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Promoting Opportunities in Alberta’s Energy Sector

Energy Minister Margaret McCuaig-Boyd traveled to Houston, Texas this week, to promote investment in Alberta’s oil and gas industry during a major U.S. energy conference.

Marg McCuaig-Boyd, part of the Western Canada panel at CERAWeek, as they discussed the importance of pipelines and diversifying our downstream industries to ensure Canada get top dollar for our oil and gas resources.

While attending CERAWeek from March 4 to 7, Minister McCuaig-Boyd met with potential investors about value-added opportunities in Alberta’s downstream sector. She also participated in a panel session on the growth of energy development in Western Canada, discussing the important actions Alberta is taking to grow production and attract new investment while reducing emissions.

“Alberta has a tremendous story to tell, and I’m proud to share it with investors from around the world. We’re blessed with some of the richest oil and gas resources in North America, and we’re building on our strengths to secure Alberta’s energy future through diversification. Combined with our actions to support private investment in oil and gas processing and petrochemical manufacturing, I’m looking forward to showcasing why Alberta is the best place to invest and do business.”

~Margaret McCuaig-Boyd, Minister of Energy

The minister also met with key influencers, including the Texas Secretary of State and federal energy ministers from Mexico and Norway.

CERAWeek is an annual conference that brings together energy leaders from across North America and the globe to discuss and collaborate on critical topics of interest to Alberta’s energy strategy.

The estimated cost for Minister McCuaig-Boyd, one political staff member and one public servant is $26,682.

Itinerary for Minister McCuaig-Boyd*

March 4
  • Depart Edmonton for Houston, Texas
March 5
  • Bilateral meetings
  • Attend CERAWeek conference sessions
March 6
  • Bilateral meetings
  • Attend CERAWeek conference sessions
  • Participate in panel discussion on western Canadian oil and gas
March 7
  • Bilateral meetings
  • Attend CERAWeek conference sessions
  • Return to Alberta

*Itinerary is subject to change.

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