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.
- federal regulatory proceedings regarding Enbridge Pipelines Inc.'s Application for Canadian Mainline Contracting.
- 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.
- 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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