Is Crescent Point Energy’s withdrawal from Canada’s largest oil and gas lobbying group a shot across the bow in a little oil vs. big oil battle over the country’s energy and climate policies?
Crescent Point Energy is leaving Canada’s main oil and gas lobbying group in what may be the opening salvo of a political war over the New Democratic Party’s (NDP) energy and climate policies.
Neither party is commenting on the decision by the Calgary, Alberta-based producer—whose production is almost entirely located in Saskatchewan, the province immediately east of Alberta— to not renew its membership. Crescent Point Energy did not respond to a request for comment.
“Crescent Point Energy did not renew with CAPP [Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers] for the 2017 year. If they decide to renew again, we would look forward to working with them in the future,” said Chelsie Klassen, spokesperson for CAPP.
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