When Robin Greschner, the chair of the Youth Committee of the Canadian Association of the World Petroleum Council (WPC), asked Cody Parrish to help out with the 2013 WPC Youth Forum held in Calgary, the 28-year-old business analyst with Encana Corporation said, "Yeah, I've done conferences in the past with Husky and others. I suppose I can do that. What's the time commitment?"
Ahmed Taha, Vice-president, Oil Sands Operations, Tervita Corporation
In the last year of university, while taking course overloads to finish early, Ahmed Taha was also working part-time at an Edmonton landfill and weighing in some of his own vehicles from a rubbish-hauling business he’d started to pay his way through university after blowing out his knee in the first four months of a hockey scholarship.
"If it bleeds, it leads."
That's the mantra used often to describe the news media's penchant for giving violent crime, disasters and other bad news preference over good news.
A former executive with Calgary-based GasFrac Energy Services Inc. says oil and gas producers and the service sector must develop technologies that deal with the environmental impacts of fracking or risk losing their social licence to operate.