CAPP and CEPA support EnCana's reward for bombers' arrest

    CALGARY, Jan. 13 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
(CAPP) and the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) fully support
EnCana Corporation's offer of a $500,000 cash reward for information leading
to the arrest and prosecution of the individual or individuals responsible for
the recent bombings of gas facilities in the Dawson Creek area.
    David Collyer, President of CAPP said, "It is vital to industry that our
neighbours and our employees feel safe and secure in their proximity to
pipelines and other infrastructure. We must exercise all resources at our
disposal to ensure these criminal acts are stopped."
    Brenda Kenny, President of CEPA said, "We condemn clearly what continue
to be criminal and cowardly acts that have no place in civilized society."
    These bombings are violent, dangerous, criminal actions that pose a risk
to both the public and to workers in the area. It is important that measures
are taken to quickly bring an end to these bombings.
    CAPP and CEPA believe there are other socially responsible mechanisms for
individuals to raise and address concerns they may have with oil and gas
industry activity. Further, we believe the BC oil and gas industry's
activities are well regulated through the BC Oil and Gas Commission and other
line departments to ensure the safe design and operation of facilities.
    CAPP and CEPA encourage anyone with information on the bombings to
contact the RCMP at 1-866-944-7473.

    Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

    The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents 130
companies that explore for, develop and produce more than 95 per cent of
Canada's natural gas and crude oil. CAPP also has 150 associate member
companies that provide a wide range of services that support the upstream oil
and natural gas industry. Together, these members and associate members are an
important part of a $120-billion-a-year national industry that affects the
livelihoods of more than half a million Canadians.

    Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

    CEPA represents Canada's transmission pipeline companies. Its members are
world leaders in providing safe, reliable long-distance energy transportation.
CEPA's transmission pipelines transports 97 per cent of Canada's daily oil and
natural gas production from producing regions to markets throughout Canada and
the United States.

For further information:

For further information: Travis Davies, Media Relations Advisor, CAPP,
T: (403) 267-1151, C: (403) 542-4115,; Jeff Angel, Vice
President External Relations, CEPA, T: (403) 268-7858, C: (403) 473-8818,

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