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Calgary, Alberta (Mar 03, 2014)…
The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has issued its investigation report into the May 19, 2012, Pace Oil and Gas Limited (Pace) well site incident near Rainbow Lake that resulted in approximately 800 m3 of crude oil being released into muskeg about 20 kilometres southeast of Rainbow Lake, Alberta.The AER investigation has concluded that
On January 9, 2013, the AER issued a high risk enforcement action against the company for failure to have an adequate emergency response plan (ERP) in place. The AER enforcement action follows an audit of the company’s ERP that was undertaken as part of the AER investigation.
The AER now requires that the company complete a series of AER-directed actions intended to reduce the potential for further incidents to occur. The company must
Failure of the company to complete any of the directed actions will result in additional enforcement action and an escalation of enforcement consequences.
The Alberta Energy Regulator ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of hydrocarbon resources over their entire life cycle. This includes allocating and conserving water resources, managing public lands, and protecting the environment while providing economic benefits for all Albertans.
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For more information, please contact:Ryan Bartlett