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- Canadian Energy: Senate passes Bill C-48 and C-69
IntroductionOn June 21, 2019 the Senate passed Bills C-48 and C-69, after a prolonged and contentious debate in both the upper and lower chambers. Bill C-48, which imposes a ban on oil tankers off British Columbia’s Northern Coast, passed in substantially the same form as originally tabled in the Ho … Read more »
- Pipeline Licensee v. Contract Operator: Who is Liable for Environmental Damage arising from Integrity Mismanagement and Corrosion?
Introduction In ISH Energy Ltd v Weber Contract Services Inc., 2019 ABQB 221, pipeline leaks were discovered at five locations in northern British Columbia that required significant clean up and extensive repair to the pipelines. The Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench found the contract operator of the … Read more »
- Federal Court of Appeal allows Six New Appeals of Long-Delayed Trans Mountain Pipeline
On September 4, 2019, the Federal Court of Appeal allowed six of twelve appeals of the long-delayed Trans Mountain Pipeline, which, if built, will carry nearly a million barrels of oil per day from Alberta to B.C.’s coast. In the decision, Appeals Court Justice David Stratas divided the dozen legal … Read more »
- English Commercial Court Enforces Multi-Billion Arbitral Award Over Failed Gas Project
On August 16, 2019, the England and Wales High Court of Justice (Commercial Court) released its decision in Process & Industrial Developments Limited v The Federal Republic of Nigeria (“Process & Industrial Developments”),  EWHC 2241, in which it enforced a US$9 billion arbitral award against … Read more »