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Energy Contacts

Energy Institutions, Companies and Links

The list of companies is not a complete list of Oil and Gas companies in the area, it covers the major international businesses with activity in the South Peace region.

Aeolis Wind

Website:  www.aeoliswind.ca(link opens in a new window)
Wind energy is the world's cleanest source of electricity. It's renewable. It produces no greenhouse gas emissions or waste products. It requires no drilling, mining or refining. Along the flat-topped foothills that parallel the eastern flank of the Rocky Mountains, northeastern BC is a source of wind energy like few others on earth. Integrated with the region's vast hydro reservoirs, wind energy will drive economic growth in BC for years to come.

Apache Corporation

Website: www.apachecorp.com(link opens in a new window)
Apache is an independent energy company that explores for, develops and produces natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids. Their mission is to grow a profitable global exploration and production company in a safe and environmentally responsible manner for the benefits of their shareholders.

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers

Website:  www.capp.ca (link opens in a new window)
CAPP represents companies that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada and are the voice of Canada’s upstream oil, oil sands, and natural gas industry.  CAPP’s companies produce about 90% of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil.  Their mission is to enhance the economic sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a safe and environmentally and socially responsible manner.

Canadian Energy Pipeline Association

Website:  www.cepa.com (link opens in a new window)
CEPA represents Canada’s transmission pipeline companies.  They are dedicated to ensuring a strong and viable pipeline industry in Canada.  CEPA emphasizes public safety and pipeline integrity, social and environmental stewardship and cost competitiveness.

Canadian Gas Association

Website: www.cga.ca (link opens in a new window)
This is the voice of Canada’s natural gas delivery industry.  The association is made up of over 125 companies, organizations, and individuals who are involved in the delivery of natural gas in Canada and the US.  The CGA acts on behalf of its members to advance policy positions on national issues of relevance to natural gas.  They sustain and achieve infrastructure safety, integrity and efficiency.

Canadian Society for Unconventional Gas

Website: www.csur.com (link opens in a new window)
A formal not-for-profit group, this organization has been active in encouraging the growth of the unconventional gas industry focusing on natural gas from coal, tight gas sands and carbonates, shale gas and gas hydrates.  They provide the media with information and also strive to increase communication between the unconventional gas industry and the provincial and federal governments, stakeholders and First Nations.

Centre for Energy

Website:  www.centreforenergy.com (link opens in a new window)
The Centre for Energy is a strong place for credible, up-to-date energy information.  It is a not-for-profit organization guided by independent advisors and directed by an executive board.  They create energy related editorials, educational resources and other initiatives that support Canada’s energy system.

Environmental Assessment Office

Website: www.eao.gov.bc.ca (link opens in a new window)
The EAO operates independently and coordinates the assessment of proposed major projects in BC as required under the Environmental Assessment Act.  EAO works with First Nations, government agencies and the public to ensure major projects are developed in a sustainable manner.  The assessment process examines major projects for potentially adverse environmental, economic, social, health and heritage effects that may occur during the lifecycle of these projects.

Enbridge

Website:  www.enbridge.com (link opens in a new window)
Enbridge operates, in Canada and the US, the world’s longest crude oil and liquids pipeline system.  The company owns and operates Enbridge Pipeline Inc and other affiliated pipelines in Canada.  Enbridge is the proponent initiating the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project that is running through the northern parts of BC and Alberta from Kitimat to Edmonton, Alberta.

EnCana Corporation

Website:  www.encana.com (link opens in a new window)
EnCana is a natural gas company who focuses on the successful exploration and development of unconventional natural gas.  EnCana has a diverse portfolio of assets and holds a highly competitive land and resource position in a number of North America’s more promising shale and tight gas resource plays.

Energy Services British Columbia

Website:  www.energyservicesbc.org (link opens in a new window)
Energy Service BC is the voice of the British Columbia oil and gas service sector.  It is a member based, non-profit organization that represents safe, efficient, and productive BC service sector companies.  Energy Services advocates policy and regulations on behalf of its members.  They also try and market BC’s service sector as a whole.  They promote themselves as being well funded, well staffed and well organized.

EPAC-The Explorers & Producers Association of Canada

Website: http://explorersandproducers.ca/

The Explorers and Producers Association of Canada advocates on behalf of its member companies for sound government policy that promotes a thriving independent oil and gas sector. Canada's junior and mid-sized companies are a critical component of our nation's oil and gas industry, investing billions of dollars each year finding and developing new energy reserves while providing the North American market with a secure, reliable energy source.

Ferus

Website:  www.ferus.ca (link opens in a new window)
Ferus provides integrated solutions to the energy industry for well stimulation, well completion, and enhanced oil recovery applications.  They provide a supply of cryogenic fluids as well as the related logistical services to deliver their products to its customers.  Their primary products and service lines include carbon dioxide, liquid nitrogen, transportation, storage, logistics, and on-site services.  Currently Ferus owns and operates six cryogenics plants throughout Western Canada.

Geological Survey of Canada

Website: www.gsc.nrcan.gc.ca (link opens in a new window)
This is Canada’s primary agency for geoscientific information and research with world-class expertise focusing on geoscience surveys, sustainable development of Canada’s resources, environmental protection and technological innovations.  They supply the national geoscience knowledge base required to support effective mineral and hydrocarbon exploration and development across Canada.  They also provide the geological basis necessary to understand and address health, safety and environmental issues.

Geoscience British Columbia

Website:  www.geosciencebc.com (link opens in a new window)
Geoscience BC is an industry led, not-for-profit applied geoscience organization.  They work in partnership with industry, academia, governments, First Nations, and communities to fund geoscience projects with the objective to attract mineral and oil and gas exploration to British Columbia.  Their mandate includes the collection, interpretation and delivery of geoscience data and expertise to promote investment in resource exploration and development in British Columbia.

Ministry of Energy

Website:  www.empr.gov.bc.ca (link opens in a new window)
The Ministry manages the development of BC’s energy, mining and petroleum resources sector.  They are responsible for a range of policies and programs related to mineral exploration and mining.  These responsibilities include permitting, mining inspections and safety, geosciences, skills training, and educational programs.  By promoting teamwork and strong working relationships with clients, The Ministry tries to facilitate a thriving, safe, environmentally responsible and competitive sector. These initiatives will help the Ministry to try and contribute to the economic growth and development of communities throughout British Columbia.

Ministry of Environment: Environment Protection Division, Peace Region

Website:  www.env.gov.bc.ca (link opens in a new window)
This division has four areas of focus under the main office of the Ministry of Environment.  They are: environmental management, environmental quality, integrated pest management and flood hazard management.  Their environmental quality group assesses the impact of pollution from a wide variety of sources and ambient monitoring of the air, land, plants and water.

The National Energy Board

Website:  www.neb.gc.ca (link opens in a new window)
The National Energy Board is an independent federal agency established in 1959 created to regulate international and inter-provincial aspects of oil and gas and electrical utility industries.  The purpose of the National Energy Board is to regulate pipeline, energy development and trade in the interest of the Canadian public.

Natural Resources Canada

Website: www.nrcan.gc.ca (link opens in a new window)
This department seeks to enhance the responsible development and use of Canada’s natural resources and the competitiveness of Canada’s natural resource products.  They develop policies and programs that enhance the contribution of the natural resources sector to the economy and to help improve the quality of life for all Canadians.

The Oil and Gas Commission

Website:  www.ogc.gov.bc.ca (link opens in a new window)
The Oil and Gas Commission is an independent regulatory agency licensed as a Crown Corporation.  They are responsible for overseeing oil and gas activity including operations, development, pipeline transportation, and reclamation.   Created through the enactment of the Oil and Gas Commission Act, they are designed to operate as a streamlined one-step regulatory agency.  Their core roles are to assess applications for oil and gas activities and issuing approvals when appropriate, ensuring industry compliance with legislation, regulations and specific requirements, and to actively consult with First Nations on applications and operations.

Peace Energy Cooperative

Website:  www.peaceenergy.ca (link opens in a new window)
Incorporated in 2003, the Peace Energy Cooperative promotes the development and adoption of renewable energy resources in the Peace region.  They recognized the huge amount of opportunities that exist for the region in renewable energy sources.  They are a membership based cooperative made up of residents and business people in Dawson Creek who saw the potential in renewable energy.  They pooled their resources and expertise to create and own some of this new resource industry in the Peace region. The Bear Mountain Wind Farm was established by the Peace Energy Cooperative.

Petroleum Services Association of Canada

Website: www.psac.ca (link opens in a new window)
This is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sector within the upstream petroleum industry.  The association represents 250 member companies, PSAC members represent over 80 per cent of the business volume generated in the petroleum services industry

Shell Canada

Website:  www.shell.ca (link opens in a new window)
Shell has been operating in Canada since 1911 and is now one of the countries largest integrated oil and gas companies.  With their headquarters in Calgary Alberta Shell employees over 8200 people across Canada.  They try and meet the world’s demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways.  They have operations in BC, Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia that involve exploration, production, research, development and transportation.

South Peace Oilmen’s Association

Website:  www.dawsoncreekoilandgas.com (link opens in a new window)
The South Peace Oilmen’s Association is an organization that brings people involved in the oil and gas sector together socially.  Not only is the organization centered on the social gathering of industry workers, they also take part in community projects and fund raising efforts.  The website for the association contains the directory for oil and gas businesses in the South Peace.

Talisman Energy Inc

Website:  www.talisman-energy.com (link opens in a new window)
Talisman Energy is a global, diversified, upstream oil and gas company headquartered in Calgary Alberta.  They are a large producer in the Montney Play in northeastern British Columbia and northern Alberta.  In 2007 they produced 452,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.