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Pipeline Records and Purchase and Sale Agreements The Effect of AER Bulletin 2015-34

Posted in Purchase Agreements

With the release of Bulletin 2015-34, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) amended the process for transferring pipeline licences to require written confirmation that compulsory records under CSA Z662: Oil and Gas Pipeline Systems and Part 4 of the Pipeline Rules have been maintained by the vendor and transferred to the purchaser prior to the approval of a license transfer.… Continue Reading

Alberta’s “New” Energy Regulator

Transfer of Powers to the Alberta Energy Regulator is now Complete

Posted in Energy – Conventional, Regulation

On March 31, 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (“AER”) completed its transition into the principal regulator of the entire life cycle of oil and gas development in Alberta. The effect of the AER’s expanded jurisdiction is to consolidate decision-making relating to environmental and energy permits from disparate government bodies.

The AER is now a full life-cycle regulator: from application and exploration, to construction and development, to abandonment, reclamation, and remediation.”[1]Continue Reading