LPG - A New Element in Canadian Energy
- John Getgood (Pacific Petroleums Ltd.)
- Document ID
- Petroleum Society of Canada
- Journal of Canadian Petroleum Technology
- Publication Date
- March 1964
- Document Type
- Journal Paper
- 15 - 19
- 1964. Petroleum Society of Canada
- 4.6 Natural Gas, 4.3.4 Scale, 4.2 Pipelines, Flowlines and Risers, 4.1.6 Compressors, Engines and Turbines, 4.1.5 Processing Equipment, 4.1.2 Separation and Treating, 6.5.4 Naturally Occurring Radioactive Materials, 6.1.5 Human Resources, Competence and Training
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It is a genuine pleasure to be here this evening and to participate in thisseries of talks sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.As one who has worked all his business life in the petroleum industry, Iespecially appreciate an opportunity to associate with this highly respectedorganization. As many of you know, we oilmen were for a long time regarded asrank-outsiders to the serious profession of mining. Some of the moreconservative, hard-rock members of this Institute looked upon us as meredabblers in the business of exploring the earth's crust and, I suppose, theythought none of us had any more claim to being mining men than a gravedigger ora fisherman who goes spading for worms in his back yard.
Fortunately, here in Alberta, that antiquated idea was buried some years agoand a special petroleum section of the Institute was formed. The record provesthat it has been a valuable association for all concerned. Our mutual interestsare clearly shown in this series of talks in which uranium, coal, natural gasand oil men are getting together to discuss their common roles as suppliers ofenergy to the Canadian Nation.
As I stand here tonight, with the uncomfortable chore of trying to make aspeech, I just wonder if the Institute did not have an ulterior motive inadmitting oilmen to membership. Perhaps they had heard that story about theloud-mouthed young recruit who showed up at the army training camp. Thesergeant listened as long as he could stand it, then turned to the corporal andsaid: "What makes this kid talk so much?" "He can't help it," said thecorporal, "his mother was a woman and his father was an oilman."
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