Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Strikes Panel for Recommendations on Oil Refining, Upgrading

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Strikes Panel for Recommendations on Oil Refining, Upgrading

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Alberta strikes panel on oil upgrading

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EDMONTON - The Alberta government has struck a panel to advise it on the best way to upgrade its energy industry.

Energy Minister Marg McCuaig-Boyd said Thursday the seven-member panel will do research, talk to stakeholders and the public, and report back in a year on initiatives such as upgrading and refining.

"We're going to have them look at all of those options," said McCuaig-Boyd.

"If there is going to be government policy or programs to help with this, we want to make sure we're strategic.

"We'll defer to the committee on the best advice of what will bring investment."

Its co-chairs are Jeanette Patell with General Electric, and Gil McGowan, the president of the Alberta Federation of Labour. …

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