Commissioner Leaving BC Oil and Gas Commission

VICTORIA The BC Oil and Gas Commission (Commission) announces today that Alex Ferguson has decided to resign from the Commission after five years, the last four as Commissioner and CEO.

Mr. Ferguson played an integral role in driving the Commission toward its goal of being the leading oil and gas regulator in Canada, and has guided the Commission in the implementation of the Oil and Gas Activities Act and in regulating increased unconventional gas development in British Columbia. Mr. Ferguson first joined the Commission in 2006 as Deputy Commissioner, and was appointed Commissioner and CEO in 2007. Mr. Ferguson stated he is moving on for personal reasons.

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"It has truly been an honour for me to serve as the Commissioner, and a fellow employee of the BC Oil and Gas Commission," Mr. Ferguson said.The Commission has processes in place to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted work flow during the transition to a new Commissioner. In the interim, Chief Operating Officer Paul Jeakins will serve as Acting Commissioner and CEO to ensure continuity with the Commission's processes and decisions.

Mr. Ferguson is not accepting personal interviews at this time.

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