CALGARY, AB (April 17, 2019) – The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) congratulates Premier-Elect Jason Kenney and the new United Conservative Party for their resounding victory last night in Alberta. PSAC also applauds all of the candidates for their outstanding efforts during the campaign.
Gary Mar, President and CEO of PSAC, says, “The platform of the UCP precisely reflects the needs of the tens of thousands of service sector companies and workers that PSAC represents that have been devastated by the flight of capital from the oil and gas industry. Lack of progress to address egress, regulatory, and competitiveness issues has only served to exacerbate the downturn of the past four years.”
Duncan Au, Chair of PSAC and President and CEO of CWC Energy Services, agrees and says, “The policies put forward by the UCP platform are already generating optimism for oilfield service companies. We look forward to a government that recognizes that a healthy business sector generates jobs and benefits for all Albertans, that understands that our vital oil and gas industry must succeed to continue to benefit all Canadians, and that we must be Canadians first and work together to create prosperity for all.”
Gary Mar continued to say, “We look forward to working with a UCP Government that declares Alberta is open for business, that has made a priority for policies to strengthen our oil and gas industry, that will combat foreign funds that are targeting our prosperity, and restore competitiveness and our Alberta Advantage.”
The Petroleum Services Association of Canada (PSAC) is the national trade association representing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors within the upstream petroleum industry. PSAC is Working Energy and as the voice of this sector, advocates for its members to enable the continued innovation, technological advancement and in-the-field experience they supply to energy explorers and producers in Canada and internationally, helping to increase efficiency, ensure safety and protect the environment.
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