Energy company Petrolia to meet Quebec government about Anticosti Island drilling

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QUEBEC CITY – Energy company Petrolia said it will meet Wednesday with the Quebec government to discuss oil and gas drilling on Anticosti Island. Story continues below

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READ MORE: Head of energy company still waiting for a meeting with Quebec premierPremier Philippe Couillard said last month that it was a “serious error” for the previous Parti Québécois government to set aside public money towards drilling several exploratory wells on the island located in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.READ MORE: Quebec’s Anticosti oil-exploration plan is risky: criticsPetrolia president Alexandre Gagnon has called on Couillard to meet with him as soon as possible to alleviate the “confusion” and “uncertainty” caused by the remarks.READ MORE: Quebec OKs Anticosti Island surveys for oilGagnon has said the company (TSX-V:PEA) has been going through tough times since Couillard began distancing himself from the project last December.Petrolia has applied for drilling permits ahead of exploratory work that is scheduled to begin this summer.READ MORE: Quebec to explore Anticosti Island oil reservesThe government is a financial partner in a joint venture with a mandate to explore a hydrocarbon deposit on Anticosti Island.

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