Saskatchewan Becomes IOGCC’s Newest International Affiliate

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Saskatchewan Becomes IOGCC’s Newest International Affiliate

The Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission welcomed the province of Saskatchewan, Canada, as its eighth international affiliate at its recent Washington, D.C. meeting.

Saskatchewan joins four other Canadian provinces with international affiliate status; including Alberta, British Columbia, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

Through IOGCC International, international affiliates have full access to the information and resources of the IOGCC, as well as the opportunity to participate on IOGCC committees and activities, share experiences and information, improve knowledge and solve common problems, and study common issues facing every nation's hydrocarbon recovery efforts.

In 1944, the first commercial crude oil was discovered in Saskatchewan. Saskatchewan is now the second largest oil producer in Canada after Alberta. The province produces approximately 17 percent of Canada’s total oil production.

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The IOGCC, representing the governors of 30 member and eight associate states, promotes the conservation and efficient recovery of the nation’s oil and natural gas resources while protecting health, safety, and the environment. Established by the charter member states’ governors in 1935, it is the oldest, largest, and most effective interstate compact in the nation. For more information visit www.iogcc.state.ok.us.

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