University of Lethbridge in 2018 Cartoon by C Abel, March 15, 2014, Lethbridge Herald
Source: Lethbridge Herald, March 15, 2014
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Richard Masson is CEO of the Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission and brings over 25 years of leadership experience in oil sands development, energy marketing and finance to the role. Richard is leading Alberta’s commercial focus on activities to support the development of new crude oil infrastructure and markets. From 2010 to 2012 Richard was on a secondment from Nexen, and actied as Interim CEO for APMC, focused on bitumen related activities including the Bitumen Royalty in Kind implementation planning and oversight of APMC’s agreement with the North West Redwater Refinery. During the first year of his secondment Richard acted as Executive Advisor for the Oil Sands Strategy and Operations division, and led the industry consultation on the BRIK implementation policy.
Richard’s previous experiences include:
Nexen: VP Risk Management and member of the Marketing Global Leadership Team; Finance Director and member of the Long Lake Management Committee; and prior to that PLanning Manager for the Synthetic Oil Business Unit. Value Creation Group: Diretor of Business Development and Corporate Planning.
Shell: Manager, Planning and Manager, Finance and Evaluation for the Athabasca Oil Sands Project.
Alberta Energy Department: Director of Oil Sands Policy and Development, where he led the development of the generic oil sands royalty system in 1995-96.
Alberta Finance: Senior Analyst, Heritage Fund, where he was involved with the development of the Bi-Provincial Upgrader. [Emphasis added]
Fall 2012: Hydraulic Fracturing and Water Resources A California Perspective
The most memorable moment was when Dr. John Cherry, the renowned hydrogeologist from the University of Guelph, characterized the activities in the U.S. as a grand experiment with no proper scientific research on the effects of hydrofracturing on the environment. He challenged the funding mechanisms for such research in the U.S. because of the ties between universities and industry (or other parties), and indicated that the U.S. would be better off with a funding system similar to that in Canada, where the funding is not similarly tied and thus scientific research can proceed relatively unencumbered. [Emphasis added]
Ads run in August 2011 and FrackingAlberta Workshop held on September 10, 2011: What Fresh Hell is this? After this ad was published in local papers (demanding a frac moratorium) in August 2011, Canadian Environment Minister Peter Kent announced there would be two federal reviews on environmental impacts (but not health).
2001 – April 2006: Encana experimentally perf’d and frac’d nearly 200 shallow gas wells above the Base of Groundwater Protection within about 6 miles of Rosebud and in 2004, fractured repeatedly directly into the fresh water aquifers used by the community for drinking water , including 40,000 to 50,000 visitors to the Rosebud Dinner Theatre.
With respect, the reviews are 15 years too late for too many. ]