The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents member companies that produce about 90 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil.
CAPP's Mission Statement
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.
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.
Goals and Strategies
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.
Develop and participate in processes that will result in the identification of non-accessible areas, the timely approval of activities and a lower cost of access to the land base:
- Work to improve coordinated land use planning processes
- Streamline approval processes for exploration, development, production and reclamation activities
- Reduce costs for access to land.
Work to build an efficient regulatory framework that meets industry objectives and that can be effected at the least cost:
- Insist regulations be based on identified need
- Insist regulatory impact analyses be conducted
- Participate in efforts to simplify, harmonize and streamline federal and provincial legislation
- Work with government to develop regulatory requirements that are clear and well understood by industry
Maintain a positive, collaborative profile for the industry with governments and the public, thereby facilitating achievement of the goals of CAPP
- Maintain a proactive communication plan that supports CAPP's mission and goals
- Implement issue-specific communication plans that deliver consistent and effective messages to internal and external audiences.