About Us

We’re the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers, or CAPP. CAPP member companies produce about 80 per cent of Canada’s natural gas and crude oil. We oversee the responsible growth of Canada’s oil and natural gas industry. In other words, we strive to innovate and help develop Canada’s natural energy resources in a way that’s globally competitive, safe, and socially and environmentally responsible.

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Canada’s Oil Sands
Canada’s Natural Gas

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada’s oil sands through collaborative action and innovation.

COSIA brings together leading minds from industry, government, academia and the public with the purpose of sharing ideas, and enabling responsible and sustainable growth in the oil sands, while improving accountability and environmental performance.

So far, COSIA members have shared 936 distinct technologies and innovations that cost almost $1.33 billion to develop, making it one of the most active innovation hubs in the world.

Economic Contribution

Canadians enjoy a quality of life that is second to none. And the oil and gas industry is a huge contributor to the Canadian economy. As the largest private sector investor in Canada, the industry creates jobs not just in Alberta, but in 12 of Canada’s provinces and territories. When we prosper, Canada prospers. When we don’t, it causes a ripple effect throughout the country. We can’t control the global price of oil and gas, but we can influence our choices on infrastructure, trade, regulation and technology.

By developing innovation to make our work more efficient, we know we can continue to contribute to the economy, as well as be more responsible to the environment.

According to the International Energy Agency 2016 World Energy Outlook we will need all forms of energy to meet the world’s growing energy needs. Canada is uniquely positioned to provide an abundance of safe, secure energy and we are committed to doing our part to contribute to a cleaner energy future.


Energy IQ

Developed by Canadian Geographic Education, Energy IQ is a curriculum-linked energy education program that teaches Canadians about our country’s energy resources, demand and transportation.

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Safety & Community

The relationship we have with our communities, citizens and other industries is critical to our success. We’re committed to being good neighbours through regular consultation and communication with local landowners and affected communities, including aboriginal communities. We pride ourselves on developing relationships based on transparency, mutual respect and trust.

The areas where oil and natural gas companies work are often remote, with challenging climates. Safety isn’t just important, it’s paramount for our industry. We constantly train our workers on comprehensive preparation programs and maintain Emergency Response Plans to ensure the safety of everyone.

The innovation and technology we’re working on will provide more than just economic benefits to the communities the oil and gas industry works in. Many of these projects are designed to improve worker and public safety, as well as minimizing our impact on the environment we all share.

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See what else we’re doing

Ted is making excavators float to help restore habitat faster.

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Neal is using light oil and steam to reduce greenhouse gases.

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Stephane has developed a satellite to detect emissions.

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