Minister of Energy to be Opening Keynote for DUG Canada

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HOUSTON, Jan. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hart Energy and the Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) announced today that the Honourable Ken Hughes, Alberta's minister of energy, will open the 2nd annual Developing Unconventionals (DUG™) Canada conference and exhibition, Feb. 25-27, at the TELUS Convention Centre, in Calgary, Alberta.

Hughes has a distinguished public service record, including appointment as parliamentary assistant to the deputy prime minister. Earlier in his career he gained significant experience working at provincial, national, and international levels while serving as senior adviser to the minister of foreign affairs and as executive assistant to the Alberta minister of education.

CSUR President Kevin Heffernan and Hart Energy CEO Rich Eichler are both very pleased with this show of support from the Alberta government.

This year, DUG Canada will have an emphasis on liquid hydrocarbons and will provide a fresh look for what is next for investors, producers, midstream operators, service companies, and communities affected by unconventional development. The conference will also spotlight the politics, capital, and strategies needed to encourage Canadian resource development.

Other speakers recently confirmed include:
· John W. Gibson Jr., president and CEO, Tervita
· Shinya Miyazaki, CEO, Diamond Gas Management Canada Ltd.
· Fernando Aguilar, chief operating officer, Calfrac Well Services
· Ken Paulson, chief operating officer, BC Oil & Gas Commission
· Andy Evans, senior vice president and director, ARC Financial
· Brad Lock, senior vice president, Keyera Corp.
· Richard Dunn, vice president, regulatory and government relations, Encana Corp.

For details on all the speakers and agenda, please visit

About CSUR

The Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources (CSUR) is a not-for-profit society, registered in the Province of Alberta since 2002. The organization encourages the development of Canada's unconventional hydrocarbon resources, focusing on: natural gas from coal; tight gas sands and carbonates; shale gas; and gas hydrates; and more recently light tight oil. CSUR provides information about these unconventional resource sources and strives to increase communication between the industry and the provincial and federal governments, stakeholders, and First Nations. Visit for more information.

About Hart Energy

For 30-plus years, Hart Energy has been a leader covering news and technology for energy investors and executives. The Houston-based company publishes Oil and Gas Investor, E &P, Midstream Business, and FUEL, online data services (,,, and industry newsletters, and provides research and consulting services. With its successful DUG™ conference series, maps, playbooks, and research studies, Hart Energy offers exceptional depth in unconventional resources information. Visit for more information.

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