CALGARY, Feb. 3, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Petroleum
Producers today welcomed the progressive measures outlined in the
Canada-Alberta implementation plan for integrated environmental
monitoring in the oil sands region.
"We are pleased the federal and Alberta governments are working together
as partners to provide leadership in developing and implementing a
single, government-led oil sands monitoring system that will be based
on sound science and provide transparency regarding the environmental
performance of the oil sands industry," said CAPP President Dave
Collyer. "A world-class environmental monitoring system will contribute
to improved performance reporting, regional planning and industry
performance improvement as the oil sands industry continues to grow."
A robust, transparent monitoring system will help industry, governments
and other stakeholders achieve the goal of long-term, responsible oil
sands development and assist industry in delivering continuous
"We look forward to working with governments to ensure the oil sands
environmental monitoring system is implemented effectively and
efficiently, including integration with existing environmental
monitoring organizations and processes in the oil sands region,"
Canada's oil sands resources are being developed within a transparent
policy and regulatory framework. We encourage other jurisdictions to
establish comparable levels of regulatory requirements and transparency
in performance reporting.
The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents
companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce
natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP's member companies
produce more than 90 per cent of Canada's natural gas and crude oil.
CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support
the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's
members and associate members are an important part of a national
industry with revenues of about $100 billion-a-year. CAPP's mission is
to enhance the economic sustainability of the Canadian upstream
petroleum industry in a safe and environmentally and socially
responsible manner, through constructive engagement and communication
with governments, the public and stakeholders in the communities in
which we operate.
SOURCE Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
For further information:
Travis Davies, Manager of Media Relations
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers