Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the voice of Canada`s upstream oil, oil sands and natural gas industry. The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP’s member companies produce about 90 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil. CAPP`s associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP`s members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues of about $100 billion-a-year. CAPP’s mission is to enhance the economic sustainability of the Canadian upstream petroleum industry in a safe and environmentally and socially responsible manner, through constructive engagement and communication with governments, the public and stakeholders in the communities in which we operate.

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2100, 350 - 7 Avenue SW , Calgary , Alberta T2P 3N9 Canada
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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Oil, Gas & Refineries
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)
Year Founded:
1927
Employees:
101-1000

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers is governed by an elected Board of Governors representative of our membership.

Our organization
CAPP is directed by a Board of Governors that sets priorities for the Executive Team, staff and committees. The board includes a full-time president, a volunteer chairman and 30 volunteer governors. Each represents member companies at the chief executive officer level.

The Board of Governors is balanced with governors drawn from the large, medium, and small member companies. Ten governors are selected from our 15 largest members, 10 from the next 30 member companies, and 10 from the smaller companies. A new chairman is nominated each year. This way, our board fairly represents the full-range of our membership.

Almost 250 member volunteers lend their expertise to the 11 Executive Policy Groups (EPGs). Each focuses on a specific aspect of the industry such as Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan or Northern operations, Atlantic Canada, Communications, Oil Sands, Aboriginal Relations, Markets and Transportation, Fiscal, and Environment.

About 80 staff members – including economists, engineers, communicators, accountants, political scientists, lawyers and administrative staff – work with our membership on the many issues before the organization.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) is the voice of Canada’s upstream petroleum industry.

Vision statement

CAPP's vision is to enhance Canada's prosperity by enabling responsible growth of Canada's upstream oil and gas industry.

Mission statement

CAPP's mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry, is to advocate for and enable economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.

Profile

CAPP represents companies, large and small, that explore for, develop and produce natural gas and crude oil throughout Canada. CAPP's member companies produce about 90 per cent of Canada's natural gas and crude oil. CAPP's associate members provide a wide range of services that support the upstream crude oil and natural gas industry. Together CAPP's members and associate members are an important part of a national industry with revenues of about $120 billion a year. CAPP's mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry, is to advocate for and enable economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.

Facilitate continued improvement in environment, health and safety performance and stewardship while maintaining a viable industry:

  • Contribute to the dialogue on the economic consequences of environment, health and safety policies
  • Facilitate development of performance measures for environmental stewardship
  • Work to develop environmental liability guarantee framework that is based on principles of equity and last resort
  • Maintain environmental operating guidelines
  • Communicate standards, guidelines and industry training programs to members
  • Communicate industry environment, health and safety performance to key stakeholders.

Improve market access, growth and producer netbacks:

  • Participate in Canadian cost of service, tolls and terms of service hearings
  • Structure favourable incentive regulatory arrangements
  • Pursue mileage-sensitive and rolled-in rates on U.S. systems
  • Monitor/access /expedite pipeline expansions
  • Eliminate/modify costly regulations
  • Participate in key regulatory change dialogues
  • Respond to market damaging activities
  • Regularly communicate with government/regulators.

Seek a fiscal regime that enhances the economic well-being and sustainability of petroleum exploration and development:

  • Pursue equitable and competitive tax structures from all orders of government that individually and collectively promote the industry's economic well-being and sustainability
  • Pursue simplified and transparent royalty systems that enhance the use of improved technologies and the extraction of the maximum amount of petroleum from reserves over time
  • Establish consistent, all-encompassing analyses of fiscal burdens on industry to be used in communication with governments at all levels.