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.

Implementing the New Liability and Financial Assurance Rules for Oil and Gas Operations on Federal Lands in the Arctic and for the East Coast Offshore

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Implementing the New Liability and Financial Assurance Rules for Oil and Gas Operations on Federal Lands in the Arctic and for the East Coast Offshore Regulations Commented On: [Draft] Canada Oil and Gas Operations Financial … Continue reading

Posted in Environmental, Oil & Gas | Leave a comment

Alberta Decision on Knock-for-Knock Allocation of Liability in a Standard Form Drilling Contract

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta Decision on Knock-for-Knock Allocation of Liability in a Standard Form Drilling Contract Case Commented On: Precision Drilling Canada Limited Partnership v Yangarra Resources Ltd, 2015 ABQB 433 This case involves the interpretation of a … Continue reading

Posted in Contracts, Oil & Gas | Leave a comment

The SGER Amendments and the New Treatment of Cogeneration

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The SGER Amendments and the New Treatment of Cogeneration Regulation Commented On: Specified Gas Emitters Amendment Regulation, Alta Reg 104/2015 In a previous post I reported on the Minister’s speech announcing a two-step procedure for … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Energy, Environmental | Leave a comment

Province of Alberta Announces a Two-step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Province of Alberta Announces a Two-step Process for Developing a New Climate Change Policy Matter Commented On: Minister Shannon Phillips’ Press Conference on Alberta’s climate change strategy, June 25, 2015 A central element of Alberta’s … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon Capture and Storage, Climate Change, Energy, Environmental | Leave a comment

The Social Licence to Operate: Mind the Gap

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Social Licence to Operate: Mind the Gap This post is based on an invited presentation that I gave at the Canadian Energy Law Forum on May 14, 2015 in Lake Louise. I began my … Continue reading

Posted in Energy, Environmental, Rule of Law | 1 Comment

Court of Appeal Confirms ISO Rule on the Allocation of Intertie Capacity

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Court of Appeal Confirms ISO Rule on the Allocation of Intertie Capacity Case Commented On: Saskatchewan Power Corporation v Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2015 ABCA 183 With the commissioning of the Montana/Alberta intertie – a transmission … Continue reading

Posted in Energy | Leave a comment

Landowners Can’t Use the Surface Rights Board to Mount a Collateral Attack on the Approval of a Transmission Line

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Landowners Can’t Use the Surface Rights Board to Mount a Collateral Attack on the Approval of a Transmission Line Case Commented On: Togstad v Alberta (Surface Rights Board), 2015 ABCA 192 In a completely predictable … Continue reading

Posted in Constitutional, Energy | Leave a comment

Aboriginal Title Claim Against a Private Party Allowed to Continue

By: Nigel Bankes     PDF Version: Aboriginal Title Claim Against a Private Party Allowed to Continue Case Commented On: Ominayak v Penn West Petroleum Ltd, 2015 ABQB 342 Some forty or so years ago the Lubicon Lake Band and Chief Bernard … Continue reading

Posted in Aboriginal, Oil & Gas | 1 Comment

ITLOS Special Chamber Prescribes Provisional Measures with Respect to Oil and Gas Activities in Disputed Area in Case Involving Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: ITLOS Special Chamber Prescribes Provisional Measures with Respect to Oil and Gas Activities in Disputed Area in Case Involving Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire Decision Commented On: International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), … Continue reading

Posted in International Law, Law of the Sea, Natural Resources, Oil & Gas | Leave a comment

Summary Judgment on Contested Amounts Owing under Natural Gas Processing and Related Agreements

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Summary Judgment on Contested Amounts Owing under Natural Gas Processing and Related Agreements Case Commented On: SemCAMS ULC v Blaze Energy Ltd, 2015 ABQB 218 This is an important judgment on the interplay between the … Continue reading

Posted in Contracts, Oil & Gas | Leave a comment