Fort St. John set to host the 2013 BC Energy Conference


Over 16 years ago, the City of Fort St. John partnered with the B.C. government to host the first Oil & Gas Symposium. This conference offered an opportunity for government to recognize the local energy industry and the significant role it has played in our communities in British Columbia. It has since been renamed the BC Energy Conference, recognizing the multiple types of industries related to energy in B.C., particularly in the northeast region. This annual event attracts politicians, regulators, and industry leaders to share valuable information.

At the close of the inaugural conference held in Fort St. John, a joint protocol agreement was signed between Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, and Dawson Creek to allow each community an opportunity to host. This year’s conference will take place in Fort St. John from October 1 to 3, 2013 at the Pomeroy Hotel.

As host of the 2013 Energy Conference, the “Energy Capital of B.C.”, as Fort St. John is known, has one big question for those attending the conference or who are thinking about attending – “Are you energy literate?” This question is a call to action to those who are involved with, or affected in some way, by the discovery, production, shipping, and delivery of energy sources.

RS2271_Devon_OilGas_0116Not content to be the same old conference, this event offers an opportunity to bring together industry leaders, all levels of government, and academics to discuss the issues that really matter in the Canadian energy sector, especially in Northeastern B.C.  The City of Fort St. John is committed to being a leader in energy literacy and hopes that other municipalities and industry partners will pursue the same goal.

Chair of the 2013 B.C. Energy Conference, Trevor Bolin states, “Never before has the Fort St. John area been poised for the growth in the energy sector as it is right now. Fort St. John has been a hub for energy for the past five decades, but it is the coming decade that’s going to change everything we thought about energy.”

Whether you’re local government or industry, Bolin has this to say, “If you only book one event to attend this year, make sure it’s the 2013 BC Energy Conference hosted by the City of Fort St. John. You won’t regret it.”

The three-day conference opens with an optional tour of a working camp, followed by two action-packed days covering hot topics such as the new types of applications for liquefied natural gas pipelines and the need for effective transportation options in the future, plus an update on the Site C project, BC Hydro’s proposed third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in Northeast B.C.

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