Category Archives: Oil & Gas

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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Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014

By: Nigel Bankes and Elizabeth Wilman, Workshop Co-Chairs PDF Version: Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014 Regulation commented … Continue reading

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And Now Some Good News for a Change: The Energy Safety and Security Act

By: Martin Olszynski PDF Version: And Now Some Good News for a Change: The Energy Safety and Security Act Legislation Commented on:  Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, … Continue reading

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Pushing Back, Lock[e], Stock and Barrel on the Availability of Summary Judgment in Oil and Gas Lease Cases

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Pushing Back, Lock[e], Stock and Barrel on the Availability of Summary Judgment in Oil and Gas Lease Cases Case commented on: P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock and Barrel Company Ltd., 2014 ABCA 40  This … Continue reading

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Get Ready For a Whale of a Time: Northern Gateway and Species at Risk

By: Shaun Fluker PDF Version: Get Ready For a Whale of a Time: Northern Gateway and Species at Risk Decision commented on: Report of the Joint Review Panel for the Enbridge Northern Gateway Project In December 2013 federal authorities recommended … Continue reading

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Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Next Steps & Climate Impact

By: James Coleman PDF Version: Keystone XL Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement: Next Steps & Climate Impact Report commented on: Keystone XL, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement On January 31, the United States State Department issued its Final Supplemental Environmental … Continue reading

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