Energy Law Papers

Canada’s Aging Oil and Gas Infrastructure: Who Will Pay? The Public and Private Cost Recovery Frameworks

Volume 52, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Michael A. Marion, Michael G. Massicotte, Jessica L. Duhn This article examines the legal and practical issues surrounding the costs of reclaiming, remediating, and abandoning Canada’s aging pipelines, wells, and other oil and gas… [Read More…] about Canada’s Aging Oil and Gas Infrastructure: Who Will Pay? The Public and Private Cost Recovery Frameworks

All Aboard!! — Legal and Commercial Issues in Transporting Crude by Rail

Volume 52, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Keith Byblow, Dufferin Harper, Paul Blyschak The transportation of crude oil by rail has undergone significant growth in recent years, driven by a wide variety of actors and internal and external factors. This article… [Read More…] about All Aboard!! — Legal and Commercial Issues in Transporting Crude by Rail

Drafting Canadian Oilfield Master Service Agreements: An Overview of Key Clauses and Market Trends

Volume 52, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Trent Mercier, Josh Kane, Sharbil Nammour A cohesive master service agreement is a fundamental component of the operator–service provider relationship for the provision of oilfield services for upstream oil and gas operations. This article:… [Read More…] about Drafting Canadian Oilfield Master Service Agreements: An Overview of Key Clauses and Market Trends

Navigating Murky Waters: Emerging Trends in Aboriginal Consultation and Project Approval

Volume 52, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Maureen Killoran, Dan Kolenick, Thomas Gelbman This article surveys the most significant recent Canadian decisions engaging the Crown’s duty to consult Aboriginal peoples in the context of natural resource and infrastructure developments and explores… [Read More…] about Navigating Murky Waters: Emerging Trends in Aboriginal Consultation and Project Approval

Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Volume 51, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: David J. Farmer, Layne N. Thiessen This article highlights important legislative and regulatory developments of relevance to energy lawyers, including those involving electricity matters and related jurisprudence that arose between May 2012 and May… [Read More…] about Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

Volume 51, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Patrick W. Burgess, Warren P. Foley, Bradley D. McFadden This article summarizes a number of recent judgments in the energy sector. These cases relate to a number of specific topics including receivership, employment, the… [Read More…] about Recent Judicial Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers

The Role of Impact and Benefits Agreements in the Resolution of Project Issues with First Nations

Volume 51, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Brad Gilmour, Bruce Mellett Energy sector development in Canada frequently involves the need to address First Nations and other Aboriginal interests when government permits or approvals for facilities are involved. Impact and benefits agreements… [Read More…] about The Role of Impact and Benefits Agreements in the Resolution of Project Issues with First Nations

Foreign Investment in Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector: New and Emerging Challenges

Volume 51, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Angela Avery, Peter Glossop, Paula Olexiuk Over the last few years significant investments in the Canadian resource sector have been made by foreign, state-owned investors. Recent developments in this area have raised concerns that… [Read More…] about Foreign Investment in Canada’s Oil and Gas Sector: New and Emerging Challenges

The Collision Between Federal and Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regimes on Energy and Resource Projects

Volume 51, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Larry Dunn, Shaun Hohman, E. Jane Sidnell Both federal and provincial occupational health and safety regimes exist in Canada. While these types of laws have similar purposes, there are differences in the standards applied… [Read More…] about The Collision Between Federal and Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Regimes on Energy and Resource Projects

Gross Negligence in Canadian Energy Contracts

Volume 51, No 2 ISSN: 1925-8356   |   Courtesy of Canadian Energy Law Edition   |    View Original Authors: Miles Pittman, Jaclyn Hesje, Adam Lamoureux The narrow definition of gross negligence in the 2007 Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen Operating Procedure highlights the varied definitions across oil and gas contracts of gross negligence. The jurisprudence… [Read More…] about Gross Negligence in Canadian Energy Contracts