The Gas Utilities Act and the Practice, Procedure and Jurisdiction of the Alberta Public Utilities Board


  • J. C. Crawford



Energy Law, Petroleum Law


After reviewing the provisions of the Alberta Gas Utilities Act, particularly the recent amendments thereto, the author submits inter alia, that the Alberta Public Utilities Board, despite s. 28(2) of the Public Utilities Board Act and s. 27 of the Gas Utilities Act, may not have the power to set producer or wholesale prices of natural gas, propane and butane where these products are not intended for use and consumption within the province, because such regulation is matter for the Federal Government pursuant to its jurisdiction over extra-provincial trade. As well, the author examines generally the practice, procedure and jurisdiction of the Alberta Public Utilities Board.