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Alberta’s new energy minister Diana McQueen looking outside North America for oilpatch alliances

February 5, 2014

As the U.S. State Department was preparing to release the results of yet another review into the Keystone XL pipeline last week, Alberta’s new energy minister, Diana McQueen, was speaking to a group of Japanese energy investors about the need to take the relationship to the next level.

“As you know, in Alberta we are blessed with abundant natural resources, including oil, oil sands, natural gas and coal,” Ms. McQueen said at a meeting in Calgary of the Japan Alberta Business Association, whose members include major Japanese companies keen to build infrastructure to move Alberta energy to Japan.

“New projects are being added every year, and oil production is expected to increase significantly over the next decades. You already know this, because you are active in various parts of the oil and gas value chain Canada. However, there is still a lot of room for our relationship to grow.”

Read more: http://business.financialpost.com/2014/02/05/albertas-new-energy-minister-diana-mcqueen-looking-outside-north-america-for-oilpatch-alliances/?__lsa=4552-d722

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