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CANADIAN ENERGY PIPELINE ASSOCIATION NAMES PRESIDENT

 CALGARY, Alberta, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) announced today that Myron F. Kanik, Alberta's deputy minister of energy, has been named president.
 Kanik will assume the position of president effective Sept. 1. He will be located in Calgary to direct the day-to-day operations of the association and will take the lead in implementing and promoting CEPA's objectives.
 A graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in economics and mathematics, Kanik spent 13 years with Pan American Petroleum and Chevron Standard before joining the Department of Energy in 1974. He has held a number of key positions with the Alberta government, including assistant deputy minister of policy analysis and planning, and associate deputy minister for finance and administration. In 1986, Kanik was appointed deputy minister, Department of Energy.
 Brian F. MacNeill, chairman of CEPA and president and chief executive officer of Interprovincial Pipe Line System Inc., stated: "We are pleased that Myron Kanik has agreed to take on this very important leadership role. With his reputation and experience, he is the ideal person to carry our association's message to all levels of industry, government, and the public."
 CEPA was formed in June of this year to represent the interests of Canada's major oil and gas pipeline companies. Its founding members are Alberta Natural Gas Company Ltd., Foothills Pipe Lines Ltd., Interprovincial Pipe Line System Inc., NOVA Corp. of Alberta, TransCanada PipeLines Ltd., Trans Mountain Pipe Line Company Ltd. and Westcoast Energy Inc. The association is currently inviting other companies to join.
 CEPA's mandate is to promote greater understanding of the important role played by Canada's pipeline companies in the Canadian economy. Its members currently transport more than 90 percent of the natural gas and crude oil produced in Canada.
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 /CONTACT: Brian MacNeill, chairman of Canadian Energy Pipeline & president & CEO of Interprovincial Pipe Line System Inc., 403-420-5301; Bruce Simpson, vice chairman of Canadian Energy Pipeline & president of Alberta Gas Transmission Division & NOVA Corp. 403-290-7644; or Canadian Energy Pipeline Association office, 403-221-8777/


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