Calgary-based Ranch Energy’s failure more than doubles B.C.’s inventory of orphan wells

The number of orphan wells in British Columbia has more than doubled thanks to the failure of one oil and gas company. The BC Oil and Gas Commission says it has designated 401 wells and three facilities formerly owned by…

Alberta Energy Regulator blocks sale of Shell Canada assets over cleanup concerns

Alberta’s energy regulator has cited clean-up concerns in blocking the sale of sour gas wells, pipelines and other facilities from an energy giant to a much smaller company. In a decision released Thursday, the regulator said Calgary-based Pieridae Energy’s attempted…

Oil site cleanup program sees 18,000 applications in 4 days, ‘significantly’ over expectations

Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan says interest in a new federally-funded program to put oil industry workers back to work cleaning up abandoned wells in Alberta amid the coronavirus pandemic has been “significantly higher” than expected. During a virtual meeting…

Alberta company diversifies oil field business amid challenging times for energy sector

An Alberta man who manages a Taber, Alta. company that normally works in the oil fields is demonstrating how versatility is helping to keep his workers employed. “For over 41 years, we have been in the oil field, construction and…

Alberta will start paying out $1B in federal oilfield cleanup grants May 1

April 24 2020 8:10pm Federal money to help clean up Alberta’s oil-and-gas wells will begin flowing next week. Provincial affairs reporter tom Vernon has the details of a program that will hopefully keep thousands of Albertans working. ‘ }); }…

Alberta needs better rules to ensure polluters clean up wells: Orphan Well Association

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted January 14, 2020 8:03 pm Updated January 14, 2020 8:05 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A group tasked with cleaning up Alberta’s thousands of…