Recent Legislative and Regulatory Developments of Interest to Oil and Gas Lawyers


  • Laurie E. Smith
  • Loyola G. Keough



Energy Law, Petroleum Law


The purpose of this article is to provide a brief review of recent legislative and regulatory developments of particular interest to oil and gas lawyers. Part I deals with legislative developments. In addition to reporting recent changes in statutes and regulations, this part also discusses a number of legislative developments which are still evolving. Federal and Alberta legislative developments and certain noteworthy developments in British Columbia and Saskatchewan are reported. Part II of the article considers regulatory developments with respect to decisions made at both the federal and provincial levels. At the federal level, the authors examine recent decisions of the National Energy Board. The authors also examine decisions made by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board and the Alberta Public Utilities Board.