The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

June 25, 2008 12:00 ET

Media Advisory: Fraser Institute Holds June 26 Breakfast Briefing to Discuss Results of the Second Annual Global Petroleum Survey

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - June 25, 2008) - The Fraser Institute will hold a breakfast briefing in conjunction with the release of its second annual Global Petroleum Survey on Thursday, June 26, 2008. Gerry Angevine, senior economist energy studies with the Fraser Institute, will discuss the results of the survey.

How does the petroleum industry view Alberta following the provincial government's royalty review? Is Saskatchewan continuing to grow as a province attractive to petroleum investment? How do Newfoundland and British Columbia compare to Canada's traditional oil patch powerhouse?

Answers to these questions and more can be found in this popular survey of senior executives and managers from more than 350 upstream petroleum companies. The Global Petroleum Survey measures the industry's opinions of the investment climate of 81 oil and gas producing jurisdictions and ranks Canadian provinces and territories, US states, and other countries according to the barriers to investment posed by existing policies and institutional arrangements.

The results will focus on changes in jurisdictional rankings, especially with respect to provinces and states where major changes in fiscal regimes and regulatory frameworks have occurred during the past year.

Interested media are invited to attend the breakfast briefing.

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2008

Time: 7:30 am -9:00 am

Location: The Calgary Chamber of Commerce

Robert Brown Jr. Room 205

100-6 Avenue SW, Calgary

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