Minister Jean speaks about World Petroleum Congress in Calgary

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The 24th World Petroleum Congress is being held in Calgary to discuss energy transition and paths to a net zero future.

The conference covers many aspects of the petroleum industry from technological advances, to management of the industry and its economic and environmental impact, as well as operations.

Alberta’s Minister of Energy and Minerals, Brian Jean, welcomed those participating in the conference.

Minister Jean said Alberta is the energy province and promised to continue to be a leader in energy on a global scale.

“Oil and gas will continue to be a major part of the world’s energy mix for decades to come,” said Minister Jean.

“I believe more than ever that our province can help shape the global energy future and that is why I am delighted that we will be able to host so many global energy leaders in Calgary. We all know the importance of reaching carbon neutrality and we are all running as fast as we can to get there. Alberta is committed to cutting emissions while keeping energy secure and affordable.”

Minister Jean also spoke on the work being done within Alberta’s carbon capture projects, highlighting that more than 11.5 million tonnes of CO2 have been safely stored underground.

The Minister also highlighted other industries and the possibilities for future investment.

“Our oil and gas industry has invested billions in emissions reduction and is actively commercializing their technologies across the province,” said Minister Jean.

“Our hydrogen, natural gas, critical mineral, petrochemical and renewable energy opportunities all continue to attract attention and investment.”

Minister Jean welcomes all partnerships to support future energy technologies in the province.

“An investment in Alberta energy is an investment in the world’s energy future,” said Minister Jean.

The World Petroleum Congress is taking place until Sept. 21, 2023.

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