Alberta Gas in United States Markets: Canadian and American Perspectives on Competition, Constitutional and Contract Enforcement Issues


  • C. Kemm Yates
  • Patrick J. Keeley



Energy Law, Petroleum Law


The authors discuss regulatory issues of particular importance and topicality. Included are considerations of the question of whether the pricing pool arrangements under the Alberta Natural Gas Marketing Act, as amended in 1991, may be challenged as violations of the Competition Act (Canada) or the Sherman Antitrust Act (United States) or the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the United States. The constitutional validity of the amended Alberta Natural Gas Marketing Act is reviewed. The effects of decisions of state regulatory tribunals on contracts for purchase and sale of natural gas are examined in the context of the United States Constitution.