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.
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Court Confirms that Good Faith Fulfilment of Modern Treaties is Essential to the Project of Reconciliation

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Court Confirms that Good Faith Fulfilment of Modern Treaties is Essential to the Project of Reconciliation Case Commented On: First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v Yukon, 2017 SCC 58 (CanLII) In this unanimous decision authored by Justice … Continue reading

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The False Security of Commingled Trust Accounts

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The False Security of Commingled Trust Accounts Case Commented On: Alberta Treasury Branches v Exall Energy Corporation, 2017 ABQB 602 (CanLII) Working interest owners in the western sedimentary basin have long sought to have the best … Continue reading

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PPA Terminations and the AESO Tariff

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: PPA Terminations and the AESO Tariff Matter Commented On: Application from the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) to the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) requesting legal determinations by the AUC under Section 8 of the Alberta Utilities … Continue reading

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Balancing Pool Must Fulfil its Statutory Obligations

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Balancing Pool Must Fulfil its Statutory Obligations Case Commented On: ENMAX PPA Management Inc v Balancing Pool, 2017 ABQB 718 (CanLII) In this decision Justice Karen Horner has directed the Balancing Pool (BP) to fulfil its … Continue reading

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Lease Terminates by Reason of Wells Shut-in for Producing in Excess of the Prescribed Gas to Oil Ratio

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Lease Terminates by Reason of Wells Shut-in for Producing in Excess of the Prescribed Gas to Oil Ratio Case Commented On: Canadian Natural Resources Limited v Rife Resources Ltd., 2017 SKQB 307 (CanLII) Canadian Natural Resources … Continue reading

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