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Expanding Redwater Beyond Oil And Gas: Can Other Regulators Enforce Orders In An Insolvency?
The Supreme Court of Canada recently released its decision in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited, (Redwater).
Canada
12 Apr 2019
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Auditor General Provides Insight Into Inspection And Enforcement Of Toxic Substances Regulations
The Office of the Auditor General of Canada has released an audit report by the Canadian Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development on the enforcement by ECCC of regulations to control toxic substances ...
Canada
19 Oct 2018
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Alberta's Area-Based Closure Program For Inactive Oil And Gas Sites
Wells and related infrastructure are commonly shut in and made inactive when oil and gas prices are low or their productivity declines.
Canada
3 Oct 2018
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Setting New Legal Standards And Timelines: Alberta's Remediation Regulation
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has amended regulations that will require all contamination caused by spills that are reported to regulators after January 1, 2019 to be delineated and assessed as soon as possible ...
Canada
2 Jul 2018
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Oil Embargo: Alberta's Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act
Bill 12 will not require an export licence for exporting crude bitumen or diluted bitumen.
Canada
8 May 2018
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British Columbia Strengthens Oil And Gas Liability Management Regime
British Columbia has introduced amendments to the Oil and Gas Activities Act to address a growing number of orphan oil and gas sites due to increased operator insolvencies.
Canada
30 Apr 2018
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Regulatory Banishment – Section 106 Declarations In Alberta's Oil Industry
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) can effectively banish individuals from ever working again in a management position in Alberta's oil patch.
Canada
12 Mar 2018
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Canada Unveils Backstop Carbon Pricing Details: The Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act
On January 15, the Canadian federal government released for public comment a draft Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (Act) for its proposed federal carbon pricing system.
Canada
19 Jan 2018
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Setting Benchmarks: Alberta's Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation
The Alberta government recently announced that the Carbon Competitiveness Incentive Regulation (CCIR) will replace the 10-year-old Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER)...
Canada
18 Dec 2017
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Alberta Tightens Eligibility Requirements For Oil And Gas Licences
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has significantly tightened the eligibility requirements for individuals and companies to hold oil and gas licences and approvals.
Canada
8 Dec 2017
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New Spill Reporting, Response And Recovery Requirements In British Columbia
British Columbia recently brought into force a new land-based spills regime and three new regulations requiring transporters of liquid petroleum products to have provincial spill response plans, ...
Canada
15 Nov 2017
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Alberta Limits The Use Of Carbon Credits And Requires Quarterly Reporting For Very Large Emitters
Alberta recently announced that for the 2018 compliance year under the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER) it will limit the use of carbon credits to 30% of a regulated entity's compliance obligations.
Canada
22 Mar 2017
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Saskatchewan Expands And Modernizes Its Pipeline Law
Saskatchewan's Ministry of Energy and Resources is planning on expanding and modernizing its pipeline legislation in response to criticism in a 2012 provincial auditor's report and a 1,500-barrel oil spill.
Canada
7 Dec 2016
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Researchers Zero In On How Fracking Can Cause Earthquakes
A new academic study reveals two ways hydraulic fracturing by oil and gas operators can cause earthquakes in Alberta, Canada.
Canada
19 Nov 2016
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Alberta Law To Cap Oil Sands Emissions
The Alberta government has introduced Bill 25: Oil Sands Emissions Limit Act into the legislature. If enacted, Alberta will have an annual legislated 100 megatonne cap on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from oil sands projects, including mining, in situ and upgrading projects.
Canada
8 Nov 2016
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Industry Success (So Far) Under The Inactive Well Compliance Program
Alberta's oil and gas industry has exceeded the first year's target for bringing inactive oil and gas wells into compliance with regulatory requirements under the Alberta Energy Regulator's (AER) Inactive Well Compliance (IWC) Program.
Canada
15 Aug 2016
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Evaluating The Mega-Approval: Alberta's Play-Based Regulation Pilot
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has evaluated its play-based regulation pilot program (the Pilot) in the Duvernay shale lands near Fox Creek, Alberta.
Canada
21 Jul 2016
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Alberta Energy Regulator Increases Restrictions On Transfers Following Redwater Decision
The LMR is a measurement of a company's assets versus its liabilities.
Canada
23 Jun 2016
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New Emergency Reporting Rules For Incidents Involving Transportation Of Dangerous Goods
Amendments to the federal Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (Amendments) now require shippers of dangerous goods to immediately file an emergency report with local authorities if the dangerous goods are lost, stolen or involved in a collision.
Canada
20 Jun 2016
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Newfoundland & Labrador Hydraulic Fracturing Review Panel Release Report
The Canadian Province of Newfoundland & Labrador mandated an independent panel to conduct a public review and advise the Minister of Natural Resources on the socio-economic and environmental implications of hydraulic fracturing in Western Newfoundland.
Canada
13 Jun 2016
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