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Public safety around oil and gas infrastructure

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Calgary, Alberta (Jan 24, 2020)…

The Alberta Energy Regulator’s mandate is to protect public safety and the environment, while ensuring the responsible development of Alberta’s resources.

We remind all Albertans that tampering with oil and gas infrastructure, such as turning off valves and cutting power to oil and gas sites, is unsafe and could lead to criminal charges.

A person attempting to interfere with oil and gas infrastructure could expose themselves and others to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas, which is deadly in high concentrations, and explosions, fires, and electrocution can result.

Landowners are encouraged to continue to work with the Alberta Surface Rights Board and Government of Alberta as it relates to surface lease payments.

Albertans are invited to contact our 24-hour response line at 1-800-222-6514 if they have any safety concerns.

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