CAPP's Mission 

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) represents member companies that produce about 90 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil.

Vision Statement

CAPP’s Vision is to enhance Canada’s prosperity by enabling responsible growthof Canada’ upstream oil and gas industry.

Mission Statement

Our Mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and gas industry, is toadvocate for and enable:

  • Economic Competitiveness; and,
  • Safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance.
This means achieving the following outcomes for our industry:
  • Competitiveness, in North America and globally, so as to attract the capital necessary to grow production and expand markets and to deliver value to the Canadian public and to our investors; and,
  • Social License from governments, Aboriginal peoples, the public, stakeholders and the communities in which we operate, which will be determined by:
    • Our collective performance, as measured by continuous improvement and comparison to world class benchmarks; and,
    • The effectiveness of our communications and outreach.


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 $110 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.

CAPP on Climate

CAPP on Climate

The Canadian oil and gas industry supports action on climate change, and we believe that should take place through a balanced approach.

Read about CAPP on Climate

Contact Us

For general inquiries contact:
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For media inquiries contact:
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For Atlantic Canada inquiries contact:
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For British Columbia inquiries contact:
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For membership inquiries contact:
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Our Role

Working closely with our members, governments, communities and stakeholders, CAPP analyzes key oil and gas issues and represents member interests nationally in all of Canada's provinces and territories. We also strive to achieve consensus on industry codes of practice and operating guidelines that meet or exceed government standards.

Responsible Canadian Energy

Responsible Canadian Energy™ is the evolution of CAPP’s long-standing Stewardship Program.