AKITA Drilling Ltd. supports the Oil Respect campaign

CALGARY, March 30, 2016 /CNW/ - AKITA Drilling Ltd. has officially endorsed the Oil Respect campaign launched by the Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contactors on February 17, 2016.

"We fully endorse the Oil Respect campaign which is advocating a fact-based discussion regarding sustainable oil and gas development" declared Murray Roth. "We're now encouraging our employees, past and present, to support Oil Respect by signing the petitions asking for recognition of the importance of the industry and to get pipelines built so that we can compete on a level playing field against foreign oil."

Oil Respect is about standing up for hardworking oil families and businesses who are struggling. It's about respecting the facts, the workers and the contributions this industry provides to all Canadians.

Oil Respect will fight against the misinformation spread by foreign celebrities, radical environmentalists and grandstanding politicians at a time when tens of thousands of people are without work and without hope for an immediate recovery. It will demand action by federal and provincial governments on pipelines, the safest and most effective way to transport oil and gas products.

Oil Respect is a national campaign to allow regular Canadians to share their personal stories and demand respect for their industry.

SOURCE AKITA Drilling Ltd.

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For further information: Murray Roth, AKITA Drilling Ltd., Chief Financial Officer, (403)292-7950


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