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March 4, 2013

OTTAWA — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, will deliver a keynote address at the IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates’ annual conference in Houston, Texas. He will discuss why Canada is a world class partner for jobs and the environment. The Minister will reinforce how cooperation with Canada contributes to jobs, economic growth energy security and environmental responsibility.

The media are also invited to join the Minister as he delivers remarks at the LyondellBasell Houston refinery. On the day of the visit, the refinery will process approximately 60,000 barrels of Canadian crude oil. The Minister will witness an example of the benefits Canadian energy is providing — jobs and growth on both sides of our shared border.

A mandatory safety briefing will be required to enter the facility. Closed-toe shoes are required and no shorts are permitted. Photo identification will be required. Media should pre-register by 5:00 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 5, at 613-992-4447 or

Tour of Refinery

LyondellBasell Refinery
12000 Lawndale
Houston, Texas

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 9:00 a.m. CST

Media must pre-register.

Conference Speech

The Hilton Americas Hotel
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, Texas

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Time: 1:50 p.m. CST

The Minister will meet briefly with the media following his remarks in room 335-C, 3rd Floor.

Media may contact: 

David Provencher
Press Secretary
Office of Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources


Media Relations
Natural Resources Canada