January 2011

Lucien Bouchard new President of the Quebec Oil and Gas Association


The Quebec Oil and Gas Association (QOGA) is proud to announce the appointment of former Québec Premier Lucien Bouchard as Chairman of its Board of Directors. The members of the QOGA Board formalized this recommendation in a meeting this morning. Québec Premier from 1996 to 2001, Lucien Bouchard was also...

Shale gas: According to The Financial Post it’s Uncle Sam’s saviour. And what about Quebec?


An article published by The Financial Post on January 13th 2011 outlines the remarkable benefits the United States could gain through an increase of that country’s production of shale gas: reduced dependency on foreign gas imports deficit reduction reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Christopher Swann, journalist for the Reuters news agency...

Information on reports on minor natural gas emanations


Media reports have recently commented on some minor natural gas emanations that have been observed during regulatory inspections.  We wish to confirm that wells are regularly monitored by the companies that operate them, as well as by government regulators.  QOGA members always test the equipment they install in these wells,...