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Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. pleads guilty to charge laid by the AER

July 6, 2022… Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. has pled guilty to a charge laid against them by the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) in October 2021. The charge relates to the release of acidic water that occurred in October 2019 at Tidewater's Ram River sour gas processing plant near Rocky Mountain House in contravention of their Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act approval.

As a result, Tidewater is required to pay a penalty of $100 200. Of that amount, $99 000 will be paid to the AER to fund at least one creative sentencing project; the remaining $1 200 address a fine and a victim fine surcharge to be paid to the Provincial Court of Alberta.

Any creative sentencing project will be done within the municipalities of Clearwater, Yellowhead, or Big Horn and must demonstrate benefit to aquatic ecosystems and environments. The AER will publish one or more requests for proposals using established Government of Alberta practices and will oversee the creative sentencing project on behalf of the Provincial Court of Alberta.

The AER ensures the safe, efficient, orderly, and environmentally responsible development of energy resources in Alberta through our regulatory activities.

Additional information regarding the charge can be found on the AER's Compliance Dashboard.

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