BLG’s oil and gas clients face complex challenges involving federal and provincial bodies and special interest groups.
Our team of oil and gas regulatory lawyers are well-equipped to represent clients in a full range of applications and proceedings before Canadian regulatory bodies, including the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and the National Energy Board (NEB). They bring a rare depth of knowledge coupled with a business-driven approach to the delivery of legal services, while being responsive to clients’ requirements and evolving needs.
- Devon Canada Corporation on key issues related to “air barrels” and curtailed pipeline takeaway capacity where the NEB is conducting a review of supply verification and nomination procedures.
- ConocoPhillips Canada, with respect to:
- “air barrels” where the NEB is conducting a review of supply verification and nomination procedures.
- environmental Liability, operational disputes, ROFR disputes, AER approval, alleged freehold lease terminations, offset well claims.
- public inquiry into the competition, tolling methodologies and tariff provisions of NEB-regulated natural gas pipeline companies operating in Northeast B.C.
- regulatory aspects of the North Montney Mainline development, a major natural gas infrastructure project in B.C.
- KOGAS Canada Ltd. on the B.C. constitutional and jurisdictional reference respecting Coastal Gas Link application.
- Repsol Energy Canada Ltd. in federal regulatory proceedings related to the approval of Energy East, a $15.7 billion, 4,500-kilometre pipeline proposed to carry 1.1 million barrels of crude oil per day from Alberta and Saskatchewan to refineries in Eastern Canada.
- BP Canada Energy Group ULC on a range of litigation and regulatory matters relating to common carrier requirements and contract service, tolls in terms and conditions, and apportionment process.
- ARC Resources Ltd. on a successful application to the Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal to summarily dismiss a landowner’s appeal, allowing ARC to avoid the time and expense associated with having attend a full hearing of the appeal on the merits. This is only the second time that the tribunal has allowed an application to summarily dismiss a landowner’s appeal.
- Crew Energy Inc. in several appeals before the British Columbia Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal that raise unique issues relating to the construction and operation of natural gas wells on Crown Land that is subject to an agricultural lease.
- Nipigon LNG Partnership, with respect to:
- an NEB Section 71 Application for access and facilities to connect and transport gas from TransCanada Pipelines Limited’s Mainline Pipeline System to the Nipigon LNG project.
- an Ontario Energy Board Application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) for the Nipigon connecting pipeline.
- Powerex on pipeline rates and facilities disputes respecting natural gas transmission.
“The experience has been very positive. They’re very responsive to our needs and are sensitive to costs. They have a good deal of bench strength and are able to efficiently conduct themselves in these matters.”
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