Government of Canada Announces Appointment of New Member to the National Energy Board

OTTAWA, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ - The Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario, today announced the appointment of Dr. Murray Lytle as a full-time member of the National Energy Board (NEB) for a term of seven years, effective July 6, 2015.

Dr. Lytle is a seasoned engineering and executive management professional with considerable experience in Canada and South America in the oil, gas and mining sectors, as well as equity finance. Most recently, he has served as Divisional Manager for Snowden Mining Industry Consultants based in Calgary, Alberta.  Dr. Lytle holds a Ph.D., Mining Engineering (Corporate Social Responsibility) from the University of British Columbia.

Quick Facts

  • The National Energy Board is an independent federal agency established in 1959 by the Parliament of Canada to regulate international and interprovincial aspects of the oil, gas and electric utility industries.
  • In 2014, the NEB regulated approximately 73,000 kilometres of interprovincial and international pipelines along with approximately 1,400 kilometres of international power lines across Canada.
  • In 2014, NEB regulated pipelines shipped approximately $159-billion worth of crude oil, petroleum products, natural gas liquids and natural gas to Canadians and export customers and NEB-regulated international power lines transmitted approximately $3.6 billion of electricity into and out of Canada.

 

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"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Lytle to the National Energy Board. Dr. Lytle brings many years of experience in the oil, gas and mining fields and will prove to be a valuable asset for the National Energy Board as it continues to fulfil its mandate to ensure the safety and security of Canadians and the environment."

Greg Rickford
Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario

 

SOURCE Natural Resources Canada

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