Canadian Crude Quality Technical Association - Our History
|What is CCQTA?|
The Canadian Crude Quality Technical Association membership consists of companies from multiple segments of the Canadian oil industry. The Association is established with the following educational and scientific objectives:
To facilitate the resolution of common crude oil quality issues by establishing direct lines of communications among crude oil stakeholders.
To provide a forum for the presentation and consideration of proposals for industry projects related to any aspect of crude oil quality.
To improve industry knowledge and awareness of crude oil quality through the cooperative exchange of technical information among industry sectors.
The CCQTA is careful to stay clear of commercial issues, concentrating instead upon the technical.
The CCQTA does not itself fund projects but rather acts as a facilitating forum in which members who have an interest in a common issue can sponsor research or developmental work in this area. By pooling resources and involving multiple sectors of the oil industry, a solution can be sought which is more productive than work in isolation.
The CCQTA is a non-profit organization, registered under the Societies Act of Alberta. It does not have permanent employees, but rather utilizes a volunteer Board of Directors of six to ten members. The directors are from member companies and, as a minimum, represent producers, refiners, pipeline companies and additive suppliers, plus a director to represent other segments not mentioned above.
Membership is open to any subscriber that is engaged in any commercial activity of the petroleum industry and who pays the initial and subsequent annual fees.
The CCQTA does not have a permanent office location, permanent staff or assets other than the money on account from the annual and initial fees. A part-time bookkeeper is employed, as an auditor is required under the by-laws. Legal counsel is consulted as required.
Our Fee Structure
The initial fee is $2,000 Canadian, plus 5% GST, for companies with 5 or more employees. For companies with fewer than 5 employees, the fees have been set at 10% of the large company fee for both the initial and subsequent annual fees. The initial fee also represents the first year membership fee, with subsequent year annual fees being below $1,000 Canadian. The fees are used primarily for part-time legal counsel, bookkeeping and office supplies.
Currently, there are 75 member companies, representing producers, refiners, pipeliners, additive suppliers, waste disposal treatment, lab service and testing companies, and technical consulting.
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