On Dec. 29 Oilfield Dads and Rally4Resources will be holding a New Year, New Pipeline Rally at the Lou Soppit Community Centre in Rocky Mountain House.
The free event, is being held to show the government that “the silent majority supports this industry,” according to a Dec. 28 press release.
“The government’s regulations are suffocating the Canadian oil and gas industry and we are fighting to revive our economy,”the release stated.
“With an estimated 1.4 billion cubic metres of unconventional oil resources in the oil-sands alone, Alberta leads Canada as the largest oil producer, not to mention our natural gas, conventional oil, coal, and mineral sectors.”
“2019 will be a pivotal year for those employed in the Canadian oil & gas industry and our economy as a whole,”it went on to note.
“More than 500,000 Canadians earn a living working in the oil and gas industry.
“The devastating price drop of Western Canadian Select Oil is not only crippling our economy, but our families, our jobs, our province, and our nation. The future of our industry is at stake,”the release added.
“We must get a pipeline built and gain market access in 2019.”
With over 500 people expected to attend the pro-oil and gas rally, a selection of speakers from politicians to local business owners and industry spokespeople will be presenting.