Statement from Stephen MacMackin, Chair, Atlantica Centre for Energy on passing of Arthur L. Irving

May 14, 2024

Saint John, NB – On behalf of the Atlantica Centre for Energy, it is with deep sadness to hear the news of Irving Oil Chairman, Emeritus, Arthur L. Irving’s passing.

His leadership and vision have ensured that Irving Oil remains a backbone of Atlantic Canada’s energy sector and is now positioned as a global energy company with a strong presence in the United States and Europe.

Mr. Irving’s approach has allowed Irving Oil to remain passionately Atlantic Canadian by continuously making investments in their employees, infrastructure, and communities.

Irving Oil was a founding member of the Centre nearly 20 years ago, and the Atlantica Centre for Energy would not be where it is today without Mr. Irving and Irving Oil’s continuous investment and support.

Mr. Irving will be deeply missed, and the Centre will continue to follow his lead in encouraging the growth of the energy sector across Atlantic Canada.

Stephen MacMackin, Chair


Atlantica Centre for Energy provides a unique meeting ground for industry, government, the education and research sectors, and the community at large to foster partnerships and proactively engage in energy-related issues. As the voice of energy in Atlantic Canada, the Centre’s membership represents some of the largest employers, energy producers, distributors, and consumers in the region.

Michelle Robichaud, President
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