commitment to the energy sector in Canada. The North American shale gas phenomenon presents exciting opportunities for gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology to add value to the continent’s abundant natural gas resources.

GTL is an ideal monetization opportunity for natural gas producers. As improved technology practices continue to drive down the cost of extracting natural gas from shale, the price differential between natural gas and oil has widened considerably. GTL is able to take advantage of this differential by producing oil-equivalent fuels from natural gas feedstock, unlocking the full value of natural gas.

North America is a core focus area for Sasol and we continue to target both natural gas production and processing opportunities.