Author Archives: Nigel Bankes

About Nigel Bankes

B.A., M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M. (UBC). Professor. Chair of Natural Resources Law. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Expiration of Confidentiality also gives Boards the Liberty to Copy and Distribute

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Expiration of Confidentiality also gives Boards the Liberty to Copy and Distribute Case Commented On: Geophysical Services Incorporated v Encana Corporation, 2016 ABQB 230 This decision involves rights to seismic data. Under Canadian law (and … Continue reading

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The Termination of Power Purchase Arrangements in Alberta: What is the Legal Position and What are the Implications of Termination?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Termination of Power Purchase Arrangements in Alberta: What is the Legal Position and What are the Implications of Termination? Case Commented On: The decisions of various buyers to “terminate” their interests in power purchase … Continue reading

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Court Confirms that the AUC Can Take the Lead in Examining the Scope of the ISO’s Reporting Obligations

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Court Confirms that the AUC Can Take the Lead in Examining the Scope of the ISO’s Reporting Obligations Case Commented On: Independent Power Producers’ Society of Alberta v Independent System Operator (Alberta Electric System Operator), … Continue reading

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The Regulation of the Construction and Operation of Electric Distribution Systems in Alberta

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Regulation of the Construction and Operation of Electric Distribution Systems in Alberta Decision Commented On: AUC Decision 20799-D01-2016, Finlay Group, Complaint Regarding FortisAlberta Inc, Distribution Line Rebuild Project, February 3, 2016 This decision of … Continue reading

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Top Ten Environmental Law Stories: Canadian Edition

By: Martin Olszynski, Sharon Mascher, and Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Top Ten Environmental Law Stories: Canadian Edition This last year was an important one for environmental law and policy, both in Canada and globally. In this post we highlight ten … Continue reading

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Unpaid AFE Amounts Constitute Liquidated Demands With No Right of Set-Off Under the 1990 CAPL Operating Procedure

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Unpaid AFE Amounts Constitute Liquidated Demands With No Right of Set-Off Under the 1990 CAPL Operating Procedure Case Commented On: Talisman Energy Inc v Questerre Energy Corporation, 2015 ABQB 775 (MC) This decision of Master … Continue reading

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BC Court Confirms That a Municipality Has No Authority With Respect to the Routing of an Interprovincial Pipeline

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: BC Court Confirms That a Municipality Has No Authority With Respect to the Routing of an Interprovincial Pipeline Case Commented On: Burnaby (City) v Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC, 2015 BCSC 2140 The Trans Mountain Expansion … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal Assesses Damages for Production on a Dead Oil and Gas Lease: An Important but Ultimately Disappointing Decision

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Court of Appeal Assesses Damages for Production on a Dead Oil and Gas Lease: An Important but Ultimately Disappointing Decision Case Commented On: Stewart Estate v TAQA North Ltd, 2015 ABCA 357 Courts of Appeal … Continue reading

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The Synthetic Transportation of Natural Gas

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Synthetic Transportation of Natural Gas Case Commented On: Apache Canada Ltd v TransAlta Cogeneration LP, 2015 ABQB 650 In this decision Master Robertson concluded that the synthetic transportation of natural gas through a series … Continue reading

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Interest Clause in a Drilling Contract Not a Penalty

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Interest Clause in a Drilling Contract Not a Penalty Case Commented On: Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership v Yangaarra Resources Ltd, 2015 ABQB 649 This decision of Master Prowse follows on from his earlier decision … Continue reading

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