Energy sector representation enhanced as Cenovus joins WESTAC

July 21, 2023 | Category: Member News


Vancouver, BC—July 21, 2023 –The Western Transportation Advisory Council (WESTAC) is pleased to welcome Canadian-based integrated energy company Cenovus Energy to the Council. Cenovus’s operations involve activities across the full value chain to develop, transport, produce, upgrade, refine and market crude oil and natural gas in Canada and internationally, moving product by rail, pipeline, truck, ship or through its extensive midstream and downstream infrastructure.

"We're delighted to have Cenovus Energy join WESTAC. Their voice at the Council strengthens the energy perspective as we work towards fostering and improving collaboration amongst transportation leaders across Western Canada, for the betterment of all Canadians,” said Lindsay Kislock, President & CEO of WESTAC.

The Official Representative will be Doug Atkins, Vice President, Business Development. The Alternates will be Mike Plettell, Director, Rail, Truck and Marine Business Development and Keegan Loxam, Senior Specialist Marine Business Development.

“The access to meaningful conversation and collaboration through WESTAC will help provide opportunities to improve our downstream business,” says Doug Atkins, Cenovus’s Vice-President, Business Development. “Cenovus looks forward to engaging with other members and reaching common solutions for the betterment of Canada’s transportation network and the oil and gas industry.”   


About Cenovus Energy Inc.

Cenovus is a Canadian-based integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary. They are committed to maximizing value by sustainably developing assets in a safe, innovative and cost-efficient manner, integrating environmental, social and governance considerations into their business plans. Cenovus’s operations include oil sands projects in northern Alberta, and thermal and conventional crude oil and natural gas projects across Western Canada, crude oil production offshore Newfoundland and Labrador and natural gas and liquids production offshore China and Indonesia. Cenovus downstream operations include upgrading, refining and marketing operations in Canada and the United States.


WESTAC is a council of organizations in the transportation sector represented by senior decision-makers. WESTAC's members span all aspects of freight transportation in Canada. They include carriers and logistics providers, ports and terminals, shippers, labour unions, and three levels of government. Members represent a significant share of the Western Canadian economy. We focus on critical issues that affect Western Canada's freight transportation network to ensure that it is safe, efficient, reliable, and competitive.