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Today’s Date

Thursday, Oct 22nd, 2020

Advocacy

Noia advocates for east coast Canada’s oil & gas industry on issues important to its members.  During 2020, the association has focused on advocating to the federal and provincial governments for support for our offshore industry as it deals with the challenges of COVID-19 and a drastic decline in oil prices. Below are highlights of some of the activities undertaken on behalf of Noia members.

FEATURED CONTENT: Government of Newfoundland and Labrador News Conference (September 24, 2020)

Premier Andrew Furey and Minister of Industry, Energy and Technology Andrew Parsons announce a new offshore exploration initiative.

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Unifor Rally (September 16, 2020)

Charlene Johnson speaks at the rally held by Unifor Local 2121 in support of NL oil & gas sector workers.

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'Growing Pains' Podcast (July 23, 2020)

CEO Charlene Johnson speaks with economist David Campbell about the crisis in the offshore oil & gas industry.

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World Oil 'Daily Brief' Podcast (July 12, 2020)

Listen to World Oil's "Daily Brief" podcast. A segment about the Newfoundland and Labrador offshore begins at the four-minute mark.

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Letter to Federal Natural Resources Minister

Read Noia's July 10, 2020 letter to Minister Seamus O'Regan.

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Letter to the Prime Minister from the NL Federal Caucus

Read the May 27, 2020 letter signed by MPs Scott Simms, Yvonne Jones, Gudie Hutchings, Ken McDonald and Churence Rogers.

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Noia Requests Response from Prime Minister on Urgent Requests for Help

Following the May 26, 2020 news conference, Noia wrote Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to request a response to pleas from the industry and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador to provide assistance to help the offshore oil and gas industry recover from COVID-19 and remain globally competitive.

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Virtual News Conference (May 26, 2020)

View video of this live-streamed news conference featuring Newfoundland and Labrador's Premier Dwight Ball and Natural Resources Minister Siobhan Coady, Noia CEO Charlene Johnson and representatives from CAPP, Memorial University of Newfoundland, TradesNL, NEIA and an employee of the local oil & gas sector. Read Charlene Johnson's speaking notes.

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Noia CEO Request of Members

Read Charlene Johnson's May 19, 2020 request for support in Noia's most recent advocacy effort.

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Noia's Virtual Town Hall (May 14, 2020)

View full proceedings of Noia's second virtual town hall.

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Letter to Federal Natural Resources Minister

Noia Board of Directors Chair Karen Winsor and CEO Charlene Johnson wrote Minister Seamus O'Regan on May 6, 2020 requesting two forms of help for our province's oil & gas industry.

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Noia CEO's Update to Members

Read CEO Charlene Johnson's May 6, 2020 update to members.

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Noia's Submission on Offshore Drilling

Read Noia's Submission on the Ministerial Regulatory Proposal to Designate Offshore Exploratory Drilling East of Newfoundland and Labrador for Exclusion under the Impact Assessment Act (April 29, 2020)

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Bill Fanning's Presentation During Noia's Virtual Town Hall (April 27, 2020)

Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil & gas industry is facing an unprecedented crisis. Noia hosted a Virtual Town Hall to discuss the impact and possible solutions to help our industry. Bill Fanning, president and county manager for Kvaerner Canada, spoke about what the oil & gas industry means relative to our future.

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Imagine the Potential

Learn about the impact the offshore oil & gas industry has had on this province and our people:

Imagine The Potential

Economic Impacts

Impacts to Individuals and Families

Local Impacts

Noia 40 Years

My Offshore My Future

Noia members need help

My Offshore My Future

View videos shared by people working in our industry

Karen Winsor

Liam O'Shea

Christian Somerton

Rob Crosbie

Lee Shinkle

Jennifer Higdon

Mark Collett

Brian Henley

Caron Hawco

Gerry Mayo

Greg Stacey

Media Interviews

CBC Radio Morning Show Interview (September 4, 2020) - Noia CEO Charlene Johnson
Interview with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (September 3, 2020) - VOCM's Paddy Daly interviews the prime minister about the province's economic recovery.
VOCM On Target (September 1, 2020) - CEO Charlene Johnson speaks about the importance of oil & gas on the local economy.
VOCM Open Line (July 22, 2020) - CEO Charlene Johnson
CBC Radio Morning Show (July 8, 2020) - Listen to three of the more than eighty people who spoke out via Noia's July 7, 2020 news release to request the federal government invest in the offshore oil & gas industry and help thousands of people get back to work.
VOCM Open Line (June 25, 2020) - Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan
Arc Energy Research Institute Podcast (June 22, 2020) - Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan
 CBC Radio On The Go (April 27, 2020) - Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan

Imagine the Potential Fact Sheet

Download to learn more about Newfoundland and Labrador’s oil & gas industry. Allow this information to fuel discussions. Ask your network to Imagine the Potential of our province and our country.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Oil & Gas Industry: Economic Impact Report

This 2018 report report evaluates the economic impact of Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil and gas industry now and projects the potential increase in economic impact in the province and across the country if the Advance 2030 production targets are achieved.

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Offshore Industry Quick Facts

Do you know ... More than $20 billion in offshore royalties have been paid to the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador since oil production began in 1997.

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