Some Canadian companies are spending public funds to clean up their oil and gas wells at a time when the industry is raking in historic profits, yet many wells remain abandoned or unplugged, raising concerns about environmental and health impacts on communities.
Alberta's environment minister said Canada's proposed oil and gas emissions cap is a stumbling block in the province's discussions with the federal government about clean-energy policies including in carbon capture and storage (CCS) needed to meet Canada's ambitious 2030 climate targets.
Alberta's oil and gas regulator has rolled out new rules aimed at addressing the growing problem of inactive and abandoned wells in the province, but critics say the industry should be forced to do even more to clean up after itself.
Ministry of Environment says it takes spills seriously and is looking for new ways to make polluters pay.
The current spike in oil prices is no reason to force industry to spend more on cleaning up Alberta's tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, says the province's energy minister.
Provincial government program to clean up abandoned wells gets up to $3 million a year.
When Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg in Montréal two years ago, he promised to plant two billion trees by 2030 to help Canada meet its...
“It’s highly questionable” whether oil and gas companies should be leaving taxpayers on the hook for expensive cleanup costs around Alberta’s abandoned wells, says the manager of policy at Oxfam Canada, co-partner of a new report raising questions around nearly $1 billion in...
Much of the taxpayer money that has funded oil well cleanup in Alberta may have simply replaced money that energy companies would have spent anyway, according to a new analysis.
The head of Alberta's energy regulator says his agency has all the tools it needs to be able to clean up the province's massive backlog of abandoned and inactive oil and gas wells.
EDMONTON – The head of Alberta’s energy regulator says his agency has all the tools it needs to be able to clean up the province’s massive backlog of abandoned and inactive oil and gas wells.
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A report from the University of Calgary says the costs of Alberta’s growing stock of abandoned and inactive oil and gas wells are falling unfairly on landowners and taxpayers.
Lessons from a new e-learning course on navigating Canada’s oil and gas regulatory process can be applied to all dealings with regulatory frameworks within North America.
Research and case studies documenting the solid payback from digital field operations aren’t new but with the oil and gas industry...
Hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding allocated to clean up oil and gas well sites in Alberta has gone toward cleaning up sites owned by some of Canada’s largest oil and gas companies.
Last year's dive in oil prices has caused Alberta to change how it calculates the payments oilsands mines make to ensure there's enough money to clean up the mess they leave behind.
The province of Alberta said on Thursday it will allow oil sands mining companies to change how they calculate environmental liabilities this year...
Alberta should lower regulatory barriers that discourage businesses from reusing abandoned and unreclaimed oil and gas well sites.