Land Petroleum and Bill Fung charged for hindering AER inspections
For immediate release
August 13, 2020… The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has laid charges against Land Petroleum International Inc. and its president, Bill Fung, for hindering AER inspections.
Eight charges have been jointly laid against Land Petroleum and Bill Fung. The charges, which fall under the Oil and Gas Conservation Act (OGCA), are related to facility inspections near Ponoka in August 2018.
Land Petroleum and Bill Fung are charged with hindering or failing to assist the regulator under section 96(1) of the OGCA. The charges also allege that they caused others to contravene provisions under section 108(1) of the OGCA.
The next court appearance for Land Petroleum and Bill Fung will be on September 4 in Ponoka.
To ensure the right to a fair prosecution, the AER cannot release any further details.
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.
For more information, please contact:
Shawn Roth, AER External Relations
Media line: 1-855-474-6356