Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm has been handed the task of cross province consultations this summer on a number of Energy Ministry projects and areas of interest.

The Parliamentary Secretary for the Natural Gas Initiative, to Energy and Mines Minister Rich Coleman, the local MLA will advance a plan to accelerate the use of natural gas in the transporation industry.

He’s also being asked to put forward strategies on how to increase the use of electrification in the natural gas sector…and, to mitigate greenhouse gas emsissions from natural gas exploration activity.

His meetings with local community and industry leaders…government agencies…and public stake holder groups…will also go into areas of advancing energy industry employment opportunities and new technlogy.

In announcing the cross province consultation tour today, the Ministry noted the oil and gas sector currently supports about 20 thousand person years of employment in BC.