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Pembina Area Synergy group operates in the Drayton Valley-Tomahawk -Brazeau County region to communicate and share information related to energy development in the area.
PAS meets every other month throughout the year (except the summer) to provide a forum for participants to discuss concerns, ask questions and provide information. Meetings are typically held the fourth Wednesday evening of every other month (Sept, Nov, Jan, March, May).
Provide a forum for open, honest and transparent communication, on-going dialogue and timely discussion of issues related to existing and proposed development and operations in the Drayton Tomahawk and surrounding areas.
Constructively share information and knowledge related to existing and proposed energy development, and communicate with area stakeholders in an open, honest and co-operative manner. Provide and opportunity for the public and petroleum industry to engage in meaningful discussions in an open and honest environment.
To collaboratively work together to gain knowledge understanding and input on natural resource development with the final solution being Consensus as to better ways of doing things.
Co-operatively working together in a long-term relationship based on respect, honesty and open communication.
To be known for creating a positive relationship amongst all stakeholders with open, honest dialog and information exchange while exploring for new ways to develop and produce resources in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner.
- Wednesday, September 25th at 7 pm at the Penn West offices in Drayton Valley. September's topic is Understanding Emergency Planning Zones.
- November 27th at 7 pm at Penn West. Topic TBA.
Pembina Area Synergy Youth Member & Bursary
Two $500 annual bursaries are directed toward encouraging involvement/mentoring within the Pembina Area Synergy (PAS) group.
PAS values your feedback and input. Please take a moment to provide us your thoughts on the group and its future activities, including topics or concerns you would like more information on.
PAS is a multi-stakeholder group with participants from a wide variety of organizations and backgrounds.
- Community members and landowners
- Energy Resources Conservation Board (ERCB)
- Alberta Environment and Water (AEW)
- Sustainable Resource Development (SRD)
- Town of Drayton Valley
- Brazeau County
- Society for the Responsible use of the North Saskatchewan River Valley
- Industry participants: Sinopec Daylight, Penn West Energy, Keyera Energy, Bonavista Energy, ConocoPhillips Canada, Baytex Resources, Pembina Pipeline, and Imperial Oil.
PAS is supported by a steering committee with representatives from various stakeholders.
Krista Waters, Facilitator firstname.lastname@example.org, 430-846-9583
Stephen Harrington, ERCB Stephen.Harrington@ercb.ca
Trina Wakelin, PennWest email@example.com
Shane Koss, Baytex Resources firstname.lastname@example.org
Bernie Schell, community 780-542-3482
Charlie Martin 780-542-4561
Anthony Heinrich, Brazeau County 780-696-2468
PAS boundaries are NOT set in stone and anyone interested in participating who lives beyond the borders is still welcome and encouraged to participate in the group.
PAS uses the PAOG (Pembina Area Operators Group) Mutual aid area: Buck Lake up to Wabamun. Parkland County up to Yellowhead County (use POAG boundaries in the West, South and East and extend to Hwy 16 in the North).
Key Directives for the group can be suggested as:
- Honesty: the human quality of communicating and acting truthfully related to truth as a value. This includes listening, and any action in the human repertoire - as well as speaking.
- Integrity: a consistency of actions, values, methods, measures and principles.
- Inclusiveness: to not exclude anyone from involvement or having a voice.
- Respectful: the acknowledgement that someone or something has value; the showing of thoughtfulness and consideration; to refrain from intruding upon or interfering with a person's right to an opinion or belief.
- Sharing: providing information and ideas in a manner that allows everyone to understand perspectives and provide insight.
- Provides a mechanism for identifying and sharing problems and working on solutions
- Builds relationships and fosters understanding
- Provides opportunities to share industry, government and community information and activities
- Offers a communication and awareness forum
- And creates a process to jointly explore better practices and new technologies.
- Ensure that the Drayton-Tomahawk community and surrounding area receive timely, relevant and appropriate information on both on-going and future petroleum industry operations and other development in the area.
- Participation by promoting public, government and industry involvement in PAS
- Provide participants the opportunity to participate constructively, meaningfully and openly in discussions and decision-making on concerns and issues that affect the community
- Work collaboratively to identify and address community issues, concerns and opportunities and implement activities that will enhance the quality of life in the community
- Create awareness of the potential impacts and risks of industrial operations and provide the community with an understanding of industry's capabilities to protect both the community and the environment
- Communicate with the broader community in regards to the mission and activities of this group
- Contribute to the development of positive long-term relationships amongst the community, government and local industry
- To teach, to learn, to inform.