Anticipated Future Value of Public Resources (AFVPR) – a shared resources’ framework


The common ground for Oil Sands Float Rights and Hydrological Spread water tax credits . . .is a public resource conservation framework: calculating the AFVPR of a limited resource, so that we can plan for recovery and return of the value of those resources back to their original value, the intrinsic state we all enjoy.  

  • – Using the AFVPR framework, we obtain market incentive to maximize self-interested conservation of the common resources we all depend on as a species and a civilization.
  • – Using AFVPR with Hydrological Spreads . . . we can manage limited supply, drought-induced shortages and over-pumping shortages, and minimize contamination of surface supplies, the water table, and local aquifers.  See the AFVPR water discussion here
  • – We can use AFVPR for . . . liquid water and water vapour for drinking, irrigation, and industrial use; energy supplies (hydroelectric, oil, gas, oil sands, solar), public forests, and topsoil).
  • – We can use AFVPR to . . .  create market incentive to cut industrial waste and contamination to zero (100% Zero Waste),
  • – Using AFVPR, governments offer incentive to create new technologies, such as vapour loss monitoring tools, to incentivize zero waste.
  • – Using AFVPR, entrepreneurs obtain incentive to create that new technologies, and the jobs that go with it.


The countries, states, and provinces that put AFVPR in place get market advantage first.

Are there ways that AFVPR could be used in your country?


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Oil Sands Float Rights


Oil Sands in Canada

The idea? A market incentive to curtail waste during Oil Sands extraction

While searching for ways to help our veterans get honourable Post Traumatic Stress coverage care, I noticed an opportunity for Western Canada and Utah to leverage their Oil Sands.  Creating a second market to avoid the boom-and-bust cycle often seen in resource-dependent regions.



“Float Rights” pdf – link here.

The idea is that Alberta, Saskatchewan, Utah and other Oil Sands regions license the right to pre-extract the anticipated intangible value of the physical resource; extracting the rolling anticipated value of Oil Sands as a spot market, in sequenced pre-extraction before “Liquid Right” licensees remove the physical resource.


The effects are interesting:

New Royalties from the one resource

  • Float Right Licensee does not necessarily have to be Liquid Right Licensee
  • Leaseable by Provinces to Sovereign States, to collateralize other risks
  • Leveraging underperforming Liquid Rights assets whenever demand slows
  • No need to depend on mining, export or hold-ups in pipeline capacity
  • Extraction-less industry when the market fluctuates

A Market Incentive for Zero Waste

  • Float Rights can be leveraged for any sort of business
  • “100% Capture” Target (100% of extractable liquid and tailings) becomes value-added
  • “Zero Waste” Target (100% pollution prevention) becomes value-added

A New Energy Spot Market

  • Trading on global oil, insurance, and finance exchanges
  • Float Right leverages 10% of resource that is extractable using current technology
  • As collateral, could Float Right leverage the other 90% until it is extractable?
  • Extraction owners could profitably backstop insurance costs and rent risk coverage

Competing Resource Plays

  • Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan)
  • USA (Green River Basin)
  • Russia
  • Kazakhstan


Dave Huer