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CAPP’s message to Alberta’s politicians: shorter regulatory times; six new pipelines

Don Horne   


The energy industry has revealed what it wants to see from Alberta politicians as they gear up for a spring election – shorter regulatory times and support for six new energy pipelines.

“Albertans need to be well-informed and have a clear picture of how we can make our province better before heading into the election. A vote for energy sends the message that Alberta can, and should, be supplying energy to the world,” says Tim McMillan, president and CEO of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). “Industry has been asking for effective policy changes to make Alberta more competitive. We want to attract global investment to the oil and natural gas sector, but to do so we need greater regulatory certainty along with fiscal and economic policies that allow us to compete globally.”

CAPP is looking for double the industry’s growth rate by 2020, but makes no mention of a price on carbon or a cap on oil sands emissions, both of which were brought in by Alberta’s current NDP government.

CAPP’s Oil and Natural Gas Priorities for a Prosperous Alberta can be found here.


“A healthy oil and natural gas industry benefits all Albertans and builds on the backbone of our economy. As Albertans head to the polls, the message is that a vote for energy is a vote to build a prosperous future for Alberta,” says McMillan. “The Alberta Energy Platform is ambitious and achievable. By increasing our competitiveness globally, we can attract the investment we need to create jobs, grow production, and become the world’s fourth-largest oil producer and third-largest natural gas producer.”


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