AER lays six charges resulting from a pipeline release by Husky
CALGARY, AB, October 7, 2022...The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has laid charges in relation to a release from a pipeline in 2020 that was owned and operated by Husky Oil Operations Limited (now amalgamated into Cenovus Energy Inc.) following an investigation by the AER Major Investigations Team.
The six charges, which fall under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, are related to:
- One count for releasing a substance into the environment that may cause a significant adverse effect.
- One count for failing to report as soon as they became aware of the release.
- One count for, as soon as they became aware of the release, failing to take all reasonable measures to repair, remedy and confine the effects of the substance.
- One count for, as soon as they became aware of the release, failing to take all reasonable measures to remediate, manage, remove or otherwise dispose of the substance in such a manner as to prevent an adverse effect or further adverse effect.
- Two counts for provide false or misleading information to the AER.
All charges are alleged to have occurred at or near Derwent, Alberta between October 18, 2020, and October 21, 2020. The first appearance in court will be November 7, 2022, at 10 a.m. at the Vermillion Provincial Court of Alberta.
As this matter is now before the court, the AER will not be providing further information.
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