QUÉBEC, May 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Oil and Gas Services Association
of Quebec (OGSAQ) announced today its third farm tour in Alberta. From July 21 to 23, 2014, a dozen Quebec business leaders will participate in this trip to
Alberta to learn more about the oil and gas industry. Ms. Françoise Bertrand, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec has confirmed her participation.
For the third consecutive year, the OGSAQ has planned a tour of Alberta
for a Quebec delegation so that participants can personally witness the
healthy coexistence between the local people, local municipalities, and
the industry in the context of resource development. During this tour,
participants will have an opportunity to meet with Albertan
entrepreneurs and farmers who have been working in the oil and gas
industry for years. Delegation participants will also have an
opportunity to meet with lead agencies in order to better understand
the regulatory framework for oil and gas development in Alberta.
"We chose this destination because Alberta has been using best industry
practices to exploit oil and gas in an environmentally conscious manner
for the past 70 years. I believe that enabling more Quebecers to visit
drilling sites and to meet witnesses of the industry, will help
participants to understand the oil and gas industry better and will
help dispel the myths that are common in Quebec," said Mario Lévesque,
president of the OGSAQ.
During previous tours, all the participants returned to Quebec believing
that harmonious coexistence between the industry and agriculture is
possible and that is why the OGSAQ is, this year, again offering the
opportunity for several other Quebecers to see the reality for
We invite Quebecers and media representatives to follow the third
Alberta tour by going to the OGSAQ website at www.afspg.com under the Activities tab, where they will be able to get more
information. Or follow us on Twitter at @AFSPG and #ABTour2014.
A media advisory will soon be sent out with additional information.
The Oil and Gas Services Association of Quebec (OGSAQ), founded in 2011,
represents more than 70 companies that employ over 5000 workers. Its
mission is to keep Quebecers informed about the oil and gas industry.
SOURCE: Oil and Gas Services Association of Québec (OGSAQ)
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