OTTAWA – The Mining Association of Canada
supports the government of Canada's approval of new pipeline infrastructure to diversify markets for Canada's oil sands industry.
"As an association that represents several oil sands companies and that advocates for trade-enabling infrastructure, we are pleased to see the government making timely, science-based decisions that set Canada in the right direction," stated Pierre Gratton, president and CEO of MAC.
According to the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
, less than 1% of Canada's oil is exported to markets outside of North America. Meanwhile, world demand for oil continues to grow. New major pipelines are, therefore, critical to Canada's competitiveness and economic well-being, and are instrumental to delivering Canadian energy products safely and efficiently to domestic and world markets.
"We recognize the government's approach to assessing major infrastructure projects that will enable Canada's resource sector to thrive and compete globally, while ensuring they employ the safest environmental practices possible," stated Gratton.
MAC maintains it website on everything about Canada’s mineral industries at www.Mining.ca.