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Journey Energy Inc. charged for June 2017 pipeline releases

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Calgary, Alberta (Jun 20, 2019)…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has laid charges against Journey Energy Inc. (Journey) for two pipeline releases that happened in June 2017.

The five charges under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and Pipeline Act come after Journey reported that nine cubic metres of emulsion (a mixture of crude oil and produced water) was released from two breakpoints on a pipeline approximately one kilometre southeast of Winfield, Alberta. 

On June 28, 2017, Journey notified the AER of the first release. The next day, Journey reported a second release from the same pipeline that had impacted a waterbody. Several dead animals – including fish, squirrels, and amphibians – were discovered following the incident. 

The first court appearance is scheduled for August 14, 2019, in Breton, Alberta.

The AER 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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