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2016 decision ruled assets from bankrupt energy companies should go first to creditors, not to cleaning up abandoned oil wells.
Regulator rules company didn’t prove its plan to use water cap to contain tailings was a viable enough option.
Spill went undetected from January to March 2015, releasing about 1.4 million litres of condensate.
Regulator’s performance report to make it easier for the public to see which companies are falling behind on pipeline safety.
Regulator says the company owes $1 million in levies to the Orphan Well Association, $70 million in security for reclamation obligations.
Biologist concludes the AER doesn’t have a good handle on how much oil and saline water has been released.
AER rules are meant to prevent financially shaky companies from running up reclamation liabilities to unaffordable levels.
Worker who has injured has been transported to a burn unit at an Edmonton hospital.
Pengrowth has been fined $250,000 for breaching Alberta environment and public lands laws.
Notley concerned the Alberta Energy Regulator was responsible for promoting energy development and for protecting the environment.
The subsidiary of Chinese state-owned CNOOC Ltd. was ordered to cease operating 95 pipelines in August.
AER ordered company to cease operation of 95 pipelines because it was not complying with maintenance and monitoring regulations.
Pipeline has spewed about 100,000 litres of a mixture of water, oil and gas.
Alberta Energy Regulator has sent staff to to the Syncrude Canada Mildred Lake mine site.
Company says the affected area is about 16,000 square metres, mostly along the pipeline’s route.