Eyab Al-AiniSenior Analyst

Eyab is a senior analyst with the Pembina Institute's industrial decarbonization – oil and gas program. He is passionate about building systemic capacities across the energy system to accelerate the transition to a sustainable, equitable and inclusive society.

Prior to joining the Institute, Eyab held a wide range of roles in the upstream oil and gas sector, including technology development and deployment, engineering, field production operations, capital portfolio management, project management and governance. During his career, Eyab and his wife worked and lived in the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, which gave him an on-the-ground experience on the tension between economic prosperity and the environmental and social impacts of energy and resource development.

Eyab is a father of two, a professional engineer, and a graduate of the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering. He is an associate at Human Venture Institute (formerly Leadership Calgary), a fellow of the Energy Futures Lab, and fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (the RSA).

Contact Eyab Al-Aini

work: 587-328-2202 • email: eyaba@pembina.org

Eyab Al-Aini's Recent Publications

Waiting to Launch, Third Quarter 2022 Update The gap between Canadian oilsands companies’ climate pledges and actions

Publication Nov. 10, 2022- By Jan Gorski, Eyab Al-Aini
This report serves as a brief update to our September 2022 publication, Waiting to Launch: The gap between Canadian oilsands companies’ climate pledges and actions. While profits in Q3 were not as exceptionally high as in Q2 (due to slightly diminished global oil prices), 2022 remains on track to be a historic year for the oilsands companies in terms of revenues, profits and free cashflow.
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Options to cap and cut oil and gas sector greenhouse gas emissions Submission to Environment and Climate Change Canada

Publication Sept. 29, 2022- By Janetta McKenzie, Scott MacDougall, Jan Gorski, Eyab Al-Aini
This submission outlines the Pembina Institute’s comments and recommendations to the Government of Canada on its two proposed options to cap oil and gas emissions. Oil and gas production remains Canada’s largest source of emissions, and unlike some other industrial sectors, its emissions have continued to grow in recent years — by 19% between 2005 and 2019. To do its fair share, Canada’s oil and gas sector must also reduce its emissions by 45% from 2005 levels by 2030.

Waiting to Launch The gap between Canadian oilsands companies’ climate pledges and actions

Publication Sept. 23, 2022- By Jan Gorski, Eyab Al-Aini
Canadian oil and gas companies’ free cashflow is estimated to reach $152 billion in 2022. This is the highest level of profits the industry has ever seen. However, for the first time, this boom is not being accompanied by new projects in Alberta’s oilsands sector, or a significant expansion of jobs. It is also not being invested in decarbonization efforts to align with the emissions reduction pledges of the Pathways Alliance, an industry grouping formed in 2021.
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Getting on Track A primer on challenges to reducing carbon emissions in Canada’s oilsands

Publication March 1, 2022- By Eyab Al-Aini, Chris Severson-Baker, Jan Gorski

Canada's carbon-intensive oil and gas sector must significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and must also confront the prospect of a decline in demand for its product over the long term. Oilsands producers now rely on technologies to meet reduction targets that likely won’t be scalable and affordable until after 2030; however, the sector as a whole is better positioned than other parts of the economy to meet or exceed Canada’s 2030 emissions reduction targets.


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