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Oil and Gas Awareness Day

Feb 13, 2017

It is Oil and Gas Awareness Day in Grande Prairie, to recognize the Leduc oil discovery 70 years ago.

The mayor made the proclamation last week.

President of the Grande Prairie Petroleum Association Rob Petrone says it is nice to have the industry recognized for its contributions.

“A major funding source for the infrastructure, education, health care, everything and it is really one of the biggest engines that drives the economy and the health of the economy in the province.”

He adds that discovery created the Alberta we see today.

“For Alberta we are the third largest reserves in the world and that just goes to show how much development has occurred and the opportunity for continued growth exists as well.”

In Leduc today to mark the anniversary, the energy minister will be making an announcement.

-Glory Przekop/sr

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