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Tourmaline, Topaz, and CWC Energy Services charged after H2S release

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Calgary, Alberta (Jan 20, 2020)…

January 20, 2020… The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has laid charges against Tourmaline Oil Corp., Topaz Oil Corp. (formerly Exshaw Oil Corp.), and CWC Energy Services Corp. for a release of hydrogen sulphide (H2S) that impacted human health.

Five charges have been laid against both Tourmaline and Topaz, and three charges against CWC Energy Services. The charges, which fall under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act and Oil and Gas Conservation Act, are related to an H2S release near Spirit River on February 25, 2018.

The first court appearance for Tourmaline, Topaz, and CWC will be on February 19 in Grande Prairie.

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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