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Notice of Application
OSCA Application 1948736
EPEA Application 001-497983
Gasia Energy Partners Limited
Homestead Diluent Recovery Unit Project

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has received Oil Sands Conservation Act (OSCA) application 1948736 and Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) application 001-00497983 from Gasia Energy Partners Limited (Gasia) for approval of its Homestead Diluent Recovery Unit (DRU) project. The AER is reviewing the applications and supporting information provided.

This notice also sets out the deadline for filing statements of concern on both applications. See the section below on how to file a statement of concern for filing dates.

Description of the Applications
Gasia has applied under OSCA and EPEA for approval of a new DRU project to be located within the Alberta Industrial Heartland Area. 

The proposed DRU project consists of a single train, 62,000 barrels per day (bbl/day) DRU to remove diluent from the diluted bitumen (dilbit) feedstock sourced from third party facilities and will produce approximately 42,000 bbl/day of a more concentrated bitumen product suitable for rail transportation (NeatbitTM). The DRU is expected to recover up to 80 percent of the diluent to be recycled back to oil sands operations. The NeatbitTM will be loaded into railcars and shipped to market.

The project will be located 2.5 km west of the town of Bruderheim.

For a copy of the applications, contact
Gasia Energy Partners Limited
Suite 4309, 655 Centre Street South
Calgary, AB T2G 1S6
Attention: Samer Salameh
Telephone: 825-945-5507
Email: @email

To receive a copy of the applications, submit an information request, as outlined at, to
AER Information Distribution Services 
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 0R4
Telephone: 1-855-297-8311 
(toll free; option 0)
Email: @email 

Refer to this notice when requesting information for a faster response.

Requirement to File a Statement of Concern 
If you have concerns with these applications, you must file a statement of concern as described below. If you do not file a statement of concern, the AER may approve the applications without further notice.

How to File a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must be filed by 11:59 p.m. on November 2, 2023. Send one copy of your statement of concern to Gasia Energy Partners Limited at the name and address above and one copy either online via the AER’s web-based form or by mail or email:


Mail or email:
Regulatory Applications 
Alberta Energy Regulator 
Suite 1000, 250 – 5 Street SW 
Calgary, Alberta T2P 0R4 
Fax: 403-297-7336
Email: @email 

Contents of a Statement of Concern
For your submission to be considered a valid statement of concern, it must include

  1. why you believe you may be directly and adversely affected by a decision of the AER on the applications;
  2. the nature of your objection to the applications;
  3. the outcome of the application you advocate;
  4. the location of your land, residence, or activity in relation to the location of the energy resource that is the subject of the applications; and
  5. your contact information, including your name, address in Alberta, telephone number, and email address or, if you do not have an email address, your fax number.

The AER also requests that you include the application number in your statement of concern. You can find the application numbers at the top of this notice.

Section 49 of the Alberta Energy Regulator Rules of Practice (Rules of Practice) requires that all documents and information filed in a proceeding be placed on the public record. If you file a submission, you must not include any personal information that you do not want to appear on or are not authorized to put on the public record. Section 49(2) of the Rules of Practice states how to apply to the AER for an order to keep information confidential. The Rules of Practice is available on the AER website at

Submissions relating exclusively to compensation for land use are not dealt with by the AER and should be referred to the Land and Property Rights Tribunal (formerly the Surface Rights Board).

Under section 21 of the Responsible Energy Development Act, the AER does not have the jurisdiction to assess the adequacy of Crown consultation associated with the rights of aboriginal peoples as recognized and affirmed under the Constitution Act, 1982.

For information on AER procedures, contact the regulatory applications specialist, Adriana Ledi, by phone at 780-788-6405 or by email to @email.

Issued at Calgary, Alberta, on October 2, 2023.