Western Canadian Spill Services   :   Spill preparedness and response support since 1972.

THE WCSS Purpose

Cooperatives operate within specific geographic areas.

The petroleum companies in each Co-op work together to achieve a state of spill response readiness. To accomplish this Cooperatives maintain spill contingency plans and strategically place OSCARS (Oil Spill Containment and Recovery units) that are available to all member companies in the area. They hold annual training exercises and provide educational funding for their membership. In an effort to continually improve, Co-ops are often involved in research and development projects.

News & Updates

WCSS is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Dionne as President & COO, replacing long-standing company President, Al McFadyen, who will be retiring in early July.

Scott started with WCSS on May 28th and will work with Al over the next month to transition into the role. Scott brings with him 20 years of experience in the energy sector, with specific emphasis on environmental program development, assessment & remediation and release response. During this time, he has worked in-house for upstream producers, midstream shippers and downstream refiners/retailers, in addition to numerous years in the environmental consulting industry, where he most recently held the position of Vice President, Environmental Services. He is also a past Chairman of the Area C Co-op, in which he served from 2002 to 2004. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science degree, a Master of Civil (Environmental) Engineering degree, and is a registered Professional Agrologist (P.Ag.) with the Alberta Institute of Agrologists.

Scott can be reached at scott.dionne@wcss.ab.ca or 403-807-0220, so please feel free to reach out and say hello.

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