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.

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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Upstream UK Oil and Gas Contract Case of Interest to the Energy Bar

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Upstream UK Oil and Gas Contract Case of Interest to the Energy Bar Case Commented On: Scottish Power UL Plc v BP Exploration Operating Company Ltd et al, [2015] EWHC 2658 (Comm) This case involved … Continue reading

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The Regulatory Treatment of Stranded Assets in Alberta

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Regulatory Treatment of Stranded Assets in Alberta Case Commented On: Fortis Alberta Inc v Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2015 ABCA 295 The Court of Appeal has now handed down its unanimous decision on the appeal … Continue reading

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Methodological Pluralism: Canadian Utility Law Does Not Prescribe any Particular Prudent Expenditure or Prudent Investment Test that a Regulator Must Apply

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Methodological Pluralism: Canadian Utility Law Does Not Prescribe any Particular Prudent Expenditure or Prudent Investment Test that a Regulator Must Apply Case Commented On: Ontario (Energy Board) v Ontario Power Generation Inc., 2015 SCC 44, … Continue reading

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