Category Archives: Oil & Gas

What Happens When an Insolvent Energy Company Fails to Pay its Rent to a Landowner?

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: What Happens When an Insolvent Energy Company Fails to Pay its Rent to a Landowner? Decision commented on: Petroglobe v Lemke, 2014 ABSRB 401 The law in Alberta provides an energy company with the right … Continue reading

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Leave to Intervene Denied in an Appeal of an Important Freehold Oil and Gas Lease Case

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Leave to Intervene Denied in an Appeal of an Important Freehold Oil and Gas Lease Case Case commented on: Stewart Estate (Re), 2014 ABCA 222 The Freehold Petroleum and Natural Gas Owners Association (FHOA) applied … Continue reading

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Northern Gateway Approved Despite Uncertain Environmental Effects: Is This What Sustainable Development Looks Like?

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Northern Gateway Approved Despite Uncertain Environmental Effects: Is This What Sustainable Development Looks Like? Decision commented on: National Energy Board, Northern Gateway Decision Statement On June 17, 2014 the National Energy Board issued a decision … Continue reading

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Swift Judgment in a Complex Commercial Case

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Swift Judgment in a Complex Commercial Case Case commented on: Blaze Energy Ltd v Imperial Oil Resources, 2014 ABQB 326 The Commercial Court of the English High Court is well known for its capacity to … Continue reading

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The AER’s Peace River Odours and Emissions Report and Response

By: Nigel Bankes Reports commented on: AER Report of Recommendations on Odours and Emissions in the Peace River Area, March 31, 2014, 2014 ABAER 005; AER Response, April 15, 2014 PDF version: The AER’s Peace River Odours and Emissions Report … Continue reading

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Crown Oil Sands Dispositions and the Duty to Consult

By: Nigel Bankes Case commented on: Buffalo River Dene Nation v. Ministry of Energy and Resources and Scott Land and Lease Ltd., 2014 SKQB 69 PDF version: Crown Oil Sands Dispositions and the Duty to Consult In this decision Justice Currie … Continue reading

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Four Years Out: Is the Gulf of Mexico Safer Today?

By: Jacqueline L. Weaver In February 2011, at the invitation of Professor Alastair Lucas at the University of Calgary, I spoke on the U of C campus about the causes and consequences of the BP oil spill in the Gulf … Continue reading

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Decision of the High Court of Australia of Interest to Canada’s Energy Bar

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Decision of the High Court of Australia of Interest to Canada’s Energy Bar Decision commented on: Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Ltd, [2014] HCA 7 In this majority decision the High Court of Australia … Continue reading

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Bill C-22 and the Proposed Regime for the Development of Transboundary Oil and Gas Pools and Fields

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Bill C-22 and the Proposed Regime for the Development of Transboundary Oil and Gas Pools and Fields Proposed legislation commented on: Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear … Continue reading

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Unlawful Delay in the Preparation of Recovery Strategies under SARA and New Questions about Northern Gateway

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Unlawful Delay in the Preparation of Recovery Strategies under SARA and New Questions about Northern Gateway Case commented on: Western Canada Wilderness Committee v Canada (Fisheries and Oceans), 2014 FC 148  The federal government is … Continue reading

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