News Release 2012-05-22


News Release 2012-05-22

News Release 2012-05-22 (NR2012-03)

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ERCB responding to well-site incident in northwest Alberta

For immediate release

Calgary, Alberta (May 22, 2012)… The ERCB is responding to an incident that occurred on Saturday, May 19, at a Pace Oil and Gas injection well site located approximately 20 kilometres southeast of Rainbow Lake.

An unconfirmed volume of emulsion has been released.

The facility has been shut in and clean up has begun. There were no injuries and no direct public impact as a result of the release. All appropriate agencies have been notified.

The ERCB is investigating and will continue to work with the company and other agencies to ensure all appropriate clean up and mitigation measures are taking place.

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For more information, please contact:

Darin Barter
Phone: 403-681-0946
Media line: 1-855-474-6356