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Company nameEncana Corporation
Company type(Tsx - ECA, Nyse - ECA)
IndustryOil and gas
HeadquartersCalgary, Alberta
Key peopleEresman (President & CEO)
David P. O'Brien (Chairman of the Board)
Revenue(+) $6.732 billion USD (2009)
Employees3,800 (2010)

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Encana Corporation is one of North America's largest natural gas producers, with about 95 percent of its production being natural gas. Its strategy is to be the lowest-cost, highest-growth senior natural gas producer in North America. The company produced approximately 1.2 e12cuft of natural gas in 2010.

The corporate headquarters are in Calgary, Alberta. In Canada, Encana has operations in Alberta, northeast British Columbia as well as an off-shore operation called Deep Panuke in development off Nova Scotia. In the United States, Encana's subsidiary operates in Colorado, Wyoming, Texas, and Louisiana.

Encana has received numerous awards for its environmental initiatives and has been recognized on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index five years in a row. In 2010, Encana was the top Canadian firm on Corporate Knights Magazine’s Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list released in Davos, Switzerland. In 2011, Encana was recognized for corporate social responsibility efforts and moved from 39 to 15 on the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.

As of December 2009, Encana invested $24M USD in 63 environmental efficiency projects since the inception of the Environmental Efficiency Fund in 2007. Another program, Encana's Environmental Innovation Fund, “supports technologies that reduce air emissions, increase energy efficiency, improve water conservation, enhance waste management, and develop new renewable energy.”

Encana's community investment program supports projects and programs in the areas where the company operates. The company invests in environmental initiatives, education (specifically focused on science, trades, and technology), community enhancement, family and community wellness, as well as sport and recreation. Encana matches donations given by its employees to recognized charities up to the maximum of $25,000 per year per employee. In 2009, the company donated more than $30 million.

A new 58-story headquarters for Encana's Calgary staff, called The BOW, is now under construction. It will be the tallest office tower in Canada outside of Toronto and is expected to be complete in 2012. The building is expected to be occupied by Encana and Cenovus Energy Inc.

On November 30, 2009, Encana split into two independent companies focused on distinct businesses. The unconventional natural gas company retained the name Encana and the integrated oil company is called Cenovus Energy.

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