CAPP Releases 2007 Stewardship Report

    CALGARY, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
(CAPP) has released its 2007 Stewardship Report (
The annual report documents the industry's mandate to achieve measurable
improvement in the areas of environmental, safety and social performance.
    Stewardship is the commitment to responsible resource development and
continuous improvement that all CAPP members uphold. It is an integrated
approach that instills sound planning and operating practices to reduce our
environmental footprint, ensure the health and safety of the public and our
workers, and work with the communities in which we operate.
    Video press release:
    "Our growing industry affects more and more Canadians, and they have
ever-greater expectations of the responsible development of our country's
resources. As an industry, we are committed to meeting those expectations and
the Stewardship initiative is a great report card for Canadians to see how
we're performing," says Brian Maynard, VP Stewardship and Public Affairs.
    The report includes several industry success stories. It also includes
areas where industry acknowledges the need to improve its performance.
Stewardship is an important system for identifying challenges, the first step
in making things better. Some highlights include:
    -  Overall greenhouse gas emissions rose by 4.5 million tonnes. And after
       years of significant reductions in flaring volumes, this year solution
       gas and total gas flared increased.
    -  On the positive side, we've seen vast improvements in areas such as
       sulphur recovery, sulphur dioxide emissions and benzene emissions.
    -  Our injury numbers are at their lowest level since Stewardship
       reporting began, in 1999.

    The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents 140
companies that explore for, develop and produce natural gas, natural gas
liquids, crude oil, oil sands, and elemental sulphur throughout Canada. CAPP
member companies produce more than 95 per cent of Canada's natural gas and
crude oil. CAPP also has 135 associate members that provide a wide range of
services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry.
Together, these members and associate members are an important part of a
$100-billion-a-year national industry that affects the livelihoods of more
than half a million Canadians.

    Backgrounder - Calgary, 02/11/2008

    In 2007, Canada's oil and gas industry made several notable improvements
in the areas of environmental, social and safety performance. As a part of the
Stewardship Report, The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers identifies
and recognizes Stewards of Excellence for these accomplishments. The 2007
recipients for excellent stewardship:

    Environmental Performance Recipient - ConocoPhillips Canada

    ConocoPhillips' use of new infrared video technology to identify and
measure fugitive emissions has the potential to provide an 18 per cent
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at their facilities across Canada.

    Media contact: Julie Baron, P. 403-233-3966 E.

    Social Performance Recipient - EnCana Corporation

    Through its Courtesy Matters campaign, EnCana improved relations with the
people they dealt with - landowners, local commuters, town planners and even
the local schools - demonstrating that acting responsibly makes for more than
a good corporate citizen, it also makes for a good neighbour.

    Media Contact: Rhona DelFrari, Media Relations Advisor, P. 403-645-4740
C. 403-472-8828

    Safety Performance Recipient - BP Canada Energy Company

    BP Canada's rig site injury rate dropped nearly 80 per cent as a result
of the Make A Difference Today program. The program's outstanding success in
the field is due to the active participation of the rig workers themselves who
own and operate the program.

    Media Contact: BP Canada Media Line. 403-233-1033

    Presidents Award Recipient - Suncor Energy Inc.

    As a result of Suncor's Journey to Zero, the two industry measures of
safety on the job - Lost Time Injury Frequency and Recordable Injury Frequency
- have improved significantly. While not at zero yet, the Oil Sands Upgrading
facilities have gone more than 10 million hours without a lost time injury,
and the Mining division has posted three million injury-free hours since the
Journey began. In 2006, Suncor completed an injury-free year among its 1,300
Oil Sands Mining division employees - including 350 new hires.

    Media Contact: Brad Bellows. P. 403-2698717 E.

For further information:

For further information: Travis Davies, Media Relations, Phone: (403)
267-1151, Cell: (403) 542-4115, Email:

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